Air Conditioning Articles

Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

April 5, 2021
Repairman Checking Outside Air Conditioning Unit For Voltage

Our professionals at Bowman Heating & Air Conditioning understand that line of thinking but want to be sure you realize the long-term benefits of regular maintenance and tune-ups for your air conditioning system. In many cases, a small, short-run investment can save time, money, stress, and hassle down the road.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

August 16, 2020
Woman Sleeping

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.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

June 18, 2020
Air Vent

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Bowman Heating and Air, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Petal, MS, home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right?  Well, air conditioners do so much more than…

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

May 26, 2020

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 Mississippi. At Bowman Heating and Air, we take…

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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 14, 2020
AC Maintenance

Can you imagine a hot Petal summer without air conditioning? Your air conditioning system can be your very best friend on the warmest days.  Be sure you take the time to perform basic maintenance regularly as well as invest in a professional checkup at least once a year. According to the US Department of Energy…

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC | Bowman Heating and Air in Petal

March 24, 2020
Air Conditioning Equipment outside of an Hold House

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up. Deciding on the ideal time to replace your air conditioning system in Petal can be a…

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

March 12, 2020
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Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea. According to the US Department of…

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What Does AC SEER Mean?

October 7, 2019
A air conditioner compressor outside of a residential unit. What does AC SEER mean?

When it comes to your air conditioner (AC), a common term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business you are likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio—a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power…

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Do Air Conditioners Eliminate Mold?

September 13, 2019
A air conditioning vent. Do air conditioners eliminate mold?

At Bowman Heating and Air Conditioning, 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. This is because it acts as a humidity balancer. But if mold forms, the air conditioner can’t prevent it from…

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

August 29, 2019
Rain storm water is gushing and splashing off the tile shingle roof pouring over the overhanging eaves trough aluminum roof gutter system on a suburban residential colonial style house near Rochester

“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 Petal, that proves true for protecting your air conditioning system as…

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When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement?

August 15, 2019
Man setting up ventilation system indoors.

Most split-system air conditioning (AC) units are designed to have a long lifespan of 15 to 20 years when well maintained. After that point, even if your system seems to be cooling your Petal home, you may want to consider replacing it. As technology continues to improve, newer models are typically more efficient than older…

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Money Saving Tips for This Summer

July 29, 2019
Coins being collected in a jar.

We at Bowman Heating and Air wish you a happy summer here in Petal, MS! 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…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Air Conditioner

July 12, 2019
Oops traffic sign with coins and a small house in the background.

If you’re in the market for an air conditioner, you’re well aware of the many different models and capabilities. An A/C unit is more than just an appliance — it’s an investment. Whether you’re looking to weather the warmer seasons in Petal, MS, with more comfort or looking to boost the value of your home,…

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The More You Know About Your AC, The Better

June 24, 2019
Happy couple enjoying their air conditioning unit.

The more you know about your HVAC system, the better you can take car of them—much like your car. AC units and furnaces often get overlooked in general home maintenance since they are mostly out of sight and run behind the scenes. Let’s look at a few things about your AC unit that you may…

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Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

May 31, 2019
Girl standing in summer window.

Does an air conditioner help with allergies? In one word, yes. Actually two words, yes if. If you properly maintain the air conditioner. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control its humidity, which are both helps in the allergy world. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), it’s estimated…

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3 Signs You May Need a New AC Unit

April 30, 2019
HVAC technician fixing a ductless air conditioning unit in Petal

Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Petal, MS. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. So how do you know if you need repairs for your unit or if you need a replacement? Age How old…

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What Size AC Unit Should I Get for My Home or Office?

March 28, 2019
Woman without air conditioning fanning herself

Having the right sized air conditioner is a key component in cooling your space effectively. A unit that is too small has to run constantly, playing catch up all day trying to fill a space that it isn’t designed for. A unit that is too big will turn on, cool the space quickly and then…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

August 14, 2018
frozen ac

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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Air Conditioning Components

July 27, 2018
young man electrician installer working on outdoor compressor unit air conditioner in Petal

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Bowman Heating, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Petal, MS home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? Well, air conditioners do so much more than just cool,…

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Is it Normal For My Air Conditioner to Turn On and Off?

July 23, 2018
air conditioner

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC. Do not leave these occurrences alone. They will increase your energy costs, usually indicate a larger problem,…

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Why is my Air Conditioner blowing hot air?

June 23, 2018
ac unit

Well, the sun is shining in Hattiesburg, MS which means it might be time to spend the day by the pool. It also means that it is time to turn on your AC. What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this…

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Central Air Conditioning Basics

June 14, 2018

Here are 4 of the main parts to your central air system: Condenser This is the outside metal unit. This is where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas that enters the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered so that the gas can convert back to a…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 12, 2018
Woman looking at air conditioner

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Bowman Heating & Air, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect the…

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How Does My A/C Work?

March 18, 2018
Air Conditioner

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in interior comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that 87% of homes have an AC unit and they account for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Bowman Heating and Air Conditioning, we believe that knowledge is power – the more you know about the…

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Air Conditioning Installation in Hattiesburg, MS 39402

August 2, 2017

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How Can I Afford a New AC System (and Other HVAC Equipment)?

January 1, 1970
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many lives around us, both health-wise and financially. At Bowman Heating & Air Conditioning, we remain committed to providing the best service to all our Mississippi customers during this difficult time. Let’s stick together as a community and help each other whenever we can. We can certainly understand how…

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