Air Conditioning Articles

AC Maintenance Checklist

May 30, 2024
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Can you imagine a scorching hot day here in Portland without air conditioning? During those dog days of summer, your air conditioning system can be your very best friend.

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5 Common AC Problems

May 15, 2024
5 Common AC Problems. Repairman checking outside air conditioning unit for voltage.

When your air conditioner (AC) is running at peak efficiency, you win.

Not only will your electric bills in Michigan be cheaper––your AC system will last longer. Plus, your equipment will be operating at its best, so you will experience maximum comfort.

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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).

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Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known

August 15, 2023
Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known. Couple sitting at table and calculating bills at home.

Though air conditioners are a major part of modern life, they hold many secrets few people know about.

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SEER––What Does It Mean?

July 17, 2023
SEER––What Does It Mean? Circle knob with "Energy efficiency" written on it next to a scale of "high, moderate, low.”

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This universal rating system helps you determine the efficiency of your Michigan air conditioning (AC) unit or heat pump. 

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 6

June 29, 2023
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Cool your home by opening the windows at night and save on your energy bill. The outdoor breeze will keep your home feeling cool.

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Air Conditioners and Allergies

April 14, 2023
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Looking for additional methods to stop allergens from inhabiting your home? ESI Heating & Cooling has a team of home comfort experts ready to find the perfect solution for your lifestyle.

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Do I Really Need an Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

July 13, 2022
Portrait Of Young Male Technician Repairing Air Conditioner

ESI Heating and Cooling wants you realize the long-term benefits of regular maintenance and tune-ups for your air conditioning system.

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

May 12, 2022
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Our team at ESI Heating and Cooling wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

August 4, 2021
AC fan in unit

In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your Portland home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 15, 2021
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Many reasons can cause an air conditioner to malfunction, resulting in warm or hot air blowing through your vents. Our ESI Heating and Cooling professionals want to help you diagnose those problems quickly and then get them fixed, so you can cool down your family and your home.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 10, 2021
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When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Portland home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at ESI Heating and Cooling 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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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

May 4, 2021
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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. So what should you do?

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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 14, 2021
Technician spraying chemical water onto air conditioner grid to clean

Here’s a comprehensive air conditioning maintenance checklist, courtesy of our professionals at ESI Heating and Cooling, to help keep your system in excellent working order.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your Air Conditioner

July 16, 2020
How Environmental Issues can Affect Your Air Conditioner, kid cleaning with dad

When you’re looking at how your air conditioner works, it can depend on a wide variety of factors. Most people realize that the brand you select, the size, the features, and the efficiency rating all play a role in how well an air conditioner will cool your Portland home.

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Video – Summer AC Check Up

June 30, 2020
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Make sure your system is running in tip top shape for summer. Get your maintenance and service done early so that your family can stay cool and comfortable all summer long.

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What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs?

June 8, 2020
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With the warmer weather peeking its head around the proverbial corner, now is the time to think about your air conditioner in your Portland home. The International Energy Agency predicts the number of air conditioners worldwide will increase from 1.6 billion units today to 5.6 billion units by 2050. No matter what else is going…

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

May 11, 2020
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Interested in saving money this spring? Our team wants to share the following tips to help you make some money-saving resolutions today.

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Ductless Air Conditioners Improve Indoor Air Quality & Control Humidity

August 14, 2019
ductless air conditioner representing how it improves indoor air quality and controls humidity

Installing a ductless air conditioner (AC), also known as a mini-split, in your Portland, MI, home has quite a few benefits over a traditionally ducted air conditioner. Two such benefits are helping to improve your home’s IAQ and to control your home’s humidity.

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5 Ways to Save Money On Your Summer Energy Bill

July 2, 2019
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Now that summer is here, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills? We understand sometimes high energy bills are unavoidable when air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months. That’s why our five simple tips for staying cool and using your air conditioner less may help you cut costs and save money on your monthly energy bill.

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4 Signs I Need a New AC Unit

June 17, 2019

ESI Heating and Cooling understands that air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Sunfield, MI. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years.

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Does Your AC Help With Allergy Symptoms?

June 11, 2019

Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

May 31, 2019

A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well.

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Does My Air Conditioner Eliminate Mold?

May 13, 2019
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At ESI Heating & Cooling, we’re often asked, “Do air conditioners kill off mold?” This is a common misconception. A properly maintained and functioning air conditioner (AC) can decrease the likelihood of mold growth.

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Four Things to Know About Your AC

April 25, 2019
Air Conditioner in backyard of home

Air conditioning isn’t exactly a stimulating topic to bring up at parties. It’s not something most people think about too excessively. But at ESI Heating and Cooling, we’re obsessed with it!

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 15, 2019
Woman covering her ears due to loud AC in home

It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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Get Your Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance

March 18, 2019
Technician Discussing AC Maintenance

An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At ESI Heating and Cooling, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned once a year.

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Do I Really Need an AC Maintenance Inspection?

March 7, 2019
Technician Performing AC Maintenance Inspection Cleaning

Summer is quickly approaching. On the most scorching of days, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is your HVAC system breaking down. That’s why you should schedule an inspection and tune-up for your air conditioner as part of your spring cleaning.

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