Dowd Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Bensalem’

How to Tell You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, October 4th, 2021
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Water heaters look sturdy, and they’re built to withstand years of use. But any appliance wears down with enough time, and water heaters have the extra burden of storing water, which can lead to corrosion. Your current water heater in Bensalem, PA won’t last you forever. You want to avoid getting trapped with a busted water heater and an emergency replacement. The best way to do that is to know the signs a water heater is getting close to the end of its service life.

We handle water heater installations and replacements, and we can tell you the most important warnings signs to look for that it’s time to call us to get a new water heater.

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Do I Need an Air Purifier for My Home?

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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Are you more concerned about the quality of the air inside your home than you once were? You aren’t alone. Worries about IAQ have skyrocketed over the last year and a half for some pretty good reasons. Even before that, poor indoor air quality had been a problem for homes, but fewer people were aware of it. Now you may wonder if you need to have an air purifier in Bensalem, PA for your house in order to breathe healthy and clean air. 

It’s a good question, and to get a solid answer, you’ll need to have professionals assist you. Some homes don’t need special air purifiers, while others will benefit immensely. 

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4 Great Benefits of Whole-House Dehumidification

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Humidity. The word itself usually conjures up thoughts of sweating through hot days. Humidity on its own isn’t necessarily bad—extreme dry air can also create problems. But when the relative humidity of the air rises above 60%, the amount of moisture in the air can lead to many issues.

But you have an air conditioner in your house, so that should take care of the humidity, right? We have some bad news there:  a central air conditioning system can help keep your house cool, even on humid days, but it isn’t actually a dehumidifier. It does remove some moisture from the air as it runs (which is why you hear dripping water from its cabinet), but not enough to make a difference. If you want balanced humidity for your home, you’ll need to have professionals install a whole-house dehumidifier. 

There are four major benefits of having whole-house dehumidification:

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Is My Old AC Ready to Retire for a New One?

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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The question in the title is the one we hear more often from our customers than any other. People know their air conditioners will not last forever, no matter how much they’d like them to. At some point, they must schedule a new air conditioning installation in Bensalem, PA to replace it. But when is it time to stop repairs and get a new AC?

This is not an easy question to answer if you’re a non-professional. In fact, you shouldn’t attempt to answer it on your own. The best next step when you suspect your AC may be ready for the recycling yard is to call our professionals for an assessment. They can give you honest answers about whether a replacement or continued repairs are the best for your cooling future. 

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Important Reminder: Change the AC’s Air Filter Regularly!

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Our last post was about the most important service you can schedule for your Bensalem, PA air conditioning system: routine professional maintenance. Today, we’re going to talk about the part of maintenance that you’ll have to take care of for the rest of the season: changing the air filter on your HVAC system. Our technicians do this job as part of maintenance, but you will have to handle changing the filter afterwards on a regular basis of every one to three months.

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Spring Means It’s AC Tune-Up Time!

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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Now that spring has officially started, it’s time to think about your home’s air conditioning system. Even though we may still encounter cold weather ahead—April can spring surprises on us—the mid-year heat will soon be here. You want your AC to be in peak condition to handle hot weather with maximum energy efficiency and minimal operational problems. 

The best way to prepare your air conditioning system is to schedule professional maintenance service to give the AC a complete inspection and tune-up. 

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