How Sealing the Ducts Improves Your Air Conditioning

May 4th, 2015

Your air conditioning system has many components that must be in good condition in order to run properly, such as motors, fans, and a compressor. One part you may not think of as being so essential to the operation of the air conditioning system, however, is the ducts. Of course, you need a duct system in order to bring cool air from the unit to the vents in your home. But did you know that an air conditioner may run into problems if the ducts are not in good shape?

Ducts Can Encounter a Lot of Problems

The ducts in your home may actually have a number of holes and cracks which you are unaware of. In fact, most ducts contain leaks according to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, with the typical duct system experiencing up to 30% in duct losses in some cases—and that’s a lot of wasted energy. This is sometimes due to poor installation, or else the ducts may simply run into trouble from wear and tear over time. Whatever the reason, a leaky duct system is likely costing you a lot in extra cooling costs.

Duct Leaks Waste Money

As air leaks out of your ducts instead of into the rooms in your home, the air conditioner runs for longer to cool down the house. That means that you are left with the extra bills, and the additional costs that go along with excessively running this system. The parts wear down a lot more quickly, and you may end up having to pay for repairs a lot sooner than expected.

Hire Professionals for Duct Sealing

So how can you tell if you have leaks in your ductwork? Pay attention to any hot and cold spots in the room, reduced cooling capacity, and high energy bills. Or just call in an expert. The job of duct sealing is not really suitable as a D-I-Y project. Standard duct tape is not a solution for your ducts, but professionals have the proper tools and the expertise to identify the exact location of leaks.

Call the experts at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning for professional duct sealing in the Louisville, KY and Southern Indiana areas.

2 Ways to Get Zone Control to Improve Your Home Comfort

April 27th, 2015

Today’s thermostats allow you complete control over the temperature of the whole house throughout the day, even allowing you to preset the temperature for when you are away. But one thing you cannot control with a single programmable thermostat is the temperature of each room. Controlling individual zones of a building is the norm in large commercial spaces, especially those with multiple offices, units, and/or stories, but did you know you can get zone control right in your own home? Here are two ways that an HVAC professional can set this up for you. Continue Reading

3 Things You Should Know about New Air Conditioning Installation

April 20th, 2015

When you need a new air conditioning system, it’s important to choose a qualified air conditioning contractor to help you through it. The right air conditioning contractor will guide you to a system that is the right efficiency rating and size for your needs, and they can even inform you of some upgrades that will help you to get more out of your new installation. Here’s what makes this so important. Continue Reading

What Is Involved with Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance?

April 13th, 2015

Replacing an air conditioner can be quite a hassle, especially if the unit breaks down right at the beginning of a hot summer day. When the sun is beating down through the windows and humidity levels are high, the last thing you want is to have to wait for an AC technician to make repairs. That’s why it’s so important to schedule air conditioning services as early on in the season as possible. Air conditioning maintenance can help to spare you from such situations, as the steps of maintenance can reduce unexpected repairs, lower your bills, and even keep your system going a year longer than it otherwise would. Continue Reading

Ways a New Thermostat Improves Your Air Conditioning

April 6th, 2015

The thermostat is the only portion of your air conditioning system that you really interact with, which is why it’s so important to have one that’s accurate, easy to read, and which has all of the settings you need to stay comfortable. Swapping out your older thermostat for a new modern model can make your home more comfortable, improve efficiency, and give you greater control over your forced-air cooling system. Learn more about the benefits of installing a new digital programmable model, a wireless thermostat, or even a smart thermostat that you can operate from your computer, phone, or tablet.

Greater Accuracy

This is especially true if your existing thermostat is an older manual model. Manual thermostats have dials and sliders that are difficult to align to the temperature you desire. If you set the AC even a couple of degrees lower than intended, your energy bills can increase by quite a bit. A digital thermostat has a clear display so that you can always be sure you’re at the temperature you’d like. And wireless models offer even more accuracy. Without any hardwiring, your installer can place your thermostat in the location most representative of the average temperature of the house.

More Options and Better Efficiency

A digital, programmable thermostat can be set ahead of time to make your day a little more convenient. No longer will you have to come home to an uncomfortably hot home, as you can simply program the temperature to lower again about 30 minutes before you plan to arrive home. This helps you to save some money as well. You can raise the temperature during hours of peak demand (when electricity costs the most), when you sleep, and when you’re away from home so that you don’t pay to run the unit throughout the day. And with a smart thermostat, you can even connect to your thermostat from a remote location and adjust the settings to save even more.

Call the professional air conditioning technicians at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning for AC services including thermostat installation in Louisville, KY.

Zone Control AC Issues: Inaccurate Temperatures

March 27th, 2015

Cooling a home effectively as well as efficiently is a common goal that homeowners in this part of the country share. It is also more difficult than it may first appear. Using a zone control system is a great way in which to ensure that you are able to cool your home precisely as you wish to, even while reducing your energy usage in the process. However, you may find, at some point, that you are unable to cool your home as desired when using your zone controlled AC system. If this is the case, schedule professional zone control AC services in Louisville with the professional technicians here at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning.

There are a few reasons as to why you may encounter problems achieving and maintaining ideal temperatures throughout your home, even with the use of a zone control system. One is problems with your thermostat, or multiple thermostats, for that matter. As you know, different temperatures are regulated in different zones of your home by individual thermostats. If any of these thermostats should malfunction, they may send incorrect information to the central control panel tying them into your electronic dampers. Should this be the case, properly calibrating or even replacing the affected thermostats may be necessary in order to restore your accurate control over the temperatures throughout your home.

Of course, the problem may also be with the dampers themselves. These electronic dampers, installed in your ductwork, take their cues from the thermostats in your home. If a damper is stuck in an open or closed position, it does not matter what temperature you set or how accurately your thermostat reads the temperature in its designated zone; the damper will not be able to make the adjustments necessary to maintain target temperatures.

If you run into any problems with inaccurate temperatures in any zone within your home, let AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning know immediately. You will not be able to reap the full benefits of zone controlled cooling until the problem is resolved.

By scheduling your zone control AC services with our staff, you can count on your system being restored to fully functional operational levels in no time.

Is Spring the Right Time to Schedule AC Installation Services?

March 20th, 2015

It is always nice to watch the coldest time of the year recede into memory. However, it is also important that we look forward towards the intensely hot summer season yet to come. Spring can be a fleeting time of the year, and, before you know it, the heat of summer will be back in full swing. That is why it is necessary that you know for certain that your AC is up to the challenge of effectively and efficiently cooling your home throughout another summer.

In order to do so, you may need a new AC installed, though. If so, schedule your spring AC installation services in Louisville, KY with us. AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning can install your new air conditioner properly every step of the way, and spring is a great time of the year to get the job done.

There are a few reasons as to why springtime is the perfect time of the year to schedule your AC installation services. First of all, you should be scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance during the spring season anyway. Before firing up your AC in order to cool your home throughout the hottest time of the year, you absolutely must know for certain that your system is in fine working condition. If your air conditioner is unreliable, or if you have been thinking about replacing it the past few years, scheduling your new installation at this time makes a lot of sense.

The weather of the season makes spring a logical time during which to schedule your AC installation as well. Whether replacing an old system or installing a central AC into your home for the very first time, you likely are not going to do so during the winter months. You don’t want people coming in and out of your home, let alone installing ductwork and other components, when it is freezing out. Scheduling your air conditioning installation during the springtime allows your AC installation technician to get the work done when the weather is hospitable, while still ensuring that your system is up and running before the serious heat of summer sets in.

Aside from good weather and being prepared for the summer heat, doing so also allows you to get your AC up and running before the busiest time of the year for technicians. By scheduling your AC installation in the spring, you can protect your comfort no matter how high the temperature may rise when summer arrives.

Let AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning know today if you are interested in scheduling any spring AC installation services in Louisville, KY.

Why You Need Professional Ductless Split AC Services

March 13th, 2015

AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning offers a number of quality air conditioning systems to our customers in the Louisville area, with ductless split ACs being among the fastest growing in popularity. When professionally installed and serviced, ductless split air conditioning systems are capable of cooling homes with great efficiency and versatility. Should you attempt to service your ductless min split system on your own, though, or allowing a novice to attempt doing so can lead to serious operational problems. Here is some information to consider which should make it clear why professional ductless split AC services are so necessary.

First of all, there is the split nature of the system to consider. While you may be able to place an outdoor unit on a pad in your backyard, and you may even be able to successfully hang the wall-mounted blowers within your home, connecting the indoor and outdoor components properly is an entirely different situation. Various tubing and wiring is needed to connect the different parts of the system, and the failure to connect the electrical wiring and refrigerant lines properly can lead to the catastrophic failure of your system, and may even create unsafe working conditions.

Additionally, there are the controls of your ductless split AC system to consider. When installing a ductless split air conditioner, it is likely that multiple indoor units will be installed. Each of these units will have its own controls. If they are not installed properly and able to regulate the operation of your system precisely, then there is no way in which you can hope to cool your property effectively or efficiently.

Should something go wrong with your ductless split cooling system, it can be difficult to determine precisely where the root of the problem lay. With the various air handling units, thermostats, and other components present in the system, it takes a skilled, trained technician to diagnose the issue correctly, let alone to go about resolving it entirely. Of course, our technicians have the diagnostic tools, and the skills to use them properly, in order to get the job done. Once the problem is pinpointed, we can get your system back on track as soon as possible.

Remember that exceptional ductless split AC services in Louisville are never more than a phone call away.

You’ll find the technicians you can count on here at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning. We look forward to helping you to beat even the most intense of the summer heat.

3 Reasons to Schedule a Commercial AC Tune-Up

March 6th, 2015

We know, we know; we’re not exactly entering the hottest time of the year just yet. As anyone who has lived or worked in this area for any amount of time can tell you, though, that is subject to change much more quickly than you’d expect. The heat of the summer season will be back in full swing before long. Will your commercial air conditioning system be able to keep up with the demands that you place on it? Ensure that this is the case by scheduling a professional commercial AC tune-up in Prospect, KY with the experienced technicians here at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning.

Having your commercial cooling system tuned up by a trained professional can benefit you in a number of ways. First and foremost on many commercial property owners’ minds is the fact that keeping your commercial AC tuned up can help to boost and maintain its efficiency levels. Considering just how hot it can get around here during the summer season, along with the hustle and bustle within the confines of your commercial space, temperatures therein can really soar. You don’t want to break the bank just keeping your property cool during this time of the year.

Additionally, routine commercial AC tune-ups can help to minimize the frequency with which you encounter commercial cooling repair needs. If any component in your commercial air conditioner is not functioning properly, the system as a whole will suffer. The unnecessary strain put on other components within the system can easily lead to damages if given the opportunity. Maintenance services give a professional technician the chance to find and resolve such problems while they are still in their infancy, as well as to prevent such situations from developing in the first place.

Finally, by keeping your commercial air conditioner in fine working condition with routine maintenance services, you can ensure that you enjoy the longest service life that it has to offer. Replacing a commercial air conditioner prematurely due to subpar maintenance services over the years is a serious waste of funds.

Get more from your commercial cooling system, for the longest stretch of time possible, by entrusting your commercial AC tune-ups in Prospect, KY to the pros on the AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning team.

3 Causes of Indoor Air Quality Problems

February 27th, 2015

Homeowners need more than just comfortable temperatures in their homes in order to live in the complete comfort that they deserve. They must also be able to breathe the clean, pure air that they desire within their living spaces. If you are at all concerned about or dissatisfied with the quality of the air in your household, then contact a member of our staff immediately. We can outfit your home with the indoor air quality systems and equipment you need to resolve the problem. That being said, it is helpful for homeowners to understand some of the common causes of indoor air quality problems. Here are some of the reasons why you may require indoor air quality services in Southern Indiana. If you do, call AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning right away.

One of the reasons why it is sometimes tough to resolve problems with indoor air quality is the fact that our very surroundings can be the catalyst of such issues. It’s not like you can just up and move your home away from problematic locales. If you live near major roadways, for example, or even heavily wooded areas where lots of allergens are present, you may find the quality of the air in your home slipping. While we cannot have the roadways, construction sites, and natural areas near your home relocated, we can certainly find the solutions you need to prevent them from compromising the quality of the air in your home.

Another factor that can have negative implications for your indoor air quality is the humidity in your home. Striking the right balance of humidity can be tricky, especially when the humidity outside is less than ideal. Very humid air can make it tough to cool off, and can even promote the growth of mold and other biological pollutants in your home. Very dry air can dry out your sinuses and your skin, as well as cause problems with the condition of your property itself. Treating the source of these symptoms is far more effective than treating the symptoms themselves, so determining that improper humidity levels are the cause of your air quality problems is the first step towards resolving those problems.

Finally, remember that keeping your HVAC system in great shape can help to maintain great indoor air quality. If your ductwork, for instance, is full of holes and poorly connected, then it can let pollutants into the system. Then it can distribute them throughout your house. Likewise, infrequently changed or replaced air filters in your system can allow for the buildup and distribution of dirt, dust, and dander.

Whatever indoor air quality services that you may require in Southern Indiana, remember that AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning is the company to call.