Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why We Recommend AC Maintenance Each Spring

Monday, March 18th, 2024
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As the warmth of spring approaches, we understand that your thoughts may be turning to preparing your home for the rising temperatures. At HB Energy Solutions, we want to emphasize the importance of seasonal air conditioning maintenance in Southern Vermont and share why we recommend it each spring. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of professional AC maintenance, not only for your comfort but also for the well-being of our environment.

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Ducts Are Ruining My Air Quality, What Are My Options?

Monday, June 27th, 2022

woman-using-ductless-air-handlerHave you noticed that your home has poor indoor air quality? Maybe you’re dusting off furniture way more often than you used to. Or perhaps members of your household are experiencing allergy and asthma symptoms no matter what they do.

Maybe you’ve noticed it feels muggy inside when it didn’t use to, and even that you have hot spots (or cold spots) throughout your home when your HVAC systems are running. If these problems seem to be impacting you whether you’re using your heater or your air conditioner, there may very well be a shared component to blame–your air ducts.

Damaged air ducts can not only allow up to 30% of your conditioned air out, leading to expensive inefficiencies, but can also allow things in like dust, dirt, mold spores, bacteria, and even small pests. It’s just not a good situation to be in! Fortunately, there are solutions to this. Read on to learn about them!

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What’s Causing Ice to Form on My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 13th, 2022

ice-on-evaporator-coilIf we were to ask you where you expect to see ice, you’d probably say on the streets during one of our chilly winters, or in your freezer. These answers make sense! What doesn’t make sense is seeing ice forming on your air conditioner. Perhaps you’ve never thought about this, and maybe the first time you see it you’ll think it’s normal, because after all, an air conditioner cools, right?

The problem is, ice is not a normal part of the cooling process. In fact, seeing it on your air conditioner is a sign of something going wrong within your system, and it needs to be fixed by a pro. Removing the ice on your own can damage it further plus not get to the root of the problem causing the ice. Therefore, your next step should be to call our team for professional Southern Vermont air conditioning services.

In the meantime, read on to learn more about this problem and what it means for your cooling system.

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Yup, You Probably Need AC Repair If…

Monday, July 12th, 2021

two-techs-wearing-face-masks-working-on-air-conditioner-outside-unitScheduling repairs for your central air conditioning system is one of those professional services you don’t want to put off any longer than you have to. And we understand the temptation to do so, especially if your system is still running (just not great) or if repairs really aren’t in your budget right now. But the thing is, the longer you wait to schedule those repairs, the more you risk your air conditioner completely breaking down on you right when you need it the most, in the middle of summer.

We encourage all of our customers to take good care of their system, and to call for repairs as soon as they notice signs that they’re needed. But, how do you know when your air conditioner needs repair? After all, you aren’t an air conditioning expert. Well, that’s okay, we are! Read on as we uncover some signs that it’s time for you to give us a call and go ahead and schedule those AC repairs.

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AC Repair: 5 Signs It’s Time

Monday, July 27th, 2020

technician-outdoor-unitIt’s been a pretty hot and humid summer thus far. That’s unlikely to change much any time soon. And that means that your air conditioner needs to continue firing on all cylinders. The last thing that you want is for your system to break down on you right when you need it most.

In truth, that rarely happens.

Yes, air conditioners do break down. That’s a fact. Want to hear another fact? That usually doesn’t happen without any type of warning sign at all. The issue is that a lot of homeowners fail to recognize the warning signs that their air conditioners in Woodstock are giving them.

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Start Using a Whole-House Dehumidifier

Monday, July 13th, 2020

man-desk-fanWow, it’s been hot out there. It shouldn’t be a surprise. It gets hot every summer. But after a cool autumn and frigid, snowy winter, it’s easy to forget that. There is no denying it now, though. Summer is here. And, to quote a wise, unknown source—it’s not the heat. It’s the humidity. In truth, it’s both. And they are both making themselves known. If you want to stay truly comfortable, you should be using a whole-house dehumidifier.

Dehumidifiers offer a number of benefits to homeowners. And whole-house dehumidifiers are the cream of the crop. There is no way that a standalone dehumidifier can match the quality performance that a whole-house dehumidifier in Southern Vermont can offer. At least, not one that’s installed by our team. Because we always do it right. Keep the following information in mind. Call with any questions. And let our team help you live comfortably.  (more…)

Why Is There Ice on My Cooling System?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

AC-techniciansIf you find ice on your air conditioning system, you may actually mistakenly think that it is a good sign at first. After all, your cooling system is there to, well, keep you cool! And what could be cooler than ice? Unfortunately, ice on an air conditioner is actually indicative of a problem, and a potentially serious one. Remember, while your AC is there to keep you cool, it is not a freezer! If it’s generating ice, there’s a problem.

In today’s post, we’re going to review some of these potential problems, including a couple that you can resolve on your own. There is at least one major potential cause of the problem that you’ll need a professional to handle, though—and we hope that it won’t be the cause of your specific problem. As always, if you do require professional air conditioning repairs in Southern Vermont, ours is the number to dial. Our technicians will handle your problem the right way, the first time. (more…)

Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

woman-with-fanWhile Vermont doesn’t typically see the scorching temperatures that they do out in the desert, that doesn’t change the fact that a functional air conditioning system is an absolute necessity. Not only do things get too hot for comfort around here, but they also get way too humid! If you’re worried about your air conditioner for any reason, you don’t want to hesitate in scheduling professional air conditioning repairs in Southern Vermont fast. We will get your system fixed properly.

Now, we do understand that an air conditioner leaking water is an alarming situation. However, it is mostly alarming due to perception. It looks really serious, no doubt. But in most cases, you’re probably dealing with a pretty benign problem. You never want to just assume that, but there are actually a few things that you can check on your own before enlisting professional help. Some of the potential causes of this problem are actually of that rare breed that the homeowner can handle him or herself.

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What’s Causing Your AC Inefficiency?

Monday, June 1st, 2020

money-in-grassEven in Vermont, where temperatures are much more well-known for the extreme cold than the heat, a reliable air conditioner is an invaluable resource. Summer may take a while to get going, but when it does, it can hit pretty hard. That’s why an inefficient air conditioner is just as big a deal as an inefficient or unreliable heater. It may not see quite the same level of use, but you still don’t want to be overpaying for your comfort.

There are a lot of different reasons why you may run into low efficiency levels with your air conditioning system. Some are quite simple to deal with. Others require professional intervention and may pose a real threat to the overall health of your air conditioning system. Today, we’ll explore some common causes of AC inefficiency so that you can know what you might be dealing with. In most cases, though, remember that working with an AC professional in Southern Vermont will be necessary.

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Major Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, May 4th, 2020

AC-technicianFor reasons well beyond our understanding, there are still homeowners out there that fail to schedule professional air conditioning maintenance on an annual basis. Even more perplexing is the fact that they fail to do so when our technicians are here just waiting to ensure that they get the best that their air conditioners have to offer. Let us be blunt about this. Routine air conditioning maintenance is, without exception, the best thing that you can do for your air conditioner in Southern Vermont.

Now, we realize that you don’t necessarily need your air conditioning system just yet. However, we also know that homeowners too often wait longer than they should schedule routine maintenance, sometimes not even doing so until they realize that problems are brewing. Problem is, that’s when repairs are needed, not maintenance. Today, we’re going to share with you some examples of why you really cannot, should not, must not overlook the need for annual AC maintenance! (more…)