Gibson Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Cherry Hill’

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

Monday, 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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A Few of the Most Common AC Repair Issues

Monday, 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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How You Can Avoid Air Conditioning Repairs This Summer

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

relaxed-womanNobody wants to call for repairs for anything—calling for repairs means something is broken! During a hot summer in New Jersey, you don’t want to have an air conditioning system that needs to be fixed, since that means waiting in the heat for Marlton, NJ air conditioning repair experts to arrive. You can always count on our techs at Gibson to reach you fast and solve your AC problems. But we’d much rather you never have a problem in the first place!

Below, we’ve listed some of the best ways you can stop AC repairs before they happen, saving yourself time and money so you can enjoy a better summer.

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Heating Repair in April? Yes, You Still Need It

Monday, April 15th, 2019

wrenchesThe calendar may say April, your mind may be thinking spring—but that doesn’t mean you can ignore problems with your home heating system. We know it’s tempting to delay on having repairs done because the summer weather is approaching and we’re already enjoying warmer days. But please, if you think you need heating repair in Medford, NJ in April, call our technicians as soon as you can to have the system looked at and fixed.

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Spring Time Means It’s Also Air Conditioning Maintenance Time

Monday, April 1st, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldWhen the calendar turns to April, that means it’s spring! In fact, no other month is closer associated with the season than April. For HVAC technicians, April is the time when they start working on helping customers to prep their air conditioners for the change in weather and the hot summer ahead.

We want you to keep us busy with air conditioning maintenance. But not for our sake—for your sake. Having a professional inspection and tune-up for your AC each spring is one of the best things you can have done for your home comfort and long-term savings.

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Weird Furnace Noises: What They Could Mean

Monday, January 7th, 2019

service-technician-furnaceSome day in the future, all furnaces will come equipped with precision self-diagnosing computer systems that will immediately diagnose operational issues and alert their owners to the exact problem and then send a request to a professional to service it. We’re not quite there yet—but your furnace does have ways to inform you when something isn’t right, such as higher heating bills, poorer comfort, or strange sounds.

We’re going to talk about the last one in today’s post, because it’s often the first warning sign a homeowner receives about a furnace issue. In most cases, these sounds indicate its time to call for an HVAC repair professional who knows furnaces in Cherry Hill, NJ to do the diagnosis and find out what service is necessary.

Below is a list of the more common warning noises your furnace might make:

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Setting the Thermostat in Winter: You May Be Doing It Wrong!

Monday, December 24th, 2018

cold-man-with-thermostatThe thermostat may seem like a simple device—at least, the old manual thermostats that use dials and sliders may. You want more heat during the cold weather? Turn the thermostat up higher, and there’s your extra heat. When it gets too hot or too stuffy, turn the thermostat back down. Pretty basic.

But it isn’t, and adjusting your thermostat with this up-and-down pattern based on how warm your house currently feels can waste energy without providing better comfort. It can even shorten the service life of your heating system because of the extra strain put on it.

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The Best Reasons to Schedule Fall Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

technician-examining-gas-furnaceOnce the calendar turns to October, there’s no denying that fall has arrived. The weather will start to cool down (although a few hot days may still blaze up) and the leaves change color. The kids are back in school, your neighbors are planning their Halloween party, and you’re starting to wonder if your heating system is going to work when you need it.

What? You aren’t worried about your heater? We applaud your confidence, but your heater may not agree. Especially if it doesn’t have its annual maintenance.

Fall is the time to arrange for a professional to come to your home and provide your furnace with an inspection and tune-up. There are many reasons to have this done each fall, and below we’ve listed a few of the most important ones.

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The Best Benefits of a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

ductless-mini-split-air-handlerYou may have already seen a ductless air conditioning system before, but weren’t sure what it was. If you’ve noticed a unit up on the wall of a room that looks like a sleeker version of a window AC that doesn’t protrude through the back of the wall, that’s an air handler of a ductless air conditioning system—also known as a ductless mini split heat pump. Ductless systems work through these wall units, each of which connects to a single outdoor unit where the heat is exhausted. It’s like a central system, but with the indoor component divided into smaller parts that send air directly into the living spaces rather than using ducts.

Ductless systems are becoming more popular for use in homes in the U.S. (they’re already huge in Europe and Japan) for a number of good reasons. Below are some benefits of going ductless to consider if you’re thinking of getting a new HVAC system in the near future:

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Sounds from Your AC That Warn of Repairs

Monday, July 9th, 2018

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We don’t yet have air conditioning systems that can self-diagnose malfunctions and report them to homeowners in detail. (We’ll get there one day, probably.) But air conditioners have other ways of sending warnings to a household that they’re in trouble. There’s a drop in cooling power, a rise in electric bills, and repeatedly tripping circuit breakers.

One of best ways to determine that your cooling system needs air conditioning repair in Cherry Hill, NJ is to listen for unusual sounds coming from it. Anything different from the hum of the fans and compressors and the occasional clicking as the system comes on and shuts down could be telling you of a malfunction. Don’t try to investigate these problems on your own, since these noises have multiple potential causes. Call for an HVAC professional and they’ll track down the trouble so it can be fixed fast.

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