Air Conditioning Articles

The Phaseout of Your AC’s R-22 Refrigerant

September 12, 2019
Close Up of Propane Gas Cylinder Bottle or LPG Liquid Tank. Phase out of R-22 refrigerant.

No doubt you’ve heard of Freon®, the refrigerant gas used in your air conditioner. But maybe you haven’t heard of or made the connection with its generic name––R-22 (refrigerant 22), or HCFC-22 (hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22). And maybe you also haven’t heard that by the year 2020, it’s being phased out of usage here in the United…

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

August 30, 2019
Texture background of dirty dust on compressor of air conditioner.

When the weather gets really hot in Columbia, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioner. Many common problems with air conditioning systems can arise. Our team at ASAP Heating and Air wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay…

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

August 6, 2019
Rainy Lexington, SC, sky with hand holding tiny umbrella.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There’s a reason why that old adage has been passed down through the years. It’s always better to be prepared for misfortunes than to have to deal with the consequences. During storm season in Lexington, that proves true for protecting your air conditioning system as…

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

July 29, 2019
Caucasian female hand pressing button on a modern electronic thermostat timer on wall of a modern home with focus on the screen and fingers of the woman.

As the summer months approach, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills? The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for 35 to 40 percent of your utility bill here in South Carolina. At ASAP Heating and Air, we…

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How to Prevent Heat Gain in Your Home

July 23, 2019
Construction workers install doors - windows and use silicon and sealant.

One way to save money this summer is by learning how to battle heat build up, or heat gain, in your Lexington, SC, home. By taking a few steps you can minimize the amount of heat that gets trapped inside. This trapped heat can cause your AC to work harder and less efficiently. Here are…

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SEER––What Does It Mean?

May 30, 2019
woman on phone with thumbs up.

SEER is a term that gets thrown around a lot in reference to air conditioning (AC) products. As a homeowner, it’s helpful to know what it means. SEER is an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Essentially, it’s a rating system that allows you to quickly determine an air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Its rating is…

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Video—Air Conditioner Purchasing Mistakes

May 20, 2019
Graphic showing an air conditioning purchase mistake—buying a too small unit.

It’s time to replace your old or broken AC unit in your Columbia home and you don’t want anything to go wrong with the new one. Avoid the common mistakes people make when purchasing a new air conditioner and learn how to prevent them.

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Spring Is the Best Time for Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

April 9, 2019
SmiIing technicial explaining woman how to use air conditioner remote control.

An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At ASAP Heating and Air, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your unit will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months.…

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What does it mean when your capacitor is out of spec?

June 22, 2018

One of the things you should have done annually or bi-annually is have your capacitors inside your HVAC (Air Conditioning) unit checked.  If they are out of spec/range/tolerance, they should be replaced.  This is most often the reason your air conditioner unit won’t come on when it should.  The two things that capacitors do is…

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A Tale of Two Stories – Why to install two HVAC units on a two story home.

June 11, 2018

If you want to see me hit the roof, sell me something I don’t need.  Couple that with me being a firm believer in treating others as you would want to be treated.  A young family asked that I come take a look at the home they had just purchased.  You could tell as you…

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