Why Correctly Sizing Your Air Conditioner Is Important

Posted by Kevin Carney on May 25th, 2015

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When it comes to a new air conditioning installation, including replacing an outdated system, it’s very important to take a few steps before purchasing and installing your new system. One of these steps is determining what size of air conditioner you really need for your home. Many people go by the “rule of thumb” that you only need the square footage of your home to correctly estimate this; this is not correct. To correctly determine the right-sized AC, you need to determine what is known as the cooling load. Continue Reading

Why Consider Installing a Sump Pump?

Posted by Kevin Carney on May 18th, 2015

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Our area gets hit by all kinds of precipitation: snow and ice during the winter months and heavy downpours during the warmer months. If the basement or crawlspace of your home is prone to taking on water during times of heavy rain or snow, you may want to consider the installation of a sump pump. Removing water from the lowest areas of your home is a challenge, but excess water in these areas does more than create a nuisance issue; they can lead to damage. The trained professionals at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help install a new sump pump in your home or property in Perkasie, PA, to help you reduce and/or eliminate the problems caused by basement or crawlspace flooding. Continue Reading

Stinky Puddles in the Yard? It May Be Time for Sewer Line Replacement

Posted by Kevin Carney on May 11th, 2015

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Your home’s plumbing system is pretty large and pretty complicated, but there are two main lines that make the whole system work: the main water line, which brings in the potable water, and the sewer (or septic) line that removes all the waste water. When there’s an issue with either of these lines, your plumbing system will develop problems. However, it can be challenging to know when something has gone wrong with either of these lines because they are buried under your yard. So if you have a sewer line problem, how are you going to know about it? Here are some tips from our Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling experts. Continue Reading

3 Common Types of Air Conditioning Repairs

Posted by Kevin Carney on May 11th, 2015

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There are many components and moving parts in your air conditioner, which leaves quite a bit of latitude for problems. However, there are some key areas that our technicians see problems with more often than other parts. This doesn’t mean these parts are faulty; rather, it indicates that these parts are sometimes put to more use than others, and as such, they can develop more wear and tear. No matter what your repair issue, though, it’s important to always call an expert for help, like the ones at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling. We’ve been helping customers in the Fort Washington, PA, area with air conditioning repair since 1976, and we bring this experience and expertise to every job we do. Call us today, and let our AC specialists get your air conditioner back on track. Continue Reading

Do I Need to Size My Tank Hot Water Heater?

Posted by Kevin Carney on May 4th, 2015

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Most appliances for your home need to be sized properly, whether for space, capacity or both. The same goes for your tank hot water heater. Improperly sizing a water heater for your home could leave you chilly in the shower if it’s too small or decreasing energy efficiency if it’s too big. One of the benefits of working with a trained expert, like the ones at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling, is that we can help you correctly calculate the sizing for your new hot water heater. We are available to help you with a new installation or a replacement water heater – just give us a call and schedule an appointment for your business or home in Telford today! Continue Reading

Common Misconceptions About Air Conditioning Costs

Posted by Kevin Carney on April 27th, 2015

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With summer on the way, residents of Bucks & Montgomery Counties, PA, are gearing up for heat and humidity. That means keeping your air conditioning unit maintained and ready to go, but it also means keeping an eye on costs. We all want a cool comfortable home in the summer months, but we also want to avoid paying an arm and a leg for it. Sadly, common misconceptions about air conditioning costs can be quite pervasive, and while you may think you’re saving money, the opposite may actually be true. Here’s a brief list of some common myths to be aware of. Continue Reading

Allergy Season Is Almost Here – Do You Need Help with Your Indoor Air Quality?

Posted by Kevin Carney on April 20th, 2015

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Spring is a most welcome season after cold, harsh Pennsylvania winters, but for allergy sufferers, it can be the time of year to stock up on allergy medicine and tissues. While there are both in- and outdoor allergies, allergens from the outside can fairly easily make their way into your cooling system, making your indoors a difficult space for those in your home who have allergies. But there is a way to combat allergens and even improve your AC’s performance: install an air filter or air cleaner in your Blue Bell, PA, home. Our indoor air quality specialists can help determine which type of system will work best for your home and install it seamlessly with your existing air conditioning system. Just give us a call today and schedule an appointment. Continue Reading

Looking for a “Green” AC System? Consider Geothermal

Posted by Kevin Carney on April 14th, 2015

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Air conditioners have not been known for their environmental friendliness, and this has led to the development and improvement of a variety of AC systems. One system that especially worth noting for being green is the geothermal system. This system has a great number of benefits, as we’ll explain below, but the one of the benefits that is simply outstanding for the environment is this: the system gives back 3-4 units of energy for every 1 unit it expends to heat or cool your home. Wondering how this happens? Let’s take a look at how the system works. Continue Reading

Is It Time for Air Conditioning Renewal This Spring?

Posted by Kevin Carney on April 13th, 2015

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Spring is the time of renewal, and if you ended last cooling season in Harleysville, PA, with an air conditioner on its last legs, now is the perfect time to see what kind of AC replacement system will best fit your home. Many people look at air conditioning replacement with little enthusiasm, but the truth is that replacement offers you and your home a great opportunity to improve energy efficiency and comfort, and you may find that your replacement system fits your needs better than your current one. There are a number of options available to homeowners for air conditioning replacement, and sizing is always a critical aspect of good installation. The trained experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling can help you determine which type of replacement AC will be best for your home and then install it correctly the first time around. If your air conditioning system needs renewal this spring, call your Carney expert! Continue Reading

Have You Scheduled Your Air Conditioner for Maintenance Yet?

Posted by Kevin Carney on April 6th, 2015

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Spring gives homeowners a window of opportunity to get their homes ready for summer, and part of your spring cleaning should always include scheduling a maintenance appointment for your home’s air conditioning system. Why? The wear and tear from last season, coupled with potential debris and dirt that may have accumulated over the winter, provides ample opportunity for your system to perform poorly or malfunction. The air conditioning experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling are scheduling spring maintenance appointments now for Doylestown and the surrounding areas, so call us today and get your AC system ready for summer.

Why Schedule Maintenance?

Maintenance for your air conditioner isn’t a quick visual review of the system; it’s a full tune-up that entails cleaning, adjusting, lubricating and small repair, plus a thorough inspection of the system. Checks are performed as well as performance testing. Why is this appointment so involved? To provide you and your AC system with the following kinds of benefits:

  • Better energy efficiency – your air conditioner was made to operate at a specific level of energy efficiency, but when maintenance isn’t performed annually, your system can lose up to 5% of this efficiency every year.
  • Improves comfort – when your system is in optimal shape, as it will be after a maintenance appointment, it will be better able to achieve your set temperature.
  • Helps prevent repairs – the reason your technician thoroughly inspects your AC system is to discover any developing or existing problems. This helps get you ahead of potential repairs.
  • Extends life of the system – keeping your system in good working order means that your system doesn’t operate under stress. This helps extend the life of your air conditioning system because it reduces and/or eliminates premature aging, which can contribute to malfunction, breakdown and early replacement.

Always Hire a Professional

To gain the benefits maintenance has to offer, it’s always best to hire a trained expert to perform the work. The professionals at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling have been helping customers with their ACs since 1976, so call us today and schedule your spring maintenance appointment!