Category Archives for "Cooling"

Cleaning The Filters Of Your Ductless Mini Split

Cleaning The Filters Of Your Ductless Mini Split Cleaning The Filters Of Your Ductless Mini SplitEvery HVAC system requires some sort of service. You should schedule a professional service at least once a year, but in the meantime there are things you can do to keep up with your HVAC system. In this article, we are going to go over cleaning the filters of your ductless mini split...

What Is Zoned Air Conditioning?

What Is Zoned Air Conditioning? What Is Zoned Air Conditioning?Zoned air conditioning refers to an AC system that allows for different areas or "zones" within a home or building to be cooled at different temperatures. Zoned heating is also available too. There are a few ways you can zone your HVAC system.One of the ways to zone your HVAC system is to install multiple thermostats...

Replacing An HVAC System In Merion Station, PA

Replacing An HVAC system In Merion Station, PAThe new homeowners of this great stone home in Merion Station, PA knew that the HVAC system was 20+ years old and likely needed updating at some point. After their first winter in their home, they noticed that the breakfast room, front bedroom and mudroom always seemed cold and drafty. Turning up the...

5 Tips To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

The Ductwork Was Something We Improved How To Improve The Indoor Air Quality Of Your HomeBreathing in clean, healthy air has become so much more important in recent years. Well, it’s always been important, but in 2024 , it’s something that people think about and consider more often. Indoor air quality directly impacts our health, comfort, and even can impact the belongings and fixtures in your...

Installing A Multi-Zone Mini Split System In Drexel Hill, PA

Installing A Multi-Zone Mini Split System In Drexel Hill, PA In older homes in the Upper Darby Township area, it’s common to find that they use oil as their primary heating solution, with radiators located throughout the home.  While oil provides warm heat, it is getting more and more expensive, and the volatile nature of heating oil prices can put...

Heat Pump Won’t Turn Off? Top Reasons (And What to Do)

Heat Pump Won’t Turn Off? Top Reasons (And What to Do) Heat pumps have become one of the most popular ways to heat and cool a home. Just like any mechanical system, they can sometimes malfunction. A common issue homeowners may encounter is when a heat pump won't turn off. This can lead to discomfort, wasted energy, and potentially larger...

Mini Split Vs. Heat Pump: What Are the Differences?

Mini Split Vs. Heat Pump: What Are the Differences?When considering the most appropriate heating and cooling system for a home, two popular options come to mind: mini splits and heat pumps. Often, there is confusion between the two, leading homeowners to wonder about the mini split vs heat pump debate.I have been working with heat pumps and mini splits for...

5 Benefits of Replacing A Furnace With a Heat Pump

5 Benefits of Replacing A Furnace With a Heat PumpAt John Cipollone Inc. we take pride in being able to offer installation, repair, and service of all kinds of heating and cooling systems. And right now, the “hottest” (forgive the pun) system that we have been installing is the heat pump. If you are thinking about replacing your old traditional furnace,...

Should I Get A Furnace And AC Tune Up At The Same Time?

Should I Get A Furnace And AC Tune Up At The Same Time?Everyone loves saving time and money, and sometimes people think getting a heating and cooling tune up at the same time will do that. The truth is, you really should have each of them done separately, at the appropriate times of year, especially in an area like ours....

Do Heat Pumps Cool As Well As Air Conditioners?

Do Heat Pumps Cool As Well As Air Conditioners? One of the most frequently asked questions that we get at John Cipollone, Inc. is whether heat pumps cool as efficiently as air conditioners. Our answer is always - “yes, and more!”. Yes, a heat pump cools plus it provides heat as well unlike a traditional air conditioner. In order to...

How Much Does An AC Condenser Cost For Home Central Air?

How Much Does An AC Condenser Cost For Home Central Air?If your air conditioner has stopped working properly, it may be time to replace the AC condenser. This is the most expensive component of your AC to replace, so knowing a little more about the technology, and maybe how you can avoid replacing it, is valuable. I’ve been working in the...

Replacing AC With A Heat Pump Improves Home Comfort

Replacing AC With A Heat Pump Makes Your Home More Comfortable We are seeing so many homes and businesses replacing their AC with heat pumps. For decades, air conditioning (AC) has been the staple of indoor comfort, a silent hero assuring us reprieve from sweltering summers. However, as HVAC technology develops and progresses, we've discovered a formidable contender that promises...

Cost Of Heat Pump Vs. Air Conditioner Homeowner’s Guide 2023

Cost Of Heat Pump Vs. Air Conditioner: Homeowner's Guide 2023 When you are deciding on a new HVAC system for your home, you will probably be looking into the cost as a primary deciding factor. In this article, we will discuss the cost of a heat pump vs. air conditioner. Obviously, the initial cost is important, but it’s not the...

What’s The Difference Between Forced Air Vs Heat Pump HVAC?

What’s The Difference Between Forced Air Vs. Heat Pump HVAC?Here at John Cipollone, we’re often asked what the difference is between forced air and heat pumps for your HVAC system. With our years of experience serving homeowners in the Havertown area, we’ve worked on every time of heating and cooling system you can imagine, and our goal is to make...

Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Problems: Homeowner’s Guide

Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Problems: Homeowner's GuideKnowing when to call in an HVAC technician if you suspect that your system has a problem can feel nerve-wracking. No one wants to deal with air conditioning problems in the summer.It’s times like this that we wish we had some kind of homeowner’s guide to help us troubleshoot and understand if we are looking...

Air Conditioner Repair Cost Near Havertown, PA (2023)

How Much Does It Cost To Fix An AC In Havertown, PA?We know Havertown, PA and the greater Philadelphia summers. And when it comes to understanding what it takes to keep your air conditioning system in tip-top shape, we have you covered. I have been working with all different sorts of air conditioning systems for the past 20 years. This...

AC Maintenance Checklist For Peak Home Efficiency

Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist For Peak Home EfficiencyFor over 18 years, I’ve been servicing, repairing, and installing air conditioning systems. John Cipollone Inc. is a family business in its third generation, and I’m proud to say that I’ve learned a great deal from my family, as well as continuing to go to classes and training seminars for HVAC technicians. Knowing...

Air Conditioner Inspection: Step-By-Step Guide From The Pros

Air Conditioner Inspection: Step-By-Step Guide From The ProsAs an HVAC technician who has been inspecting and servicing air conditioning systems for the past 20 years, I know how important it is to take care of this service every year. I've seen lots of different systems, and brands, from Carrier and Bryant central air conditioners to Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Splits.Why Regular...

AC Installation In Merion Park: Better Comfort, Big Savings

AC Installation In Merion Park: Better Comfort, Big SavingsLast spring, the homeowners called us because their 10-year-old air conditioner was making a lot of noise and wasn’t keeping the house cool. The problem was a damaged blower motor, which would cost a few thousand dollars to replace. It was a lot of money to spend on an older system that had...

How Much Does A New Central Air Conditioner Cost?

How Much Does A New Central Air Conditioner Cost? Air conditioning is a necessity just about everywhere! Not only does it provide relief from the summer heat, but it also helps us survive the humidity of our Mid-Atlantic summers. What was once considered a luxury is now considered a necessity. So, if you are thinking about a new air conditioner...

New Energy Efficiency Standards for 2023 – SEER

New Energy Efficiency Standards for 2023 - SEER2 2023 ushers in the new energy efficiency standards for HVAC systems. The new standard is known as SEER2. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or “Rating”. And the new SEER2 standards offer even greater energy efficiencies than the original SEER standards of 2022. That is good news for the average consumer...

Replacing An AC With A Heat Pump In Newtown Square

Replacing An Air Conditioning System With A Heat Pump In Newtown Square, PA Matt and his wife moved into their Newtown Square home and knew they would need to make some changes. They had an older air conditioning system, and their oil heating was costing them a decent amount of money to run. They called a few different HVAC contractors...

How To Change An Aprilaire Air Filter

Changing An Aprilaire Air Filter Changing the air filters for your furnace and air purifying systems can be tricky sometimes- that’s why we put together a short video to show how you can do this change for yourself at home. Steps to Change the Filter Removing the old filter Remember to check the alignment of the airflow- This is Important!...

What The Inflation Reduction Act Means For Homeowners

The Inflation Reduction Act You may have heard about the Inflation Reduction Act, and maybe not. In a nutshell, it’s a significant piece of federal legislation that passed this past August, aimed, in part, at fighting climate change and putting incentives in place for businesses and homeowners to adopt more eco-friendly practices, including increasing energy efficiency. So What Does That...

Why Are Ductless Mini Splits Better Than Radiator Heating

Why Mini Splits Beat Radiator Heat Everytime! If you are the proud owner of an older home, you are no doubt enjoying the solid construction and craftsmanship. The hardwood floors, the substantial moldings and hardware all make older construction desirable and worth needing to deal with the lack of recent technological advancements - like a robust HVAC system. Older homes,...

High-Efficiency Upgrades For A Home With Old HVAC

High-Efficiency Upgrades For A Home With Old HVAC Whether you moved into an older home that has an old HVAC system, or you simply have an old HVAC system in the home you are currently living in, an upgrade to a high-efficiency system could be one of the best decisions you make for your home.  A lot of times, homeowners...

Why Won’t My Air Conditioner Turn On? [AC Troubleshooting]

Why Won’t My Air Conditioner Turn On? [AC Repair Troubleshooting] The reason for an air conditioner not turning on ranges from electrical or mechanical problems inside the system to something as simple as an incorrect thermostat setting. While some issues require a professional, it’s also possible to fix minor issues quickly and on your own. This article will look at...

How To Know Whether It’s Time To Replace Your Repair Your AC

How To Tell If You Need To Replace Your Repair Your Air Conditioner When the AC stops working in the dead of summer, your main concern is getting it back on so you and your family can stay cool, comfortable, and safe. But, sometimes, there’s a bigger question: Should you have your system repaired again, or are you better off...

4 Reasons Why an Oversized AC is a Bad Idea for Your Havertown, PA Home

AC Is Running But Not Cooling If you’re getting a new AC, get the most powerful one. That way, your home is always cool and comfortable, right? Wrong. Bigger is certainly not better when it comes to your home’s HVAC system. Instead, it’s more of a Goldilocks situation: You want the one that’s just right. Most people intuitively know that an undersized system won’t be strong...

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Bad?

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Bad? Four Reasons Your Air Conditioner Smells Bad A strange, strong, or generally bad smell from your air conditioner is a sign something’s wrong. The scent could resemble gunpowder, urine, rotten eggs, or stale socks. Possibilities for it include: Coolant Leaks Mold or Mildew Organic Waste Electrical Issues Each year, people rely more and more on their central air conditioners to...

Why an Air Conditioner Tune-Up is Worth the Money

1 Why Do I Need An Air Conditioner Tune-Up in Havertown, PA? What And Air Conditioner Tune-Up Is (And Why It’s Worth The Money) Spring is when you start seeing advertisements for air conditioner tune-ups and preventative maintenance. They’re everywhere, from billboards to YouTube. But is the service actually worth the money? And, what is it, anyway? The short answers are: A tune up is a preventative maintenance visit where a licensed,...

Three Rebates For New Heating & Cooling Equipment [2023]

2 Payment Options Updated January 26, 2023 Homeowners in the Delaware Valley - have NEW ways to save on new energy-efficient heating and cooling systems this year. When you purchase your new energy-efficient HVAC system in 2023 you can now take advantage of newly updated rebates and incentives. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 rewards consumers for making climate-friendly choices when upgrading...

When Should I Get An Air Conditioner Tune Up?

11 AC Service - Spring Tune-Up The best time for your annual air conditioner tune up is in the spring. That’s before you start using it for the season and before HVAC companies get busy during the summer months. An AC tune up costs around $185, and it can save you more money in the long run.  The annual tune up for your air conditioning system...