Monthly Archives: January 2015

4 Signs Your A/C Needs To Be Repaired

It may seem far away, but summer will be back around in no time; you’re going to want your air conditioner in perfect working order. It’s better to keep on top of repairs, rather than wait for your A/C to give out completely. Here are 4 signs that you need to call in an HVAC technician:

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1- Water pools under it:

Water builds up in the A/C; the drain pipes are supposed to move it out. When they break or malfunction, water builds up under the unit. Any time you see this, call an HVAC technician for repairs.

2- Airflow starts to get blocked:

When this happens, generally the blower fan has stopped working properly. If you notice reduced airflow, call in for repairs. If the fan is working fine, have them check the ducts for blockages.

3- You hear unusual noises:

After you’ve been around your air conditioning system for a while, you’ll know all it’s regular sounds. When a new one pops up, it’s a good idea to have it checked out.

4- Odd smells come from the unit:

A burning rubber or electrical odor coming out probably indicates over-heating. A musty scent could be a biological growth. Either of these should be taken care of immediately.

 

These are just some of the things to look out for when considering the health of your air conditioning system. Here at Arctic Air Conditioning, we offer A/C repairs and a host of other services. For more information, give us a call at (817) 834-2829.

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

Many annoying ailments such as headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea, and fatigue can be caused or exacerbated by common indoor air pollutants.

Avoiding these can be as easy as keeping your indoor air quality pure.  Here are a few air pollutants to watch out for:

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Secondhand Tobacco Smoke:

We’re all aware of the negative effects tobacco smoke can have on our health. Especially around children, air pollutants from tobacco smoke need to be done away with. Getting rid of these pollutants in your household only requires not smoking within 100+ feet of your home.

Combustion Pollutants:

Stoves, furnaces, fireplaces, heaters, etc. all cause combustion pollution such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. Frequent inspection and maintenance of these tools by a professional can keep these air pollutants at a minimum.

Radon:

A naturally-occurring radioactive gas, radon can work its way through cracks and holes in the foundation of your building. 21,000 lung cancer fatalities are attributed to this air pollutant annually. Avoid this by having a licensed professional inspect your home or place of business. 

Biological Pollutants:

Molds, bacteria, pollen, viruses, and animal dander are all examples of biological pollutants; regular cleaning and disinfecting will kill or remove these air pollutants.

At Arctic Air Conditioning, we care about the quality of your air. Give us a call at (817) 834-2829.