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Air Conditioning Installation & Repair
Ohio summers can be hot! But, there’s no sweating it when you’ve got a trusted HVAC contractor by your side like A & L Heating and Air Conditioning service technicians.
At A & L Heating and Cooling, we know the importance of keeping your home cool in the hot summer months. Whether you’ve just built a new home or are upgrading from fans or window AC units, we will provide professional air conditioning installation for your home or business in a prompt and professional manner.
A & L asks that you never try to service or repair your cooling system or air conditioning unit on your own, unless you are a trained AC repair professional. For your safety and the safety of your family, please leave your air conditioning repair projects to experts.
We offer air conditioning service and air conditioning repairs on most central air conditioning makes and models.
If you have air conditioning installation or air conditioning repair questions and you live in the Canton, Massillon, or surrounding Ohio areas, fill out a contact form, or call us for an emergency air conditioner repair.
A & L Heating & Cooling’s phone is answered 24 hours a day to make sure that we are available when you need us.
Our friends at Edison Energy Institute have compiled a list of summer cooling do’s and don’ts to save you time and money maintaining comfort in your home.
Air conditioning typically accounts for about half of the typical home’s monthly electric bill during the summer months, most of the tips below focus on how to lower a home’s cooling costs.
1. Install a Geothermal Unit.
2. Make sure your house has the proper amount of insulation—Insulation is vital for keeping cool air inside your home and hot air outside. But you can waste money by having too much or too little insulation. Find out how much is just right for your home by visiting this U.S. Department Energy website.
3. If your central air conditioner is more than 12 years old, consider replacing it—A new ENERGY STAR qualified model could cut your cooling costs by about a third. But before you buy, make sure that you’ve already taken a number of low- and no-cost steps to make your home more energy efficient. Spending a lot of money on a super efficient air conditioner to cool a super in-efficient home will waste money.
4. Give your air conditioner a tune-up—Having it serviced each year can help you save on cooling costs. It’s also a good insurance policy against a mid-summer breakdown.
5. Caulk and weatherstrip doors and windows—Take the time to make sure your home’s windows and doors are properly caulked and weather-stripped. Leaks can waste a surprising amount of money—a 1/8th of an inch crack all the way around a doorway creates the same air loss as a 6 inch square hole in the middle of your door. To test whether you need to invest in weather-stripping, close a sheet of paper in a door or window. If you can pull it out without ripping the paper, you are losing energy. For more info, please visit www.energysavers.gov
6. If you have single-pane windows or old double-pane windows, consider replacing them—ENERGY STAR qualified windows, as well as doors and skylights can reduce your energy bills up to 15 percent. But just like tip #2, you don’t want to make a large investment in energy saving equipment until you’ve taken all the cheaper steps you can take to make your existing windows—and your home—more energy efficient.
7. Buy energy-saving light bulbs—Lighting equals about 8 percent of your electric bill, and compact fluorescent light bulbs and the newer light emitting diode or “LED” bulbs are great at saving you money. These bulbs help to keep your home cooler too. Every home should install these energy-saving bulbs in high-use lighting fixtures. The bulbs also will greatly cut down on the number of trips you’ll need to make to the store to replace them. [If you have dimmers, make sure that any new light bulb you purchase is compatible with dimming systems.]
8.Invest in a set-back thermostat—But take the time to read how to program it. These smart thermostats, which can operate your heating and cooling systems according to your specific demands, can save you money all year round. But only if you take a few moments to learn how to tell it when to adjust the temperature when the house is not occupied, or to turn your equipment on-and-off; otherwise, you’ll just be spending more for what will turn out to be an ordinary thermostat.
9. Install ceiling fans—Ceiling fans can help you feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, depending on their air flow. This means you can use your cooling and heating system less, which can save you money. Remember though, that fans cool people not places, so turn them off if no one is around.
10. Lower your home’s need for air conditioning—Give your air conditioner a break by helping reduce the time it needs to run to cool your home. Simple steps like turning on bathroom fans when you take a shower, closing south and west-facing drapes on sunny afternoons, and grilling outdoors instead of turning on a large oven, can keep your home cooler naturally, which will save you money.
11. Check out your electric utility’s Web site— Electric utilities are by far the nation’s largest energy efficiency promoters. Over the past three years alone, electric utility efficiency programs have saved enough electricity to power almost 25 million homes for one year. Visit your electric utility’s Web site for free, expert advice on saving energy. They may even have incentives to help you get the most value from every dollar you spend on electricity.
Don’t forget, A & L doesn’t just specialize in air conditioners, we are quite good at that heating stuff too!
For your safety and warranty reasons you should not attempt to service your unit yourself.