Gibson Heating & Cooling Blog

Deciding on Whether to Replace the Air Conditioning System

September 16th, 2019

Air-conditioner-recyclingThe best time to have a new air conditioning system installed is during the lulls between the extreme weather seasons. In spring and fall, you need to rely on the AC, and it’s easier to schedule the service with professionals because they have fewer emergency heating and cooling calls. So if you’re considering replacing your home’s old central air conditioner, right now is an excellent time to call our technicians to schedule it.

But wait … what if you’re unsure about whether it’s time to send the air conditioner to the scrapyard? The decision is easy if the AC has completely busted down and the cost to fix it is too high. But what about borderline cases?

We can help you make this tricky choice. We’re honest with our customers, and we can help you narrow down the options for your current AC and help you decide whether to repair it or replace it.

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Ramping Down the AC, Planning for Fall

September 2nd, 2019

sun-and-snowflake-badgeWe’re still enjoying summer weather in Cherry Hill, and we can expect a few more weeks of it—the hot weather usually carries through September. However, when the calendar says September on it and kids are heading back to school, it means the fall weather isn’t far off. This month is a good time to start making plans for the switch from the days of air conditioning to the days (and nights) of heating.

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The AC Compressor—The Heart of Your Home’s Cooling

August 19th, 2019

compressor-in-ac-unitYou don’t need to understand all the workings of your home’s air conditioning system to enjoy the comfort it brings to your house, just how you don’t need to understand the construction of a computer to be able to benefit from one. But a bit of knowledge can go a long way when it comes to the cooling and heating in your home, since you’ll have a better understanding of when you need AC repair services in Cherry Hill, NJ, what to expect from repairs, and when it’s best to have a replacement AC.

With that introduction out of the way, we’re going to look at the component of the air conditioner that is at the (literal) heart of the cooling in your house: the compressor.

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Why the Upper Floor of Your House Is Too Hot

August 5th, 2019

thermometer-going-redWhen you run the central air conditioning system in your house, you expect it to provide cool comfort all around the rooms. The rooms on the upper floor may be a bit warmer than the rest, which is a natural result of heat rising. But for the most part, an effective and professionally installed HVAC system will keep even cooling through the home.

But what if it doesn’t? There are situations where you may discover the second floor of your house is overheating, even when the air conditioning system is on. There are a few possibilities for why this happens, and you may need to schedule air conditioning repair in Burlington, NJ from our professionals to fix it and get all parts of your home cool once more. Below we’ll look at some reasons you may have a second floor temperature problem.

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The Power of the Energy Recovery Ventilator in Summer

July 22nd, 2019

sun-and-snowflake-badgeHere’s a conundrum when it comes to cooling down a house during the summer: a house that’s closed up tightly will enjoy much better air conditioning and energy efficiency, but it will also suffer from poor indoor air quality because no fresh currents blow through from the outside. Opening the window to bring in fresh air also means letting the heat in. So you either have to settle for having cool air or fresh air.

Except you don’t have to choose one or the other! You can have both thanks to a device called the energy recovery ventilator (ERV) installed into the HVAC system. An ERV is beneficial for both summer and winter weather, but in this pose we’re going to focus on the most immediate benefit, which is helping with our extremely high summer temperatures.

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Prevent AC Problems with a Fresh Air Filter

July 8th, 2019

man-with-filterWe’d love to tell you that there is a way to keep your home cooling system operating properly 100% of the time. As is the case with any mechanical system, though, this is simply not possible. You are going to need AC repair in Moorestown, NJ, from time to time. When that time arrives, the best thing that you can do is to schedule repairs promptly. The longer that you run a compromised system, the more likely it becomes that you’ll face expensive and extensive problems.

Remember too that routine maintenance is, bar none, the most effective way in which to minimize the frequency with which problems develop.  Remember too that there is one vital maintenance task that falls squarely on your shoulders.  That is changing your air filter regularly. Changing the filter is simple, and the filters themselves are very affordable. This one easy task can save you a whole lot of trouble with your home cooling system. Read on to learn more.

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A Few of the Most Common AC Repair Issues

June 24th, 2019

air-conditioning-with-toolsSummers put plenty of stress on household cooling systems. Of course, air conditioners are designed to take this type of punishment, at least for 10 to 15 years, before they wear out. But no matter how well designed an AC is, it can buckle under the strain and malfunction.

If your AC stumbles into trouble during this hot summer, call for air conditioning service in Cherry Hill, NJ from professionals. Please don’t attempt a repair on your own, and never call on unlicensed amateurs for the work. The best path toward better cooling is to have pros get the job done right the first time so the AC stays fixed. You’ll be back to relaxing in a cool house in no time.

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Ideas for Better AC Performance

June 10th, 2019

summer-vacation-dogHow well does your AC do the job of cooling down your home? Even if your answer is, “It gets the job done,” it could probably do even better. There are ways to improve your air conditioning system’s performance over this summer as well as the summers afterwards. Below we’ve put together ideas for boosting cooling in your home, from basic tips to bigger solutions.

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How We Can Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

May 27th, 2019

pleated-air-filterWhen you think of air pollution, you probably have a picture of smokestacks billowing black clouds into the sky. But did you know that the worst quality air might not be outdoors, but inside the walls of your home? It’s true—according to the EPA, indoor air quality can often be three to four times poorer than outdoor air quality.

The reason your home may have such poor air quality is because of tight insulation. This is great to keep heat from escaping in cold weather or coming in during hot weather. But it’s not great for circulating fresh air through the home to sweep away contaminants from many different indoor sources. Paint, building materials, hobby products, cosmetics, attached garages, pesticides, and more send pollutants into the air you and your family breathe, and they often have nowhere to escape. They just continue to circulate through the HVAC system.

But we can help! Gibson Heating & Cooling offers Moorestown, NJ, the HVAC services necessary to improve air quality.

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Strange Noises From Your AC—What They Might Mean

May 13th, 2019

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The whir and hum of an air conditioner is part of the soundtrack of any summer. You’re probably used to the typical sounds of your AC: the fan, the compressor kicking in, the occasional dripping of water.

Now, if another sound, one you’re unfamiliar with, interrupts this white noise from your cooling system, it’s often a warning. Even a small, odd noise can indicate you need to call for repairs for your air conditioning in Moorestown, NJ. It’s always better to be safe than sorry—sorry because your AC broke down during the hottest day of the year! Getting ahead of problems with your home cooling system is one of the best ways to enjoy continual, reliable cooling all season long.

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