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May 8th, 2020

With the hot summer months comes high humidity levels. This excess moisture in your home can make your body feel overly hot. This is because the body's natural response to heat is sweating to cool the body down. When it's humid outside, homeowners turn to their air conditioning system to keep their homes cool. But is an air conditioner enough to remove humidity?

How Your Air Conditioner is Keeping You Cool

You may be wondering if your air conditioner is an effective way to remedy high...

April 16th, 2020

You would assume excess dust is something you have to put up with just to enjoy the finished results of your remodeling efforts. But as HVAC professionals, we can tell you that the type of dust that tends to be generated during a remodeling project can damage various parts of your heating and cooling system and get into ducts and contribute to other issues if you're not careful. On the plus side, there are some steps – five of which are discussed below – you can take to protect your HVAC...

April 14th, 2020

In these uncertain times we wanted reach out and let you know we are following all the necessary steps to keep our employees and customers safe and healthy. We understand HVAC is crucial for day to day living, therefore Ardmore Fresh Air will remain open for business as usual but will adhere to the following protocols:

Shaking hands with customers has been temporarily halted Additional sanitizer has been added to each technician's fleet vehicle and utilized throughout the day Vehicles...
April 2nd, 2020

When you first move into a home with a centralized air conditioning unit, you'll notice that it comes with a filter. This filter is intended to catch unwanted debris and allergens from the air in your home. You should be replacing your HVAC filter every three months for the best air quality results.

Do You Really Need A Filter?

One of the biggest questions that homeowners can have about an air conditioner filter is whether or not they actually need one. The truth is that you can run...

March 19th, 2020

As winter slowly turns into spring, it's time to prepare your HVAC for the warm weather! While you'll likely be eager to turn on your air conditioner, it's important to do some spring cleaning to ensure your home's air is as fresh as possible! As you prepare your home for the next season, don't forget these important HVAC spring maintenance tips:

Changing Your Air Filter

Your air filter needs to be replaced every few months, and spring is the perfect time to swap your filter for a new...

March 5th, 2020

Just like other systems throughout your home, your HVAC system requires regular maintenance to keep performing at its most optimal. This will assist in keeping your energy bills low and your system in working order. As a homeowner, there are some maintenance tasks that you should be doing and some tasks that you should be hiring a professional to do for you.

Checking And Replacing Filters

Your HVAC system will have an air filter or two that work to trap unwanted dirt and debris in the...

February 6th, 2020

Any HVAC unit requires a filter to keep it safe from damaging particulates and keep it in order. The better the filter, the better air quality you will have, as well as a safer unit. The quality of an HVAC filter is determined by a MERV rating.

A MERV rating, or a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, is a rating system that will tell you at a glance how effective any air filter is at its job. This system was designed by ASHRAE and has been used ever since. The numbering tells the...

January 23rd, 2020

Dealing with humidity is a common summertime problem. Buying a humidifier is one solution to remove the high levels of water vapor in the air. If that's not an option, it's good to buy an air conditioner. In either case, Ardmore Fresh Air is the right HVAC company for taking care of humidity problems.

Too Much Humidity

Too much humidity means that your house feels hot and stuffy. Excessively high levels are more discomforting than too low levels. Your sweat cannot evaporate and it...

January 9th, 2020

An HVAC professional from Ardmore Fresh Air will tell you that covering an outdoor unit isn't absolutely necessary. However, it's something that can be done if you prefer to make this part of your seasonal routine. Before you decide whether or not to cover your HVAC unit during winter, take a moment to discover the advantages and disadvantages associated with doing so.

Advantages of Covering an Outdoor Unit During Winter

Specially designed covers for outdoor units are usually fairly...

December 19th, 2019

Homeowners should expect to replace their furnace every 18 to 20 years. This is considered the average lifetime of most furnaces; although, maintenance may extend the life of some furnaces, and others may not last quite as long. However, cost plays an important role when many people can replace a furnace.

Get an Inspection

Annual furnace inspections can indicate of your furnace needs to be repaired or replaced before the temperatures fall. It's better to replace a furnace before...

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