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

Ice on Your Air Conditioner Is a Bad Sign

Monday, July 17th, 2017

AC-technician-workingWhat would you do if you were walking by your AC and noticed that it had ice on it? Give it a smiling nod of approval, and thank it for putting in some overtime when cooling your home? If so, you need to reevaluate the situation. Yes, your air conditioner is obviously there to keep your home cool. There is a world of difference between your air conditioning system and a freezer, though, and there should not be ice anywhere your AC in Wake Forest, NC.

But what could be causing this problem to begin with? It is not as though there is water coursing through the air conditioner that can freeze anyway, right? As is the case with most air conditioning problems that you may encounter, there are a few different issues that could be the root cause of the ice on your AC. They range in severity, and you may not need professional intervention. In any case, however, acting fast is paramount.

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Why Does My AC Blow Warm Air?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

blue-question-markWhen problems develop with your air conditioning system, you want to have them resolved as soon as possible, rather than waiting for them to get worse and worse. This means that you should learn the warning signs that your air conditioner is in trouble to begin with. One of the most obvious, perhaps second only to a completely broken down system, is an air conditioner that is blowing warm air. It is an alarming problem, but it also may not be quite as serious as you’d first suspect.

Of course, there are some fairly serious problems that could cause an air conditioner to blow warm air as well. In this post, we’ll give you a few tips to help rule out very simple fixes. If you cannot find any such a fix, though, it is time to contact trained professionals for air conditioning repairs in Knightdale, NC. The longer that you wait to have the problem resolved, the greater the risk of serious damages to your system.

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Is It the Right Time to Replace My Air Conditioning System?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

air-conditioning-condenser-unitWarm weather! At last we’re enjoying a thaw as spring springs into action. It’s time to start saying goodbye to your furnace or other heating system—at least until the fall—and greet your air conditioner for another cool summer season.

But is your air conditioner going to greet you back? It may be time to have a new AC installed. Is spring a good season to do this, or is it better to see how the summer goes before making a commitment to an air conditioning system replacement?

Before we answer the question about whether now is the best time for air conditioning replacement in Knightdale, NC, let’s look into whether your air conditioner needs to retire.

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Late Season Repairs Your Air Conditioner May Need

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The end of the summer is the hardest period for an air conditioner. The temperatures are still high (often hotter than they were during July) and the AC has undergone a great deal of work stress already. If an air conditioning system is going to suffer from a major repair need or a breakdown, then it will likely happen during the closing off the season.

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How We Can Fix Your Hard-Starting Compressor

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Last week we wrote a post about how air conditioning systems can start to trip circuit breakers regularly, and what our technicians can do about them. We’d like to focus on one of those situations in this post, because it’s one of the more common malfunctions that may occur as an air conditioner ages: the hard-starting compressor.

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3 Reasons Your AC Is Tripping the Circuit Breaker

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The nightmare scenario for an air conditioning system is for it to abruptly stop working in the middle of a hot summer. Fortunately, there are some cases where the situation isn’t as drastic as it may seem at first. Sometimes, the problem is a tripped circuit breaker. Always check the electrical panel when your AC suddenly shuts down. Reset any tripped breaker and turn the system back on again.

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How to Tell if Your AC Is Losing Refrigerant

Monday, July 18th, 2016

One of the most common myths about air conditioning and heat pump operation, one that our technicians often have to dispel, is that these comfort systems “run” off of refrigerant, as if it were a form of fuel like gas in a car or propane for an outdoor grill. What refrigerant actually does in an AC/heat pump is exchange heat, moving thermal energy from inside a house and releasing it to the outside. The chemical refrigerant doesn’t get used up in this process. Barring a leak in the system, the refrigerant should remain at the same level (known as the system’s charge) for its entire service life.

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My AC Is Losing Cooling Power! What Kind of Refrigerant Should I Put in It?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Whoa, whoa! Slow down! If your air conditioner is losing the ability to cool your home, don’t try to do anything drastic to fix it. Before making any other move, run a couple checks for a simple answer to the problem: See if there’s an issue with the thermostat being incorrectly set. Check for a clogged HVAC filter. Make sure there are no open windows or doors.

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My Air Conditioner Can’t Keep Up with the Heat! What’s Wrong?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

There’re few things as frustrating during a hot and humid North Carolina summer than to find that the air conditioning you rely on for comfort is simply unable to keep up with your demand for cooling. It’s like discovering that your car simply will no longer go faster 45 m.p.h. Yes, you’ll reach your destination, but much slower than you should—and it’s not something you can simply “tolerate”! It needs to be fixed.

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There’s Ice on My AC Coil, But the Filters Are Clean—What’s Wrong?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Regularly cleaning the filter on your HVAC system, usually every 1 to 3 months, is an important part of helping the system to work its best. If the filter becomes clogged, it can cause malfunctions in the system. One of the consequences of a clogged filter is that it will cause the evaporator coil in the air conditioner to freeze over. This happens because the lack of warm air moving over the coil leaves the refrigerant inside the coil too cold. The extra cold causes moisture along the coil to turn to ice.

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