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

July 16, 2020
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As the summer months approach, we are all looking to save money where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills?

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Top Causes of AC Failure

June 8, 2020
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It’s the first really hot day of summer when open windows, sun-blocking shades, and the ceiling fans just can’t cut it anymore. You resign yourself to finally turning on your air conditioner (AC)—only to find it blowing warm air, making funny noises, or simply not cooperating at all. It’s a scenario we all dread, and…

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How to Properly Size an AC System

August 27, 2019
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Our professionals at Ranger Heating & Cooling would be happy to help you select the best-sized air conditioner for your particular Washington home. In the meantime, here is a peak into how our trained experts calculate air conditioning needs.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

August 14, 2019
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A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well. At Ranger Heating & Cooling, we understand that depending on your air conditioner…

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

July 9, 2019
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Air conditioners do so much more than just cool, like dehumidify your home or business and help keep your inside air cleaner. Understanding a bit of its basic components and how they work can help you identify a problem or malfunction when it occurs.

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4 Things to Know About Your AC Unit

June 12, 2019
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Air conditioning isn’t exactly a stimulating topic to bring up at parties. It’s not something most people think about too excessively. But at Ranger Heating & Cooling, we’re obsessed with it! We want to share with you some things that you may not have known about your air conditioner (AC). We’ve made this list to help you become an informed consumer and get the best out of your purchase.

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Does My Air Conditioner Eliminate Mold?

May 13, 2019
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At Ranger Heating & Cooling, we’re often asked, “Do air conditioners kill off mold?” This is a common misconception. A properly maintained and functioning air conditioner (AC) can decrease the likelihood of mold growth.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 15, 2019

It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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Does My AC Help With Allergy Symptoms?

March 21, 2019

Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, or ACs, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher-quality air. Air conditioners also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms.

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Why is my Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

August 21, 2018

A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as the solutions, are the same. The ice build up on your AC unit creates an inability to cool…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

August 7, 2018

What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening, but we know it is not acceptable here in Tacoma. We want to keep you cool at Ranger Heating & Cooling, so here are a few simple things that you…

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How to Save Money on Your AC This Summer

July 25, 2018

Ranger Heating & Cooling wishes you a happy summer here in Tacoma, WA! We know you’ll probably have your air conditioner (AC) on for longer stretches of time. (We certainly will!) So we’ve provided this list of tried-and-true methods to reduce your energy consumption and save you money this season. 1. Clean Seasonally The beginning…

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Should I Get a Heat Pump, or an Air Conditioner?

July 24, 2018

Whether you have a new construction or remodel, or it is simply time to replace your HVAC system’s components, you will eventually need to make the decision about installing a heat pump or air conditioner/furnace system. The question begs to be asked: What is the difference between a heat pump and a traditional air conditioner/furnace…

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Air Conditioning – The Basics – Did You Know?

June 26, 2018

Since the dawn of mankind, people have been using some form of air conditioning to cool their homes. The first popularized technique was known as “evaporative cooling,” where water, ice, or snow is left out to evaporate, causing the temperature in the air to decrease. An American engineer named Willis Carrier built the first electrical…

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What does SEER mean?

June 14, 2018

When it comes to your air conditioner (A/C), a common term used in the HVAC business that you’r likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the…

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Do I Really Need an Air Conditioning Tune Up?

April 24, 2018

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” _builder_version=”3.0.92″] It can be difficult to spend money when you don’t really feel an an imminent need to do so. You’ve been replacing the filter, and your system is running fine, right? Let’s keep it that way. A maintenance call now can prevent a costly repair or replacement, especially in…

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