AC Fact-Check: Is That Foul Odor Coming From Your AC?

June 27th, 2022

Believe it or not, sometimes an air conditioner can exude a pretty foul odor that perplexes its owner. After all, air conditioners only cool air and reduce the humidity levels a little bit, how can that result in a strange or unpleasant odor?

Well, the truth is a bit more complicated than your air conditioner just “producing” a foul odor. Some odors can be caused by things like mold throughout your home, but other times there can be mold growing right inside of your air conditioner which causes it to produce a bad smell. This is what we’re going to talk about today.

If you think your home would do better with an odor-eliminating air purifier, then you can call our team right now to get one installed. Otherwise, if you think the odor is coming from your air conditioner, then keep reading. We’ll discuss why you might need professional AC service in Kalispell, MT.

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The Superheat Super FAQ!

June 13th, 2022

Do you know what this blog needs more of? Answers! But we should probably put the questions that people ask us with the answers to try and stay as clear and concise as possible. FAQs are handy tools for curious homeowners that might want a reliable source of information when it comes to their air conditioning equipment.

Luckily, the local super-team that focuses on air conditioning in Kalispell, MT is here to answer all of your questions! We love writing blog posts like these because they give us an opportunity to really address some of the most common and reoccurring confusing points for customers. We want to make things simpler, so we’re here to answer your questions and point you in the right direction.

Remember, there are no bad questions! If you need extra help or have a question that’s not on this list, be sure to call our team for support.

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“My AC Is Leaking What?”

May 16th, 2022

Uh oh, you’re hearing the telltale signs of a refrigerant leak. Either you’ve got a hissing or bubbling air conditioner, or maybe the system’s efficiency levels are really starting to cost you. But either way, it sounds to us like you’re dealing with a refrigerant leak. This is a fairly common problem with air conditioners, and since we’re at the very beginning of the cooling season, it only makes sense to get it fixed ASAP.

Air conditioning systems rely on refrigerant in a closed-loop system to deliver cooling to your home’s air. With less refrigerant (because more of it is leaking), this job gets harder and harder to do. You can’t really DIY a fix of this magnitude, because the system requires very precise AC repair in Kalispell, MT that can only be done by licensed professionals.

Keep reading to learn more about refrigerant leaks and what you can do to fix yours.

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“Will My Heat Pump Work in the Cold?”

May 2nd, 2022

This is a question that we get all the time and–honestly–it’s a pretty good one! If you’re not familiar with HVAC systems or heat pump technology, then it can be pretty easy to fall into misconceptions about how they work or, in this case, how they don’t work. Well, we only deal with facts on this blog, so we’re going to answer this question and a few others for homeowners who are looking to invest in a new heat pump system.

We install, maintain, and repair heat pumps in Somers, MT. That means you can trust us for all of your heat pump-related information and needs.

The truth is that a heat pump can work well in cold climates, and it can work effectively until -13 degrees Fahrenheit! While this is generally good news, there are some caveats that we’d like to cover down below.

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Where to Learn About Energy Efficiency

April 18th, 2022

We use a lot of factual data in our blog posts and our work. All of our technicians have to go through rigorous training just to be able to address your HVAC needs. So, where do we get this data from, and where can you access some important data for your home?

Well, we’re not going to monopolize this kind of information. We’d love to share it with you because the more our local community knows about energy efficiency and the importance of services like professional AC maintenance or repairs, the better off they’ll be. So, this blog post is dedicated to showing our sources and telling you where you can more easily find out information about your HVAC system.

Just remember, no blog or article will replace professional HVAC services in Kalispell, MT. Make sure you call us for the work that you need to be done in your home!

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5 Ways to Prepare for Cooling Season

April 4th, 2022

Cooling season is basically just an industry term we use to describe “summer.” And while summer might feel like it’s a million miles away, it’ll be here before you know it and you’ll be sweating! Our hope is that members of this community will work together in preparing for the summer heat, and we’ll even work with you to provide AC maintenance in Kalispell, MT to keep things running smoothly.

Don’t worry, if you’re starting to stress out about summer and the air conditioner that you haven’t touched in months, we’ve got your back. Our team is dedicated to providing our customers with nifty tips and tricks to help avoid stress and summer heat.

Let’s spend this spring strategizing new ways to improve your comfort, lower your utility bills, and keep your home stress free! Here are 5 unique ways to prepare for the season ahead.

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3 Nifty Heating Tips for New Heating Systems

March 21st, 2022

So, if you’ve just invested in a new, efficient heating system, then this past heating season was probably a step above all the others. Efficient and powerful heating systems, especially new ones, are great investments and can easily cut down your heating costs as well as keep your home more comfortable. Now that spring is here and we’re almost done with the need for our heating systems, it’s time to talk about the complications going forward. How can you keep your heating in Bigfork, MT as efficient and effective for next year?

Well, there are a few things you can do to help keep your heating system in good shape going forward. Even if it’s a brand-new furnace or heat pump, these first few years are absolutely crucial to the rest of the system’s lifespan. Treat your unit well now, and it will continue to work hard and efficiently over the coming decade!

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Your Furnace Should Never Be Smoking

March 7th, 2022

We need to address a rather complicated question that comes from our community. If your gas furnace heats your home by burning fuel with a flame, then why is it not supposed to make smoke? And where do all of the fumes and smoke that are produced go?

These aren’t amateur questions, we respect anyone who is willing to learn about the heating process and the intricacies of their home. In this case, we need to start with the simplest question and get more complex from there. What is smoke? And why does it come from burning different types of fuel sources?

Then, we’ll move into the vital conversation as to whether or not you need furnace repair in Bigfork, MT. If your furnace is smoking, the simple answer is yes, but we urge you to keep reading to learn more about this complicated issue.

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8 Heating Terms to Be Familiar With

February 21st, 2022

Look, the HVAC industry can feel a little exclusive when you’re not up to date on some of the unique terminologies we use. If you’re frustrated hearing an HVAC technician say that your “heat exchanger needs to be replaced” or that your air conditioner “needs more R-410A” then you’re not alone. These terms are essential for the work we do, but homeowners are often kept out of the loop and you’re just told to trust the pros.

Well, we believe that knowledge is power. We’re not just invested in providing quality work for you and your home, but we want our homeowners to be invested in their HVAC systems as well. The more we can teach you about HVAC terminology, the better off you’ll be when you encounter a problem. Plus, maybe you’ll teach one of our technicians a thing or two about the industry that you work in, and we can call it even!

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Is Your Heat Pump in Recovery Mode?

January 24th, 2022

This particular mode for a heat pump has several different names that homeowners recognize. In this blog we’ll be using the term “recovery mode” but some folks call it “defrost mode” or just “recovery.” This is a specific mode your heat pump goes into when temperatures are too cold outside and the system is beginning to freeze. It will warm itself up by running briefly in reverse, and this can cause some distress for homeowners who are already chilly.

Heat pumps are becoming more popular as a reliable method for heating in Kalispell, MT. We don’t want any homeowners to veer away from such awesome technology because of this small process. That’s why we’re going to go over what the recovery mode of a heat pump is, why it works this way, and why you shouldn’t be so worried when your heat pump exhibits the signs of being in recovery mode.

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