Cool Rite

Cool Rite

Domestic & Commercial Air Conditioning Bristol & Gloucester

Here at Cool-Rite we have over 40 years of experience dealing with domestic and commercial clients in Bristol and surrounding areas. Have a requirement for new/more air conditioning? Need to replace existing air conditioning? Not quite sure what your next step should be? Please get in contact with us.From your enquiry, whether it be via phone, email or our contacts page one of our specialist project engineers will be happy to assist you in finding the right solution.We offer a no obligation
quotation and a free of charge design and build package for all domestic and commercial air conditioning. This ranges from DX Split systems, VRV/VRF to Packaged and Close Control including heat pump systems and air to water heat pumps. We can provide equipment from all major manufacturers including Daikin, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, Toshiba, LG, Hitachi, IMI and many more on request.We have experience in all fields including Computer/Comms Rooms, Office Blocks, Fitness Centres& Commercial premises to Retail Stores & Superstores.

Operating out of Bristol, Cool-Rite Ltd provides a service covering all of the South, South West and Midlands areas which include major towns and cities such as Bath, Stroud, Cirencester,Gloucester, Swindon, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Birmingham and Exeter.Please feel free to contact us using the Telephone number above or our Contacts Page and one of our trained representatives will be happy to talk through your requirements or visit your premises to provide you with a free no obligation quotation.

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Cool-Rite were employed by the developer to design, supply and install a comfort cooling and heating system to serve all three floors of the newly built office block.

Each floor is cooled and heated via ducted heat pump inverter air conditioning consisting of ducted fan coil units concealed above the suspended ceiling which are then connected to ceiling mounted air diffusers.

This system allowed even distribution of cooling and heating across each of the floors but in addition allowed the system to be modified easily by altering grille positions to suit individual needs once tenants had been found for each floor.

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Cool-Rite were employed to design, supply and install comfort cooling and heating to serve multiple offices on a new business centre in somerset.

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Cool-Rite were employed to design, supply and install comfort cooling and heating to serve BBS's 1st and 2nd Floor Offices.

Cooling & Heating were provided to the Main Open Plan office spaces via heat pump inverter ducted systems consisting of ducted fan coil units concealed above the suspended ceiling connected to ceiling mounted air diffusers.

For BBS's individual offices a highly efficient Heat Recovery VRF system was installed to provide independent temperature control for all of their Small Offices, Meeting rooms, Staffroom and Large Boardroom.

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Cool-Rite were employed to supply and install air conditioning to serve the Mammography Treatment Rooms and Reception and Waiting areas within this listed building redevelopment.

Heat recovery VRF equipment was installed to serve the Treatment Rooms along with Split type heat pump systems to serve the Reception and Waiting areas.

A close working relationship with all trades was required for this type of installation to ensure that all the services were coordinated within the strict parameters and awkward conditions encountered within a listed building being converted for medical use.

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Cool-Rite were employed to design, supply and install a small heat pump system to Serve our clients Dining Room. We supplied and installed a small wall mounted heat pump system and our client benefited from the governments reduced rate of 5% VAT on domestic heat pump installations.

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Cool-Rite were employed to design, supply and install full function close control air conditioning to Alcatel Lucent's new Laboratory.

With a cooling load of approximately 200kW required within their laboratory Cool-Rite installed full function close control air conditioning to keep the room at a steady 22ºC with a relative humidity of 55%.

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When St Peters Garden Centre decided to carry out an extensive refurbishment to their Restaurant Cool-Rite Ltd were contracted to supply and install comfort cooling to serve the Area.

Large capacity ceiling cassette systems were installed to serve the area with the services and pipe work needing to stay on show at high level throughout the Restaurant.

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With the building having been empty for a number of years and having become dilapidated Weston College carried out a substantial refurbishment to create new flexible learning spaces, conference suites and offices.

Cool-Rite Ltd were contracted to supply and install new heat recovery air conditioning to provide heating and cooling to the ventilation equipment serving the new conference suites and offices along with a standalone air conditioning system to serve their Comms Room.

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Having worked closely with the Boswells Group for a number of years Cool-Rite Ltd has recently finished the installation of new air conditioning to one of Boswells newest Coffee shops in Gloucester.

In-ceiling cassette systems were installed to serve the area with the services and pipe work needing to be co-ordinated alongside the shop fitters to allow all the services to be hidden above the featured ceilings.

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When building a new Lab area for the testing and assembling of their products Parasense required the area to be air conditioned and ventilated.

Cool-Rite Air Conditioning designed, supplied and installed heat pump in-ceiling cassette air conditioning systems to provide heating and cooling along with a fresh air ventilation system to the new space.

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Stay Cool with Cool-Rite: Preparing Your Business for the Summer Heat

As the days grow longer and the sun rises higher, the prospect of warm, sunny days becomes more appealing. This seasonal change also means that now is the perfect time for companies in Bristol and Gloucester to make sure their commercial air conditioning systems are operating at their best. No matter the temperature outside, Cool-Rite’s expertise in R22 replacement, domestic heat pump installation, and air conditioning installation will keep your company comfortable.

The Worth of Prompt Air Conditioning Service

The heat of summer can be unrelenting, so having a functional air conditioning system is not just a luxury but also a need. It’s the foundation of both an enjoyable shopping experience for your clients and a productive workplace for your staff. For this reason, we at Cool-Rite stress how crucial it is to arrange for commercial air conditioning servicing ahead of time, before the summer rush.

Why Service Your AC Now?

  • Beat the Heat: By maintaining your air conditioning systems early, you prevent the inconvenience and business interruption that might come with a mid-summer breakdown.
  • Energy Efficiency: Frequent maintenance makes sure your systems operate more effectively, which lowers your energy costs.
  • Longevity: Maintenance maximizes your investment by extending the life of your air conditioners.

Cool-Rite’s Dedication to Quality

At Cool-Rite, we want to establish an example of excellence that others may follow, not only solve issues. Our team of qualified experts is the foundation of our devotion. They offer a depth of knowledge and a commitment to perfection to each work, ensuring that your air conditioning systems are not only installed but also seamlessly incorporated into your space. We recognize that each customer has distinct requirements, and we excel at creating tailored solutions that are not just effective, but also inventive and sustainable.

Our prompt and dependable service is the product of diligent preparation and a thorough grasp of both the technical and customer service elements of our profession. We are happy to provide a service that is as timely as it is efficient, reducing downtime and increasing comfort for your business.

Services Tailored for Bristol and Gloucester

Cool-Rite stands out as a dependable source for air conditioning services in the vibrant cityscapes of Bristol and the charming backstreets of Gloucester. We understand the unique requirements of businesses in these places and the subtleties of the local environment thanks to our local expertise. Because of our local knowledge, we are able to offer services that are not only efficient but also precisely tailored to the needs of the area.

Regardless of the season, our services guarantee that your business consistently maintains its cozy atmosphere, be it summer or winter. We’re only a phone call away, prepared to help you with the appropriate solutions to maintain your business operating efficiently and your customers in the ideal environment.

R22 Replacement: A Step Towards a Greener Future

Cool-Rite’s core values are centred around environmental care. Beyond merely meeting legal requirements, the phase-out of R22 refrigerants presents a chance to spearhead the transition to a more environmentally friendly future. As evidence of our dedication to the environment and the wellbeing of our world, we provide R22 replacement services.

We provide state-of-the-art alternatives that improve the effectiveness and performance of your air conditioning systems in addition to meeting the most recent requirements. In addition to modernising your systems, when you choose Cool-Rite for your R22 replacement needs, you’re making an investment in the long-term viability of both your company and the general public.

Domestic Heat Pump Installation: The Sustainable Choice

Embrace sustainability by using our services for installing domestic heat pumps. Heat pumps provide a low-carbon, year-round solution for pleasant, year-round heating and cooling while replacing more inefficient conventional systems.

Get Ready for Summer with Cool-Rite

Make sure you are prepared for the summertime heat. To arrange for your business air conditioning service, get in touch with Cool-Rite right now. Our brand is synonymous with quality, customer satisfaction, and environmentally friendly solutions, making us the preferred option for companies in Bristol and Gloucester. Cool-Rite, where comfort meets quality, can help your company get ready for summer.

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Unveiling the Future of Cooling: The Role of Smart Thermostats in Energy-Efficient Comfort

In the era of smart homes, innovations continue to revolutionize how we interact with and manage our living spaces. One such game-changer is the smart thermostat, a powerful tool that goes beyond simple temperature control. In this blog, we’ll explore the fascinating world of smart thermostats and delve into their pivotal role in achieving energy-efficient cooling for your home.

Intelligent Temperature Management: Smart thermostats offer more than just the ability to set a fixed temperature. They employ advanced algorithms and sensors to learn your preferences and adjust the temperature based on your habits. This intelligent adaptation ensures optimal comfort without unnecessary energy consumption.

Remote Accessibility and Control: Picture this: you’re on your way home on a scorching summer day, and you want your living space to be comfortably cool upon your arrival. Smart thermostats allow you to remotely control your HVAC system via smartphone apps, giving you the power to adjust the temperature from anywhere.

Learning and Adaptive Features: Many smart thermostats come equipped with learning capabilities. Over time, they analyze your usage patterns and automatically create a cooling schedule that aligns with your lifestyle. This not only enhances comfort but also contributes to energy savings by avoiding unnecessary cooling when no one is at home.

Integration with Home Automation Systems: Smart thermostats seamlessly integrate with other smart home devices. This means they can communicate with your smart lighting, blinds, and even weather forecasts to optimize cooling based on various factors. For example, they may adjust the temperature based on sunlight exposure or outdoor temperatures.

Energy Usage Monitoring and Reports: Stay informed about your energy consumption with the energy monitoring features of smart thermostats. Detailed reports provide insights into how your HVAC system is performing, empowering you to make informed decisions about energy use and potentially identify areas for improvement.

Geofencing for Location-Based Automation: Geofencing technology enables your smart thermostat to detect when you’re approaching or leaving home. This triggers automatic adjustments to the temperature, ensuring energy is not wasted on cooling an empty house.

Compatibility with Smart Grids: Some smart thermostats are designed to work with utility companies’ demand response programs and smart grids. During peak energy demand periods, these thermostats can automatically adjust settings to reduce the strain on the electrical grid.

Environmental Impact and Sustainability: By optimizing energy use and reducing unnecessary cooling, smart thermostats contribute to environmental sustainability. Lower energy consumption means a reduced carbon footprint, making them an eco-friendly choice for the environmentally conscious homeowner.

Conclusion: In the pursuit of a comfortable and energy-efficient home, smart thermostats emerge as indispensable tools. Their ability to learn, adapt, and integrate with other smart devices paves the way for a new era of intelligent temperature management. By investing in a smart thermostat, not only do you enhance your living experience, but you also contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future. It’s a win-win for both comfort and the environment.

 

 

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The Best Time to Get Your Commercial Air Conditioning Serviced in Gloucester

In the bustling business landscape of Gloucester, ensuring a comfortable and conducive environment for both employees and clients is paramount. One key element contributing to this comfort is a well-maintained commercial air conditioning system. Regular servicing is essential to keep the system running efficiently, prevent unexpected breakdowns, and extend its lifespan. In this blog, we’ll explore the best time to get your commercial air conditioning serviced in Gloucester to optimize performance and minimize disruptions.
Spring: The Ideal Season for Preventive Maintenance
As temperatures start to rise in Gloucester during spring, it’s the perfect time to schedule preventive maintenance for your commercial air conditioning system. Spring servicing allows HVAC professionals to address any issues that may have arisen during the winter months when the system is working harder to combat colder temperatures. By identifying and fixing potential problems early, you can avoid costly repairs and ensure your air conditioning system is ready to handle the upcoming summer heat.
During spring servicing, technicians typically focus on tasks such as cleaning coils, checking refrigerant levels, inspecting ductwork, and calibrating thermostats. These measures help improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality, ensuring a seamless transition into the warmer months.
Summer: Proactive Repairs and Performance Optimization
While preventive maintenance in spring is crucial, summer is not too late to schedule servicing for your commercial air conditioning system. In fact, if you haven’t had the opportunity to service your HVAC system during spring, addressing any issues during the summer is essential to prevent potential breakdowns in the peak of the season.
Summer servicing may include checking for refrigerant leaks, lubricating moving parts, and cleaning or replacing air filters. Regular maintenance during the summer months keeps the system running smoothly and helps avoid emergency repairs when the demand for cooling is at its highest.
Autumn – End-of-Season Checkup
As autumn arrives in Gloucester, it marks the end of the cooling season. This is an opportune time to conduct a thorough end-of-season checkup for your commercial air conditioning system. Fall servicing focuses on assessing the system’s performance throughout the summer, identifying any wear and tear, and addressing potential issues before the winter sets in.
During fall maintenance, technicians may inspect and clean components, tighten electrical connections, and perform a comprehensive evaluation of the overall system. By taking proactive measures in the fall, you can ensure that your commercial air conditioning system is in optimal condition when it’s time to switch to heating during the colder months.
Regular servicing of your commercial air conditioning system in Gloucester is essential for maintaining a comfortable and productive working environment. While spring is considered the ideal time for preventive maintenance, summer and fall also offer valuable opportunities to address any issues and optimize system performance. By staying proactive and scheduling regular checkups, businesses can ensure that their HVAC systems operate efficiently, reduce energy costs, and provide a comfortable indoor environment year-round. Don’t wait for a breakdown – invest in the well-being of your commercial air conditioning system to secure a cool and productive future for your business in Gloucester.

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Common Air Conditioning Myths Debunked: Separating Fact from Fiction

Air conditioning is a crucial component of modern living, yet there are numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding its usage. In this blog, we’ll debunk some common air conditioning myths to help you make informed decisions about cooling your home efficiently.

 

Myth 1: Lowering the Thermostat Cools the Room Faster

Debunked: Setting the thermostat to a colder temperature doesn’t make the room cool down any faster. Air conditioners work at a consistent rate, and the thermostat simply sets the desired temperature. Lowering it excessively may lead to overcooling and unnecessary energy consumption.

 

Myth 2: Leaving the AC On All Day is More Efficient

Debunked: While it might seem efficient to maintain a consistent temperature by leaving the AC running all day, it’s often more energy-efficient to adjust the thermostat when needed. Consider using programmable thermostats to schedule temperature changes based on your daily routine.

 

Myth 3: Closing Vents Saves Energy

Debunked: Closing vents in unused rooms doesn’t necessarily save energy. In modern HVAC systems, closing vents can disrupt the system’s balance, leading to increased energy consumption and potential damage. It’s more effective to rely on programmable thermostats for temperature adjustments.

 

Myth 4: Bigger AC Units Are Always Better

Debunked: Installing an oversized air conditioner thinking it will cool your home faster can lead to issues. An oversized unit may cool the space quickly but won’t run long enough to dehumidify the air adequately. This can result in a clammy and uncomfortable environment.

 

Myth 5: Ceiling Fans Cool the Room

Debunked: Ceiling fans circulate air but don’t actually lower the temperature. They create a wind-chill effect, making you feel cooler, but they don’t cool the room. Turn off fans when leaving a room to save energy.

 

Myth 6: Regular Maintenance Isn’t Necessary

Debunked: Regular maintenance is crucial for the optimal performance of your air conditioning system. Neglecting maintenance can lead to reduced efficiency, higher energy bills, and a shorter lifespan for your unit. Schedule annual professional maintenance to keep your system running smoothly.

 

 

 

Myth 7: Air Conditioners Only Affect Temperature

Debunked: Air conditioners do more than cool the air. They also help control humidity, improve indoor air quality by filtering out pollutants, and create a comfortable environment. Investing in a high-quality air filter enhances these benefits.

 

Myth 8: Closing Doors and Windows Completely Improves Efficiency

Debunked: While it’s essential to minimize heat exchange, completely sealing doors and windows can lead to poor indoor air quality. Adequate ventilation is necessary to maintain a healthy living environment. Focus on sealing gaps and using weatherstripping for efficient cooling.

 

Myth 9: Turning Off the AC When Not at Home Saves Energy

Debunked: It’s a common belief that turning off the AC when leaving home saves energy. However, turning the system off completely can make it work harder to cool the space when you return. Instead, raise the thermostat a few degrees when you’re away to save energy without compromising comfort.

 

Myth 10: Air Conditioners Need Refrigerant Top-Ups Every Year

Debunked: Refrigerant is not consumed; it circulates within the system. If your AC is low on refrigerant, it likely has a leak that needs professional attention. Regular maintenance checks for leaks and ensures your system maintains the right refrigerant levels.

In conclusion, understanding the facts about air conditioning can help you use your system more efficiently and cost-effectively. By dispelling these common myths, you can make informed choices that keep your home cool and comfortable without falling victim to misconceptions.

 

 

 

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Preparing Your Air Conditioning System for Gloucester Winters

Gloucester residents are no strangers to the chilly winters that grace the region. While you may not be using your air conditioning system as much during this season, it’s important not to forget about it. Properly preparing your air conditioning system for Gloucester winters can help prevent damage and ensure that it runs smoothly when the warmer months return. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the steps to prepare your air conditioner for the cold season.

Why Winter Preparation Matters

Preparing your air conditioning system for winter may seem counterintuitive since it’s designed to cool your home. However, it’s a necessary step to:

Prevent Damage: The extreme cold can cause harm to your air conditioning unit. By taking precautions, you can avoid costly repairs.

Optimise Spring Startup: When warmer weather returns, you’ll want your AC to function efficiently. Proper winter preparation ensures a smooth transition into the cooling season.

Maintain Air Quality: Even during the winter, your AC’s air filter can continue to improve indoor air quality by trapping dust and allergies.

 

Steps to Prepare Your Air Conditioning System

Shut Off Power: Begin by turning off the power to your air conditioner. This can typically be done via the circuit breaker or an outdoor disconnect switch.

Clean the Unit: Remove debris, leaves, and any built-up dirt from the outdoor condenser unit. A hose or a soft brush can help with this. Keeping the unit clean prevents damage and improves efficiency.

Cover or Protect: Consider covering the outdoor unit with a purpose-made cover or a piece of plywood. This helps shield it from snow, ice, and falling debris.

Change the Air Filter: If you have a reusable filter, clean it; if it’s disposable, replace it. A clean filter not only improves air quality but also reduces strain on the system.

Seal Gaps: Inspect the area around the air conditioner for gaps and seal any openings or cracks that might allow cold air to enter. This can help protect the unit and save energy.

Professional Maintenance: Consider scheduling a professional HVAC technician to perform a comprehensive winter maintenance check. They can ensure all components are in good shape for the colder months.

Cover the Indoor Vents: If you have central air, covering or insulating the indoor vents can help prevent drafts from entering your home.

Adjust the Thermostat: Raise the thermostat setting to reduce the workload on your heating system. This will save energy and prevent the AC from accidentally turning on.

 

Be Ready for Spring

As winter transitions into spring and the weather warms up, you’ll be ready to use your air conditioning system without any hiccups. Regular maintenance and winter preparation will extend the lifespan of your unit and ensure that it operates efficiently when you need it.

By following these simple steps, you can protect your air conditioning system from the harsh Gloucester winter and enjoy a comfortable, cool home when the summer sun returns.

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Air Conditioning and Sleep How Temperature Impacts Your Rest

Quality sleep is essential for overall well-being, and one often overlooked factor that significantly influences sleep is the temperature of your sleep environment. As we delve into the realm of air conditioning and its impact on sleep, we’ll uncover the science behind the relationship between temperature and restful slumber.

The Ideal Sleep Temperature

Finding the perfect sleep temperature can be subjective, as individual preferences vary. However, scientific studies suggest that the ideal room temperature for sleep falls between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit (15 to 19 degrees Celsius). This temperature range is conducive to the body’s natural cooling process during sleep, promoting better sleep quality.

Body Temperature Regulation

Our bodies naturally go through a process of cooling down to initiate and maintain sleep. As evening approaches, the body’s core temperature begins to drop, signalling the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. A cooler sleep environment facilitates this temperature decline, helping the body transition into a restful state.

How Air Conditioning Facilitates Cooling

Air conditioning plays a pivotal role in creating and maintaining the optimal sleep environment. Here’s how:

Consistent Temperature Control: Air conditioners are designed to provide consistent cooling, ensuring that the room remains within the desired temperature range throughout the night.

Regulating Humidity: In addition to cooling, air conditioners help control humidity levels. Maintaining optimal humidity is crucial for preventing discomfort caused by excessive sweating or dryness, contributing to a comfortable sleep environment.

Individualised Comfort: Modern air conditioning systems often come with programmable thermostats, allowing individuals to customize their sleep environment based on personal preferences. This level of control ensures that everyone in the household can achieve their ideal sleep temperature.

Impact on Sleep Quality

The influence of temperature on sleep quality goes beyond mere comfort. Here are some key ways in which air conditioning can positively impact your rest:

Faster Sleep Onset: A cooler environment helps facilitate the body’s natural cooling process, leading to a quicker onset of sleep. Falling asleep faster contributes to a more efficient and restorative sleep cycle.

Reduced Night Awakenings: Maintaining a consistent and cool sleep environment minimises the likelihood of waking up due to discomfort. Uninterrupted sleep contributes to overall sleep quality and feelings of refreshment upon waking.

Deeper Sleep Stages: The body tends to experience deeper sleep stages when the sleep environment is cool and comfortable. Deep sleep is crucial for physical restoration, memory consolidation, and overall cognitive function.

Tips for Optimising Your Sleep Environment with Air Conditioning

To maximise the benefits of air conditioning for sleep, consider the following tips:

Set the Right Temperature: Experiment within the recommended temperature range (60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit) to find the setting that works best for you.

Use Bedding Wisely: Choose breathable and moisture-wicking bedding materials to complement the cooling effects of air conditioning.

Establish a Sleep Routine: Create a consistent bedtime routine to signal to your body that it’s time to wind down. Program your air conditioner to adjust accordingly as part of this routine.

Invest in a Smart Thermostat: Smart thermostats allow you to schedule temperature adjustments, ensuring optimal conditions for sleep without manual intervention.

Consider Zoning Systems: If you share a sleeping space with others, explore zoning systems that allow individualised temperature control for different areas of your home.

Conclusion

In the pursuit of a good night’s sleep, the role of air conditioning should not be underestimated. By understanding the science behind temperature regulation and sleep, you can leverage your air conditioning system to create an environment that promotes restful and rejuvenating sleep. Experiment with different settings, incorporate smart technologies, and prioritise the comfort of your sleep environment to unlock the full potential of air conditioning for better sleep quality. Your well-rested self will thank you in the morning. If you would like professional air conditioning Gloucester advice, give us a call.

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Professional Air Conditioning Repairs and Installation in Bristol and Gloucester

Air conditioners nowadays are significantly more power-saving than earlier generations. However, they could only perform at their finest if they have been appropriately placed in the first place. If they aren’t, they won’t be able to perform to their full potential, and you might just end up spending money on unnecessary repairs in the future. You may have to update your equipment sooner than expected.

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Top 5 Technologies That Will Redefine Air Conditioning

The summer season is right in front of us and homeowners and businesses are busy shopping for new HVAC equipment and repairing the broken ones.

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Telltale Signs Your HVAC Equipment Needs Repair

Though a sad reality, most AC systems breakdown at the time when you need them the most.

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