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How Hail Can Damage Your AC Equipment

Air conditioning manufacturers don’t just send their equipment out into the world unprotected. They provide a metal case around the condenser coil and a wire cage/grill to protect the fan and this is for good reason. According to the National Weather Service, hail causes $1 billion worth of damage each year. Your air conditioner’s housing…

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Vacation Tips for Your Home

When you leave your home for an extended period, it’s good to prepare it for your absence to keep energy costs down while you’re away. Adjusting the temperature Don’t turn your HVAC system completely off when you leave for vacation. It might seem like a good idea, but there’s a reason to keep a minimally…

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Where Should You Put Your Air Conditioner for Best Performance?

You may just think your air conditioning equipment should be in an inconspicuous place, but there’s a lot more to placing the equipment than simply hiding it. The efficiency and life span of your equipment is greatly impacted by its placement. Location, location, location The location of your air conditioner really does matter. You can…

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Keeping Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit Free from Debris

Air conditioners pull in outside air, so they can cool your home. Keeping the space around the condenser free of obstructions and the equipment free of dirt and debris is crucial for maintaining free air flow. Adequate and unhindered air flow allows your air conditioner to work more efficiently and last longer. Debris producers Vegetation…

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HVAC 101: What’s That Noise?

Are the unknown noises in your home causing you stress? Not sure what they are? We’ve got the guide to help you self-diagnose some of the most common HVAC related noises you may be hearing in your home, and help you figure out how soon you need to call in the experts. Squealing: A squealing…

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell When I First Turn It On?

Turning your air conditioner on for the first time in the summer can often create a not so pleasant smell. Rest assured, it’s not uncommon for your air conditioner to smell the first time you turn it back on for the summer season. It’s so common in fact, that it’s earned its own nickname, “Dirty…

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Top Causes of Air Conditioner Failure

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t put much effort into thinking about your air conditioner. At Drake Heating & Air, we understand that air conditioners can be easily forgotten until they break or need service. That’s why we’re here to help with our cheat sheet on the top causes of air conditioner failure.…

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Checklist for Preparing Your Home for Spring

Spring has officially sprung! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and you can get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. But, before you head out for your outdoor adventures don’t forget your annual spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is more than just cleaning your floors, it’s about getting deep into your home and its systems to…

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New Homeowner Heating & Cooling Tips

New home ownership is both exciting and stressful. The many systems a home is comprised of, all working together to keep you comfortable, can be complicated to understand. One of those many systems is your heating and cooling system, one of the most important systems in the home. Having even a small amount of knowledge…

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When to Shop for an Air Conditioner

Having your air conditioner break down can be inconvenient, uncomfortable and stressful. You may be simultaneously worrying about how to keep your home comfortable without cool air, as well as thinking about the cost of a new unit. That’s why the best time to shop for an air conditioner is not when it stops working…

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