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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 Do I Know I Have a Good Plumber?

July 7, 2018

Hiring a qualified, experienced and honest plumber is an important step for a homeowner. It is important to find one that knows what he/she is doing. They are responsible for parts of your house that are crucial to your daily life and if they fail to execute their job correctly it can result in costly…

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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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Four Ways to Change Your Home’s Air Quality for the Better

May 17, 2018

When you think of air pollution, what pops into your mind? A giant smoke stack? Cars spewing exhaust? A trash incinerator? Chances are, you may not have considered that your own home is full of air pollution. According to the EPA, you may be exposed to 2-5 times more airborne pollutants by staying indoors than…

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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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Western Sales and Service services Birmingham, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Pelham, Chelsea, and the surrounding Alabama communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 205-787-8674, or request service online today.