Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Maintenance’

The Science Behind AC Refrigerant

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Close your eyes and imagine your air conditioner. (Obviously do this after you read this blog post, since it’s hard to close your eyes and read at the same time) Picture the system working at peak performance in your head. How does it actually cool the air in your home? What’s going on inside that mysterious outdoor cabinet that’s keeping your home comfortable?

No it’s not using ice, and no, it’s not just blowing in air like a fan. It’s completely a very complex process where it uses a specific type of refrigerant to draw heat from your home and disperse it outdoors. This specific process is what we call “the cooling process” and it’s the most important aspect of your AC.

If you’re in need of help with your AC, from AC maintenance in Lake Bluff, IL, to AC repairs, then you’re going to need a baseline level of understanding about how your system’s refrigerant works.

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It’s Spring and You Know What That Means!

Monday, March 29th, 2021

It’s springtime! The birds are chirping, the flowers are starting to bloom, the sun is out late, and temperatures are starting to finally get warm. Pretty soon we’ll be taking out our air conditioners and dealing with heatwaves in a matter of weeks!

Uh oh, this is probably the point where your stomach churns as you realize that you forgot to schedule AC maintenance last year and you almost forgot to schedule it this year as well. In fact, you’re probably starting to wonder if an air conditioning tune-up in Buffalo Grove, IL is even worth the money. Your HVAC professional has mentioned how important it is, but maybe they’re just trying to sell you a service. Maybe you don’t actually need AC maintenance, right?

Nope, that’s not right. We’ll talk about why maintenance is so crucial to your air conditioner’s lifespan and your budget.

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Improve AC Efficiency with These Quick Tips

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Air conditioners struggle to meet our temperature demands here in Illinois. Our summers can get incredibly hot, and if you’re planning on using your system for longer than just a few years, it’s going to need some help. That help can range anywhere from a few DIY tips to full-blown AC maintenance provided by the best HVAC company in Winnetka, IL. The choice is ultimately yours, we’d just like to nudge you in the right direction!

Today, we’re going to talk about a few of those tips for increasing AC efficiency. These aren’t perfect on their own, and each tip only might help efficiency by a tiny margin, but if you plan on using your AC for years to come, those tiny margins add up! When you combine high-efficiency practices with routine maintenance, we can bet that your AC is going to be in fighting shape well into its second decade.

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Now Is the Perfect Time for AC Maintenance

Monday, April 13th, 2020

AC maintenance is the perfect service to sign up for in the springtime. Spring is when we’re winding our heaters down and our air conditioners aren’t in full swing yet, which means we’ve got some downtime to perform inspections and to make sure they’re ready for the fight against scorching temperatures. Is your air conditioner ready?

It’s okay if you didn’t immediately answer yes to that question. Many homeowners don’t know the condition of their AC systems, and how could they? Unless you had background knowledge or training in the field of HVAC, it can be near impossible to know how ready your air conditioner is for summer. So, with something like routine maintenance performed, you get access to a certified, licensed professional who performs an evaluation to give you the green light that your system will survive another year. If that sounds like a good idea, then contact us for AC maintenance in Winnetka, IL.

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