Gibson Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for August, 2018

How the Refrigerant in an AC Works—And Why It Matters

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedOne of the parts of how an air conditioner operates that few people aside from HVAC technicians understand is the refrigerant that allows the AC to cool down a space. People often assume that refrigerant is part of how the air conditioner is powered, and that eventually the refrigerant will run out and more will need to be put in.

This isn’t how refrigerant works, however, and we’d like to go into the details of what refrigerant is, what it does, and why knowing this may help you detect a possible repair in the future.

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Making the Choice to Replace an AC: Some Tips

Monday, August 6th, 2018

question-mark-badgeWhat is the eternal question? Is it “To be or not to be”? Maybe. But here in the HVAC world, the eternal question is “To repair or to replace?” It’s a question most homeowners have to face at some point with their air conditioning systems. When is it best to scrap the repair and instead replace the entire air conditioning system for a new one?

Here in the second half of the summer, you may be facing a malfunctioning air conditioner that just isn’t doing the job you need from it—or perhaps it has failed entirely. We have some tips to help you start thinking about what to do with your Haddon Heights, NJ air conditioning system in the immediate future: the screwdriver or the scrapheap?

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