Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for June, 2018

5 Reasons to Sign Up for a Maintenance Plan

Monday, June 18th, 2018

technician-extending-handEvery day we’re inundated with offers for warranties and maintenance programs for everything from smartphones to toasters. Nine times out of ten, it seems like a scam as you can more easily replace whatever you’re covering with the money being used to “protect” it. A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance plan, however, is that one exception out of ten because you definitely need to regularly service this system. Still not convinced? We’ll go over five reasons below why you should rethink this position.

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Why Leaking Refrigerant Is Such a Problem

Monday, June 4th, 2018

refrigerant-air-handlerWhether it’s your home AC unit, your car’s AC or your refrigerator – the principle is the same. Refrigeration is a closed loop and relies on a cycle of condensation and evaporation, with a refrigerant being compressed until it turns into a liquid and then evaporating to provide cooling. The refrigerant itself has changed over the years, from a compound that depleted greenhouse gases to a more environmentally-friendly product. Still, refrigerant leaks occur, and they are a real problem. Read on to learn more about this problem, and how to fix it.

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