Sensible Condo Comfort

September 25th, 2023

Condos are a bit different from houses when it comes to heating or cooling them. Sure, they can feel very similar to owning a house, and in many respects they are similar, but there can be some strict regulations and codes to follow. For instance, condos tend to be smaller than single-family homes, and they tend to have small outdoor space for things like AC condenser units.

But condos still need to be heated and cooled just like any other home, and this can be done with many of the same systems we’d install for other residences. Even though there might be subtle differences in terms of condo HVAC in Centralia, WA, we can still work with owners to ensure things are done properly.

Let’s have a conversation about installing HVAC systems in condos, and some of the main things to be concerned about.

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The Bad AC Vs. The Good AC

September 11th, 2023

Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to lump things into categories like “good” and “bad.” Especially when it comes to products, things are usually part of a scale that can be measured. But the one thing we’d say about “good” or “bad” categories, is that they can sometimes give us insight into what to do and what not to do.

Today, we’d like to compare two air conditioning systems. One is “good” and the other is “bad.” These might seem like arbitrary labels, but we promise that as we explain the differences between the two, you’ll understand what makes a good air conditioner different from a bad one.

The good news is that everyone can make their AC units part of the good group. It just takes some effort and the help of a professional to perform AC repair in Centralia, WA.

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Tips for Replacing Your Air Conditioner

August 28th, 2023

You’ve had your air conditioner for well over a decade at this point and it’s high time to start looking at new ones. It barely works the way you want it to, and it costs more electricity to run per hour than pretty much all the new units available today. At this point, not upgrading would be a bad idea in nearly all respects.

But where do you start? Do you just get your central air conditioner replaced by a new one that’s the exact same? Or perhaps you look into installing a new heat pump in Centralia, WA? The choice might seem complicated, but with our help, you’ll be informed and ready to make the most sound financial decision for you and your family.

Let’s talk about some ways to prepare for your AC replacement, what you should know and how you can best upgrade your home comfort.

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The Air Filter: Your AC’s Best-Kept Secret

August 14th, 2023

Did you know that there’s a component in your air conditioner that works hard to filter the air you breathe? It’s not necessarily designed for your personal comfort, but it surely helps with indoor air quality.

The air filter is important to the functionality of your air conditioning system, and it’s the only component that we actually encourage customers to address and swap out on their own. That’s right, you don’t need the help of a professional for this kind of AC repair in Centralia, WA–you can do it all on your own!

Today, we’re going to talk about why the air filter in your AC is so important, how easy it is to change out, and why you can always call us for support if you need help with this component.

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How to Choose the Right Professional

August 2nd, 2023

Finding a heating and cooling professional in the 21st century can be a complicated experience. There are listings in the phonebook, recommendations from friends, and you’ll even run into billboards or parked trucks with logos that you recognize. How on earth are you supposed to choose the team that fits your specific budget and needs?

Well, that’s going to be the focus of our blog today. There are several strategies that homeowners can take to find their prospective next HVAC professional, and they all involve things you can do right now at home. Even if you’re new to the location and you don’t have friend or coworker recommendations, it’s still possible for you to find a great technician to help you with AC repair or heating installation.

Read the Reviews

Start off with one of the most powerful tools at your disposal–online reviews! It’s now extremely easy for customers to write reviews for HVAC teams, whether they’re through Google or another service. These reviews are important because they come from other community members who might be in the exact same position that you’re in.

If you’re worried about shady business practices or hidden fees, then these reviews will stick out like a sore thumb. Otherwise, consistent 5-star reviews mean that you’re in very good shape to call this team and schedule service.

Awards and Community Involvement

A team that goes above and beyond to achieve awards or certifications is always going to be a good choice. These can be team-wide efforts, or sometimes the effort of the company owner or an employee. Either way, this is what we would consider community involvement, and it means they’re a thoughtful member of your local community.

For example, we’ve won the Top New Construction Company for Gensco in 2021 and 2022. We also continue to land among the Top 3 Dealers every single year. This shows consistency, and that we’re good at what we do.

Core Values

What does your prospective HVAC contractor believe in? That might sound like a cheesy question, but we’re serious.

Core values represent the heart of a business. It’s why they do the work they do, and it represents their drive to do their very best. For instance, our brand promise is to take care of every single customer, and we won’t stop until we get complete satisfaction. That’s a promise, and you can take that promise to heart.

A Good Personality Fit

Hiring a professional HVAC technician feels a lot better when they’re a good personality fit. What do we mean by that?

It’s simple. If you find yourself being able to talk easily with your technician, laugh at their jokes, or even find their input helpful or knowledgeable, then it sounds like they’re a perfect match. Remember, a good technician is a resource for you. They can help you in some of the most stressful situations, so it’s always a good idea to have a friendly repertoire with them.

The technicians on our team are paid well, from the local area, and are as friendly as they come. This means a lot, because a customer always remembers a friendly technician that they got along with.

Choose a team that fits you. Contact Americool Heating & Cooling today for comprehensive HVAC service.

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Welcome to Our Blog!

August 1st, 2023

Hello! Welcome to the first of many blog posts for Americool. We aim to make this blog a place where we can share updates, announcements, and valuable information with our customers. And the best part about it–it’s free!

What can you expect to learn from this kind of blog? From DIY checklists on how to change your HVAC system’s air filter, to steps you can take to detect a refrigerant leak, we want to be your resource for any factual HVAC information.

Hopefully, after reading a few of our blog posts, you’ll know that you can always trust our team for your next AC repair, heater replacement, or even indoor air quality evaluation.

Schedule an appointment today with Americool Heating & Cooling. Your comfort is our business.

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