Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for July, 2022

Why You Don’t Want to Believe This Refrigerant Myth

Monday, July 25th, 2022

insulated-refrigerant-line-behind-air-conditionerDo you understand the function of the refrigerant that flows through your air conditioner? You’ve very likely heard the term refrigerant, and you probably even know that it’s important, but it’s possible that you might not understand how important it is.

Without refrigerant, the cooling process would not be possible. This is the chemical substance that allows your air conditioner’s compressor to do its job of cooling down your home.

There’s a pretty common misconception about this substance, however. This myth is that refrigerant depletes, as gasoline does from a vehicle. In other words, people think of refrigerant as a fuel, when that’s not what it is. Your air conditioner is actually supplied with enough refrigerant upon manufacturing to last its entire service life, ideally. If your system is losing refrigerant, it means there is a leak.

Read on to learn why this is a problem and what to do about it.

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How to Lower Your Cooling Bills

Monday, July 11th, 2022

checklist-with-red-markerIf there is anything that Hickory area homeowners all have in common, it’s understanding the value of fully effective and efficient air conditioning–especially efficient. Nobody wants to pay an arm and a leg to cool their home, nor do they want to sacrifice comfort in order to save money.

But you don’t ever have to sacrifice comfort to save money!

In fact, there are a lot of things you can do in your home to reduce your energy use and therefore reduce your utility bills. Read on to learn what they are.

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