PRK Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How to Prepare for Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, August 21st, 2023

Congratulations on getting a new AC system! The air conditioners available now are achieving higher levels of efficiency than ever before, so you’re sure to be thrilled with your purchase. But first, you need to have it installed.

If you’re a little overwhelmed, we’ve got your back. We’ll give you all the info you need about AC installation: who does it, how long it takes, and what you should do to prepare. 

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How Often Does My Mini Split Need Maintenance?

Monday, August 7th, 2023

A mini split is an amazing way to achieve ideal comfort in your home while cutting down on your utility bills–and your carbon footprint. By utilizing zone control, you’re able to keep occupied parts of your home at the perfect temperature without paying to keep your entire home at that temperature when it’s not necessary. It’s a great system, but any system works best only when it’s well-maintained. What kind of maintenance does a mini split need, and how often should maintenance be performed? We’ll tell you all about it.

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How to Set Your Thermostat During a Heatwave

Monday, July 24th, 2023

This June was the hottest June on record, and those records go back 174 years. High temperatures keep breaking records, and we can only expect this to continue.

Since heatwaves are becoming more and more common, it’s important to know how to set your thermostat for them, and how to get the most from your AC. We’ve got some great tips to help you cope with the heat for the rest of the summer.

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When AC Repairs Can No Longer Save Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Wouldn’t it be lovely if your air conditioner would just work forever, never needing to be repaired or replaced? Unfortunately, that’s simply not possible. Everything breaks down eventually, and in complex systems like air conditioners, there are a lot of things that can go wrong.

With annual maintenance, you can prevent many repair needs and keep your air conditioner running for many years. But nothing lasts forever.

At some point in your air conditioner’s life, you’ll be faced with a difficult question: should I have it repaired, or is it time to replace it? Here are some tips for navigating that situation and making a decision you can feel confident in.

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6 Noises that Mean You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, May 15th, 2023

If a person isn’t feeling well, they can tell you with words that something is wrong. They might even be able to be more specific and give you a clear explanation of what’s wrong. Unfortunately, your air conditioner doesn’t speak English. But it can let you know that it’s not doing well!

Many AC problems cause specific noises. All you need is a handy phrasebook to help you translate. And we’ve got you covered! Here are the sounds your air conditioner might make when it needs repair, and what those sounds might indicate about what the problem is.

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When Does My Ductless AC Need Maintenance?

Monday, May 1st, 2023

When folks have been accustomed to central air conditioning systems or using window units to cool their homes, transitioning to a ductless AC system may leave them with some questions.

Since maintenance is such a critical part of making sure your air conditioner keeps running, questions about maintenance are critical to answer.

One common question is, when does my ductless air conditioning system need to have professional maintenance done? We’ll help you feel confident in knowing not just when, but why.

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The Pros and Cons of Ductless Mini Splits

Monday, April 17th, 2023

If you’re looking to replace or upgrade your HVAC system, you may be curious about ductless mini splits. What are the advantages? Are there any downsides? Like any major decision about your home, it’s best to take your time and consider your options. Here are some of the pros and cons for your consideration, so you can decide if a ductless mini split is the right choice for your home.

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It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity! How AC Units Affect Humidity

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

You’ve surely heard people say that they don’t mind the heat, that it’s actually the humidity that makes them uncomfortable. Did you know that a higher level of humidity at the same temperature will actually keep your body hotter? Many people think their air conditioner will keep their home’s humidity down, and to some degree it will, but it’s actually not that simple. Here’s some information that will help you better understand how heat, humidity, and air conditioners interact.

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Uncommon Air Conditioner Repairs You Should Know About

Monday, March 20th, 2023

There are a lot of air conditioner problems we see every day. Ice forming on the indoor evaporator coils, dirt and debris choking the outdoor condenser coils, leaking refrigerant, and broken fans are all common issues. But once in a while, we see something more unusual. In case you ever encounter one of these uncommon air conditioner problems, you should know that they do sometimes happen.

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Common Ductless AC Maintenance You Don’t Want to Ignore

Monday, March 6th, 2023

If you have a ductless mini split, chances are, you’re pretty happy with it. These systems offer efficient cooling and even switch over to providing heat in the winter. This means there’s only one system providing year-round comfort control, so its maintenance needs are different from a traditional AC unit.

Here’s what you should know about the maintenance your ductless mini split needs and when it should happen.

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