David Brown Heating & Cooling, LLC Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why Cost-Cutting on HVAC Services Can Cost You More

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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There’s a difference between “saving money” and “cheap,” but people often tangle up the two. They see a low price for an HVAC service, like an air conditioner repair, and assume that means they’ll save money. But “cheap” often means something is cheap all-around: shoddily done and temporary at best. That kind of cheap HVAC service is the opposite of saving money because it means more troubles in the future—often the near future—with poor system performance, additional repair problems, and even an early system failure.

When you invest in HVAC services in Dickson, TN with our professionals, you’ll receive great work and lasting results, and that means saving money as well. Below we’ll go into more detail about why choosing our professionals is better and less expensive than to try cost-cutting with DIY or amateur service.

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Why Refrigerant Leaks Are Bad News for Your AC

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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People often misunderstand the role of refrigerant inside an air conditioning system. It’s common for homeowners to think their AC will eventually “run out” of refrigerant and need to be refilled or topped-off. This isn’t the case, since refrigerant is not an energy source or fuel for an AC. The energy source for an AC is electricity. What refrigerant does is allow the air conditioner to carry out heat transfer, i.e. moving heat from inside the house to the outside. Heat transfer is how an air conditioner provides cooling for a home, and it can’t do that without refrigerant. 

Because refrigerant isn’t an energy source the AC consumes, it doesn’t get “used up.” The amount of refrigerant in the air conditioner when it’s installed (known as the AC’s charge) is the same amount it will keep through its service life. The only case where an air conditioning system may lose its refrigerant charge is because of leaks. Unfortunately, these are a common AC problem and require professional AC repair in Ashland City, TN or else the air conditioner will be in major trouble. Below we’ll go into why refrigerant leaks are bad news for any air conditioner.

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Summer AC Equipment Shortages and Price Increases

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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2020 was a challenging year for everyone, and our team worked hard to ensure our customers had the air conditioning and heating services necessary for their homes during a time when people were spending more time indoors than ever before. 

The challenges haven’t ended in 2021, even as the novel coronavirus pandemic is fading and people are starting to transition back to normal. The HVAC industry is currently dealing with an equipment parts shortage and an increase in prices from HVAC manufacturers combined with an increase in demand for air conditioning services. 

We want to share some important information about this shortage with you so you’ll know how to plan for the coming summer months.

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Repair vs. Replace: What’s Best for Your Older Central Air Conditioner?

Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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The average service life of a central air conditioning system is between 10 to 15 years. When your home’s AC is in this age range, you’ll want to weigh your options between continuing to repair it or replacing it when it malfunctions. 

There’s no simple answer to the “repair or replace?” question because every AC and home is in a different situation. Below, we’ll examine several factors that can affect when it’s time to get a new central air conditioning in Dickson, TN. For a professional opinion on “repair vs. replace,” call our technicians. We can help you make the best choice for your household’s cooling future.

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What Sets Us Apart From Other Contractors

Monday, May 10th, 2021

We understand the concerns of homeowners in Dickson, TN. That’s why we take questions about our pricing in stride. We know price is always discussed when there are other technicians in the area who would do it for a lower price. The key thing to note is this: comparing quotes isn’t always apples to apples. You should consider things like time, experience, and attention to detail.

Our team’s work is backed by highly trained and insured technicians. We’re a team that keeps our integrity close to our heart. This is why we take care of our customers with such meticulous attention. Today though, we’re going to get into exactly why great service may cost you a little more.

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“Can I Replace My Thermostat Myself?”

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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If you’re looking into getting yourself a new thermostat, then we’re sure that you’ve done your research. You know that there are endless options on the market, many different features that allow your home to work smarter instead of harder, and many factors to consider. One we’d like to talk about today is thermostat installation.

There’s a lot you need to consider before you actually get your thermostat in your home, but make sure that you’re investing in your thermostat installation itself. Invest in quality care with us. Keep reading to learn more about your thermostat services in Dickson, TN.

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Bigger Doesn’t Mean Better When It Comes to HVAC

Monday, April 12th, 2021

New seasons typically inspire you to get prepared for the upcoming weather. This is especially true for spring. We’re prepared for our cold weather to thaw out and make way for warmer, spring temperatures. When this season comes around, you’ll more than likely shift your focus from heating to air conditioning service. Have you realized that you need a new air conditioner? If you do, then you’ve found the right blog. Today, we’re going to discuss the importance of proper HVAC sizing.

Precise calculations are non-negotiable. You need great HVAC service to ensure that you’re comfortable during the spring and summer season. We’re a family team that’s also precise. We’re available to help you get proper AC installation in Dickson, TN.

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“Why Is HVAC Maintenance So Important?”

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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If you’re in contact with any type of HVAC service provider, you’re going to hear one sentiment echoed by all of them—“maintenance is important.” Have you ever taken the time to figure out why though? We want to talk about it today.

We know that we’re reaching the end of winter in our area and spring is well on its way. This is why it’s worthwhile to schedule an appointment for air conditioning maintenance in Dickson, TN today. We’re going to lay out all the reasons why for you below. Make sure you get in contact with our service professionals if you have further questions.

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The Benefits of High SEER Equipment

Monday, February 1st, 2021

If you’ve ever spent time on an HVAC blog before, then we’re sure that you read the same acronyms over and over again—SEER, SEER, and more SEER. But, do you ever take a step back and ask yourself what this even means? You might even know what the acronym stands for, but in the grand scheme of things, what does it really mean to you?

We’re here to inform you of all that today. We specialize in all the HVAC services in Dickson, TN. Just make sure that you contact us in a timely manner for what you’re looking for. We’re here to answer all the questions you might have with a smile. We’re certified professionals that care about the quality of the work we perform.

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