How Would You Grade Your AC for the End of the Summer?

October 19th, 2021
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School’s back in session, which also means we’re moving into the time of year when we use our air conditioners less and less until they shut down entirely until spring. This is a good season to take stock of your air conditioning system’s performance over the summer so you can take steps to improve it. This may mean calling for repairs, or it could mean scheduling a full replacement.

To help you analyze your AC’s performance, we’ve provided a short guide. All you have to do is think about how well your AC did over the summer, taking into account its reliability and if it needed repairs. Then give the air conditioner a letter grade, just like school, from “A” to “F,” and consult the guide below:

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Does a Dead Compressor Mean You Have to Get a New Central AC?

September 27th, 2021
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The short answer to this question is: “sometimes.” 

Of course, that answer needs an explanation, and in this post we’ll look deeper into the choices you have when confronted with a burnt-out compressor. 

Our HVAC experts can answer all of your questions and give you guidance about what to do with your central air conditioning in Dickson, TN when its compressor dies. We can help you find the best and most affordable way forward with your home cooling.

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Sign Up for Our Maintenance Agreement

September 13th, 2021
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We offer many important services to help our customers stay comfortable around the year: repairs, installations, replacements. But perhaps the most important service we offer is regular HVAC maintenance. Air conditioning and heating systems need to have annual inspections and tune-ups from professionals to ensure they work at peak levels of comfort and energy efficiency. 

We offer superb HVAC maintenance for our customers, and we have a special maintenance agreement to make it both easy and more affordable. 

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Reasons to Choose Us for Your New Home Construction HVAC System

August 16th, 2021
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Building a new home is a great adventure. That means it will have its bumpy parts, but when you partner with the best professionals, you’ll make it through with ease and end up with the family house you always dreamed of.

The HVAC system is vital for your future happiness in your new home. A house’s heating, cooling, and ventilation system isn’t as flashy or attention-grabbing as a beautiful tiled-roof or a gorgeous foyer, but it’s as essential for daily life as the plumbing. For your new construction HVAC in Dickson, TN, you want to pick the best contractor you can find. Below are the top reasons to choose David Brown Heating & Cooling for the job.

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Top Reasons Your AC Is Struggling to Keep Up With the Summer Heat

August 2nd, 2021
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Your air conditioner has one job: to keep your home comfortable when outside temperatures heat up. If your AC had a professional installation that ensured its cooling capacity matches your home, it should be able to handle even the hottest summer days and provide the level of cooling you want.

But what if it doesn’t? An air conditioner can completely fail, but it may also start to lose cooling capacity and not provide the cooling you expect from it. If you find that you’re lowering the AC temperature more and more to get comfortable, something isn’t right, and you may need professional AC repair in White Bluff, TN. Below we’ll look at the most common reasons for an AC that can’t keep up.

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We Install the iWave Air Purifier: Here’s Why We Love It

July 19th, 2021
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Are you interested in having an installation of an air purifier in Dickson, TN or elsewhere in our service area? With many types of air purifiers on the market, like UV lights and ionizing purifiers, you might feel at a loss for what will work for your home. We can make it much easier for you, since we install one of the finest all-around air purification systems available, the iWave Air Purifier. 

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Why Cost-Cutting on HVAC Services Can Cost You More

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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The Difference in Air Purifiers and Air Filters—And Finding the Right Ones

July 5th, 2021
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The air in your house could probably be cleaner than it currently is. We can say this because it’s true for most homes. The construction of modern houses emphasizes making them energy efficient, and that requires building them “tight” so that little heat can move in or out. But this has the side effect of trapping air indoors, where it can become filled with pollutants, many coming from indoor sources. Improving the indoor air quality of your home may require installing an air filter or air purifier in Ashland City, TN.

But which one? And what’s the difference between the two? We’ll get into that below.

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Why Refrigerant Leaks Are Bad News for Your AC

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

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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