Air Conditioning Articles

Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

May 12, 2023
Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner. Photo of an air conditioner unit on the side of a brown building.

You decided to part ways with your old air conditioning (AC) system. It is not always an easy decision to make. Our team at All City Heat & Air is here to help match you with the right fit. We take pride in securing and installing the best products for North Carolina homes and businesses. That way, you’ll be satisfied for years to come.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

October 27, 2022
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Looking to install a new heater in your Charolette home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Here are some things to consider to help you in your decision-making process.

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When to Schedule a Chemical Flush

September 28, 2022
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Does your air conditioner (AC) need a deep cleansing? Your HVAC specialist can perform a chemical flush. 

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

July 18, 2022
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When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Charlotte home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at All City Heat & Air wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 15, 2022
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Use these tips to help you prevent heat build-up inside your home as much as possible to help your AC be more efficient.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

May 16, 2022
AC Maintenance

Can you imagine a hot Charlotte summer without air conditioning? Your air conditioning system can be your very best friend on the warmest days. 

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Know Your AC System

April 15, 2022
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We want to share some of our knowledge with you so you can extend the life of your air conditioner, avoid costly repairs, and save money.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

March 31, 2022
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Our professionals want you to realize the long-term benefits of regular maintenance and tune-ups for your air conditioning system.

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AC Equipment Shortage: What You Need to Know

August 31, 2021
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The HVAC industry is still managing a parts shortage. To help, here’s what you should know about the parts delay.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

July 30, 2021
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Many environmental issues play a significant part in your air conditioner’s performance, but can contribute to potential problems you may face.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

May 28, 2021
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If you are getting ready for a scorching summer, you will want to understand the top causes of air conditioner failures and what to do to prevent or address them.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

May 14, 2021
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Knowing your home’s air conditioner components and how they work can help you identify a problem when it occurs.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

April 16, 2021
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Does your home need a new air conditioner? Here are some top purchasing mistakes to avoid while you are doing your research.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

March 30, 2021
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If it’s been a while since you’ve had your AC maintained, contact our team. We want you to be able to rely on your AC for the hotter seasons.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

August 27, 2020
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Do you know the health benefits of using your air conditioner while sleeping? Our team wants you to know these benefits and how they help.

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Video – What Are Common Mistakes Made When Purchasing a New AC?

July 31, 2020
AC Purchasing Mistakes

It’s time to replace your old or broken AC unit in your home and you don’t want anything to go wrong with the new one.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

July 15, 2020
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Deciding on the ideal time to replace your air conditioning system in Charlotte can be a challenge, so here are three areas our All City Heat and Air professionals suggest you monitor for telltale signs:

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

May 29, 2020
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Is your home’s air conditioner blowing hot air? Our team wants to help diagnose this problem and quickly get it fixed with these tips.

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Does an AC Help With Allergies?

May 19, 2020
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Can your air conditioner can help with allergies? By properly maintaining your home’s ac, it can help reduce allergens and irritants.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

April 14, 2020
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An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At All City Heat and Air, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. You need to be able to rely on your air conditioner for your comfort here in Huntersville.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

March 23, 2020
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Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea. According to the US Department of…

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

September 10, 2019
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Our team at All City Heat and Air wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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The Phaseout of Your AC’s R-22 Refrigerant

August 22, 2019
Close Up of Propane Gas Cylinder Bottle or LPG Liquid Tank. Phase out of R-22 refrigerant.

No doubt you’ve heard of Freon®, the refrigerant gas used in your air conditioner. But maybe you haven’t heard of or made the connection with its generic name––R-22 (refrigerant 22), or HCFC-22 (hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22). And maybe you also haven’t heard that by the year 2020, it’s being phased out of usage here in the United…

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How to Properly Size an AC System

August 5, 2019
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Our professionals at All City Heat and Air would be happy to help you select the best-sized air conditioner for your particular North Carolina home. In the meantime, here is a peak into how our trained experts calculate air conditioning needs.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

July 29, 2019
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At All City Heat and Air, we take energy efficiency seriously. We understand sometimes high energy bills are unavoidable when air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months. That’s why our five simple tips for staying cool and using your air conditioner less may help you cut costs and save money on your monthly energy bill.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

July 3, 2019
Multi-ethnic group of hvac technicians working on air conditioners.

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

June 24, 2019
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It’s always better to be prepared for misfortunes than to have to deal with the consequences. During storm season in Huntersville, that proves true for protecting your air conditioning system as well.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

May 13, 2019
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If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air or stops all together, check to see if your indoor unit is frozen. What exactly will that look like?

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Video—Do I Need to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment?

April 25, 2019
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Just like a regular physical, a regularly scheduled maintenance appointment can help find and diagnose problems that would be otherwise invisible to you because the signs are not easily seen or heard. So often we notice problems only because we miss the benefit we lost when something stops working.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

April 5, 2019
Red and orange living room with a ductless air conditioner on the wall.

The modern air conditioner was invented in 1902 by Willis Havilard Carrier. It was invented to solve the humidity problem at a printing plant in Brooklyn.

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