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, 

Watch the Video for Keven's Response:

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Old Bones AC Looking For a New Life

Refrigerant is an an integral ingredient to making your air conditioner run – but topping up the unit can get costly if you have an older unit that runs off of R22 or “Freon”.

Each week, Acclaimed! goes live on Facebook to answer a popular question we’ve received in the office or a letter a homeowner has sent in. This week, Tami and Keven answered a letter from a homeowner signed, “Old Bones AC” wondering if they could drain their older AC unit of R22 and replace it with the newer R410. 

Keven responds by noting that unfortunately, older ACs still using R22 are not compatible with the newer, more environmentally and economically friendly refrigerant, R410. He recommends replacing your AC unit if possible, as the overall cost savings of a new unit will likely outweigh the repair costs of older air conditioners using R22 in the long run (especially since the cost of R22 is increasing rapidly as supplies depleat). 

Check out the Facebook Live video for more information on this topic and to see Keven’s full answer. 

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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!

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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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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Sarah and Bryan Baeumler.

Having a great time at our meet and greet with Sarah and Bryan Baeumler.

At the Edmonton Home Renovation Show, we were thrilled when we made the pending list for the Baeumler Approved list. We also had the pleasure of meeting Sarah and Bryan Baeumler. It was such a fantastic time and they truly are a great team!

After a thorough review, the Acclaimed! team is proud to announce that we have officially been Approved!

What does it mean to be Baeumler Approved? 

The Baeumler team created this rating of approval to establish a group of credible home contractors.

“Our goal at Baeumler Approved is to ensure quality and consistency in order to maintain a superior level of service. ” – Baeumler Approved Team

This helps homeowners seek out top home service providers from across Canada. Approved members must have a history of quality work and consistent service, as well as proper credentials and adhere to the Baeumler Code of Conduct.

Acclaimed is honored to be part of this great association. To learn more you can visit the Baeumler website.

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