Air Conditioning Articles

How Do You Know When to Repair or Replace Your AC Equipment?

July 31, 2023
How Do You Know When to Repair or Replace Your AC Equipment? AC unit outside building.

Your air conditioner made a few strange noises when you first began running it in early this season, but you ignored them. Now it’s the heat of the summer. It’s a hot, muggy summer in the Chicago Area, and your AC has broken down. Do you repair or replace it? Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning…

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

July 24, 2023
When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner? Woman on the phone attempting to cool herself with a fan.

Sometimes, life moves incredibly fast. You could have sworn you just bought your air conditioner. But lately, it doesn’t seem to be working so well. You check the box and are shocked to find out you’ve had it for a decade. Where did the time go?

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Video – When Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner?

June 23, 2023
Video - When Do I Need to Replace My Air Conditioner?

The central air conditioning system is a simple pleasure of everyday life. Your home should be a place where you can relax. On a hot day, cool air is essential to your relaxation.

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Video – We Need to Talk About HVAC Load Calculations

May 31, 2023
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When thinking about replacing your home heating and cooling system, be sure to purchase properly sized equipment for your specific home.

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Buy an Air Conditioner with Carrier Cash Rebates in 2023

May 4, 2023
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Have you considered a new air conditioner (AC) for your Orland Park home? May is the perfect window to purchase a new cooling system before the summer heat kicks in here in Orland Park. 

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Video- The Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance

April 28, 2023
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The best time of year to have your AC serviced is spring, even if you reside in a locale with pretty warm weather all year long.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

April 19, 2023
AC Technician

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 Tinley Park can be a challenge, so here are three areas our Doornbos Heating & Air Conditioning professionals suggest you monitor for telltale signs:

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Video – Is your AC making scary noises?

August 30, 2022
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Is your AC making scary noises? Call us today! We can help!

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AC Repair vs. Replacement: Should I Repair or Replace My AC Unit?

July 13, 2022
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Your 10-year-old air conditioning (AC) unit just broke. Do you repair or replace it?

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Video – Choose a Ductless System for Your Home Remodel

June 30, 2022
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When adding on to your home or converting a room to a living area, a ductless system could be your best option.

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What Should I Look for When Replacing My Air Conditioner?

June 22, 2022
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As the weather heats up here in Illinois, many homeowners will opt to order a new air conditioner (AC). Are you ready to upgrade your cooling system?

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How to Properly Size an AC System

June 14, 2022
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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 Tinley Park home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. 

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

April 30, 2022
Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now? Service technician testing a furnace

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. You need to be able to rely on your air conditioner for your comfort here in Alsip.

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How to Know When to Replace Your Air Conditioning System

July 30, 2021
Home inspector, repairman, adjuster examines air conditioner units at a customer home. He is using his digital tablet to record results.

Is your air conditioning (AC) system operating at peak efficiency? If not, you could be due for a replacement.

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Consider a Ductless AC System

July 21, 2021
Ductless AC in Living Room

Our Doornbos team wants you to be well-informed about your heating and cooling options, one of those being a ductless AC system.

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

May 10, 2021
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Our team wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these common air conditioning issues so your home can stay cool.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 30, 2021
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Reducing your energy bills is always a great idea, especially in the Spring. Use these tips to help save some money today.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

March 30, 2021
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If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your home, it might be from a broken thermostat.

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Are There Alternatives to Traditional Air Conditioning Systems?

July 30, 2020
Technician Fixing Ductless AC

Interested in an alternative air conditioning system? Our team wants to help your home by showing you the currently available AC options.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

June 23, 2020
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Is your home’s air conditioner making noise? Our team wants to share with you the most common AC noises and the problems they indicate.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

May 29, 2020
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Is your home’s air conditioner blowing hot air? Our team wants to help you diagnose and fix it. Here are common AC issues and their solutions.

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Is it Normal For My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

August 20, 2019
HVAC technician explains short cycling to a blond woman.

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 it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC. Do not leave these occurrences alone.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

August 1, 2019
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As the summer months approach, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills?

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How Your AC Cools Your Home

July 16, 2019
Parents helping children learn about HVAC and air conditioner mold while sitting at the kitchen table.

Air conditioners do so much more than just cool, like dehumidify your home or business and help keep your inside air cleaner. Understanding a bit of its basic components and how they work can help you identify a problem or malfunction when it occurs.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

July 1, 2019
Little girl sitting in front of a fan eating watermelon because the air conditioner needs repair.

If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air or stops all together, check to see if your indoor unit is frozen. What exactly will that look like?

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Does an AC Kill Mold?

June 25, 2019
HVAC technician repairing outdoor AC unit.

Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low.

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