Air Conditioning Articles

Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

June 4, 2021
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When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do?

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Do I Really Need an Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

May 5, 2021
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Our professionals at Western Sales & Services want to be sure you realize the long-term benefits of regular maintenance and tune-ups for your air conditioning system. In many cases, a small, short-run investment can save time, money, stress, and hassle down the road.

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Is Your AC Helping With Your Allergy Symptoms?

July 30, 2020
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Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers.

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Do I Need to Chemical Wash the Condenser on My Air Conditioner?

July 17, 2020

The answer to this question is it depends. For some air conditioners, our Western Sales & Services professionals recommend it. For others, we might not. Take a minute to read a little more about the process and give one of our experienced team members a call here in Birmingham, AL to discuss if this might be right for you and your home.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

March 16, 2020

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Western Sales and Services, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the…

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Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

August 30, 2019

Does an air conditioner help with allergies? In one word, yes. Actually two words, yes if. If you properly maintain the air conditioner. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control its humidity, which are both helps in the allergy world.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

July 26, 2019

We can help you live healthier by keeping you and your family comfortable at home throughout the hot summer months ahead.

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SEER—What Does It Mean?

June 24, 2019

SEER is a term that gets thrown around a lot in reference to air conditioning (AC) products.

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How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat

June 10, 2019

With all the options available for setting your programmable thermostat, it’s easy to get confused. Of course, this defeats the purpose of a programmable thermostat—it’s designed to for you to “set it and forget it,” making your life easier. It’s worth taking the minute or two it takes to read this to clear up anything that may be confusing you about the process.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

May 24, 2019

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC).

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

April 9, 2019

Besides keeping you cool, air conditioning acts as a humidity regulator. If you notice that your house is too humid, your air conditioner might not be doing its job properly.

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Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known

March 28, 2019

We want to share with you some things that you may not have known about your air conditioner (AC).

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Why is my Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

August 21, 2018

Well, the sun is shining in Birmingham, AL, which means it might be time to spend the day by the pool. It also means that it is time to turn on your AC. What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

August 2, 2018

A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool…

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Do Air Conditioners Kill Mold?

July 27, 2018

Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help to your home’s humidity low. But one thing it cannot do is kill mold. It can help prevent growth, but once it exists, your air conditioner cannot kill it. If…

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How to Save Money on Your AC and Energy Bill in the Summer

June 19, 2018

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for up to 47% of your utility bill. At Western Sales and Service, , we take energy efficiency seriously. Here in Birmingham we understand that air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months and our advice may help you save money on…

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Air Conditioner Making Noise?

June 15, 2018

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Western Sales and Service, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect the…

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What is a Heat Pump?

May 1, 2018

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your…

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How Does My Air Conditioner Work?

April 15, 2018

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in interior comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that 87% of homes have an AC unit and they account for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Western Sales and Service, we believe that knowledge is power – the more you know about the appliances…

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Air Conditioning Installation in Homewood, AL 35209

March 1, 2018

“I want to thank you for your excellent advice and work on my rental property and my main house. I appreciate your expertise and great work ethic. The fact that I can just let you do what is best without having to be there is important to me. Plus, you do you work in the…

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