Your Air Conditioner: Is A Tune-Up On Your Spring To-Do List?

air conditioner tune-up, Boston, MassachusettsIt’s easy to become complacent about your air conditioner — that big, boxy home system that we think should give us two decades of reliable service.  But “should” is the operative word here, because Ol’ Faithful depends on you to provide regular maintenance checks to help it go the distance. So if a tune-up isn’t on your spring to-do list, it should be.

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Welcome to the Rodenhiser HVAC Blog!

There’s a lot homeowners need to know about their heating and cooling systems in order to ensure efficient and trouble-free operation, as well as greater comfort and good indoor air quality.  That’s why we’re starting our new blog for residents of Massachusetts in the Routes 495 and 128 area who may have questions about how to get the most out of their investment in home comfort.

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With Winter Finally Behind Us, A/C Maintenance Time Is Now

As winter reluctantly leaves us and spring moves forward, it's time to consider air conditioner maintenance. Our air conditioners have been sitting idle, enduring the assaults of winter weather and the wear and tear of last season's use, not to mention the mice that have eaten the protective covering on the wires of your outdoor equipment. This all wreaks havock at the worst times.

The assaults of major snowstorms and arctic blasts have made our air conditioners the last things on our minds. In only a few weeks, if they are not working properly, they will be the first things on our minds.

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Will Your A/C Survive The Summer? Our Repair Or Replace Tips

When the season ended last summer, was your air conditioning in good working order? Have you needed repairs during the past two seasons? Is your air conditioner more than 10 years old? Does your energy bill increase dramatically when the weather gets hot?

These are all questions to ask yourself to help determine how your cooling system will perform during the summer heat that's about to arrive in Massachusetts.  Here are a few "repair or replace" tips:

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Energy Savings Make High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Systems A Good Investment

If your air conditioner is 10 to 15 years old, it may still keep you cool, but it also may be costing you more than you know. New high-efficiency air conditioning systems can cut operating costs significantly. EnergyStar, a program of the federal government, says replacing an A/C that's more than 12 years old with a qualified model could cut your cooling costs by 30 percent.

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Ductwork Design Does Make a Difference

An optimum HVAC system includes high-quality ductwork. Even the best heating and cooling equipment can't run at peak efficiency on its own: It needs a thoughtfully sized and designed and professionally installed system of ductwork to circulate warm or cool air throughout your home or business.

In the old days, home ducting was "designed" as a sometimes-convoluted mess. Often, installers ran ducts in longer sections than necessary in order to avoid pillars, beams, bearing walls and other structures. These days,  the best ductwork is designed with each individual home and its HVAC equipment in mind.

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