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5 Common AC Problems

August 11, 2023
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Accu-Air Heating & Cooling is always eager to educate our Macomb area customers on heating and cooling home care.

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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

July 17, 2023
Image of a heat pump. Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps.

In some ways, heat pumps have an edge over the traditional combination of a furnace and central air conditioning (AC) unit. However, no two households are the same, and each option has its pros and cons.

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

June 9, 2023
Image of AC unit. What Is the Difference Between Single-Stage and Variable-Speed ACs?

With the warmer weather peeking its head around the proverbial corner, now is the time to think about your air conditioner in your Macomb home.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

May 19, 2023
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At Accu-Air Heating & Cooling, 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.

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What Is a Ductless AC?

August 12, 2022
Blog Title: What Is a Ductless AC? Photo: Green Living Room with Ductless AC Unit

Call Accu-Air Heating & Cooling for a recommendation from one of our heating and cooling professionals on where a ductless air conditioner might work best in the room you think could use some cooling help.

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

June 20, 2022
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When the weather gets really hot in Bushnell, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at Accu-Air Heating & 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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Consider a Ductless AC System

June 8, 2022
Blue and brown modern office

When you think of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, you probably think of the furnace and air conditioner (AC) equipment inside, an air conditioner component outside, and a network of ducts running throughout your Vermont home. 

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5 Questions to Ask Your HVAC Contractor

April 20, 2022
5 Questions to Ask Your HVAC Contractor

So, you’re looking for a new heating or cooling system.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

April 6, 2022
How to Properly Size an AC System

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 Ipava home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. 

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AC and Allergies

August 11, 2021
AC and Allergies

If you’re afflicted with seasonal allergies, you’re not alone. Accu-Air Heating & Cooling has a team of home comfort experts ready to find the perfect solution for your lifestyle.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 15, 2021
Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air? A pair of adult male hands feeling the flow of air coming out of an air vent on a wall near a ceiling. Man with hands in front of an air vent feeling for air flow.

It’s the first really hot day of summer in Bushnell when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, you feel only hot air. Why?

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

June 9, 2021
Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

At Accu-Air Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves in being great matchmakers. We want to set you up with an air conditioner (AC) that’s right for your home. For your convenience, we created a list of things to remember when purchasing an air conditioner. We hope that with our help, you’ll find an air system that feels like it was made just for you!

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

April 30, 2021
Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo, Close-up shot of the vents of an air conditioner

The air conditioning system in your Ipava home is one of your biggest investments and home assets. In order to take care of it properly, as well as to communicate effectively with air conditioning (AC) professionals when needed, it’s good to understand some common air conditioning terminology.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

April 20, 2021
Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up? Portrait Of Young Male Technician Repairing Air Conditioner

Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace here inn Bushnell. It’s easy to bump things like an air conditioner tune-up down the priority list, both in terms of time and money. It’s very likely you have higher priorities requiring more urgent attention than an air conditioner that seems to be working just fine.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

March 31, 2021
Spring Money-Saving Tips, 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 and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea.

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How Can I Afford a New AC System (and Other HVAC Equipment)?

August 31, 2020
Homeowner counting coins trying to figure out how they can afford a new AC system and other HVAC equipment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many lives around us, both health-wise and financially. At Accu-Air Heating & Cooling, we remain committed to providing the best service to all our Illinois customers during this difficult time. Let’s stick together as a community and help each other whenever we can.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

August 17, 2020
A central air conditioner on side of house showing how it works to cool your home.

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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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

July 30, 2020
Construction worker sealing home, Heat Gain Prevention Tips | HVAC Maintenance, Service | Bushnell, IL

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Bushnell home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Accu-Air Heating & 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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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

July 18, 2020
Family cleaning home after learning about some of the environmental issues that can affect your AC and home.

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 Ipava home.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

June 30, 2020
HVAC technician repair an Air Conditioner after the system broke due to one of the top causes of AC failure.

It’s the first really hot day of summer when open windows, sun-blocking shades, and the ceiling fans just can’t cut it anymore. You resign yourself to finally turning on your air conditioner (AC)—only to find it blowing warm air, making funny noises, or simply not cooperating at all. It’s a scenario we all dread, and…

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

June 22, 2020
man trying to set a budget while researching the common AC purchasing mistakes to avoid.

When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of…

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AC Maintenance Checklist

May 31, 2020
Technician performing AC maintenance after following the checklist provided by his company.

Be sure you take the time to perform basic maintenance regularly as well as invest in a professional checkup at least once a year. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), good maintenance can save you money and reduce your energy usage.

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

May 21, 2020

Interested in saving money on your home’s AC this summer? Our team has a list of five simple tips you can take to help cut costs.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

August 27, 2019
Close up ice on coil cooler of dirty air conditioner.

The ice buildup on your air conditioner creates the inability for it to cool effectively and puts stress on the compressor (your outdoor unit if you have central air conditioning). Over time, this can lead to a costly repair or the need to replace the compressor. At Accu-Air Heating & Cooling, we can help.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

August 9, 2019
This is a lightning strike representing protecting your ac during storms.

Our professionals at Accu-Air Heating & Cooling want you to have a reliable air conditioning system before, during, and after a storm. Here are some tips on helping you protect your air conditioner investment.

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4 Signs I Need a New AC Unit

July 16, 2019
woman trying to stay cool after not following the 4 signs that she needs a new ac unit

Accu-Air Heating & Cooling understands that air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Havana, Illinois. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. How do I know if I need repairs for my unit or if I need a replacement?

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

July 2, 2019
woman sleeping comfortably and gaining health benefits from using her air conditioner while sleeping

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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Four Things to Know About Your AC

June 6, 2019
AC in backyard of home in spring or summer time

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 Accu-Air Heating & Cooling, we’re obsessed with it! We want to share with you some things that you may not have known about your air conditioner (AC).

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Does My AC Help With Allergy Symptoms?

May 21, 2019
Woman blowing her nose because of allergies

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.

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Get Your Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance

May 7, 2019
Technician performing AC maintenance and cleaning

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

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Does My Air Conditioner Eliminate Mold?

April 26, 2019
Air conditioner in back yard of home

At Accu-Air 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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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 15, 2019
Woman covering ears from loud AC in her 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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Do I Really Need An AC Maintenance Inspection?

March 20, 2019
Technician cleaning AC during maintenance inspection

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.

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