Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Dealing with Indoor Allergies Using Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Summer is almost here. But that doesn’t mean that allergy season is just going to stop and all the pollen floating through the air disappear. This is a time when indoor allergens are going to be at their worst because homes are going to be shut off from the outside in order to keep the heat at bay.

However, you can use your air conditioner to help deal with your indoor allergens. Here’s how.

Continue Reading

The AC Air Filter: How Often Should It Be Changed or Cleaned?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Most of the jobs involved in regularly maintaining an air conditioning system must be handled by HVAC professionals. There’s an important exception, however, which is changing (or cleaning) the air filter. A maintenance technician will do this job during the regular tune-up and inspection, but the filter needs to have this done more than once a year.

Continue Reading

The Difference That a Quality Air Conditioning Installation Makes

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The only type of air conditioning system that you can install on your own is a simple window unit (although you may want a friend to help you balance it). If you live in a home that requires the power of a central AC, you cannot take on its installation as a DIY project. You must have qualified professionals to handle this service from the start—preferably technicians who have many years of experience.

Continue Reading

Can I Do Air Conditioning Maintenance on My Own?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The answer to this question is a little bit of “yes” and whole lot of “no.” Let’s start with the “no” part first.

No, You Must Leave Annual AC Maintenance to HVAC Professionals

We cannot exaggerate how important regular air conditioning maintenance is to the performance and longevity of a cooling system. For every year that an AC misses its spring maintenance tune-up and inspection, it will lose around 5% of its energy efficiency and it will also be at an increased risk of suffering from malfunctions or even a complete system breakdown. Regular maintenance will prevent around 85% of repair needs and help a system work for 15 to 20 years without a major loss in efficiency.

Continue Reading

Does My Water Heater Need Regular Maintenance?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

We like to place special emphasis on routine maintenance for your air conditioning and heating systems. Right now, for example, is the time when you should schedule AC maintenance so the system is prepared to handle the rigors of the coming summer. In fall, you’ll arrange for maintenance for the heating system.

Continue Reading