Air Conditioners

Air scrubbers

How Do Air Scrubbers Work? Everything You Need To Know

Air scrubbers have become very popular over the past few years. But how do air scrubbers work? Are they legit? In this post, we’ll explore these questions to help you understand whether you could benefit from using one of these devices in your home. What Are Air Scrubbers? An air scrubber is a piece of HVAC equipment that removes contaminants from the air inside your home. You can think of it as a supercharged air purifier. While you’d typically use a purifier to treat a single room, a scrubber treats your entire house. Types of Air Scrubbers There are two …

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Window Unit vs Central Air Conditioner

Window Unit vs Central Air Conditioner: Cost & Practicality Considerations

There are a lot of factors that determine whether or not you should get one of these appliances for the summer.  You might have control over some of these factors (like cost), but others might not be easy to overcome, especially if you’re renting a house or apartment. We’ll give you a detailed breakdown of each of these air conditioning units and help you choose the best one for your home and, of course, your wallet.  After all, money is a scarce resource and no one wants to spend more than he/she has to. The two Main Factors to Consider …

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clean air conditioner

3 Simple Tricks To Clean Your Air Conditioner

You can easily clean your air conditioner without spending money on a team of cleaning professionals. We know… We know… Cleaning isn’t fun, especially when you’re fighting off dust, fungi, and other micro-particles that can cause you to sneeze your nose off. We are going to show you how to easily clean your air conditioner and have it ready for the hot summer.  To make it easier, we divided the task into three simple processes that involve cleaning the three dirtiest components of your air conditioner.  The AC Ducts The AC Coils The AC Filters You’ll have to spend at …

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air conditioner blowing smoke

What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Is Blowing Smoke

An air conditioner that’s blowing smoke can be the result of several issues, some serious and some minor. In this post, we’re going to take an in-depth look at all the steps you should follow when this issue occurs.  We’ll begin by taking a look at why this typically happens to begin with. Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Smoke? Here are the most common reasons. #1. Clogged Drain Hole If you have an older air conditioner that’s blowing odorless white smoke, this is a likely culprit. All air conditioners produce condensation. Newer units collect this condensation in a pan …

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Heat Pump vs Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner vs. Heat Pump: Understanding The Difference

Heat pumps and air conditioners might seem like similar (or even identical) devices. However, there are several subtle differences between the two. In this post, we’ll explore those differences to help you understand which device best suits your needs. Heat Pump vs. Air Conditioner: The Basics What Is A Heat Pump vs. An Air Conditioner? Let’s start with the similarities. A heat pump and an air conditioner can both cool your home. Both devices come in two parts; one inside your home and one outside. These components work together to pump warm air out of your home. Heat pumps and …

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COVID-19

The well-being of our employees and customers is a priority for us during these tough times; therefore, AHWA is taking extra precautions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a safety measure, all AHWA employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms will be required to self-isolate. Also, all technicians visiting customers’ homes will be equipped with gloves and masks. We hope this won’t impact our service and we will remain open for business until further notice. Thank you for choosing American Home Water and Air!