Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Is an Air Conditioner Also a Dehumidifier?

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Although your central air conditioner does have dehumidifying capabilities, there’s only so much it can do. Your air conditioner’s primary purpose is cooling the air. As part of that, it does eliminate some of that humidity during the cooling process. 

If the humidity in your home is high, your air conditioner may not be able to keep up with lowering levels enough. If you suspect that your air conditioner is struggling to reduce humidity, give our team call and schedule your air conditioning service in Morton Grove, IL. You can also keep reading to learn more about how your air conditioner dehumidifies the air, and when you might need an extra boost to help.

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Evaporator Coils Vs. Condenser Coils: The Big Difference

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Your air conditioner has two sets of coils and while each side operates similarly, there are also differences in what they do to help your air conditioner cycle the way it should for cooling. We’re reviewing the differences between evaporator coils and condenser coils. You can keep reading to learn more about the two different sets of coils inside of your air conditioner and what each one does. 

You can also learn about signs that something is wrong with your AC coils that need to be addressed by scheduling air conditioning repair in Winnetka, IL. Anytime you have concerns about either your condenser coils or your evaporator coils, give us a call to ask whether or not services are needed based on what you are seeing or hearing.

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How Much Could a Retrofitted HVAC System Save You?

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Retrofitting may be the answer if it’s time for a new air conditioner, but you’re not ready to make that expensive investment. There are many times when you can make some upgrades to your existing air conditioner to keep it running for longer. In fact, you may be able to get enough life out of the unit to make the project worthwhile.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of retrofitting an AC and when it might be right for you, your home, and your family. Then give us a call if you are interested in trying to retrofit an HVAC system in Northbrook, IL.

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The 50% Rule for Replacing vs. Repairing Your Air Conditioner

Monday, December 18th, 2023

Nobody is excited at the cost of replacing an air conditioner, but how can you tell when it’s time to replace it vs. when it just needs a repair or two? When you get hit with a huge repair bill that you weren’t expecting, that question comes up, and it’s hard to navigate for any homeowner.

Either way, you need air conditioning repair in Northbrook, IL, but thankfully there’s a rule of thumb that can help you figure out what the right move is for you and your family: the 50% rule. It’s designed to help you make a smart decision for your home without being too stressful, now let’s break down what it is.

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What Is HVAC Retrofitting?

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Your air conditioner is a series of working parts that operate in tandem together, but what happens when some of those components stop working as intended? They need to be replaced, but depending on how old your HVAC system is, you may need to retrofit instead.

So what is an HVAC retrofit in Winnetka, IL, and why does it concern you? The biggest reason is because of SEER2 standards changing alongside the Inflation Reduction Act in January, 2023. These change the types of machines that can be manufactured, so retrofitting may be your only inexpensive option to repair your AC.

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Here’s What Can Go Wrong During AC Installation

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Your air conditioner’s most important day is the day it’s installed. The way that it’s installed matters, because if it’s done incorrectly, it can have long-term ramifications for the longevity of the whole unit. We want you to be equipped to know what to look for while the installation techs are doing their thing.

We’ve handled a lot of AC installation in Northbrook, IL, seen just about everything you can expect to see, and this is us sharing all of that experience and knowledge with you so that you don’t run into the same problems.

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Should You Replace Your AC Before it Breaks?

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Your AC is still running… so why would you consider replacing it, right? After all, it has a few years left in it. But what if it’s actually costing you more in the grand scheme of things?

AC replacement in Morton Grove, IL might be a good option if you’re looking to lower your energy bills, or if your air conditioner is 10 years old or even older. Let’s tell you why.

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Heat Pump Stopped Switching Modes: Here’s What to do

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Your heat pump is reliable, saves you money on your utility bills, and that green in your pocket helps you with the other systems in your home. Life’s pretty sweet with a heat pump… until it stops switching modes when you tell it to.

We’ve seen this issue time and time again during heat pump repair in Morton Grove, IL, but don’t worry; there’s a fix for it. In this post, we’ll outline what you can do right now that might fix the problem, and if not, you can give us a call to help you out instead.

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Tips for Energy Efficient AC Installation

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Air conditioning installation in Winnetka, IL is a necessity, but we also understand it can be a hassle when you think about energy ratings, ongoing monthly bills, and financing options all at the same time.

Let’s talk about energy efficiency, because it’s going to be a big part of not only how you get an air conditioner installed and which unit you choose, but how your ongoing bills are for the next 10-15 years.

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What Is HVAC Retrofitting? Does it Make Sense for Your Home?

Monday, April 24th, 2023

In your home, there’s already a way to get warm or cool air from one room to the next. There’s ductwork, vents, and a whole system already installed (at least, in most modern homes). So what happens when the actual air conditioner itself goes out? Or when your heater fails?

That’s when you consider an HVAC retrofit in Northbrook, IL. It’s when you don’t want to rip out the old ductwork or even your AC cabinet, but you clearly need components to be switched out and a breath of life pushed into your HVAC unit.

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