Air Conditioning Articles

Summer Savings Tips for AC

May 29, 2024
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There are many quick, easy ways to manage your energy use during the summertime. Here are a few that work well with your home’s AC.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

May 8, 2024
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Can you imagine a scorching hot day here in Red Lion without air conditioning? During those dog days of summer, your air conditioning system can be your very best friend.

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Why Is My Thermostat Blank?

August 23, 2023
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Here are some of the most frequent reasons our HL Bowman professionals see a thermostat blank screen here in the York area:

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When Do I Replace My Air Conditioner?

August 2, 2023
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If you decide it’s time to upgrade to a new cooling system—you’re in luck. Air conditioners have become much more efficient in the past five years, thanks to new industry advances and stricter energy standards.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

July 5, 2023
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A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well.

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5 Common AC Problems

June 7, 2023
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When your air conditioner (AC) is running at peak efficiency, you win.

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How an AC Tune-Up Keeps You Cool

May 31, 2023
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A tune-up will ensure your cooling system will perform efficiently and safely when you need relief from heat and humidity when the dog days of summer kick into high gear.

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Save on Heating and Cooling With the Inflation Reduction Act

April 26, 2023
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A replacement may be best if your AC is 10 years or older—you’ll save as much as 50 percent on cooling costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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What Is a Ductless AC?

August 31, 2022
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Ductless air conditioning (AC) systems can be the perfect answer for that room which is never quite cool enough or for that new addition you are building.

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Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

July 21, 2022

A heat pump is one unit that provides both heating and cooling to your home. A heat pump operates by essentially moving heat into or out of your home, depending on the season.

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What Are Common Mistakes Made When Purchasing a New Air Conditioning System? 

July 13, 2022
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It’s time to replace your old or broken air conditioning unit in your home and you don’t want anything to go wrong with the new one. Avoid the common mistakes people make when purchasing a new air conditioner and learn how to prevent them. HL Bowman Inc. 717-561-1206

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Commercial Heat Pumps

July 3, 2022
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There are two main types of commercial heat pumps: air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) and water-source heat pumps (WSHPs).

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How to Properly Size an AC System

June 27, 2022
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In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your York home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. 

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VIDEO – When Do I Need To Replace My Air Conditioner?

June 16, 2022
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The central air conditioning system is a simple pleasure of everyday life. Your home should be a place where you can relax. On a hot day, cool air is essential to your relaxation. If you take good care of your air conditioner with annual inspections and monthly filter swaps, it should last 10 to 15 years.

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VIDEO – Have Your Utility Bills Jumped?

May 17, 2022
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Have your utility bills suddenly jumped? It could be your heating and cooling system. HL Bowman Inc. https://hlbowman.com/ 717-561-1206

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

May 6, 2022
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It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same. Despite your air conditioner’s age, any sound coming from the unit can still be bothersome. If your air conditioner is producing an…

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Spring is Air Conditioner Tune-Up Time

April 28, 2022
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Are you looking forward to warmer weather this year?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac forecasts a hotter and drier summer in central Pennsylvania this year. It says August likely will be the hottest month. Even spring may be warmer than usual, with an early hot spell forecast for mid-May.

Hot weather will be here in no time. Will your central air conditioner be ready?

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 11, 2022
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Take some of the following ideas from our professionals to heart and make some money-saving resolutions this Spring.

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

August 30, 2021
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It’s not normal for your AC to turn on & off in quick successions. This is called short cycling. Here’s why this is happening and how you can fix this issue.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

August 10, 2021
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want you to have a reliable air conditioning system before, during, and after a storm. Here are some tips on helping you protect your air conditioner investment.

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5 Common Causes of Your AC Freezing Up

June 30, 2021
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Whether you’re dealing with frozen AC equipment or are having another issue with your system, contact us for help.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

June 10, 2021
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If you can’t figure out why your home’s air conditioner is blowing hot air, consult this list of possible causes for help.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

April 15, 2021
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As a homeowner, it’s always a good idea to know as much as you can about your air conditioner so it will run efficiently for years to come.

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Why Is Air Conditioning Maintenance Important?

April 2, 2021
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Are you ready to feel confident about your air conditioner’s efficiency and performance in your Harrisburg home? When our HL Bowman professionals perform air conditioning maintenance, your system will operate in peak condition, and you can relax at home.

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

March 1, 2021
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Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well.

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