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When Is the Best Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

When Is the Best Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

A reliable AC unit is a necessity in Arkansas. The weather is changing dramatically every year, and if your unit hasn’t been updated in over a decade, it might be time for a new and improved unit. Besides giving you the full comfort experience, a system update can cut costs on your annual energy bill. Your current air conditioner doesn’t have to be old to need a replacement. Unaddressed wear and tear can also require an upgrade. How do you tell if your system is beyond repair, though? Read on to find out.   Replace or Repair? Replacing your HVAC unit is expensive. The es...

Ductless Versus Central AC: All You Need to Know

Ductless Versus Central AC: All You Need to Know

Here in Arkansas, air conditioning is an important part of everyday life, especially in the summer. When buying or building a home, the correct comfort system should be considered, whether you're trying to install or replace the current unit. The main question is which system will work best with your home, ductless or central AC? There are a few ways to determine your perfect HVAC unit.     The Size of The House One of the most important factors when choosing between a central or ductless system is the size of the area you want to cool or heat. A ductless air conditioner is ex...

The Benefits of Smart Home Technology

The Benefits of Smart Home Technology

With the start of the new millennium, science and technology moved in leaps and bounds. From a massive desktop just 20 years ago to an entire computer squeezed into small handheld devices, technological advancements have made their way into every aspect of our lives. Now, even a simple mobile phone has replaced a watch, calculator, note pads, alarm clocks, and the entire mailing system. Distances have vanished due to the advancement in science. Now you can get connected with the entire world while sitting on your couch, or anywhere really. Sounds cool, right? Let’s discuss a few reaso...

What Did People Do Before AC?

What Did People Do Before AC?

You might think the answer is that people slowly melted due to the intense heat, but surprisingly, people were very resourceful and found ways to stay cool even without air conditioners. In fact, the modern air conditioner has only been around for a little over 100 years. It wasn’t even widely available for homes until the 1970s! A you can imagine, the innovations that came before our wonderful cooling box had to be worthwhile.   The Start of AC In 1902, engineer Willis Carrier sought to dehumidify the printing plant where he worked because the magazine papers kept wrinkling. In...

How Does Ventilation Affect Your Energy Bill?

How Does Ventilation Affect Your Energy Bill?

Attic Ventilation Proper attic ventilation goes a long way towards regulating your home temperatures and reducing energy costs.   Though heat rises, it won’t make a difference if your home has an attic with poor ventilation. In the summer, the temperatures in your attic soar to over 120° F. Vents push the hot air up and out of your home, keeping the cool air inside. Though insulation in the attic does help create a barrier to contain the hot air, without good ventilation, this air will eventually spill out into the rest of your home, causing you to crank up your air conditi...

How Variable Speed Compressors Save Money & Increase Efficiency

How Variable Speed Compressors Save Money & Increase Efficiency

We could all stand to save a little money, especially when it comes to cooling our homes during the blazing Arkansas summers. What if we told you there was a way you could save money while also increasing the efficiency of your HVAC system? Installing a Variable Speed Compressor in your home is a great way to reduce costs and energy use. Learn more about this magical money-saving and efficient tool below!   A Variable Compressor & You So, first off, what even is a variable compressor? It’s a part of your HVAC system. You might not have guessed it, but most HVAC units are se...

Is A Bigger HVAC System Better?

Is A Bigger HVAC System Better?

Ensuring your system is the perfect size for your home will give you more control over your environment, including the humidity level, indoor air quality, and even your energy bills. With the help of a heating and cooling specialist from Mohr, you can rest assured your system will be perfect.   Bigger Isn’t Better There's such thing as a good fit, but conversely, there's also such thing as a poor fit. To determine whether or not your system is a misshapen puzzle piece in your home or if it's as snug as a glove, refer to the following checklist for common signs of an o...

How Your AC System Can Make or Break Indoor Allergies This Summer

How Your AC System Can Make or Break Indoor Allergies This Summer

As you've probably noticed, allergy season doesn't abide by anyone's schedule. Whether it's grass pollen in the spring or tree pollen in the summer, it's difficult to escape your allergies, even in your own home. However, no one wants to be trapped indoors, so the least we could do at Mohr Air Conditioning is help you maintain a safe haven against allergies. Allergies are really your body’s reaction to biological contaminants. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), common sources of allergies in the home include the following: Pollen Mold Pet sa...

How Your Heat Pump Cools Your Home

How Your Heat Pump Cools Your Home

The great thing about your air conditioner is it works as a dehumidifier and a cooling system. As air moves over your evaporator coil, it condenses thanks to the cold refrigerant. So, your home is relieved of heat and humidity with AC. However, with a heat pump, you can reduce the amount of work your AC has to perform to cool your spaces. Don’t be fooled by its name. A heat pump can offer sweet relief during the summer in addition to its winter benefits.   What Is A Heat Pump? Similar to an air conditioning system, the main unit of a heat pump is installed outside your home. If ...

Choosing the Right Sized Air Conditioner for Your Home

Choosing the Right Sized Air Conditioner for Your Home

As much as they have become the norm for homeowners, we can still try to limit the extent of your AC hardship. If you find your system frequently gives you headaches, there might be a not-so-obvious cause to all your problems. As a homeowner, you already deal with a lot. The Mohr team can help you take on your air conditioning woes so you can get back to the comfort of your home sooner. Today, we’ll walk you through why the correct sized air conditioner unit can make a world of difference for your indoor environment.   What Does the “Right Size” Mean? It’s a co...

How Impending Weather Can Damage Your AC Unit

How Impending Weather Can Damage Your AC Unit

It’s already been a year of storms, and we’re not even halfway through 2021. Homeowners have had to deal with power outages, downed trees, and flash floods, and as it starts to warm up, hail damage will only rise across Eastern Arkansas. Our team at Mohr is always prepared to help homeowners keep their air conditioning systems in peak condition. Still, we know you don't have much control over the weather. That's why we want to give you everything you need to prevent hail damage.   Hailing AC Repairs Hail damage is more likely to happen with central systems than wit...

How to Keep Your AC Clear of Debris

How to Keep Your AC Clear of Debris

From critters to leaves, there are a variety of obstructions your outdoor air conditioning unit can face.  We can’t watch this vital system at all hours of the day, but there are some tips and tricks to keep it clean. Don’t neglect this part of maintenance for your unit. Reducing the amount of debris around your outdoor system will help uphold the high level of efficiency your system should run. Plus, you’ll be able to experience the effortless cooling of your system for longer as these maintenance tips help prolong the life of your system. For these benefits as well as...

Why You Should Avoid DIY HVAC Repairs

Why You Should Avoid DIY HVAC Repairs

Fixing your AC is the same as installing a new toilet valve, right? Unfortunately, most DIY skills you've picked up do not translate to repairing your comfort system. If you're worried about the cost, you could face an even greater expense by trying to fix your broken-down air conditioner yourself. Plus, HVAC work isn't safe for those that don't know precisely what they're doing. Injury and expense aside, your Mohr technician is trained on the latest advancements in the industry, giving full attention and care to their work. You can ensure your system lasts as long as it&r...

AC Installation Mistakes & Why the Right HVAC Contractor Matters

AC Installation Mistakes & Why the Right HVAC Contractor Matters

If you can imagine going without your air conditioning for a couple of days during our summers, you can imagine how necessary this system is for maintaining the cool climate in your home. All HVAC appliances need the right technician for any service jobs, including repairs and installations. Without specific qualifications, processes, and customer service, you can't be sure your contractor will be able to meet the guidelines for a proper installation. When you start your search to get that newly purchased, Energy Star rated AC installed, there are few markers to assess.   Installin...

Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Air Conditioner

Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Air Conditioner

Our techs know how good it feels to dump old documents and shed the unnecessary clutter that fills up their homes. Spring cleaning can be extremely satisfying, but many homeowners don't experience the joy of crossing their HVAC system off their list as well. This time of year is all about the relief of a home that's clutter-free and ready to take on any challenge. Just like the rest of your home, your cooling system requires the same attention to maintain your family’s comfort year-round. You can expect this year to be just as hot, if not hotter, than the last. Luckily, spring c...

Everything You Need to Know About a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Everything You Need to Know About a Cracked Heat Exchanger

At Mohr, we harp on and on about pre-season tune-ups. Preventative maintenance not only keeps your home running through the harshest weather conditions but also allows technicians to catch signs of deteriorating components. There probably isn't a better reason to follow through with these literally life-saving services than to take care of your furnace’s heat exchanger. Here's everything you need to know about a failing heat exchanger.   What Is a Heat Exchanger? When it’s below freezing out and you need to heat your home, the cool air inside will make way to warm ...

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Finance a New HVAC System

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Finance a New HVAC System

Not all upgrades have to come at the expense of your wallet. If you finance your new HVAC system, you can attain maximum comfort sooner while giving yourself the amount of time you need to pay for it. Sound like your next move? Mohr Air Conditioning is here to help! HVAC financing is all about you: finding the perfect system, choosing the right plan, and making it easy for you to give the best to your family. Plus, as far as HVAC systems go, you don’t want to miss out on energy efficiency savings or professional installations. The question is, when is the right time for your upgrade?...

5 Heating Mistakes that are Costing You Money

5 Heating Mistakes that are Costing You Money

There are many ways to save money while keeping your home as warm as possible this winter. On the other hand, there are several instances where Mohr customers are driving their energy bills up without knowing it. As a first-rate HVAC company in the Eastern Arkansas area, homeowners trust us to provide expert recommendations for their home living because, without a well-running HVAC system, your home misses out on comfort that ventilation, heating, cooling, decent air quality, and energy savings provide! It’s time to do home heating right, starting with cutting back on common heating mi...

Putting Common HVAC Myths to Bed

Putting Common HVAC Myths to Bed

There is such a thing as hitting your stride with your home, but it might take some help to get there. Mohr experts can always fix your AC if it freezes or leaks, but we also know how to keep the problems away. Additionally, our specialties include helping your home function daily by letting you know what HVAC myths are preventing your system from running efficiently. Whole-home HVAC service is what we’re here for. Recommendations from the Mohr pros make it easier to maintain your home and spend more time on the things you enjoy. HVAC myths may be wearing out your system. We’ll de...

How to Tell If Your Furnace is Short Cycling or Overheating

How to Tell If Your Furnace is Short Cycling or Overheating

    Cold weather can mean cozy times, bundled up on your sofa, but the secret hero in this visual? Your furnace! You can't enjoy holiday movies or wintery weather without the blanket of heat provided by your furnace. Not everything can be just like the movies, however, which means your furnace won’t be able to provide the right kind of comfort without proper maintenance. If you find yourself trying to settle in and get cozy, but your furnace just won't cooperate, you might need to call our pro team at Mohr.   What's the Heating Issue? Around the cold sea...