Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Two Ways to Get Zone Control In Your Home

Monday, September 19th, 2022

temperature-gaugeWouldn’t it be nice to keep different areas of your home at different temperatures?
You could keep your home gym cooler to be more comfortable for working out. Or the person who is always freezing can crank up the heat in their room without sweating out the rest of the family.

We’ve got great news! It’s possible to set up a Staten Island zone control system for heating and cooling in your home. Let’s look at two ways to do it here!

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The Benefits of Regular Air Filter Changes

Monday, September 5th, 2022

air-fliter-cuThe filter for your HVAC system is a more crucial part of your home comfort than you may realize. What’s more, dirty filters are often a primary cause of increased HVAC repairs and common air conditioner problems.

If you don’t change your HVAC filter regularly, you run the risk of higher energy bills, restricted airflow, and the need for otherwise avoidable repairs.

If you’ve ever looked into what you can do to help maintain your AC, then you’ve likely seen “change your filter regularly” at the top of the checklists. There aren’t a lot of HVAC repairs you can DIY, but you can replace your AC filter every so often and reap the rewards.

But what are the reasons for changing your air filter so often, anyway? Let’s look at some of the benefits that come with checking and changing this often underestimated part of your HVAC system.

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You Can Enjoy a Ductless AC In These Situations, Too

Monday, August 8th, 2022

It is rare to find two homes that are exactly alike with people who live there having the exact same comfort requirements. People and the places they call home are unique. And you deserve a comfort system that can keep up with your unique needs.

Let’s say you already have a working air conditioner in your home but it isn’t quite offering you enough help in some harder-to-reach areas. This is one of the many situations when a ductless system may offer some assistance.

Read on to discover how a ductless AC in Staten Island can provide additional support for your current home comfort system.

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3 Reasons Your Central AC Can’t Create Cool Air

Monday, July 11th, 2022

woman-in-front-of-fanHaving a reliable central AC in Staten Island is essential. New York summers are known for being hot and humid. If your AC suddenly stops cooling your home, it’s miserable.

We get a lot of calls in the summer from overheating homeowners with AC problems ranging from fairly easy fixes to total system failure. There are several reasons your AC may stop creating enough cool air to keep you comfortable, and most of them have one thing in common: ignoring the problem can cause bigger, more expensive problems.

You can prevent higher energy bills and maintenance costs by calling a professional as soon as you notice a problem. We’ve found that most AC systems that aren’t creating enough cool air tend to have one of the following three problems.

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Do You Need a New Thermostat?

Monday, June 13th, 2022

kettle-and-smart-temperature-meterIf there’s one element of your Staten Island HVAC system that needs more attention than the average person gives it, it’s your thermostat.

Many homeowners don’t realize the important part the right thermostat plays in their HVAC’s functionality.

Thermostats help you set the comfort level in your home; they have to be properly calibrated by a technician to ensure proper connectivity with your system.

Sometimes, homeowners reach out to us with problems they’re sure are internal, but it turns out their thermostat is to blame. Could yours be causing issues in your HVAC? Below you’ll find four signs that it’s time to replace your thermostat.

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Ice On Your AC Is Never Good

Monday, August 9th, 2021

terrified-woman-thinks-of-destroyed-air-conditionerYou want your home to be nice and cool during summer. Your home should be a safe haven from the heat after all. That said, if your AC has gotten icy, it isn’t going to be a good thing for your comfort. We know that might sound counterintuitive but hear us out.

In most cases, the formation of ice is going to signal that things are really cold (ice in your freezer’s ice tray is exactly what you want during summer). And it is true that the ice in your AC is an indicator that the air is extremely cold. The problem here is that you don’t benefit from any of that cold air because it won’t ever reach you. Ice on your evaporator coil is actually going to hinder or comfort this summer not help it. We’ll explain why and tell you what to do about it.

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Solve Your AC Issues With This System

Monday, June 28th, 2021

woman-in-front-of-fanAs the temperatures rise here in the Big Apple, you might find yourself relying on the air conditioning system a lot more to keep your home cool and comfortable. If you have an older-style air conditioner, you might begin facing many problems because the unit is not properly cooling your home.

Are you battling uneven temperatures in your house? Do you find the lack of zone control annoying? Is there a new room addition to your home under progress? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be wondering what you could do about your AC problem.

We suggest investing in a ductless AC unit for your home and coming to us for your air conditioning installation in Staten Island, NY.

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4 Reasons Why Your AC Isn’t Running

Monday, May 17th, 2021

woman-in-front-of-fanYou come home from a day out in the heat and all you want to do is cool off inside your nice, air-conditioned home. Once you walk in the door though you realize that your AC system has other plans. Your plan was for it to run like usual and keep things comfortable. Your AC unit’s plan was to…not do that.

This is a problem. Your air conditioning system isn’t running which means no cool air. Why is your system refusing to work and how can you get it operating again? We have the answers to these questions and the services to help.

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The Benefits of a New Central AC

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

air-conditioning-maintenance-toolsIf you are running an older central air conditioning system or are using window AC units, then maybe you should upgrade. Newer central AC systems can offer you better comfort for years to come.

That sounds like a good idea, right?

If you are looking to add a new central air conditioner to your home, we can help. You can come to us for your AC installation in Staten Island, then Bob Mims Heating and Air Conditioning can help you out!

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Are Your Ducts Causing Problems?

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Let’s all agree on one thing: we do take our ventilation systems and ducts for granted. Without our cooling and heating units, we would be unable to bring our houses to comfortable temperatures. Hence, it is very important that we make sure that there are no ducts causing problems in our homes.

Poorly designed, dirty, old, and unmaintained ducts can cost you a lot of money and affect your comfort. They can also result in higher electricity bills! To help you tackle this issue, we have compiled a list of 4 common duct problems you need to fix immediately.

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