Air Conditioning Articles

Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known

September 8, 2023
Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known. Couple sitting at table and calculating bills at home.

Though air conditioners are a major part of modern life, they hold many secrets few people know about.

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AC and Allergies

August 8, 2023
High angle shot of a young businessman feeling ill at his work desk.

Make your home a sanctuary—spend less time restocking your tissues and more time doing what you love. Call us for a free consultation today.

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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

July 17, 2023
Image of a heat pump. Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pump.

In some ways, heat pumps have an edge over the traditional combination of a furnace and central air conditioning (AC) unit. However, no two households are the same, and each option has its pros and cons.

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Why Is My AC Making a Weird Noise?

July 14, 2023
Why Is My AC Making a Weird Noise?

Enjoying your summer here in Springfield gets a little tricky when your air conditioning (AC) system suddenly makes a noise you’ve never heard before.

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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

May 15, 2023
Image of a technician working with a thermostat. Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

It’s about to heat up here in Springfield. Make sure your air conditioner (AC) is primed for the Illinois summer heat rays by scheduling a seasonal maintenance visit.

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What Is a Ductless AC?

August 10, 2022
Blog Title: What Is a Ductless AC?

Here in Illinois, we also call these systems mini-splits, multi-splits, and variable refrigerant flow systems. Call MB Heating & Cooling Inc. for a recommendation from one of our heating and cooling professionals on where a ductless air conditioner might work best in the room you think could use some cooling help.

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

July 29, 2022
opening the lid of the air conditioner

When an AC turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do?

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Top Causes of AC Failure

July 10, 2022
Home Air Conditioner unit

To help with the hot weather, you will want to know the top causes of air conditioner failures and what to do to prevent or address them.

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Video- Energy Saving Tip 6

September 8, 2021
Video- Energy Saving Tip 6

Cool your home by opening the windows at night and save on your energy bill. The outdoor breeze will keep your home feeling cool.

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Why Air Conditioners Freeze Up

September 1, 2021
frozen AC.

Did you accidentally stumble upon your air conditioning (AC) unit’s “winter weather” setting? Nope. You’re probably experiencing a freeze-up. If you’ve noticed a thin layer of ice on the outside of your AC unit, don’t panic. Freeze-ups are an incredibly common issue. Most central air systems will experience one at some point.  Remember that prevention…

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Video- Energy Saving Tip 1

August 24, 2021
Video- Energy Saving Tip 1

It is no secret that your oven will toast your house up and cooking on a cold day is nice sometimes, but on a hot day it will warm your house up in an unnecessary way. Try to utilize the opportunity you might have to cook outside.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

April 13, 2021
Service Industry: Work tools on air conditioners. Outside residential home.

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At MB Heating & Cooling, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. You need to be able to rely on your air conditioner for your comfort here in Springfield.

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