We are excited to announce our new program, Pay It Fresh! This program will allow Fresh Air to positively impact us and members of our community.  Just a small gesture that will make everyone involved feel a bit better about Read More

Carrier Inverter Technology: 5 Speed Cooling is Here

Carrier Inverter Technology:  5-Speed Cooling is Here Inverter technology is different in a lot of ways. It offers variable-speed compression that can step down in 5 stages to as low as 25% of its capacity. That’s huge from a comfort Read More

Uncomfortable Winter Air

Uncomfortable Winter Air Is the dry winter air causing your family to suffer from itchy skin, dry nasal passages and static shock? Don’t blame your furnace! While a furnace can contribute to dry air in some cases, it is really Read More

Angie’s List Super Service Award

Fresh Air Heating and Cooling Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Fresh Air Heating and Cooling has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an Read More

Thermostat Temperature and Holiday Parties

Thermostat Temperatures and Holiday Parties As your house fills with friends and family during the holiday season, you are going to want to consider the thermostat temperature before they come over. You must also consider the extra heat that the Read More

What temperature should I leave my furnace at?

The holiday season is upon us… meaning shopping, traveling, and enjoying friends and family.  In all of the hustle and bustle don’t forget to control your indoor temperature before leaving town.  Around the holidays are technicians and account managers are Read More

What does a variable speed blower do?

When planning to purchase a new HVAC system there are many things to consider.  From efficiency, noise, output, and comfort there are many choices to be made.  One comfort piece is the variable speed blower…so, what does a variable speed Read More

Furnace Short Cycling

Furnace turns on for two minutes then shuts off There are several reasons that your furnace would turn on and the quickly shut off before reaching the set thermostat temperature.  There could be an issue with the flame sensor, limit Read More

Air Conditioner Covers

Should You Use Air Conditioner Covers? The Fresh Air heating and cooling experts would say, no.  Your air conditioner is designed to be outside in the elements.  We do not recommend covering the air conditioner for two reasons, rodents and Read More

Should I Program My Thermostat?

Should I Program My Thermostat? Besides the obvious reason of convenience, programming your thermostat can save energy.  Lowering or raising the temperature while you are away or sleeping can save energy usage and reduce your air conditioner or furnace’s run Read More

Furnace Inspection

What to expect at a furnace inspection Whether you are scheduling furnace maintenance to maximize efficiency, catch small issues before they develop into large and costly repairs, or to help prevent a mid-season failure you should expect the following: Heat Read More

What is the difference between a licensed and non-licensed contractor?

What is the difference between a licensed and non-licensed contractor? The difference between a licensed and non-licensed contractor is a city or county license.  In order to obtain a license in St. Louis County, the license holder must have 7500 Read More

Water is dripping from the furnace

A number of things can cause water dripping from the furnace.  Water dripping from the drain hose during the cooling cycle is normal and should not be anything that concerns you.  If water is dripping from the furnace from anywhere Read More

AC fan is running but no cold air

What to do when your AC fan is running but no cold air is coming out of the vents: One of the most common cooling problems we hear is that the air conditioner is running but the home is just Read More

Summer Vacations and Your AC

Summer Vacations and Your AC Yes, you are headed out for vacation!!  Before you go, to save energy we would recommend running up the thermostat temperature a bit.  At Fresh Air we would recommend going no higher than 79°.  Any Read More

When do I replace my filter?

Every furnace filter is different.  There are two things you must consider when answering this question: What household influences affect my filter? and What type of filter do I currently have?  There are four types of filters: Disposable- Sold in Read More

Compressor Failure, Repair or Replace?

Compressor Failure, Repair or Replace? A compressor is to an air conditioner what an engine is to a car. Without a compressor, it is rendered useless. If you’ve ever had the unpleasant experience of having your compressor fail you know Read More

No Cool Air Coming Out The Vents

No Cool Air Coming Out The Vents This problem can occur even when the air conditioner (or condensing unit) is running outside. It’s important to clarify that the term air conditioner is referring to the outdoor unit. It’s entirely possible Read More

Most Common AC Problems

The Troubling Eight: The Most Frequently Encountered Summer Air Conditioning Problems and How You Can Prevent Them The last thing you need is a surprise air conditioning repair. While all mechanical systems require repairs from time to time, many are preventable. Read More

What is a refrigerant locking cap?

A refrigerant locking cap is a locking device used on residential air conditioning systems. More specifically – it prevents accessibility to the refrigerant valves on the air conditioner outside. Since R22 and R410A gases are meant to stay inside the refrigeration Read More

AC sitting in water?

When an air conditioner pad is sitting on loose soil it can settle in one direction or even sink. It’s even possible to see some air conditioners without a pad at all. In these instances, the air conditioner is most Read More

The Problem with an Un-Level Air Conditioner

It’s not uncommon for your air conditioner to settle over the years. Sometimes the grade wasn’t properly compacted or erosion has taken place. If the soil shifts beneath an air conditioner, it usually results in an un-level air conditioner. Not Read More

Over 99% Cleaner Indoor Air in 24 Hours

Over 99% Cleaner Indoor Air in 24 Hours During peak cooling seasons we keep our windows shut for weeks or months at a time causing the same indoor air to repeatedly circulate throughout our homes gathering mold, allergens, and other contaminants Read More

Is it ok to have grass clippings and leaves in my air conditioner?

Throughout the spring and summer, grass clippings can coat the exterior coil of your air conditioner. In addition, leaves can coat the bottom and side of the air conditioner during the fall and winter. This ultimately hurts the air conditioner Read More

How much does a Freon charge cost?

Freon or R22 is the gas used in a home’s air conditioning system. Without refrigerant, a cooling system will not work. Within an air conditioning system, Freon runs through a sealed loop from the air conditioner outside to the evaporator Read More

Is your lawn suffocating your air conditioner?

The use of bushes and shrubs is a great way to enhance the curb appeal of a home. These same plants can be used to hide potentially unsightly utility connections or even an air conditioner. When using a plant to Read More

Why does my air conditioner need to be cleaned?

An air conditioner should not only be cleaned but inspected. An inspection on an air conditioner can turn up warning signs or even failure of electrical components such as a contactor, capacitor, condenser fan motor, compressor, or circuit board. Any Read More

Changing My Thermostat Batteries

Low thermostat batteries can cause your thermostat to have a blank screen and or malfunction.  If either of these things are occuring we would recommend you check your batteries before calling a service company out.  Checking your thermostat batteries before Read More

Whole-House Humidifier vs. Portable Humidifier

Dry nasal passages and dry skin, itchy throat, and static shock. These are the bothersome effects of dry winter weather. We all know the problems now what’s the solution? The obvious ingredient needed here is water but how is that Read More

Dry air in your house?

As the winter cold has set in you inevitably experience the discomfort of dry air in your house. Dry mouth and nasal passages, dry skin, and static shock are all symptoms of dry air. We’ve come to expect this reality each Read More

Condensation on windows during winter

During the winter months you may notice condensation forming at the edges of your windows. This is caused by contrasts in temperature and humidity between the indoor air and outdoor air. In many ways this occurrence is a benefit and detriment brought Read More

Is my humidifier working?

There are a couple of ways to tell if your humidifier is working; water usage, condensation, and a humidity gauge. Water usage- If you can see water draining from the drain line you can assume that water is being run Read More

We’ve Moved! Fresh Air has moved to a new location!

Have you been trying to find us? We have recently moved our office to a new location in the Chesterfield Valley near Rombachs Farms on Olive Street Road. Our new office is located at 612 Spirit Valley East Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63005. View Read More

How To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Carbon Monoxide (CO), is an odorless, colorless gas, which can cause sudden illness and death.  CO is produced anytime a fossil fuel is burned. Have your heating system and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a Read More

What to do when your thermostat is blank

If you find that your thermostat screen has gone blank, here are a few things to look for. 1. Do you have power in the home? If the power is out in most cases your thermostat will not be lit.  Read More

Why You Should Replace Your Furnace by May 1st, 2013

  In 2007, the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Security and Independence Act (the “2007 Energy Bill”). This bill set a new precedent by allowing the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop regional standards for the installation location of heating Read More

Money Saving Cooling Tips

After the record breaking heat these last 10 days, I am afraid to see my electric bill.  I feel like my air conditioner ran 24 hours a day.  There is nothing we can do about the unpredictable St. Louis summers Read More

Reduce Asthma triggers in your home!

Do you have asthmatic children in your home?  Here’s how your heating and cooling system can help: Asthma is effecting todays youth in alarming numbers.   Yearly, asthma causes 10.5 million missed school days.  Any busy household contains a number of Read More

Programmable Thermostats and their effect on your energy bills

Everywhere you look, there are ways you can save on your electric and gas bills.  Rarely is it mentioned that an improvement can be made with the use of a programmable thermostat.  Heating and cooling your home accounts for on Read More

Why We Offer Triple 7 Service and What It Means for You

For years Fresh Air went along with the industry norm, hours are 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday.  Anything after this was overtime, at a large expense to our customers.  We realize, as homeowners and full time employees, this is the time that we Read More

The Rise of R-22

This March, my brother and I went to the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We are new members of the association and were anxious to hear new energy savings tips and air conditioning products Read More

Prevent Summer Air Conditioner Repairs

We had an extremely mild heating season in St. Louis this year…so what does that mean for our air conditioning months this summer?  Your guess is as good as mine.  Whether we have the hot temperatures of last summer or Read More

The Nest Thermostat: “Meet the only thermostat that improves with time and can be controlled by your smart phone”

Anyone can program a thermostat with a little time; but technology is supposed to make your life easier, right?  The Nest thermostat does all of the work for you. This unique thermostat programs itself by monitoring your daily routines and Read More

How to stop static shock and dry, itchy skin

As the piercing winter chill approaches, so does the dry air that can make us uncomfortable. In the dead of winter humidity levels can drop as low as 10%. It’s when this dry air enters our homes that we begin Read More