Posts made in August 2018

How to Keep Your Garage Cool

Triple-door garage on large, beautiful homeWhen installing a heating or cooling system in your home, one area that is often forgotten is the garage. If you use your garage space as a workshop for cars, home maintenance projects, or gardening tasks, a hot garage in the middle of summer is the last place you will want to be. Make every space in your home comfortable with the help of our contractors at Art Newsome Inc.

Benefits of Air Conditioning Your Garage

Adding AC to your garage will not only make it a pleasant place to work in the summer, but it will help keep the surrounding rooms cooler as well. This can also help improve your utility bills, as the AC is not working as hard to keep the adjacent rooms at your desired temperature. The hot air from uncooled garages will begin to infiltrate your home, especially if it leads directly into the main areas of the house.

When looking to incorporate air conditioning into your garage, it is imperative that you contact the professionals at Art Newsome Inc. There are a variety of ways in which attempting to direct your AC into the garage yourself can have detrimental effects. This could result in your system failing and dangerous fumes being led into the garage or your home.

Contact our contractors today at 1-844-250-6234 to inquire about installing AC in your home’s garage. We complete a variety of HVAC jobs in Hampton Roads to help homeowners feel comfortable all year long.

How to Repair a Central AC System, Part 2

Man setting up an air conditioning unitWhen it comes to HVAC in Hampton, VA, Art Newsome, Inc. has the skills and expertise needed to repair any job. If your central air conditioning system is not functioning correctly, there are a variety of ways to troubleshoot each issue you are experiencing.

The AC Does Not Dehumidify the Air

If the air in your home still seems stuffy and humid, your system is most likely too large for your home. An oversized AC system can cool the air in your home so fast that the thermostat will shut off before the air gets dehumidified. If you are noticing this issue, we recommend replacing the condensing unit and coils with ones that are correctly fitted to the size of your home.

The AC Runs Forever but Does Not Cool

Inadequate cooling along with the compressing running for an extended period is commonly a sign of a worn-out unit. The system is no longer able to compress refrigerant, so you will need to have the compressor tested and possibly replaced.

The Compressor Cycle is Too Short

A short-cycling compressor has a variety of causes, such as an obstructed thermostat, refrigerant leaks, and icy coils. Check the condenser fins to ensure they are not dirty or drastically bent and replace the air filter if it is dirty. You should also contact the technicians at Art Newsome, Inc. to check for refrigerant leaks.