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

Our Commercial HVAC FAQ

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Even though residential and commercial HVAC systems are similar, they are also vastly different. Even if you understand how your homes air conditioner works, you may still have questions about your commercial system. Our team is here to help with that.

We’ve collected a series of the questions that we get most about commercial HVAC systems. You can keep reading to learn more about your commercial HVAC system, including how it operates, and how to care for it. Then, if you ever have any problems, you can give our team a call to schedule commercial AC service in Hatboro, PA.

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Heat Pumps Vs. Central AC: A Customer’s Guide

Monday, August 21st, 2023

If you’re looking for a new HVAC system for your home, two of the most common and popular options are heat pumps and central air conditioners. While both units are similar in someways, they are vastly different in other ways.

No matter what type of system you’re looking for, you can give our team a call for AC installation in Hatboro, PA. We’re the experts in the area and we can offer an in-home assessment to help you choose the best system for your home and family. You can keep reading to learn more about the similarities and differences between heat pumps and central air conditioners.

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Time for a New Water Heater? The Pros and Cons of Tank and Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, July 10th, 2023

If it’s time to replace your old water heater with a new one, you may be considering a tankless version as a replacement. There are pros and cons to both tank and tankless water heaters, so it really just depends on your unique needs.

Our team can help with water heater installation in Hatboro, PA, no matter which type of water heater you choose. You can keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of both tank and tankless water heaters so that you can make an educated decision.

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The Odor-Eliminating Power of an Air Purifier

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Whole-house air purifiers boast a variety of benefits. One of the least talked about benefits is odor elimination. Many homeowners are interested in air purifiers to remove germs and bacteria from the air. But let’s be honest, you don’t want your home to smell bad either. 

So if the health benefits are not a reason enough to invest in air purifier service in Hatboro, PA, then you may also want to consider the smells that an air purifier can help with. You can keep reading to learn more about how air purifiers remove smells from the air in your home.

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A Leaking AC Requires Professional Support

Monday, May 1st, 2023

When you think about your air conditioner, a water leak may not come to mind. In fact, if you noticed water leaking out of your air conditioner, you may be genuinely shocked. But water flow throughout your air conditioner is a completely normal part of the cooling process – most of the time. 

Water flow may be normal, but leaks never are. If your AC is leaking, you need to schedule air conditioning service in Hatboro, PA. Keep reading to learn more about what a leak could mean for your air conditioner and why you need a team of experts to check it out.

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What Are My Options for a New Home Heater?

Monday, February 6th, 2023

If you’re reading this, you might be planning to have a new heating system installed in your home during the coming spring. Or you’re in an emergency situation where your current heating system is failing and you’ll need to call our experts for heating installation in Hatboro, PA soon.

Whatever the case, we’re glad to help! The best way we can assist is to come to your home, look at your current heater and heating needs, and give you our professional opinion about what type of heating system ideally suits you. 

To help you get an idea of what’s ahead, here are your major options for a new heating system.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Not Sending Out Warm Air?

Monday, December 12th, 2022

We encourage our customers to look into using heat pumps for year-round cooling and heating. Heat pumps are not only effective at delivering comfort for all seasons, they operate at high-energy efficiency (especially when compared to using an electric furnace for heat), and can benefit the environment because of their low emissions and superior efficiency. 

If you’re currently using a heat pump for the winter weather, you’ve probably arrived at this post because your heat pump just isn’t doing the “heat” side of its job. The cold weather has arrived, and you expect to get warm air flowing from the vents. Instead, you’re either getting room-temperature air or even cold air. Why is this happening? 

We’re pros when it comes to heat pump repair in Hatboro, PA, and we can explain the common reasons for this problem.

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Tips to Keep Your Gas Furnace Running Safely This Winter

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Gas furnaces are not dangerous appliances to have in your home. The modern gas furnace is built with safety uppermost in mind, and if they did regularly pose dangers they wouldn’t even be allowed in residential buildings. 

However, many appliances can become dangerous if handled wrong or kept in poor condition, and this definitely applies to any gas-powered appliance. Combusting natural gas, such as in a gas furnace, can lead to carbon monoxide leaks and fire hazards. If you know the right steps to take each year with your gas furnace, you can reduce the chances of furnace dangers to almost nothing. 

Below are the best ways to ensure a safely working gas furnace this winter.

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Does an AC Do Enough to Control Indoor Humidity?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

The answer to the question in the title depends on how much humidity your home deals with during the summer. If you don’t normally experience extremely high indoor humidity (relative humidity higher than 70%, although some people find more than 60% uncomfortable), then your AC will be able to keep you cool and happy. The air conditioner is not exactly controlling the humidity—although it’s doing some dehumidification—but it doesn’t have to work hard against humidity to deliver a comfortable environment for your house.

If high humidity is a problem you often encounter during warm weather, then it’s unlikely your AC can do much about it. It can provide cooling, but it won’t make a noticeable effect on humidity because an air conditioning system isn’t equipped to do that job. 

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Why Your AC Is Tripping the Circuit Breaker

Monday, June 27th, 2022

When you set the thermostat for your air conditioning system to cool the house, you expect the AC to turn on and do its job. But what if the air conditioner does come on—but soon after, if not immediately, it shuts down? If you know the basic troubleshooting steps in this situation, you’ll go to the house’s electrical panel to see if the AC’s circuit breaker has tripped. If it has, you reset it and your AC gets back to cooling.

This may not be the end of the story, however. Your AC can trip the circuit breaker again. And again. If this situation occurs, we recommend you stop resetting the breaker. Something else is wrong with your AC, and you may require professional air conditioning service in Hatboro, PA to resolve the problem.

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