What Causes an AC to Short Cycle?

October 16th, 2017

man-air-filterNo rest for the wicked, they say, but the same could apply to our air conditioners here in California. Now, the idea of a hot and sunny climate year round is one that those of us living here in California know to be a falsehood. We do have pretty mild winters, though, and our air conditioners have a lot of work to do during our long, hot summer seasons. That is why any sign of trouble with your home cooling system should definitely be taken seriously.

If your air conditioner is short cycling — meaning that it is starting up, but running only briefly before shutting back down — then you very well may need professional air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA. However, it is also possible that there is a very simple solution to the problem. In today’s post, we are going to fill you in on what could be behind your air conditioner’s atypical operation. Short cycling can cause serious problems, so keep this info in mind.

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Are your AC Coils Dirty?

October 2nd, 2017

evaporator-coilHopefully not, because this seemingly minor detail in the grand scheme of things can lead to some very serious issues with your system. The coils in your air conditioner may not be components that are very familiar with, but if they are dirty then they will definitely let you know about it. Keeping these coils clean is something that some homeowners may feel comfortable doing themselves. Having them professionally cleaned, though, particularly as part of your annual AC maintenance regimen, is really the way to go.

In today’s post, we are going to talk about what these coils do, why it’s so important, and how the accumulation of grime and debris on them will negatively affect your system and your comfort – not to mention your budget. Read on, and remember that we’re here to handle any air conditioning services that you may need. From basic coil cleanings to thorough maintenance and repairs, our team does it all.

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Why Are There Hot Spots in My House?

September 26th, 2017

man-sweating-on-couchWhen you live in as hot an environment as we do, you need your air conditioner to be firing on all cylinders. Assuming that your system was properly sized and professionally installed in your home, then it should be capable of cooling your entire home effectively and evenly throughout. If it is failing to do so, then there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Frankly, you deserve better than a home that is comfortable in some areas, but riddled with hot spots throughout.

There are a lot of different reasons why you may wind up with hot spots in your home. Not all of them will demand professional air conditioning repairs in Kingsburg, CA. Others will, though, so it is vitally important that you work with a qualified AC technician to diagnose the problem that is causing hot spots to pop out throughout your living space. Here are a few reasons why your air conditioner may fail to evenly cool your home.

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Why Is My AC Starting and Stopping So Frequently?

September 18th, 2017

AC-tech-outdoorsSomehow the calendar is telling us that it is already mid-September, and it seems to be accurate. With the year going by so quickly, it is safe to say that the heating season will be upon us sooner than we know it. That being said, our air conditioners still have plenty of work to do before the cooler winter season takes some of the strain off of them. While we may be reaching the tail end of the hottest time of the year, it is important to remain vigilant when it comes to your AC.

Any problems that start to develop with your air conditioning system should be dealt with immediately. Don’t tell yourself that your system can limp along for the next month and a half or so. Instead, contact a member of our team to schedule professional air conditioning repairs in Visalia, CA. One issue that you may notice is an air conditioner that is still starting up, but running only briefly before shutting back down. 

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What Can Solar Panels Power?

September 4th, 2017

solar-and-sunnyIn our previous post, we talked about some reasons why you may want to install solar panels on your property. As a quick refresher, we will once again just reiterate the fact that solar energy allows you to make your home a much more environmentally-friendly place to live. It helps you to use sustainable energy that you can rely on while drastically cutting back on your energy costs. It can also increase your property value, all while you enjoy rebates on select equipment to help cut initial costs.

As we mentioned last time, you must also keep in mind the fact that solar panels must be professionally installed and serviced. The technology is easy to use once it’s in place. In fact, you won’t even really think about it all that often. However, the actual installation of this equipment, along with the system design, can be quite complex. Scheduling your solar panel installation in Fresno, CA with us ensures not only that your panels are installed right, but that you’ll have the energy that you need to power everything that you’re planning on.

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Why Install Solar Panels?

August 29th, 2017

solar-panels-with-flowersAre you thinking about ways in which to improve your home, or what your options are for the way that you use energy within that home? If so, then we strongly urge you to consider the installation of solar panels in Fresno, CA. There are a lot of different benefits that you can enjoy as a direct result of utilizing solar energy in your home.

Just keep in mind the fact that solar panels are not the sort of thing that you can install on your own. Positioning the panels for maximum sun exposure, integrating the system into your existing electrical system — these are tasks that only trained,  professional solar technicians can handle. We’ll make sure that the job is done right.

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AC Repair FAQ: Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

August 21st, 2017

AC-technician-workingEven the best air conditioning systems can be expected to encounter operational problems from time to time. Some of these problems are more serious than others, of course, and the refrigerant leak is one of the most serious of all. Refrigerant leaks can do serious, sometimes irreversible damage to air conditioners over time. They can also be tough to recognize, especially if you don’t know what it is that you are looking. That’s a bad combination, but we’re here to help.

Today, we’d like to share with you some of the warning signs that your air conditioner may be leaking refrigerant. Remember to schedule air conditioning repairs in Clovis, CA at the first sign of trouble with your system. Your air conditioner does not need to break down entirely for repairs to be justified, nor should you let the system get to that point before taking the initiative to have it repaired. And now, some tips to help you recognize a refrigerant leak in your system.

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AC Repair FAQ: Why Is There Ice on My System?

August 7th, 2017

question-markYou do not have to be an air conditioning expert to understand the purpose that your air conditioning system serves. It is there to keep your home cool and comfortable no matter how hot out it may get, right? Right. Well, it is precisely this understanding of the situation that can lead to some confusion among homeowners. Yes, your air conditioner is there to effectively and dependably cool your home. At no point, however, should your air conditioning system be generating ice.

An air conditioner is not a freezer, and it should not be producing ice at any point during its cooling process. We often receive calls from homeowners concerned about ice on their air conditioning systems, as well as from those wondering where the water that is freezing comes from, anyway. After all, air conditioners don’t use water to cool homes! In today’s post, we will answer all of these questions for you, while reminding you once again why prompt AC repairs in Clovis, CA are so important. 

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Why Schedule Prompt Air Conditioning Repairs?

August 1st, 2017

service-timer-reminderIn our last blog post, we wrote about signs to watch for that indicate your air conditioner is in need of professional repairs. We want to emphasize something about those repairs: you can’t wait around to have them done “someday.” Even if the problem doesn’t seem like it’s urgent—you’re still receiving cool air, the family is comfortable—it’s always better in both the short and long-term to have any air conditioning repairs in Visalia, CA done as soon as you can get professionals on the job.

There are a number of good reasons why prompt AC repair is a must:

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3 Signs That You Need Air Conditioning Repairs

July 24th, 2017

cautionWe are here in the home stretch of July, and that means that your air conditioner in Visalia, CA has been putting in a lot of hard work as of late. Of course, we’re also only in the home stretch of July, and that means that your air conditioning system still has a lot of work to do before the hottest time of the year has passed. If you are serious about living out the remainder of the intense cooling season in comfort, then you cannot afford to ignore signs of trouble with your air conditioner.

Now, you can hardly be blamed for “ignoring” any such signs of trouble if you don’t know what those signs of trouble look like to begin with. That is why we’ve put together a brief primer to help you recognize some early warning signs that your AC is struggling. When it comes to scheduling air conditioning repair service, sooner is always better than later.

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