Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Why is There Water Surrounding My AC?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

blue-question-markLet’s talk about condensate drains. Many people who schedule air conditioning repair in Cary, NC don’t know that their air conditioning unit also functions as a dehumidifier. As any technician will tell you, all that water taken from the atmosphere must go somewhere, right?

That’s where your condensate drain comes in. Your air conditioning system has been specifically designed to draw water from the air as it releases the heat outside of your home and cools the air inside. The water that condenses is usually dispersed through a drain and brought outdoors. We say the word usually because if there is a problem with your condensate drain, you’ll start noticing that water in places you’d rather not have it. Is your ceiling or wall dripping with moisture? Does your carpet have stains and mold right around the air conditioner unit but nowhere else?

This looks like a condensate drain problem, so let’s take a look at what could be going wrong.

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Do You Know When to Call for AC Repairs?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

AC-repairWell, yeah. I call to have my air conditioner repaired when it stops working. Not really a tough question, if you ask me? 

Well, not so fast there! Yes, you obviously need to call to have your air conditioner repaired when you discover that it’s no longer operational, either failing to cycle on at all or to blow cool air. Ideally, however, you’ll be calling for air conditioning repairs before your air conditioner ever has a chance to get to that point. As a general rule, remember that you want to schedule any HVAC services in Wake Forest the moment that you suspect there is a problem.

Remember that there are plenty of air conditioning issues that you may encounter which fall short of causing the AC system to break down entirely. Just because your system is up and running, however, does not mean that it is up and running properly. So reach out to us if you have any concerns about your system.

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Why Air Conditioners Need Clean Filters

Monday, June 17th, 2019

filter-close-upMy air conditioner is there to cool my home. It’s not an air purifier or anything. And besides, my indoor air quality seems okay. So why worry about the air filter? 

Because the air filter in your air conditioning system is not actually there to boost indoor air quality throughout your home, and there is a good chance that the dirty filter you’ve got in your AC right now is already causing problems for your system, even if you don’t realize it yet. That’s why.

In today’s post, we’re going to look at why a clean air filter is so important to your air conditioner and its performance, and how a dirty filter can really start to work against your system and your comfort. Ultimately, a very dirty filter can and will result in the need for AC repair in Durham, NC. You’ll need repairs eventually, but don’t encourage them!

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NEVER Skip Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

ac-technician-workingNEVER. N.E.V.E.R. Never. 

Think we’re stressing that word too much? Think again. The fact of the matter is that skipping routine air conditioning maintenance, even once, is one of the worst things that you can do for your home cooling system. When it comes to keeping your air conditioner in the best working condition possible, routine AC maintenance is key. Preventive measures always beat reactionary ones.

In today’s post, we are going to take a closer look at the many different ways in which routine air conditioning maintenance can benefit you—as well as how skipping this important service will come back to haunt you. And, considering the added benefits that our Comfort Club maintenance program has to offer, there really is no excuse for failing to care for your air conditioner in this way. So read on, and remember that our team is here to handle any air conditioning services that you may need.

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Is Your AC Coil Freezing Up?

Monday, May 20th, 2019

iciclesWe understand the logic that can lead to confusion in regards to your AC coil freezing over. After all, it is an air conditioner, right? Cooling things down is kind of the whole point, right? Right.

To a certain degree.

Yes, your air conditioner is supposed to cool things down for you. However, it is not a freezer, and shouldn’t be performing as such. If you see ice on your air conditioner in general, you’re likely dealing with a system that is compromised in some way. The solution? Working with trained professionals that specialize in air conditioning repair in Raleigh, NC.

We’re the team that you’ll want on your side, especially in such cases. Why? Because ice on your coil could actually be an indicator of very serious problems with your air conditioner. Or it could be a relatively simple fix! Our team has the skills and expertise necessary for diagnosing the problem accurately and resolving it completely.

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Don’t Let AC Problems Fester All Winter

Monday, October 8th, 2018

tech-hardhatAfter how hot and uncomfortable it can be around here during the cooling season, we totally understand that you may be ready to move on and that you might even be looking forward to the cooler weather that the winter months will bring. Just remember that you’ll need your air conditioner before too much time passes, though. It only makes sense to deal with problems now rather than waiting until later.

Not convinced? Then this is the post for you. The TL:DR version of this post is simply that there is no benefit in waiting to have your air conditioner repaired. The details are much more convincing,  however,  so if you’re feeling a bit skeptical,  just keep reading.  If you’re not convinced of the benefits that you’ll enjoy with prompt air conditioning repair in Clayton, NC after doing so, well,  you probably will be after you encounter the consequences of waiting!

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Does Your AC Have a Water Leak?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

man-on-couch-with-fanHuh, that’s weird. The AC is leaking water. I didn’t even know that it held water! I’ll just try to find the leak myself and maybe I can plug it up. 

Stop. Right. There.

You are not hallucinating. Yes, your air conditioner may be surrounded by water. Yes, this may be the result of a leak in the system—though probably not exactly in the way that you’re thinking.  The fact of the matter is that, unless you are using an evaporative cooler, your air conditioner does not use water in its operation.

It doesn’t store water.

It doesn’t have a water supply line.

So where the heck is this water coming from?

Well, that is what we are going to be looking at in today’s post! Read on to learn more about why your air conditioner may be standing in a pool of water, and whether or not that means that you need air conditioning repair in Durham, NC.

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Is Your AC Running in Short Bursts?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

We are going to start this blog post with something a bit unusual: a very short one-act play.

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Interior, living room. A sunny day. Joe and Susan Homeowner are sweating, waiting for the AC to start up.

Joe:

Any minute, now. I’m sure of it.

Susan:

(Excitedly)

There it goes! Finally, I’m—wait, what happened?

Joe:

 (Worriedly)

It—it seems to have shut back off. Susan, it shut right back off! I don’t know—wait, it’s started again!

Susan:

Well, thank goodness for that. I was starting to—

(We hear the system shut back down. Susan and Joe Homeowner both fall to their knees.

Susan and Joe:

Noooooooooooooooooo!

End.

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Learn to Spot the Need for AC Repairs

Monday, April 9th, 2018

AC-technicianIt won’t be much longer now until we are once again in the middle of a hot summer season, with humidity added to the mix just to make things really uncomfortable. Because we do live in such a hot climate during the summer, any problems with your air conditioning system can be serious cause for concern. The last thing that you want is for an issue to sneak up on you, which is why it is always best to schedule your air conditioning repair in Raleigh, NC as soon as you notice that something is amiss.

To do that, obviously, you are going to need to learn how to spot the warning signs that your system may be in trouble. There are actually quite a few of them, and some are fairly obvious. Others are more difficult to spot, though, so it helps to have an idea of what to look for ahead of time. So read on, keep this information in mind, and be sure to let us know if you have any concerns regarding the overall condition or operational quality of your air conditioning system.

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Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

service-timeThe purpose of the blog posts that we provide on our website is not to cause alarm among our readers. They are intended to inform homeowners about how their home comfort systems work, the benefits of professional services, etc. However, there are certain subjects that cannot be broached without acknowledging how serious the issue at hand can be. The case of the refrigerant leak is one such subject. The good news is that we are not writing this to hammer home the many ways in which a refrigerant leak can negatively affect your AC.

Instead, our goal is to help you better understand the role of refrigerant in your air conditioning system, and how you can recognize that your system may be leaking this vital heat transfer fluid. We’ll touch on the the problems that this can cause, of course, but our hope is that you will keep this information in mind, and that you’ll contact us the moment that you notice a problem with your air conditioner in Cary, NC. That way, we can resolve the problem before serious damage is done.

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