Friday, July 19, 2013

Talk about no a/c, that's not just a bunch of hot air!

The customer said the a/c had stopped and the service people couldn't get there.  After going through a few things over the phone, we went there within 3 hours.
Long story short:  dirty air filter!
With a clogged filter, today's smart systems know there' a problem.  The a/c coils were all iced over and the system kept the fan off to protect the motor.
With a cleaned air filter, a couple of hours of running the fan to warm and evaporate the ice frozen on the coils (futher restricting air flow), and the system was back in action.\

Another case of letting cooler heads prevail.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

No fan of the heat?

The heat of the summer always makes persons think of trying to stay cooler.
Roof fans are a common way to help keep homes cooler (and lower a/c costs).
(Attic fan background info)
To add or repair a fan means working in the attic, so it has to be done in the morning when it's cooler.
By the way, the roof and attic get hot from the sun.   An overcast 95 degree day may not trigger the roof fan's thermostat (usually set for 110 degrees).  But a clear, sunny 80 degree day can result in a hot attic and the fan will turn on.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Turning a page in A-1 history

We've got a new web site with all new page styles and access.
Designed by Marielle Hampton with coaching from the sidelines.
It should be much easier to view and use.
The helpful hints pages have been updated a bit as well.
Feedback is appreciated: what you like, what you don't like, mistakes you see.