Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

Why We Recommend AC Maintenance Each Spring

Monday, March 18th, 2024

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.


Keep Your AC’s Filter in Mind This Summer

Monday, May 18th, 2020

air-filterHere in Vermont, winter has been known to overstay its welcome from time to time. Even those of us used to such shenanigans will admit that accumulating snow post Mother’s Day is really starting to push it, though. With that in mind, we are going to turn our focus toward warmer thoughts in today’s post, and talk about your air conditioning system. More specifically, we are going to talk about the air filter in your home cooling system.

There are some common misconceptions about this air filter, including its primary objective, that we’d certainly like to put to rest. We’d also like to help you understand just how vital it is that you keep that air filter in great working condition. That means changing it out when needed. And that is a job that is much of less of a hassle than some homeowners seem to think! In fact, it’s probably the single most important AC-related task that you yourself can handle.


Prepping Your Home for the Air Conditioning Season

Monday, March 25th, 2019

father-son-picnicHave these people left the house recentlyyou may be asking yourself. It’s going to be a good while before I’m ready to start running my air conditioning system. Of course, we realize that you’re not going to be firing up your air conditioner to cool your home in the next few days or even the next few weeks. But that’s the entire point. You want to get your air conditioner ready before you’re ready to start using it.

It’s not all about your air conditioner, though. It’s also about your home and some parts of the air conditioning system that extends beyond the AC unit itself. Today, we’re going to give you a brief rundown of such matters that will help you to get your home ready for the warmer days ahead. And don’t worry, they’re definitely coming! It won’t be long before your ready for our AC services in Charlestown. When you are, you can count on our technicians. (more…)

Keeping Cooling Costs Down This Summer

Monday, June 18th, 2018

AC-moneyWhile the cold of the winter season may attract the most attention weather-wise here in Southern Vermont, the fact is that the heat of summer is no slouch, either. If you are serious about living comfortably all year long, then your air conditioner is every bit as important as your home heating system! Of course, getting a dependable and effective performance out of your air conditioning system is not really enough. You also want an affordable performance, as well.

Now, you may be thinking great, this is where they start telling me about how they’ve got a great new system with my name on it. Well, no. If you are in the market for a new, high-efficiency air conditioning system, then you can certainly count on us to help you find the right one for your home and to install it properly for you. Today’s post, however, is about some simple ways in which you can help to improve cooling efficiency. After all, not everyone can afford a brand new AC in Ludlow, VT. (more…)

Get Your AC Tune-Up Out of the Way Now!

Monday, May 21st, 2018

AC-manifoldThere are plenty of places in the country where residents’ air conditioners have already been going strong this year. Obviously, this is not the case here in Vermont. Don’t be fooled by yet another finicky spring season, though. The heat of summer is drawing nearer with each passing minute, and you are going to be starting that cooling system up before much longer. If you ask us, it only makes sense that you should get it back into fighting shape ASAP.

How do you do that? It’s very simple on your end, actually. You need only pick up your phone and dial our number. We are here to provide you with a thorough and effect AC tune-up in Springfield, VT and the surrounding areas. We also want to note that yes, there are plenty of very handy and self-reliant homeowners in our area. A responsible homeowner is one that knows his or her limitations, though. When it comes to routine air conditioning maintenance, the job should always be handled by experienced professionals.


You Must Change Your AC Filter Regularly

Monday, April 18th, 2016

We are eagerly anticipating the warm, sunny days of summer around here, especially after such a chilly spring season. If you are hoping to enjoy the heat of summer to the fullest, then you must be sure to keep your air conditioning system in great working condition so that you have a comfortable home to return to at the end of the day. Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in Woodstock, VT is the best way in which to ensure that this is the case. You must remember, though, that you cannot leave your air filter replacement solely to your AC technician. You must change the filter regularly, between sessions, in order to get the most from your AC. (more…)

3 Common Problems Resulting from Subpar AC Maintenance

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Living in the Northeast means that you’ll have to put up with cold temperatures and, potentially, a lot of snow during the winter season. What it does not mean, though, is that you don’t have to worry about your air conditioning system. Extreme as our winter weather can be, our summer season can be quite trying as well. That is why it is so important that you schedule professional air conditioning maintenance in Charlestown. If you fail to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance with a trained professional who will do the job right, every step of the way, you can expect a number of problems to develop with your system. Avoid the following issues, among others, by scheduling your AC maintenance with the pros on the HB Energy Solutions team. (more…)

3 Ways That Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance Can Benefit You

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Living in Southern Vermont means that winters are quite long and fairly intense. When the warmer weather of the spring season finally arrives, it is understandable to get excited. However, you must keep in mind the fact that our summer weather is going to get uncomfortably hot before long. To ensure that you enjoy the full benefits of your air conditioning system and its optimal performance, you must schedule routine air conditioning maintenance with a trained professional.

HB Energy Solutions is the company to call in the area when you are ready to have your air conditioner inspected and tuned-up for the coming summer season. Our technicians are some of the finest in the industry, and we’ll help you to cool your home successfully. Read the information below, and contact us when you are ready to schedule exceptional AC maintenance.  (more…)

How Often Should I Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

In the entry for maintenance found in the 2014 Random House Dictionary, this sentence appears as an example of correct usage: With proper maintenance the car will last for many years. That succinctly sums up why appliances require maintenance: longevity. It applies as much to an air conditioner as to a car. Regular maintenance catches troubles early, helps prevent repairs, and eases stress that can occur from poor operation. Although each of these is a good end in itself, they all contribute to the goal of increasing the service life of the system.

But how often should you schedule air conditioning maintenance in Southern Vermont? Twice a year? Every three years? We’ll take a closer look at scheduling AC maintenance to help you make certain the air conditioner in your home receives the best care.

For a maintenance plan that will ensure you receive maintenance at the right time, call HB Energy Solutions to create a plan that works for you today.

Maintenance frequency

Almost all experienced HVAC technician agree on this point: air conditioners need maintenance service annually, even if nothing seems wrong with them. A year is enough time for an AC to gather dust and dirt and show significant wear on its components. Studies have shown that an air conditioning system that goes for a year without maintenance will work 20% less efficiently, and lose an additional 5% each year thereafter. The system is also at greater risk of repair needs or even suffering a breakdown.

The best time to schedule maintenance service is during spring, a less busy time for HVAC contractors and also right in time for the summer weather. Most maintenance plans and programs arrange for the session in spring (with an additional session for the heating system in fall).

Maintenance is not an expensive task, and most services that offer programs will provide you with a discount for signing up for a yearly maintenance plan. At each maintenance visit, the technician will provide thorough inspections, adjustments, and cleaning to keep the system operating at high efficiency. This increase in efficiency will more than pay for the small cost of maintenance. The best way that maintenance pays back its cost: preventing you from needing an expensive new installation because your air conditioner broke down years before it should.

Sign up for maintenance today

You can contact HB Energy Solutions or download our maintenance plan to see how you can protect your Southern Vermont air conditioner with maintenance. Get started before spring ends and the summer heat arrives.

How to Protect Your Air Conditioning System

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

New and seasoned AC owners alike often assume that once their air conditioner is installed, it should just work until it needs to be replaced. That’s not the case. The best thing you can do for your air conditioner is to ensure that you take care of any homeowner maintenance duties on a regular basis, as well as scheduling professional maintenance. All of this is in the interest of maintaining optimal performance and energy efficiency, as well as protecting the condition of your air conditioning system. Call HB Energy Solutions today for comprehensive AC maintenance and repair services.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can protect your AC.

  • Take care of repairs ASAP: This is critical. Don’t let those minor repairs snowball into major, costly repairs. If you have any suspicion that your AC is not operating as well as it should, then make sure you get it checked out as soon as possible. Whether you have a refrigerant leak or frosty coil, or simply think that your AC performance has declined over the years, a professional AC technician will be able to arrive at your home and assess the situation quickly.
  • Enroll in a maintenance program: This is an important step in extending the longevity of your AC, and thus protecting your investment. A preventive maintenance program gives the AC tech an opportunity to examine your AC closely and inspect any problematic areas. It also involves the thorough cleaning of its various components, as well as testing and adjusting the electrical and refrigerant levels. Hands down, this is the best thing you can do for your AC.
  • Do your maintenance duties regularly: Although the majority of air conditioning maintenance should be taken care of by a professional, there are a couple of things that you can do to protect the performance and efficiency of your cooling system. First, keep an eye on your air filter and make sure that you change it regularly. Second, keep the area surrounding your outdoor and indoor units free of any belongings or organic debris.

Call HB Energy Solutions today for comprehensive Southern Vermont air conditioning services.