Skylake Heating and Air Blog: Archive for August, 2017

Should You Repair or Replace a Faulty AC?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

repair-or-replace-ACThe end of summer is often the time when older air conditioners experience trouble: running on a regular basis for months on end, only to finally experience a serious breakdown in late August or early September. That can lead to a significant dilemma for the prudent homeowner: do you repair an older unit at the end of the summer, or do you spend that money on a replacement AC? Only you can answer that question. However, there are some contributing factors that can help you make up your mind.

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Dehumidifiers Fight Muggy Air

Monday, August 14th, 2017

whole-house-deumidifiersWe’re used to leaning on our air conditioners during the heat of the summer to fight those high temperatures and keep our homes comfortable. But heat isn’t the only problem you face during the summer months. Humidity levels can go up as well, and muggy air contributes just as much to an uncomfortable home as straight-up heat. Air conditioners can deal with the issue in a very rough way, but they’re not set up for it, and that extra load can cause it a lot of problems. A whole-house dehumidifier, on the other hand, can treat the problem safely and effectively, while bringing a number of other benefits to your home in the process.

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