Landry Mechanical Inc Plumbing HVAC & Electric Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

What Does My Air Filter Actually Do?

Monday, September 4th, 2023

This is a great question, and one that could clear up a lot of misconceptions with our customers when it’s answered correctly. While yes, the air filter does positively impact your indoor air quality, that’s not its intended function. The air filter that fits in your air conditioner or heater’s return air duct is designed to keep things clean for the system itself, for a few reasons we’ll get to.

Changing the air filter on a regular basis has some huge benefits that you can take advantage of as well. For instance, you’ll see better energy efficiency, comfort, and a longer-lasting system if you change the filter every 1-3 months.

But when it comes to air conditioning in Middlesex County, you’ll want to know why you’re changing this component so frequently before you actually put it on your schedule. Let us help you with that down below.

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Why Go With a Professional HVAC Team?

Monday, August 28th, 2023

This might sound like a silly question, coming from us. But it’s actually super important that we answer it, since there are a lot of customers out there who are caught between spending more money for professional AC repair in Worcester County or calling a family friend for help. Amateurs and family members will always cost less money, and sometimes they’ll be free, but there’s always a catch to investing in this kind of work.

Getting something fixed without the trained and licensed hand of a professional can void the warranty on your air conditioning system. It can also increase the likelihood that something breaks down or runs into other problems. Professional service is convenient, fast, more reliable, and it also can cost less money in the long run.

If you’re still on the fence, let us give you a few more reasons for you to call our team instead of hiring an amateur.

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Is It Time for an AC Upgrade?

Monday, August 14th, 2023

Times are changing, and so are our needs for comfort and energy efficiency. An air conditioner that seemed adequate 10 years ago is very lacking these days in pretty much every category. This is one of the main reasons why we say that an AC is only designed to last 10-15 years before it needs to be replaced.

AC replacement in Millbury, MA is not just for a system that’s broken down. It’s for units that are just not running effectively or efficiently anymore. Even if the system is pretty effective, you and your family just might not be happy with it anymore–a great reason to start looking at investments for your future.

Just like an old car with several thousand miles on it, these systems can get burdensome over time when they wear down. Make sure you’re aware of your replacement options as you look toward the summers to come.

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Why Late Summer Maintenance Matters

Monday, August 7th, 2023

We still have a whole second half of the summer ahead of us, so it’s not technically “late” maintenance yet, but some customers are still thinking they can make it all the way to the end without a tune-up. The truth is that this might be a very bad idea.

Did you know that maintenance is a mandatory service for air conditioning systems like central AC units and heat pumps? If this is news to you, then we understand. They sound like optional services since they’re offered completely separately from a new installation or repair, but it’s true. An air conditioner won’t reach its full potential without the help of routine AC maintenance in Worcester County.

Sure, we have special seasonal deals, but this blog post is all about the details of a maintenance plan and how it drastically improves your technology over time. Just make sure you schedule an appointment before the season winds to a close!

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From Window Unit to Central AC: The Big Change

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Yep, it’s time we talked about that topic. You know, the one you may have been avoiding for months or even years. That itty bitty window AC unit or the multiple window units you use to keep your home comfortable throughout the summer are just not cutting it anymore. They’re energy inefficient, they’re not powerful enough, and they keep running into issues.

Instead of purchasing another set of window AC units, or even worse–a standalone mini-AC, it might be time to invest in a central air conditioner in Middlesex County.

We know, everyone sees money flying out of their wallets when they think about the investment cost of a central air conditioner. But in this new reality, with larger and better incentives on their way, a central AC might actually save you more money than you think!

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Too Small or Too Large? Common AC Issues

Monday, July 17th, 2023

An air conditioner doesn’t really change throughout the course of its lifespan. It can get maintained or improved on when a professional takes a look at it. But it’s generally going to be the same air conditioning system that you purchased years ago, even when it’s ready for replacement.

However, your home or family might go through many changes in that timeframe, to the point where your AC could be too small–or too large.

An improperly sized AC is a real problem and one that can catch customers by surprise. It’s not easily fixed like other issues through typical air conditioning services in Westborough, MA. This might require replacement or an out-of-the-box solution to get the job done without breaking the bank.

Let’s cover one of the most insidious AC problems you can encounter: an air conditioner that’s too small or too large.

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3 Tips to Stay Cool This Summer

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

It’s no secret that temperatures are starting to get very hot. You’ve seen it on the news, the weather report, and you’ve likely felt it on your way to work or when heading to the grocery store. That heat isn’t likely to go anywhere, and in fact, it’s probably going to get even hotter before fall arrives.

This means that you need to pull out all of the stops if you’re going to fight against the summer heat efficiently and effectively. AC repair in Millbury is one of many ways that you can ensure you’re well-prepared and cooled off enough to stave off negative effects like heat stroke and uncomfortable temperatures. This blog will focus on additional strategies to remain cool and collected.

Do you know what the best part about these tips is? They’re absolutely free. So make sure you follow along and keep a list on hand so you’re not taken by surprise when hot temperatures threaten your livelihood.

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Pro Tips: When to Choose a Professional

Monday, June 19th, 2023

We’d argue that you should always go with a professional when you need help with your air conditioning system. But we also want to recognize that we’re biased, since we are that team of professionals that you can call. So, trying to take our bias out of the equation, we’d like to earnestly look at when you should call for professional help.

AC repair in Worcester County can be expensive, and you might already have a family-friend or a buddy who has some industry knowledge that can do some repairs for you–but what are the downsides?

Today, we’re going to cover all of the positive reasons to go with a pro for your next AC repair, and some of the potential hazards of choosing an amateur for your next job. We hope that after this blog post, you’ll have all of the necessary information to choose the right team for the work you need.

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Smells, Noises, and Other Red Flags

Monday, June 12th, 2023

What does the term “red flag” mean to you? Perhaps it’s someone bringing up a dealbreaker on their first date. Or maybe it’s a used car for sale with an odd paint choice to cover up the rusted frame.

As consumers, we need to be on the lookout for red flags because they can sometimes be the difference between purchasing a lemon and investing in a system that’s worth it. In the case of AC, there are a million red flags to look out for, but they can get trickier when you already own the system.

For instance, if your AC is running smoothly in your home and there’s nothing that gives you pause, then congratulations! You can sit back and relax. But if your AC is making a sound, smelling bad, or doing something else that makes you concerned, then you might have a red flag on your hand that requires AC repair in Millbury!

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Stay Cool and Comfy This Summer

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Summer is right around the corner. It might not feel like it yet, but after a couple more work weeks or a long vacation, it’ll be here and temperatures will be hot. That’s why we always like to approach air conditioning blog posts beforehand, so we’re preparing our customers for the inevitable heat waves to come.

However, this blog isn’t just about AC repair in Marlborough. Your AC is absolutely the central figure in keeping your home cool and comfortable, but it’s not the only piece of the puzzle. There are many things that customers can do to alleviate hot temperatures and help their air conditioners run well.

This blog post will get into 5 helpful tips for homeowners to avoid the heat and stay cool, and yes, getting your air conditioner repaired is one of them!

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