Air Conditioning Articles

Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

May 15, 2024
Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air? Couple trying to refresh during summer heat wave.

Few things in life can be more frustrating than your air conditioner malfunctioning over the summer—but it can and does happen. Luckily, Howell’s Heating & Air has solutions to help keep you from boiling!

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3 Signs It’s Time for a New AC

April 15, 2024
3 Signs It’s Time for a New AC. Man in his living room sitting on a deckchair with his feet in a mini pool reading a book.

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.  Deciding on the ideal time to replace your air conditioning system in Ashland can be a…

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

August 16, 2023
Image of someone sitting in front of fan. When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

If you decide it’s time to upgrade to a new cooling system—you’re in luck. Air conditioners have become much more efficient in the past five years, thanks to new industry advances and stricter energy standards.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

July 19, 2023
Image of a person. Heat Gain Prevention Tips.

Our team at Howell’s Heating and Air wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

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Summer Savings Tips for AC

June 21, 2023
How to Save Money on AC - Coins in Front of a Thermostat.

It’s summertime in Virginia. The team at Howell’s Heating & Air hopes you find time to relax with friends and family, taking in the beautiful sunny days.

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Does an AC Help With Allergies?

May 17, 2023
Image of person blowing nose. Does an AC Help With Allergies?

Does an air conditioner (AC) 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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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

April 12, 2023
Image of AC unit. Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Howell’s Heating and Air, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year.

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Thermostat 101 Basics

October 19, 2022
Hand turning a home thermostat knob to set temperature. Thermostat 101

In the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, your thermostat is the undisputed leader of the heating and cooling team.

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How Modern Air Conditioners Are More Efficient

August 17, 2022
AC Technician Working on AC

Are you looking for a new air conditioner (AC) for your household? Newer models are far more efficient, and now is a great time to buy since prices are expected to increase at the beginning of January 2023.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air? 

August 10, 2022
Woman Suffering from Heat in Home

No matter the cause of the issue with your home’s air conditioner, our team can help. We have the solutions you need for a more comfortable and enjoyable home.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 20, 2022
Construction workers install doors - windows and use silicon and sealant.

Our team wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient.

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

May 31, 2022
Person's hand adjusting a wall mounted thermostat temperature

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.

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Know Your AC System

May 20, 2022
air turbine fan for ventilation and air conditioning

We want to share our knowledge on air conditioners with you so you can extend the life of your unit, avoid costly repairs, and save energy and money.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 29, 2022
Woman's hand opening curtains in the bedroom with natural light and garden background.

Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now to help save money this Spring.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

April 20, 2022
Male technician installing air-conditioning system.

Spring is the optimum time for air conditioner maintenance to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months.

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