What to do when birds nest in your HVAC

If birds are living in your A/C unit, your first step should be to cut off power to the appliance itself. If birds get caught in the blades of the appliance, it can damage the mechanical components and lead to serious repair costs—or even force you to buy a new unit...

Is AC preventative maintenance really worth it?

You’ve probably heard that regular AC preventative maintenance keeps your air conditioner running efficiently and can save you money on your energy bills. But is it really worth the cost? And how can those service technicians really prevent breakdowns without a...

Benefits of a Clean AC Coil

Cleaning Your AC Coil Impacts Comfort, Air Quality & More Reliable air conditioning is something we tend to take for granted… until all of a sudden it’s not reliable anymore. It’s tempting to hope that you can start up your AC and everything works perfectly. But...

HVAC System Efficiency Ratings

Understanding Air Conditioning Energy Efficiency Ratings If you’re considering installing a new air conditioning system, you’ve probably run across many rating acronyms on the sales literature. Those acronyms are all about the energy efficiency of the air conditioner,...

Can AC maintenance help your allergy symptoms?

Most of us tend to think allergies are caused primarily by pollen and pet dander. However, poor indoor air quality can also cause a wide range of symptoms such as headaches, coughing, sneezing and nausea just too mention a few. Topic Covered: • Indoor Air Quality •...

How do I know if my air conditioner needs refrigerant?

First of all, in a perfect world, your air conditioner should never need more refrigerant. Refrigerant isn’t used up like gas in a car. So you only need more refrigerant if there is a leak somewhere. And to know that for sure, you need an AC technician to measure the...

Why does my HVAC have ice on it during warm weather?

Seeing your air conditioner coil or refrigerant lines encased in ice can be a surprising sight, especially if the incident happens on a day with warm or even hot temperatures. While there may be a number of reasons for this, one of the most common causes is low...

AC Repair Season

This is the time of year to make sure your home’s AC is in working order for the warm weather season. Ideally, you should get your HVAC system serviced in Spring and Fall to make sure everything is in working order going into the harsher seasons and you may find...

Something for Everyone

At American Veteran Air Conditioning we have a solution for everyone no matter where they are in the mix. We have something for those that don’t want to think about it.. something for those that just need a little maintenance and we even have free instructional...

Does adjusting your thermostat use more energy?

With inconsistent temperatures outside many may be asking the question.. does keeping the thermostat at a consistent temperature use more or less energy? The great debate is on! Topics Covered: • Should I adjust my thermostat or keep it at a constant temperature? •...