Recent Posts in Air Conditioning Category

  • What Makes the AC Filter So Dirty?

    Even if you are the most responsible of AC unit owners, you may have noticed your AC filter tends to get very dirty, requiring a replacement once clogged. If you find your AC unit needs replacing sooner than the recommended period of time for that particular model, there may be a number of reasons causing so much dirt and dust buildup. The good news is, these problems can often be corrected, which ...
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  • When Is It Time to Replace My Indoor or Outdoor Unit?

    If you own an indoor and outdoor unit, you may be wondering when the best time is to replace either of them. The answer varies for everyone, as it depends on a number of factors--including but not limited to amount of use, how long it has been since you last replaced either one, and most importantly, if one is being replaced. The general answer is if you are replacing one, you must replace them ...
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  • How to Keep Energy Costs Down & Save Money This Summer!

    Studies have estimated that the average household spends roughly half of their energy costs every year on heating and cooling expenses. So as you might imagine, a system that isn’t running efficiently or struggles to keep up with demand may be costing you a fortune in extra energy. Summer is currently at its peak, which means your air conditioner has been working hard for a few months now to keep ...
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  • Four Ways to Beat the Summer Heat!

    Summer may be a time for fun, but the endless sweltering heat and high humidity day after day can get old fast, leaving you itching for something you can do to beat the heat. This is especially true if your air conditioner doesn’t work so well, making life at home a difficult, frustrating, and sticky mess. If you need a great idea for something to do or where to find some much needed respite from ...
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  • Four Tips for Purchasing a New AC Unit

    Purchasing a new AC unit is a major decision, as it is often a costly acquisition and the decision needs to be made with extreme research and care. With so many options out there, it can be easy to get overwhelmed at the prospect of making this decision. However, thanks to Curtis Total Service and our exceptional client satisfaction goals, we are here to provide you with 4 essential tips to help ...
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  • Five Summer Woes—and How You Can Beat the Heat!

    While summer has plenty of opportunities for a number of exciting and interesting activities, they can all be dampened with the failure of your AC unit , leaving you overheated and overwhelmed. No matter how many things you have to look forward to for the summer, they don’t hold the same level of joy and thrill when you are suffering in a sweltering home. At Curtis Total Service, we are comprised ...
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  • Why Attic Ventilation Is Important for Your Air Conditioner

    Summer is quickly approaching, and using your air conditioner will soon be inevitable. So, how can you keep AC prices from soaring this summer season? Believe it or not, attic ventilation can play a significant role in the overall efficiency of your air conditioner. An unventilated attic can be a big source of heat in your home, especially during the summer. Remember, heat rises, and hot air can ...
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  • The Dangers of Mold and Mildew in Your Heating or AC System

    Mold is present in nearly everything. That’s not necessarily a bad thing when you’re outdoors, because mold actually serves a vital role in breaking down decaying matter. Its persistent presence also means it’s in your home. In small amounts, mold is nothing to fret about, and poses no great risk to most people. However, substantial mold growth in your home is something that should be addressed ...
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  • Why Is My AC Freezing Over?

    Our heating and air conditioning technicians at Curtis Total Service are often asked questions about air conditioners and their efficiency. As the seasons change, so do our needs—we want our homes warm in the cooler months and icy and refreshing as the summer hits. However, when your air conditioner is working a little too hard, to the point where it begins freezing, then that is a sign that ...
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  • The Importance of Regular Air Duct Cleaning

    At Curtis Total Service , our heating and air conditioning experts offer a wealth of wisdom and guidance on how best to maintain your HVAC system. One of the questions we often encounter is about air ducts, particularly how often they need to be cleaned and whether or not the project is worth it in the long run. The jury is out on whether or not you should continuously keep your air ducts clean, ...
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