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

Seriously, Avoid These 3 AC Repairs

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Air conditioner repair is required a few times throughout the system’s 10-15 year lifespan. It’s bound to happen, and we want you to be ready for it. The problem is that some homeowners think that a repair or two every year is normal when it’s not.

How many problems do you deal with on a yearly basis with your air conditioner? One? Two? Are you constantly calling us for repairs and groaning every time your AC makes a noise? Well, pay attention, because we’re going to talk about the three most common and obnoxious repairs to deal with. These are demonstrable differences that can be seen in an air conditioner that’s cared for and one that’s neglected, so let’s try and turn your system into the former—not the latter.

Give our blog a read and call us if you think you need AC repair in Holly Springs, NC.

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Is There Ice on Your Air Conditioner Coil?

Monday, June 1st, 2020

In the 21st century, we’ve found exceptionally energy-efficient ways to produce cooling and heating in our homes. By using electricity, refrigerant, and fans in profound ways, we’ve been able to cool our homes without ice for decades. However, most homeowners don’t know how air conditioners work, and thus they still think that ice forming on their coil is good. We’re here to tell you that it’s not.

There’s a common myth that ice forming on your AC means it’s doing an exceptionally good job, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. AC units are built to produce cooling using electricity and refrigerant, with no moisture, which means ice forming is usually a sign that something is wrong and you need AC repair in Chapel Hill.

Don’t believe us? Well, keep reading and we promise we’ll convince you otherwise.

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Does Your AC Smell Funky?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Air conditioning systems, especially the well-built ones, shouldn’t smell. That’s because they deal with the air in your home and the air outside, so unless the air all around us smells bad, your nose shouldn’t notice anything. Air conditioners, just like cars, don’t smell bad when they work perfectly well, and if they do start to smell—then it’s high time you had the problem checked out by a professional.

Bad smells can be anywhere from an electrical problem to a mold problem that could be impacting your health. In fact, using your nose to detect a problem could be a surefire way to avoid more expensive repairs in the future when you contact our team ahead of schedule!

So, if you think one of the following smells or problems is happening to you, call our team for AC repair in Durham, NC.

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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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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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Can I Fix My Thermostat Myself?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Technician-working-on-thermostatThe thermostat is an essential part of running an air conditioning and heating system in a home. If you don’t have a working thermostat, you won’t have the heating or cooling you need (or you may have a system that won’t shut off!). When you find that no matter what adjustments you make to your home’s thermostat, the HVAC system isn’t responding the way it should, it probably means it’s time for a repair.

But can you handle fixing the thermostat on your own? Let’s take a closer look into that.

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How a Clogged AC Condensate Drain Can Create Problems

Monday, September 14th, 2015

We recently wrote about some of the more common troubles your air conditioner may run into as the summer winds down. We’d like to bring up another one of these late-summer problems: clogged condensate drains. If you should have an issue with your air conditioner because of a clogged drain, call on repair professionals right away. You never want to let an AC problem linger even though the cooling season is coming to a close.

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