Air Conditioning Articles

AC Maintenance Checklist

May 15, 2024
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Can you imagine a scorching hot day here in Baldwin City without air conditioning? During those dog days of summer, your air conditioning system can be your very best friend.

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3 Signs It’s Time For a New AC

April 15, 2024
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here are three areas our Smith Service Company professionals suggest you monitor for telltale signs:

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Do Air Conditioners Eliminate Mold?

August 16, 2023
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Your air conditioner cannot eliminate mold once it starts to grow. However, a well-maintained AC system can act as a mold deterrent.

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5 Common AC Problems

July 14, 2023
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Smith Service Company is always eager to educate our Baldwin City area customers on heating and cooling home care. Whether you have an AC, furnace, heat pump, or ductless mini split, we want you to get the most out of your investment.

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AC and Allergies

June 14, 2023
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Summertime is the season for rest and relaxation—except when pollen decides to crash your party.

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Ductless Maintenance

May 15, 2023
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Smith Service Company extends a warm welcome to all Kansas ductless mini split owners.

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Top Causes of AC Failure

July 26, 2022
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You resign yourself to finally turning on your air conditioner (AC)—only to find it blowing warm air, making funny noises, or simply not cooperating at all. It’s a scenario we all dread, and one that our professionals at The Smith Service Company want to prevent.

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

July 14, 2022
Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

You decided to part ways with your old air conditioning (AC) system. It is not always an easy decision to make.

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Going Ductless

June 16, 2022
Going Ductless

Sometimes, a simple, elegant piece of technology can deliver more with less. Ductless mini splits are a triple threat—compact wall units that generate heating, cooling, and ventilation. No ducts required, and no dull whirring noises—they operate in near silence. 

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

May 31, 2022
How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Smith Service Company, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Lawrence, KS, home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? 

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What Is a Ductless AC?

May 16, 2022
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The ductless system works, obviously, with no ducts, unlike a traditional air conditioner that uses them to carry air to your home’s vents. Instead, this system has an outdoor condenser unit located against the house or building. This makes it highly adaptable to many rooms and needs.

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

April 21, 2022
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When the weather gets really hot in Lawrence, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at Smith Service Company wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

March 16, 2022
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It’s about to heat up here in Lawrence. Make sure your air conditioner (AC) is primed for the Kansas summer heat rays by scheduling a seasonal maintenance visit. 

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

August 9, 2021
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When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

June 30, 2021
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Our team wants you to have a reliable AC system before, during, and after a storm. Here are some tips to help you out.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

June 14, 2021
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Understanding a bit of your AC’s basic components and how they work can help you find a problem or malfunction when it occurs.

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

May 14, 2021
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Short cycling is when an air conditioner turns on and off in rather quick successions. It’s fairly common, so what should you do?

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Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

April 29, 2021
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Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies or year-long allergens, your air conditioner can help you breathe much easier.

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Single-Stage and Variable-Speed Air Conditioners

July 13, 2020
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With the warmer weather peeking its head around the proverbial corner, now is the time to think about your air conditioner in your home.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 26, 2020
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At The Smith Service Company, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run efficiently is crucial to helping you get the good night’s sleep you deserve.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

May 28, 2020
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When you’re looking at how your air conditioner works, it can depend on a wide variety of factors. Most people realize that the brand you select, the size, the features, and the efficiency rating all play a role in how well an air conditioner will cool your Eudora home.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

April 28, 2020
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The air conditioning system in your Lawrence home is one of your biggest investments and home assets. In order to take care of it properly, as well as to communicate effectively with air conditioning (AC) professionals when needed, it’s good to understand some common air conditioning terminology.

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Know Your AC System

August 14, 2019
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Our team at The Smith Service Company knows air conditioners because it’s our business. We want to share just a little of our knowledge with you so you can extend the life of your air conditioner, avoid costly repairs, and save energy and money in Baldwin City.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Turning On and Off?

July 25, 2019
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When an air conditioner (AC) starts and stops in quick cycles, and doesn’t run for long periods, this is known as short cycling. While this is a relatively common issue, it should not go unchecked. It is indicative of something being wrong with your air conditioner. If you don’t do anything about it, you’ll end…

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Common Air Conditioner Problems

June 24, 2019
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One of the most common problems cooling your home occurs when doors and windows are left open.

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Air Conditioning Tips for Hot Summers

June 12, 2019
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In the hot Kansas City weather, we can run our air conditioning units pretty much around the clock. Along with regular maintenance and inspections, here are some tips to help with common AC-related problems.

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

April 30, 2019
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When purchasing an air conditioner, remember that bigger isn’t always better. Each system is designed to accommodate different-sized spaces.

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Ductless A/C

April 12, 2019
Ductless mini-split air conditioner on the wall in a home in Baldwin City

The certified technicians at The Smith Service Company have the expertise required and would be happy to answer any installation questions you may have.

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Spring Is the Best Time for Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

March 27, 2019
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An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently.

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