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Few home repair jobs can be more frustrating than dealing with your air conditioner. A broken AC unit usually means sweating it out at home with technical problems that are often beyond the skills of even the handiest homeowner. Selecting the right company to fix your air conditioner can mean the difference between convenient comfort and infuriating difficulties.

Every company in Haverhill offers different options when it comes to repairs. Asking the right questions ahead of time can help you choose the perfect AC repair company for your needs. Here are a few important questions to ask when doing your research:

    • Is the company licensed, bonded and insured?
      Customers who ask this question are usually invested in the future of their homes and want the best service possible. Licensed companies are permitted to perform work in Haverhill, and bonded companies are financially backed by a bonding company in the event of a filed claim. Insured companies prevent homeowners from being held legally responsible if a worker is injured during a repair or check-up. Make sure all of these boxes are checked to find an AC repair company you can trust. The best companies often rise above their competitors by being licensed, insured and bonded—and should be more than happy to show you proof.
    • Can the company provide local references?
      We normally ask our friends and neighbors their opinions on everything from restaurants to babysitters. So why not reach out to them for heating and air conditioning repair recommendations as well? Other Haverhill locals have been in your shoes. Knowing what they think about the repair service they received is important. They can give you the reasons why they chose the company they did and offer you an honest, unbiased opinion on the services they received. Make sure to check out Climate Zone’s testimonials website for further opinions on our service.
    • Will you receive a detailed, written work estimate?
      There are good surprises and bad surprises. Paying more than you expected for your AC repair certainly falls into the latter category. So, it’s important to receive a detailed outline of what will be done during an AC repair and the costs associated with each part of the project. It can make a huge difference for your peace of mind. Written estimates not only protect you as a customer, but they also hold the repair company accountable for completing everything they said they’d do. While unexpected things can always come up during a repair, having a written record of what work is to be done can help make sure work stays on track.

These aren’t all the possible questions you could ask when choosing the right AC repair company, but it’s a good start. The pros at Climate Zone can provide answers to your questions, and help you consider some things you hadn’t before. Our goal is to thoroughly satisfy the AC repair needs of our customers. It’s how we’ve built our company into one known for trustworthy AC repair in the Haverhill area. Find out for yourself. Give us a call at (978) 912-7677.

Summer is a time when your air conditioner is working hard. When temps hit the upper 80s and 90s around Haverhill, cooling off makes your AC work even harder, which can mean higher bills.

Cooling and heating costs typically account for 48 percent of your monthly utility bill. Improving energy efficiency can mean a cooler home and a little more money at the end of the month. The good news? Increasing your HVAC system’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or require purchasing a whole new air conditioner.

Following some of these easy tips will increase your home’s energy efficiency and help you balance comfort and cost.

Schedule a Free, In-Home Energy Audit

Haverhill area homes have a great resource to help find ways to make their air conditioners more energy efficient: a free, in-home energy audit offered by Mass Save. As part of this program, Mass Save sends a specialist to assess your home’s energy usage and provide you with personalized recommendations. Then, they’ll work with you to create a home energy efficiency plan.

Your energy audit includes an assessment of everything from your heating and cooling system to your laundry and kitchen appliances. Mass Save will also inform you of any possible rebates or incentives available to you for improving your home’s energy efficiency.

Routine Maintenance

Most of the time people only think of air conditioner service when their unit breaks down or isn’t running well. But one of the best ways to prevent potential air conditioner replacement is also one of the best ways to make sure your home is being cooled as efficiently as possible: routine HVAC maintenance.

We’ve offered tips on how you can easily perform maintenance on your AC unit. (Changing your air filters every one to three months is one of the easiest, and most commonly overlooked, ways to make a simple impact on energy efficiency.) But having a scheduled maintenance agreement will also help your air conditioner run at peak energy efficiency thanks to professionally-trained pros, armed with the skills to get the best out of your air conditioner.

Utilize Your Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats allow you to adjust at what times to run your AC and how much energy to use when cooling your home. It allows for comfort that suits your needs and schedule while helping you save big on utility bills. With a wide selection of programmable thermostats available, you’ll find one that’s right for your home and your wallet.

Keeping your energy efficiency high and your utility bills low is not just a priority for you, it’s also a priority for us. There’s no reason you can’t stay comfortable and save money. We are here to help you achieve just that. If you have any questions for us on how to improve your home’s energy efficiency or anything related to your home comfort, give our professionals a call at (978) 872-1190 or contact us online.

It’s getting into the sweltering days of summer in Haverhill. When it gets this hot, you don’t want to work any harder than you need to. The same goes for your home AC system.

It’s important to remember that energy efficiency can have a major impact on both your home comfort and your budget. Having an inefficiently running air conditioner can make it harder to cool off your home. It can also lead to more expensive energy bills or, worse, a broken-down air conditioner.

Getting your air conditioner running at peak performance for the summer isn’t hard either. The U.S. Department of Energy offers some ideas on keeping you, and your HVAC system, from overheating this year.

1. Change the air filter

Summer or winter, the easiest maintenance for your HVAC system is changing the air filter. From helping with proper ventilation to improving air quality, changing your air filter regularly is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get the most out of your air conditioner.

However, most people aren’t changing their filters frequently enough. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends changing your air filter once a month to keep your air conditioner running efficiently.

Finding where to look on your unit when replacing the air filter can be tricky. In central air systems, the filter is usually located behind a metal panel on the side of the system. Unscrew or pull off the metal panel, remove the old filter and install the new one. It’s as easy as that.

2. Pay attention to your thermostat

Programmable thermostats can automatically adjust your home’s temperature at different times during the day. That can translate into significant energy savings when your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard when it’s not needed.

For example, you can program your thermostat to keep your home at a higher temperature when you’re away and to cool it down before you return. This will not only save you money on energy costs, but also reduce the burden on your air conditioner that would otherwise be cooling an empty home.

3. Keep condensation lines clear

When your air conditioner unit runs, evaporator coils create moisture. This moisture is removed from the unit in a drainage area, either by gravity or a motorized pump. If the condensation pipes that carry this runoff away from your air conditioner become clogged, it can do more than make your air conditioner run inefficiently–it can damage your home. So it’s important to make sure that your condensation lines are flowing smoothly.

If you have a professional maintenance agreement for your air conditioner, a technician will come to your home to check the quality of your lines, as well as other maintenance. In between visits, you can easily clean condensation lines between visits by sending a simple mix of bleach and warm water through the pipes to help prevent buildup.

4. Clean debris from coils

Over the course of the year, your central air conditioning unit can collect dirt and debris outside, especially if you don’t use a cover. That buildup can lead to a sluggishly performing AC unit. Nearby shrubs, trees or other plants can also impact your unit if overgrown branches push into the air conditioner coils. Make sure to clear any plants growing too closely to your air conditioner and make sure that the coils are clean.

5. Make adjustments around the house

Not every tip for increased efficiency means working with your HVAC unit. Consider taking simple steps around your house to further reduce the strain on your air conditioning unit this summer:

  • Turning off your cooling system and opening your windows while sleeping can help push out hot air. Shutting the windows and blinds in the morning helps capture the cool air.
  • Install window coverings to prevent heat gain through your windows.
  • If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting a few degrees with no reduction in comfort. But make sure to turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room since fans cool people, not rooms, by creating a wind chill effect.
  • When you shower or take a bath, use the bathroom fan to remove the heat and humidity from your home. Your laundry room might also benefit from spot ventilation. Make sure bathroom and kitchen fans are vented to the outside (not just to the attic).

Keeping your home comfortable shouldn’t be a chore this summer. Following these tips can go a long way in maintaining a well-running air-conditioning system. But getting an inspection and ongoing maintenance from HVAC repair professionals like the team at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone will make sure that your air conditioner is running in tip-top shape. Call us today at (978) 872-1190 to find out how we can help keep you cool.

Summer is almost here in Haverhill, and finding out your air conditioner isn’t working when it starts to get hot is the worst.

It’s easy to tell if your air conditioner needs repairs, but many homeowners misinterpret the signs of an air conditioning problem for what they think are normal signs that their air conditioner is getting back up to speed after months of less use.

Understanding the signs of an air conditioner that needs repair will allow you to have your air conditioner repaired before things get worse. Most air conditioner repairs are quite simple, but homeowners frequently avoid calling a technician as they fear a large bill. Often the repairs needed cost much less than the bill would cost after a problem has compounded and needs a larger repair. If your AC unit is new, the repair may even be covered under a manufacturer’s warranty. Timely repairs will help your AC run at peak efficiency and save you money.

One of the most common air conditioning problems is improper operation. If your air conditioner is on, be sure to close your home’s windows and outside doors. For room air conditioners, isolate the room or a group of connected rooms as much as possible from the rest of your home.

But if your AC won’t run, there’s obviously a problem. Here are some common symptoms that your air conditioner needs repair to help you take action before your AC breaks down:

1. The Air Isn’t Cold

It might feel like your unit isn’t doing its job the way it should. Even at full blast, the air just doesn’t feel cold.

Low refrigerant (such as Freon) is a common reason for a lack of cold air from your air conditioner. A trained technician can check your refrigerant levels and test for any leaks in the system. Your air conditioner’s performance and efficiency are greatest when the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer’s specification (Refrigerant leaks can also be harmful to the environment).

If your refrigerant level is fine, the lack of cold air could be a sign of a bigger problem. It could mean your system’s compressor has failed. Replacing the compressor is a major repair and you may even have to replace your unit. Make sure a technician eliminates other possible problems before deciding to replace your AC.

2. The Airflow is Weak

Your air conditioning ducts are the paths by which air moves through your house. Over time, dust and debris can accumulate inside them. This can obstruct airflow and, even worse, create a health risk to you and your family. Regularly check and change your air filter and clean your ducts to keep airflow moving and ensure your AC is working well when you need it most. Note that if you find rooms in your home are getting cold air while others are not, you might need repairs to your ductwork beyond a cleaning

Weak airflow can also be a sign of a failing compressor, so be sure to call in a professional if you’re still having problems even with clean air filters and properly maintained ductwork.

3. Your Sensors and Thermostat Are Inaccurate

Even when your air conditioning unit and ductwork are in great condition, you many still have problems with the temperature in your home. In this case, the trouble might be with your thermostat. One sign of a thermostat problem is uneven temperatures throughout your home.

One place that can be the cause of the problem on a room air conditioner is the thermostat sensor. Located behind the control panel, the thermostat sensor measures the temperature of air coming into the evaporative coil. If the sensor is not functioning properly, or has been knocked out of place, the air conditioner could cycle constantly or behave erratically.

Adjusting the sensor to its proper location (near the coil, but not touching it) can be done by carefully bending the wire that holds it in place.

4. Drainage Problems and Moisture

Moisture around your AC unit is a sign of two possible problems:

  • A refrigerant leak. This is a severe problem, as refrigerant chemicals can pose serious health risks to you and your family. A refrigerant leak needs to be repaired immediately.
  • Pooling water and humidity. Water pooling around your air conditioner may mean the condensation drain tube is blocked or broken, or that the air conditioner is not mounted level. This problem isn’t as serious as a refrigerant leak, but should be repaired quickly to avoid more problems like mold growth.

5. Something Sounds Wrong

Air conditioner compressor and fan controls can wear out, especially when the air conditioner turns on and off frequently. If you hear a squealing, grating or grinding sound, it could mean these controls need immediate maintenance and are close to failure.

These sounds could also point to problems with electrical connections and contacts, as corroding wires and terminals cause problems in many systems

A squealing noise can indicate that a belt has slipped out of place or that a metal component in your air conditioner requires more lubrication. A grinding sound could mean your motor’s bearings are broken.

6. Something Smells Wrong

Just as an out-of-place sound can mean a problem with your air conditioner, a variety of different smells can also mean repairs are necessary. Here are some smells that indicate problems with your air conditioning unit:

  • A sweet or ether-like odor: This could mean a refrigerant leak. Most forms of Freon are colorless and odorless, but some forms of Freon and other refrigerants have a sweet, ether-like odor.
  • Ozone or electrical smell: This could mean a problem with the air conditioner’s motor or wiring, suggesting your conditioner’s wire insulation has burned out.
  • Musty smell: The most common smell found with air conditioners, this means that there is mold inside your unit or ductwork, which must be taken care of immediately.

If your air conditioner is showing any of these six signs, it’s not functioning as it should and may need professional service. Professional air conditioning diagnostic service, like the kind offered by the pros at Andrew DiPietro’s ClimateZone, should include the following:

  • Visual inspection of all A/C components
  • Full system performance test
  • State of charge and system control tests
  • Leak test, using an approved-leak detector
  • Dye detection test (if a slow leak is difficult to detect)

Scheduling an air conditioning repair to ensure your AC system is working at maximum efficiency is always a good idea when facing the hot final weeks of summer.

Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone team is here to make sure you are as comfortable as possible in your home. If you have any questions regarding air conditioning repair, installation, service plans or any number of other related items, pick up the phone and give us a call at 978-872-1190 or set up an appointment with us online.

It can seem like replacing an air conditioner is one of those costs of home ownership that all home owners must suffer through at some point. Whether dealing with a broken-down unit or realizing your current unit isn’t cutting it in the middle of a hot Haverhill summer, air conditioner replacement can often come at an inconvenient time.

The good news is that a new air conditioner can mean lower energy bills, thanks to modern energy-efficient units. But for savvy AC buyers, knowing the best ways to use rebates and financial incentives helps recover some of the costs that come with purchasing a new air conditioning unit. Rebates are available from the federal government, and thanks to the Mass Save program, Massachusetts residents can find even more savings from purchasing new central air conditioning systems.

A Home Energy Assessment will help determine which improvements would be eligible for rebates through Mass Save, and help provide all the paperwork needed to take advantage of Mass Save incentives. The team at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone has been approved by Mass Save as an AC Check Trained Contractor. Mass Save ensures that the contractors they work with have been trained in proper airflow and charge protocols through their heating and cooling program and that your newly installed equipment operates according to manufacturer’s specifications.

Purchasing ENERGY STAR®-qualified central air conditioning systems can bring a rebate to customers of up to $500 thanks to federal programs. You could also qualify for utility rebates and other local incentive programs when you purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner from Lennox®. You’ll improve the comfort of your home, while also saving money.

To find even more rebates and personal tax incentives in the Haverhill area, visit www.dsireusa.org. There, you can search by ZIP code to find all available offers in your area, as well eligible program dates in case a previous purchase is still eligible for rebates or tax credits.

The professionals at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone pride ourselves in keeping you comfortable and want you to truly find the joy in homeownership. We are available to assist you in all of your home comfort needs, 24/7. We can talk you through the rebates and savings that are available to you and help ensure you’re getting the right system to fit your specific needs. Give us a call with any questions at (978) 912-7677 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone in Haverhill continuously stresses the importance of servicing your heating and cooling equipment regularly. It’s similar to a car’s engine–if you don’t check on it and tune it up every so often, it will certainly break down. This summer, the heat has been brutal so it is more important than ever to ensure that you air conditioning will last you the whole season and keep you comfortable.

One thing that may be stopping some people from scheduling these service appointments is the fact that mechanical trades often get a bad rap as untrustworthy, leaving a bad taste in a consumer’s mouth for the whole repair and service industry. Heating and cooling repair and sales companies have sometimes been lumped into this category; however, there is good news for the HVAC industry and consumers alike: there are a great deal of new ways to check the reliability and dependability of HVAC repair companies.

Internet research in the form of company history, customer testimonials, company ratings and BBB reports are just the start toward keeping customers well-informed about the HVAC company they choose to use for repairs and maintenance. These online descriptions allow the dependable, reliable and trustworthy HVAC companies to stand out, like Climate Zone.

So, what does a proper heating and air conditioning service actually do for your unit? There are standard maintenance steps for properly cleaning, lubricating and correcting the temperature control system. The main focus of a tune-up is to clean and balance your system, making sure all parts are running as efficiently and smoothly as possible. An air conditioning service should consist of:

  • Safety component and thermostat calibration check
  • A complete visual system inspection
  • An operational assessment
  • Gas or oil pressure and pilot light adjustments (for heating equipment)
  • Measurement and correction of temperature difference between the source and return air
  • A system cleaning and standard air filter replacement

Generally, a service appointment should happen right before the start of major season changes, before the hottest and coldest parts of the year in Haverhill. The best way to remember this is to add a note in your calendar or add an item to your Spring Cleaning list or Fall Activities list. It’s easier to clean and fix your air conditioning or heating systems in these milder seasons because of the nice weather, but also because heating and cooling companies will not have jam-packed schedules fixing broken systems yet for those who didn’t receive maintenance on their systems. This may mean discounted-rates on your servicing, too!

Finally, the most important thing to consider when choosing a company for an air conditioning or heating tune-up is their certifications. Are the professionals trained, experienced and certified technicians? Never let someone who is not properly equipped to fix your HVAC system, if for no other reason than for your family’s personal safety. The most national recognized technical certification is the NATE (North American Technician Excellence), an independent, third party certification body for HVAC/R technicians. You can find out more about NATE at their website, www.natex.org. Be sure to ask any company you speak to if their technicians are NATE-certified.

Feeling more convinced about the importance of a comprehensive air conditioning? If you haven’t received maintenance on your air conditioner yet this summer, give Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone in Haverhill a call at 978-912-7677 and learn about our service process, raving customer reviews and technician certifications. You can also request an appointment with us online if that’s easier.

You’ve made it through the majority of summer and have settled in to the thought of cooler fall nights. With everyone using their air conditioner right now we’re getting a lot of questions in the height of AC repair season. We’ve compiled a few of the more common ones in hopes that one of these might be a question you have as well:

What temperature should my thermostat be set at during hot summer nights?
If you are interested in saving money and energy by decreasing your air conditioner temperature at night, the first thing to do would be to invest in a programmable thermostat. The technology available in thermostats nowadays allows you to stay comfortable throughout your evening and while you sleep without having to lift a finger or get out of bed to change the thermostat. That being said, you can actually achieve better sleep with a room set around the 67 degree mark.

How do I know if I have the right size air conditioner?
The proper size of a home air conditioner is fully dependent on the load calculation of your home – this can be determined by a Climate Zone professional and takes into account the regional humidity, designed efficiency levels and the size of the home.

Why does my air conditioner keep running?
If you hear your air conditioner continuously running during these hot summer months, it is likely because it is being overworked. Unexpected hot days will come up, while your air conditioner is still working to maintain your temperature indoors. So, more often than not, your air conditioner is not undersized, it is just working harder due to the unforeseen and uncontrollable Haverhill weather.

How often should I replace my AC air filter?
The standard for one-inch fiberglass filters is determined by each manufacturer. Take a few moments to read over the packaging on your filters and follow the recommendation for your specific manufacturer. While replacement every 3 months or so is common for one-inch filters, and even longer for 4 inch filters, your specific filters will have it spelled out for you.

If you still have any other questions regarding your HVAC, come ask the experts at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone. Give us a call at (978) 872-1190 or schedule an appointment with us online.

At Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone, we know that there’s no better day than the one when you switch your thermostat from heat to cool – it’s the official signal that winter is gone and summer is upon us! Finally using your air conditioner after months without use can bring up a few questions; when was the last time I had my AC serviced? Does it need repair? How can I get the most out of my system this summer without spending a fortune? Here are some cost-saving tips to keep your home comfortable and ensure that your Haverhill home air conditioner will last you a long time:

  1. Consider the humidity – no one should ever have to consider completely turning off their air conditioner in the summer in order to save a few bucks. Air conditioners dehumidify your home automatically while cooling it, so you will notice a drastic difference in the mugginess of your home if you utilize your AC.
  2. Utilize fans – doubling up your air conditioner with fans can enhance the air circulation in your home and even allow you to raise your thermostat a few degrees to keep costs down. With fans blowing air down, your air conditioner doesn’t need to work as hard or produce as much cold air, keeping your air conditioner running longer and more efficiently through the summer.
  3. Find the perfect degree – in the first few days that you have your air conditioner running this season, use this time to test out what temperatures you are comfortable at. Make small changes by adding or subtracting a degree here and there until you find the perfect air level – you may find that you are comfortable at a higher temperature than you originally anticipated, which can save you money over time. Remember: the longer your air conditioner is running, the more energy and money you are spending, so every degree counts when it comes to your monthly energy bill.
  4. Don’t forget your annual service – keeping your AC unit up-to-date and annually serviced will ensure that every piece of equipment in your system is working at top efficiency. Reduce your risk of an expensive AC repair in the middle of the summer heat with a check-up now. A healthy and happy AC unit means a healthy and happy home this summer, as well as a healthy and happy wallet!

We know it can get hot in the Haverhill area, but just because the heat is rising doesn’t meant that your energy bills should do the same. Utilize these tips to help you save some money while also maintaining your comfort this summer. If you have any questions about AC repair or servicing or you want to know more about making your home as energy efficient as possible this summer, give your local Climate Zone experts a call at 978-872-1190.

Making the decision to upgrade your current air conditioning system is not something to take lightly – once you’ve decided to take the leap to a better, more energy efficient system, you are making a great long-term investment in your home. So, good for you; you deserve this increase in comfort and decrease in energy expenses! Not to mention the fact that your energy consumption will look much less scary from here on out. All of these things are quite exciting for your home, but there are also a few more things to consider before you begin the air conditioning installation process, especially when it comes to prepping your Haverhill home:

  1. Clear a path
    Before the installation, you will want to make sure that the area around your equipment or where your equipment will be placed is easy to access. A lot of things can get in the way of the installation process, such as stairs, decks and porches, so clearing around these areas can be very helpful for your AC contractors. Clear your yard of waste, big sticks, leaf piles, garden hoses, rakes or tools, children’s toys or other obstructions. Don’t forget to contain your pets during the installation process, as well, for the safety of the system and for your furry friends.
  2. Review your load calculation
    Every AC contractor completes a complex calculation of the home’s structure, windows, roof, location and direction to help them determine the size and type of AC equipment you will need for your home. This is called a heating and cooling load calculation and you should absolutely ask to see it and have it explained to you before any installation begins. If your contractor did a Block Assessment or didn’t to a load calculation at all, we strongly recommend that you find another contractor and ensure that your equipment is the right system for your home. Give Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone in Haverhill a call at 978-912-7677 if this is the case and we will get you a Haverhill HVAC professional to give you a full assessment.
  3. Clean and seal your ducts
    Ask your AC company to clean your ductwork as they are installing your unit. You don’t want your new AC system to be greeted with dirt and dust immediately from your old duct system, so your HVAC contractor should be more than willing to clean and properly seal these ducts. This cleaning will extend the life of your new system and increase the quality of air in your home, and therefore the health of you and your family.

Ensure that your home is ready for the air conditioning installation process by calling our experts at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone in Haverhill at 978-912-7677 or by arranging an appointment online for a free system estimate and home comfort analysis. Move forward confidently with this exciting air conditioner upgrade by knowing how to prep for this AC installation!

Think about this scenario: you’re a few weeks into the beautiful summer season and you’re enjoying a relaxing Saturday at home. Around lunchtime, you realize that you are starting to feel uncomfortably warm. You check the thermostat and while all of the settings seem to be correct to what you have preset, the temperature is reading 85 degrees. This is the worst nightmare for any homeowner during the heat of the summer. Dealing with a broken air conditioner compromises your comfort and often requires investing in a new air conditioning system to get yourself back to a relaxing home state.

Homeowners always ask, what did I do to break my air conditioner or why has it stopped working now of all times? Well, there are a variety of different reasons why you might be facing air conditioner replacement, especially when considering the weather in Haverhill. Don’t get stuck in the summer without one of the most important pieces of home comfort equipment in your home. Instead, look out for these warning signs that may help you indicate that there is something wrong with your air conditioner:

  • An inactive outdoor fan: Step outside and inspect your outdoor unit – if you notice that your outdoor fan is not running in the unit, give the experts at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone a call to come take a look. Chances are that something is wrong with your unit and the heat transfer that the fan usually handles is not able to happen. This can cause overheating of the compressor and other internal damage to your system.
  • Dirty filters: You’ve heard it a million times, but dirty filters are still one of the most common issues that Climate Zone sees when customers are debating on air conditioner replacement. Dirty filters reduce airflow, hike up your energy bills, and severely impact your system’s lifetime efficiency. So instead of buying a whole new system, you might just need to exchange your filters and you’ll instantly notice a drastic change in air quality.
  • Insufficient air flow: Check for blocked air grilles in your system if you sense a change in air flow. These blockages could be a wide variety of things, from furniture to even excess dirt or debris.
  • Obstructions to your outdoor unit: Shrubbery, lawn furniture and other outdoor items can inhibit proper air flow to your outdoor unit. Over time, these obstructions can also generate a build-up of dirt that could clog your whole system and stop its cooling abilities. Clean and clear the area around your unit regularly to ensure that your system remains efficient.

Have you checked all of these things and your air conditioner still isn’t working properly? Follow these step-by-step instructions, only proceeding to the next step is the system doesn’t start from the previous step:

  1. Check that the thermostat temperature is set below indoor temperature, and the system switch is in the COOL position.
  2. Is the outdoor unit power supply switch “on”?
  3. Is the furnace/air handler power supply “on”?
  4. Check the house fuse box/breaker box for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
  5. If the system still does not operate, call Climate Zone at 978-912-7677.

Contemplating an air conditioner replacement can be a big and important decision, but sometimes it can even be unnecessary if you can go through these steps and get to the root of the problem without needing full replacement. The team at Climate Zone in Haverhill is here to help and answer any questions you may have through the process. Give us a call at 978-912-7677 or schedule an appointment with us online – we’ll get your air conditioner system up and running again in no time.

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