Ambient Air Solutions Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Our Climate and AC Together: A Guide

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Our weather in Montana isn’t necessarily stable. Outsiders usually have the wrong impression, that our winters are cold and our summers are mild—but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While yes, our winters can get bitterly cold, our summers are often hot and last well into September. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to continue talking about air conditioning.

Nights are starting to get cold and temperatures during the daytime are still reaching the 90s. That means when it comes to HVAC service in East Helena, MT, you need a solution that keeps you warm and cool.

If you’ve been struggling to keep your home comfortable for the past few weeks, we’ve got two words for you: heat pump. It might be the perfect time to invest in a system that can reliably and efficiently keep you comfortable during these uncertain days.

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Is Your Heat Pump Stuck in Cooling Mode?

Monday, August 24th, 2020

We love our heat pumps here in Montana. They’re the perfect solution to our hot summers. They can be wonderful additions to homes and provide energy-efficient solutions that can keep us comfortable. Honestly, if you haven’t looked into heat pump technology, we highly recommend it.

For those of us who do have heat pumps, we’d like to talk about one of the leading problems we see with these kinds of systems. As durable and reliable as they might be, there’s one common problem that you don’t get with a furnace or a central air conditioner—a stuck reversal valve. Near the end of the summer, you might go to your heat pump to switch it from cooling to heating mode, only to be surprised by some reluctance by the unit.

A heat pump in Bozeman, MT isn’t supposed to get stuck, and we urge you to call us for repairs. Let’s talk about why this happens.

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The Anatomy of an AC: Everything You Should Know

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Air conditioners are complex machines. They’re complex enough to warrant professional service whenever something goes wrong with them. It doesn’t matter how many DIY videos you find on the internet about making minor repairs yourself, it’s always going to be better with professional HVAC service in Manhattan, MT.

That being said, air conditioners aren’t so complex that you can’t get a basic gist of how they work. Their components are fairly straightforward, and just like the interior components of a car, you might be able to save some money by learning a thing or two.

Today, we’re going to talk about the most important components of an air conditioner. From the compressor to the refrigerant lines, we’ll talk about what these components do and how they function in the greater cooling process. Once you know a thing or two about AC technology, it’ll be easier to make thoughtful decisions about the service your system requires.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Fujitsu Mini Split Ductless AC

Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Fujitsu is a company we know and love here in Montana. They build powerful machines that can resist the extreme climate that we deal with, from both the hot and cold ends of the spectrum. When it comes to technology, these systems are the best of the best and we’re going to talk about why.

It’s criminal how little homeowners in our area know about ductless mini split systems. They’re incredibly efficient, effective at keeping homes comfortable, and they can create customizable heating and cooling experiences perfect for many homes in our area. Mini splits in Bozeman, MT should be more popular than they are.

So, in light of trying to inform our customer base more about these amazing systems, we’d like to talk about how they work and why they’re so well-equipped to deal with many unique comfort needs.

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The Importance of 24/7 Emergency Service

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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HVAC services offered by professionals have never been easier to sign up for—but signing up with the right team of professionals has never been harder. When we say right, we’re not just talking about the team that offers the cheapest prices, or the most high-tech equipment, but the team that cares the most. How can you tell if your prospective HVAC contractor cares about the work they’re performing for you?

Whether or not a contractor offers 24/7 emergency services can be an easy tool in determining that their main priority is keeping their community and customer base happy.

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the unique advantages that 24/7 emergency service provides and why a contractor that offers this kind of service is leagues above others. AC repair in Big Sky is never needed when it’s convenient, which is why it’s so important to sign up with a team of professionals that can help you when you need it the most!

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4 Unique Advantages of a Heat Pump

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Homeowners have a huge disadvantage when shopping for a new cooling or heating system. Many people haven’t considered air conditioning or heating technology in years, decades, or more! So, when they’re looking into systems to run efficiently in their home, they tend to heavily weigh the conventional comfort systems over newer, over more advanced systems, like heat pumps.

That can be a problem, especially when heat pumps are proving time and time again to be perfect for certain homes in our area. When it comes to an HVAC system in Livingston, a central air conditioner might not cut it.

If you’ve ever wondered about what kinds of comfort systems would be right for your home, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of some unique advantages that are provided by a heat pump. These advantages make heat pumps perfect for certain homes, so pay close attention to how your home relates to what we’re about to say.

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It’s Time to Finally Replace Your AC

Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Let’s get one thing straight—air conditioners don’t last forever. There is no repair, no quick fix, or magic spell that will make your air conditioner work like it did when it was brand-new. We’re not saying that your air conditioner can’t function as if it were brand-new, but eventually, every piece of machinery wears out and needs to be replaced. We hear the same thing every year about computers, cars, kitchen equipment, and more!

The problem isn’t convincing people that their AC will need to be replaced one day, it’s showing people their system is about to go when it really is. We want informed consumers who know exactly when to replace their air conditioner. Luckily, with our handy guide and our service professionals to work on your air conditioning in West Yellowstone, you can know exactly when it’s time to replace your old AC.

Keep reading, you won’t be disappointed.

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Is Your AC Making Noise?

Monday, May 18th, 2020
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An air conditioner is not supposed to make any noise, contrary to some popular opinions. You wouldn’t believe the number of homes we’ve stepped into, only to be treated to a clanging, banging, clicking, and whirring air conditioner that the homeowner thought was absolutely normal. In fact, these types of noises tend to go unnoticed simply because homeowners just don’t know that they usually represent a problem to your system.

So, today we’re going to talk about some of the more common noises that your air conditioner might be making and what those noises might represent. In almost every single case, a noise coming from your air conditioner represents a huge need for AC repair in Big Sky. Don’t believe us? We promise that without professional help, you’ll be seeing a breakdown or expensive repair in a matter of months after you notice a problematic noise.

So, let’s nip this in the bud early, shall we?

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Why Ice on Your AC Isn’t Good

Monday, May 4th, 2020
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We understand the sentiment that homeowners who experience this have. If temperatures are reaching unbearable heights and the sun is beating down on you, it can be easy to confuse ice on your air conditioning system with it doing a good job—but this is just plain wrong. Air conditioners don’t use ice to cool your home, and ice isn’t an effective way to cool anything other than your lemonade.

Most homeowners won’t believe this unless they learn the truth about why the ice is forming on their air conditioning system and what that means for their home. Once you know why it’s happening, it might be easier to understand why this is always a bad thing to see

At that point, it should be obvious to call your local service professional for HVAC in Livingston. By removing the ice and repairing the problem, you can finally have your system cool your home the right way.

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Spring Time: the Time for AC Maintenance

Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Air conditioners might be covered and waiting for summer to arrive, but what if we told you that they could be uncovered now and that there’s work to be done? Air conditioner maintenance is a tried and tested solution for long term AC problems, like higher energy bills and faultier operation, because having a qualified HVAC technician inspect your system can make sure that any issues are noticed and addressed handily.

We didn’t expect you to believe us just from talking about it, so we decided to list out some reasons why AC maintenance in Bozeman is an easy way to save you money with some cold hard facts. If any of the following sounds even remotely helpful to you and your AC, then don’t forget to call our team today. We’re specialists in providing maintenance to all sorts of makes and models of AC systems.

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