Afraid of Life Without AC

Now that you’ve got air conditioning, you never want to go a hot day without it again – we get it. But can a dirty AC condenser impact the functionality of your air conditioning? You bet it can. 

Each week Acclaimed! posts a live video on Facebook responding to a common customer question or letter we receive from homeowners. 

This week, Keven answers a letter from a homeowner “Afraid of Life Without AC”, wondering how important cleaning the AC condenser is. Keven notes that like anything involving a filter, AC condensers need to be cleaned regularly to ensure proper air flow to the unit. While homeowners can roughly clean their outside air conditioning units themselves, he does recommend getting a professional in every once in a while for a more thorough clean. 

Check out the video to learn more, 

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With spring in the air and warmer weather on the horizon, you may be starting to think about getting air conditioning for your home. This week, Keven discusses AC options for those whose homes do not run on a forced-air system. If you’re also against the clunky look of box window AC units, watch the Dear Keven Letter below to learn about your alternative options. 

Here's the Letter:

Dear Keven,

With summer approaching in the (hopefully) near future, my partner and I are starting to think about getting an air conditioner installed in our condo. Our building runs off of a central boiler and we have baseboard heating, so traditional central AC is not an option for us. I also don’t like the idea of having a clunky AC unit taking up my windows. Do you know of any other options that might be available for us?

Signed, 

Box Window AC Not an Option

Have a question you want answered? Or an HVAC issue that’s plagued you since you’ve moved in? Or some equipment that you’re unfamiliar with? We’d love to hear from you! Submit your Dear Keven letter to office@acclaimedfurnace.com and it could be featured on one of our Facebook Live videos!

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It’s one of the most annoying and gross situations that every homeowner will relate to at some point or another: the mysterious stink. This week, Tami and special guest Darlene, our Office Manager, explore a letter from one of our customers who is experiencing stink that they think is coming from the vents. 

Here's this week's Dear Keven letter:

Dear Keven:

I have a funky smell coming from my home and it seems to be from my air ducts. Can you help? What are my options to fix it?

Signed, 
Stink in the Air

With warm weather coming, pesky rodents who may have claimed your duct work as their final resting place may be thawing out and causing a stink. Watch below for Tami’s tips on what to do about it and other factors that may be causing those unwanted smells.

Have a question you want answered? Or an HVAC issue that’s plagued you since you moved in? Or some equipment you’re unfamiliar with? We’d love to hear from you! Submit your Dear Keven letter to office@acclaimedfurnace.com and it could be featured in one of our Facebook Live videos! 

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In this week’s Facebook Live video, Keven and our dispatcher, Val, discuss why some rooms in your home may be cooler than others. Surprisingly, there are many factors that may attribute to this, and it may not be because your furnace is too small. 

Here's this week's Dear Keven letter:

Dear Keven, 

I have a bedroom in my home that is many degrees cooler than the rest of the house. I’m thinking about replacing my furnace and wondering if a larger sized furnace would fix the problem? 

Signed,

Cooler in the Room Yonder

Have a question you want answered? Or an HVAC issue that’s plagued you since you moved in? Or some equipment you’re unfamiliar with? We’d love to hear from you! Submit your Dear Keven letter to office@acclaimedfurnace.com and it could be featured in one of our Facebook Live videos! 

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Have you ever experienced random pools of water in your furnace room? We might have an answer as to why that’s happening! Keven provides some great insights as to what might be causing the mysterious leaks in your furnace room, how to find their source, and what to do if you see white or rusty build up on your furnace exhaust pipes. 

Follow these tips and schedule a yearly A+ Furnace Preventative maintenance to ensure you don’t have to deal with a leaking furnace! 

Here's this week's Dear Keven letter:

Dear Keven, 

I am at my wits end. We keep finding random, small amounts of water in my furnace room, and I can’t figure out where they are coming from. We don’t have a humidifier and I know that the hot water tank is not leaking. I thought that it might have been the pipes behind a wall with a slow leak. Once I ripped that apart, I discovered that they were fine.

Lately, we have had a couple of plumbers in and they can’t seem to figure it out either. My brother-in-law said that it might be the furnace, but I can’t imagine why. Do you think this may be the source? 

Signed, 

At My Wits End

Watch below to see Keven's suggestions:

Have a question you want answered? Or an HVAC issue that’s plagued you since you moved in? Or some equipment you’re unfamiliar with? We’d love to hear from you! Submit your Dear Keven letter to office@acclaimedfurnace.com and it could be featured in one of our Facebook Live videos! 

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Our latest live video features some more great advice and addresses one of the latest questions from our readers, “Woodworking Minus Patience Equals Firewood”, regarding his millwork investments during his renovations. Live on site with the legendary Gerry of Iconic Cabinets for this dear Keven letter. If you’d prefer to watch this video directly on youtube, click here.

Here is the latest letter from one of our readers:

Dear Iconic,

We are in the midst of a big renovation and getting quite frustrated by things. We’ve been getting mixed signals from various contractors about the materials that should be used, as well as what the overall cost of our Millwork should be in our home. Furthermore, it’s yet to be laid out for us plain and simple so that we can understand.

Are you able to split this woody situation down into kindling so we can understand?

Signed,

Woodworking minus patience equals firewood

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Our latest live video features some more great advice and addresses one of the latest questions from our readers, “ No Time for Odd Jobs ”, who has some concerns about hiring the right contractor.  We will be on location with Carol of Handyman Connection to address this weeks letter. If you’d prefer to watch this video directly on youtube, click here.

Here is the latest letter from one of our readers:

Dear Handyman Connection,

As my mother gets older and lives alone, odd jobs around the house come up and aren’t always manageable by the family due to work schedules. She’s gone and hired random companies for the tasks, and then we hear about it for months later on how awful they were, the cost, etc. How do you go about finding the right contractor for a task that’s not only qualified but actually decent to work with?

Signed,

No time for Odd jobs

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Our latest live video features some more great advice and addresses one of the latest questions from our readers, “Far Too Many Streaks”, looking to achieve that streak-free shine. Are there some secrets to having streak free windows? If you’d prefer to watch this video directly on youtube, click here.

Here is the latest letter from one of our readers:

Dear Keven,

This is a question for DustQueen. Hi DustQueen, I love the way clean windows look.  However, it seems like whenever I wash my windows and the sun shines through them, I see streaks! So embarrassing for me when we have guests over as this is all I can see when they are over…this is my issue, not yours.  I feel like there might be some hints on this for me.  Please help!
Signed,

Far Too Many Streaks

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