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Mind-Blowing Maintenance Mistakes You are Making with Your AC Unit

8.09.2018 - Wilson's Refrigeration and AC Service

Many home and business owners make common mistakes with their heating and air conditioning system. Good news is you can learn from their mistakes! To take full advantage of your heating and air conditioning (http://www.wilsonref.com/heating-and-air-conditioning) system, you'll need to conduct regular maintenance. But many people fail to have this maintenance done. The following is a brief list of some of the more common things people forget to do concerning their air conditioner: Mistake #1: Not Cleaning or Replacing the Air Filter If the air conditioner runs, it may be easy to for ..

What Is the Ideal Temperature for Energy Efficiency?

7.26.2018 - Wilson's Refrigeration and AC Service

Maintenance agreements allow your system to keep your home’s temperature and energy bill low. Have you looked into the ways maintenance agreements (http://www.wilsonref.com/preventative-maintenance) help you save money while staying perfectly comfortable? It’s true! The better you care for your HVAC system, the better it will perform for you. Higher efficiency allows you to keep your home cooler without wasting energy or driving your bills sky high. Perfect Summer Thermostat Settings Also, note the energy-saving benefits of dropping the temperature at night. Studies show we sleep t ..

3 HVAC Tips to Keep your Sunroom Cool in the Summer

7.12.2018 - Wilson's Refrigeration and AC Service

How can heating and air conditioning help in semi-outdoor spaces? How can your heating and air conditioning (http://www.wilsonref.com/heating-and-air-conditioning) service help keep your sunroom cool? It never hurts to get an expert opinion on airflow and ventilation. There are several methods for keeping the temperature down without breaking the bank. Here are three options for keeping your sunroom cool: 1. Window Covers Sunshine pouring in your sunroom windows will warm up the space whether your windows are open or not. The type of window treatment you use will have a big imp ..

Three Common Reasons Your Air Filter Gets Dirty Quickly

6.21.2018 - Wilson's Refrigeration and AC Service

The air filter needs changing every few months, but sometimes it needs more frequent replacing. Discover the benefits of maintenance agreements. Maintenance agreements (http://www.wilsonref.com/preventative-maintenance) do a great job of taking care of your dirty air filters. Most air filters need replacing or cleaning every few months. But they can sometimes get dirtier much more quickly. The following blog post will explain why air filters may need maintenance more often than usual. Reason #1: Pets Cats and dogs are very popular indoor pets and for a good reason! They make great  ..

Does Your Home's Layout Affect Your Energy Bill? Find Out Now!

6.07.2018 - Wilson's Refrigeration and AC Service

Your heating and air conditioning system isn’t the only thing that affects your energy bill. The single biggest factor affecting your energy bill is your heating and air conditioning (http://www.wilsonref.com/heating-and-air-conditioning) system. But that doesn't mean it's the only thing that makes a difference. Another often ignored aspect is the layout of your home. How is this so? Continue reading to learn how. The Number of Floors The more floors a home has, the harder the HVAC system will have to work to keep each floor at the desired temperature. This is because of how hot an ..

Three Major Mistakes Homeowners Make with Their Return Vents

5.24.2018 - Wilson's Refrigeration and AC Service

Return vents play a critical role in a properly functioning heating and air conditioning system. Here are three mistakes you might be making with yours. To keep your heating and air conditioning (http://www.wilsonref.com/heating-and-air-conditioning) system working as efficiently as possible, it's essential to allow for proper airflow. And to get adequate airflow, you need your return vents working correctly. Here is a list of a few common mistakes many homeowners make concerning their return vents: Mistake #1: Blocking the Return Vent When your HVAC system is on, you feel the warm ..

Does My Thermostat Account for Humidity? Learn Now!

5.10.2018 - Wilson's Refrigeration and AC Service

Your heating and air conditioning system works best when you have proper indoor humidity levels. To make the most of your heating and air conditioning (http://www.wilsonref.com/heating-and-air-conditioning) system, you'll need to avoid indoor humidity that is too high or too low. This is the result of most thermostats only having the ability to measure indoor temperature, but not relative humidity. Why is this distinction important? Read on to find out. What a Thermostat Does In most homes and offices, a thermostat’s only job is to measure the indoor temperature. If it detects a te ..

3 No-Nonsense Impacts of South Carolina Pollen on Your HVAC

4.26.2018 - Wilson's Refrigeration and AC Service

Maintenance agreements (/preventative-maintenance) provide routine maintenance to HVAC systems to prolong the life of the unit. This preventative maintenance helps fight the long-term effects of seemingly harmless things, such as dust and pollen. The following is a brief description of what effect pollen can have on your HVAC system and what you can do to minimize problems. Impact #1: Clogged Air Filters Pollen easily floats through your indoor air. Luckily, your HVAC system has design features, such as an air filter, to remove the pollen from the air. But no HVAC air filter can remove ..

3 Ways Spring Storms Affect Your HVAC

4.12.2018 - Wilson's Refrigeration and AC Service

Even though you need April showers to have May flowers, all those spring storms aren’t always nice to your heating and air conditioning system (/heating-and-air-conditioning). Below we discuss three of the ways a spring storm can harm your HVAC unit and what you can do if it happens. Lightning Strikes It doesn’t always take a direct hit to your air conditioner’s condenser for lightning to cause damage to your HVAC. Even a lightning strike to a nearby power line can result in a power surge that damages some of the delicate electrical components in your unit. If you're lucky, the only th ..

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Ignore Your Air Ducts

3.22.2018 - Wilson's Refrigeration and AC Service

Complete HVAC maintenance (http://www.wilsonref.com/preventative-maintenance) and care of a heating and air conditioning system will include addressing the air ducts. Many people forget about the air ducts because they seem like such a simple part of the HVAC system and are hard to see. Here are two reasons you need to take care of them: #1: Hidden Dirt and Dust Buildup The inside of an air duct is hard for the average person to see. Over time, a film of dust or dirt may exist and the home or business owner may not even know it. However, the HVAC system could be spewing out a significa ..

No one looks forward to replacing an HVAC unit, but Wilson’s and crew were as helpful as they could be. They were in and out in less than a day, and our new system is fantastic. I can’t believe how much better it performs compared to our old one. My power bills are noticeably lower, too!

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