Category : air conditioning

How Often Do You Need Air Conditioning Service?

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With the weather slowly warming up and the hottest summer days ahead, it’s more important than ever to have a properly working air conditioner. You do not want to end a fun day out in the scorching sun in an unbearably hot home. That’s why we recommend regular air conditioning service from Oliver Heating & Cooling.

There are a number of reasons to have your air conditioner cleaned, inspected, and serviced each year. You want it to be working at optimal efficiency, but also avoid potential issues arising and extra costs to your utility bill. Regular maintenance also helps extend the life of your AC unit. Let the cooling experts at Oliver take care of you and your family.

What Does an Air Conditioning Service Entail?

We offer multiple service packages, depending on your needs. Our professional experts will meticulously clean and inspect your air conditioner to remove any debris and check for any potential issues or damage. Our 21-point cleaning and inspection process is thorough and will ensure your unit is running as efficiently as possible. If a problem is found, our team will make sure it’s completely corrected. For extra peace of mind, we offer a two-year warranty on all of our replacement parts and repair work.

When is the Best Time to Service Your Air Conditioner?

We recommend having your air conditioner serviced at least once each year, even if you don’t believe your unit is having issues. It’s best to have it tuned-up each spring before it gets too hot. Considering you likely haven’t been using it the last few months, now is the optimal time to see if any damage has occurred over the winter. It’s also good to have it cleaned after it’s been sitting idle. It’s never too early to schedule an appointment, we book up fast!

Why Choose Oliver Heating & Cooling?

At Oliver Heating & Cooling, we employ trained and certified professional technicians. You can feel safe and confident with any work that we do, as well as having our team in your home. Plus, it’s easy and convenient to schedule an appointment. With our up-front pricing, you’ll know just what to expect. Give us a call or request an appointment online to make sure your air conditioner is ready before the temperature starts to really heat up. We’re happy to help you and your family stay comfortable this summer.


6 Tips to Get Your Heater Ready for Winter

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As you know, the winter season can get pretty brutal in PA, NJ, and DE. From below-zero temperatures to feet of snow, it’s important to have a heater that works properly all season long. Here, our heating maintenance company shares some tips for preparing your heater so it can keep you warm when you need it most:

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Is It Time to Replace the Ductwork in Your Home?

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Many homeowners have central HVAC systems, which means they have two communicating units (an indoor and and outdoor) as well as ductwork that runs through the house. If you’re one of these homeowners, you probably don’t think much about your ductwork, but it’s essential for carrying heat or air conditioning to the various vents in your home.

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3 Benefits of a Lutron Caséta Wireless Installation

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Have you always wanted more control over your home? At Oliver, we offer Lutron Caséta Wireless, a state-of-the-art home technology installation that can make your everyday life easier in a variety of ways. Here’s why our home electrical service experts recommend Lutron Caséta:

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How to Cool the Second Floor of Your Home

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Is your home’s second floor too hot? You’re not alone. Many homeowners experience a second floor that simply doesn’t seem to be getting any air conditioning during the summertime. Here, our air conditioning experts share some tips on what may be causing the situation and how to cool it down:

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How Does Air Conditioning Actually Work?

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When the temperatures rise outside, the last thing you want to be is hot and uncomfortable in your home; that’s when you head to your thermostat to turn your air conditioning on. But have you ever wondered how your air conditioning actually works? Here, our air conditioning installation experts explain:

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12 Ways to Save Electricity

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At Oliver, we know how important the environment is and how many people are working hard to reduce their carbon footprint. That’s why we put together a list of 12 tips on how to save electricity (and in return, save money):

1. Block/use the sun

In the summer, direct sunlight on your house makes it warmer, which means your air conditioner will need to work harder to cool it. Use your blinds and invest in thick curtains to block sunlight out during the day. In the winter, open your blinds or curtains to let the sun warm up your house.

2. Unplug your appliances

Even when you’re not using them, appliances that are plugged in can still use electricity. The best thing to do is unplug any appliances that you’re not using.

3. Don’t overpay for utilities

In Pennsylvania and many other states, you can choose your own electric provider, so shop around for the one with the best rates. You may be able to save more than you think.

4. Use/install ceiling fans

Ceiling fans make you feel nearly four degrees cooler in the summer and can push warm air downward in the winter to make you feel warmer. This means you won’t have to run your heater or air conditioner as often, which saves electricity.

5. Put lamps in the corner

When you put your lamps in the corner, their light will be reflected off of two walls instead of just one, which makes the room brighter and lessens the amount of lamps you need.

6. Keep your home warmer/cooler

In the winter, lower your thermostat a few degrees and you’ll save money on your energy bills. In the summer, turn it up a little.

7. Hang your clothes to dry

Instead of wasting energy using your dryer, hang your clothes to dry on a clothing rack or outside on a clothing line.

8. Switch light bulbs

Switch out your incandescent light bulbs to ones that are energy efficient. These days, bulbs like LEDs, CFLs, and halogens all use less energy than traditional fluorescent ones and also last longer.

9. Ditch the oven

Instead of a traditional oven, use a microwave or toaster oven to heat up your leftovers. You’ll use a lot less electricity.

10. Fill your freezer

Freezers work more efficiently when they’re full, so try to keep your freezer fully stocked. You can even put frozen containers of water in there just to fill it up.

11. Service your HVAC unit

Each year, have a professional (like our HVAC maintenance specialists!) inspect your HVAC unit and make sure that it’s running efficiently. If it’s not, you could be wasting energy.

12. Run full loads

Like freezers, dish washing machines and clothes washing machines both are more efficient when full, so make sure you fill them both before you run them through a cleaning cycle.


When to Replace Your Commercial HVAC System

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Like home HVAC systems, commercial HVAC systems are important to the comfort of those inside the building, however, there are usually many more people to please. That’s why it’s important to know when you should replace your commercial HVAC system – you don’t want your students, employees, volunteers, etc. to have to work in an uncomfortable environment.

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Why China’s Growing A/C Market Could Be Problematic

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While the use of air conditioners is increasing throughout the world, it’s growing exponentially in China. Here, our air conditioning installation company shares this interesting Quartz article by Zoe Schlanger that explains just how large that growth is and what could happen if it continues:

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A Helpful HVAC Glossary

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When it comes to HVAC services, our experts are always talking in industry terms. However, we know you may not be familiar with what “HSPF” stands for or what a programmable thermostat does, so we’ve created a basic HVAC glossary to help. If you have a term that isn’t defined in this article, feel free to “ask the expert.”

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