Archive for May, 2017

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.

Everyone has heard a million times about how important it is to have your air conditioner and entire HVAC system serviced regularly, whether it’s in an advertisement, in another blog post or just by word-of-mouth from a friend. There are a lot of important advantages to keeping your air conditioner up-to-date on its maintenance, especially as the temperature gets warmer in the Haverhill area. But one of the most important parts about air conditioner service this time of year is that it helps you avoid the chances of needing a full AC repair right in the middle of the heat of summer.

This air conditioner tune-up that everyone is talking about; what makes it so vital this time of the year? And why is scheduling one ahead of a major system problem so important?

Annual check-ups on your air conditioner can reduce the amount of potential problems that could arise throughout the year. During the season change of spring to summer, air conditioners are needed most as our bodies and homes adjust to the new outdoor heat. By thinking ahead and getting AC maintenance scheduled now before summer officially begins, you don’t have to think about getting your service done all summer long and can get back to living in comfort and enjoying the sun. Before you even switch your thermostat to ‘cool,’ make sure your system is running at its full potential.

Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone looks for all the small details and potential problems when we check your air conditioner, ensuring that your small problems don’t turn into big ones. There are even more advantages to air conditioner service that can make a hug difference in your home:

  • Tune-ups can increase the lifespan of your system; when you take care of your air conditioner, it will take care of you, and for the long haul.
  • A well-operating air conditioner will improve the comfort of your home, allowing you to breathe easy and possibly even reduce your energy consumption.
  • When your air conditioner is up-to-date and running smoothly, you will save money on your energy bills and keep more money in your pockets for those fun summer adventures.

Instead of keeping your fingers crossed and hoping for the best this summer in Haverhill, get your routine air conditioner service done now and avoid needing AC repair. The experts at Climate Zone are ready to help at 978-912-7677 or you can schedule a service online. Live in comfort and at ease this summer!

This time of year not only brings big changes in the weather, but it also brings dreaded seasonal allergies. No matter the season, allergies can greatly impact your comfort and health. Symptoms always range from mild to severe but no matter how strong your allergies hit this year, allergy sufferers aren’t always aware of an easy way to alleviate their symptoms in their home – investing in a whole-home air filtration system.

Proper household air filtration is essential to cleaning your indoor air and helping alleviate your allergies. You can try allergy medicine and other ‘over-the-counter’ treatments, but why not attack the root of the problem? Here are some in-home tips from Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone that will help you breathe easier as the seasons change:

  1. Increase your home’s humidity
    Mold is one of the most common household microbes that contribute to allergies and other respiratory problems. If your home is too humid, it provides the perfect environment for mold to fester and grow and may even cause some structural problems to your home. Too little humidity can also be harmful because it can cause skin, throat and nose dryness and lead to other health issues. Proper humidification is essential to keeping your home at the ideal humidity level and the best way to do that is through a household humidifier. They can be set up with Climate Zone right with your current heating and cooling system, easy to implement and extremely beneficial to filtering air in your home.
  2. Keep pollen out of your home
    No one ever blatantly tries to bring pollen into their homes, but there are some sneaky ways that allergens can enter your home that you may not know about:

    • Make sure to remove your shoes before you come into your home, especially during this time of changing seasons, to ensure that you don’t track pollen into your house.
    • If you’ve been outside for a while, mowing the lawn or doing other outdoor activities, consider changing your clothes when you go back inside and wash your clothes that are likely to have pollen on them.
    • In addition to changing clothes after extended periods of time outdoors, a shower could be another great way to get the pollen off your hair and exposed skin.
  3. Invest in an air filtration system
    Whole-home air filtration systems are really the best way to not only reduce the allergens in your home, but keep your air clean all year-long. HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filtration systems are the best solution for the most severe allergy sufferers and residents with already existing respiratory problems, but there are plenty of different systems in a variety of shapes, sizes and technologies. Our experts at Climate Zone can help you find the perfect system for your needs.

Help relieve those seasonal allergy symptoms this spring in the Haverhill area with a quality air filtration system. Our professionals are so committed to keeping your allergy symptoms at a minimum this season that we offer free instillations of new air filtration systems. If you are interested in learning more about keeping allergens out of your home this spring, give our experts at Climate Zone a call at 978-912-7677 or set up an appointment with us online.