How Does the Thermostat Affect AC Performance?

According to Merriam Webster, the ther·mo·stat is the device that automatically regulates temperature, or that activates a device when the temperature reaches a certain point. The thermostat of your HVAC system is the brain of the operation, when not taken care of or adequately installed the communication between the thermostat and your HVAC system can suffer.  When thermostat problems start developing, there is not an alarm that sounds; it malfunctions unnoticed. The signs that will alarm you is the temperature in your room is hotter than what the thermostat says.  The air conditioner unit is continually running. The thermostat display
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What Happens When You Delay AC Repairs?

“What happens when you delay AC Repairs?” You do not want the answer to the question in the heat of the summer. A well-maintained air conditioning system can make a substantial difference between having a happy home filled with fresh air and an upset home that can trigger allergies and spread outdoor pollutants everywhere. It is not a waste of money to want to maintain your air conditioner system. There are unseen components that a professional HVAC Tech can see and fix before the real problems start.    Dust, Mold, Allergens…Oh My!  Your HVAC system is not just responsible for
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Is Summer the Right Time to Replace your HEATER?

Imagine sitting in your home in the dead of winter wrapped in a blanket freezing because your furnace has stopped. We know it is hard to fathom because right now you are wearing summer attire sipping on iced tea battling the heat outside in your air-conditioned home. The last thing that’s on your mind is the state of your heating system. That’s precisely why now is the very best time to maintain or install a new furnace. Furnace Replacement 101 How old is your furnace? Is it more than 15-years old? Are you calling for minor repairs? Do you have
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Dispelling the Most Common Air Conditioning Myths

Air conditioners have been around a very long time now, but there are many persistent myths surrounding air conditioning to this day. Many people accept and furthermore spread these myths as common knowledge, when following these false facts can end up costing them in the long run. Here are the four most common air conditioning myths:   Myth #1: The Bigger The AC Unit, The Better As discussed in our previous blog, the size of your air conditioner matters, and bigger does not mean better. If you have too large an air conditioner for your home, it will run less
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Air Conditioning Units: Bigger Isn’t Better

When it comes to air conditioning units, bigger does not necessarily mean better. A common mistake people make is purchasing an air conditioner unit that’s too large for the space it’s meant to cool. While you want a unit that’s big enough to efficiently cool your home, having one that’s too large can cause its own set of issues. AC units are designed to run uninterrupted for long periods, during which time they can remove excess humidity while cooling your home. If the AC unit is too large, it will constantly stop and start, leading to a decreased lifespan for
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Why Is There Ice on My Air Conditioning System?

One of the great inventions of the past century is the invention of the air conditioner. According to the Atlantic, the design is one of the great productivity boosters of this century. On hot summer days, we want to feel the cool air. Sometimes, however, we see ice on the air conditioning system. We want cold air, not freezing air. That said, it is confusing when we see ice accumulate on the air conditioner coils. The ice that you see develop is the result of frozen condensation. That moisture drips onto the coil, running down the condensate drain pan and
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Set Your Thermostat for “Vacation Mode” Before Your Trip

Working on your to-do list for in preparation for vacation? Don’t forget to add “set thermostat!” It is advisable to keep your air conditioner running while you’re on vacation during the summer months or if you live in a warmer climate, but what are the appropriate vacation home temperatures to use? Some programmable thermostats make it easy and have a vacation, hold or away function, however, Energystar.gov suggested thermostat settings for vacation are 8-degrees up or down, depending on climate and season for maximum energy efficiency. It may even be advisable to have your air conditioning unit checked before leaving
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Is it Time for an AC Tune-Up?

This year seemed to be the year of the endless winter and it’s finally coming to a close! Before you run outside and enjoy all the activities the warmer weather has to offer, you should consider checking your HVAC system to ensure it is working properly. Constant rain and thunderstorms bring humidity, and with humidity comes heat. Are you and your AC ready for the summer heat? If you answered no, maybe it’s time for an AC Tune-Up! There are a couple of maintenance tasks you can do yourself before you call Jon Wayne Heating & Air for a tune-up.
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3 Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your equipment can save you thousands of dollars over the long-haul in energy costs and repairs and is just as important as maintenance to your automobile! Many HVAC maintenance plans will give you priority service if your heating or cooling system needs repairs and at Jon Wayne Heating & Air, you come first. Here are three benefits of an HVAC maintenance plan. Higher Quality Indoor Air Our expert service technicians at Jon Wayne Heating & Air will inspect your HVAC system and make sure it is performing as efficiently as possible. When regular maintenance is performed on
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