Help! My AC Is Rapidly Turning On and Off

Monday, May 27th, 2019

AC-topviewIf your air conditioner keeps turning off then on then off, rapidly, it is a sign that you’ve got something serious going on with your system. This phenomenon is often referred to as short cycling, and it is a symptom of various potential issues!

Here’s the thing — you don’t want your AC to start short cycling. Not only does it put a lot of strain on the system, but it is also extremely inefficient. Let the issue go long enough, and you’ll see higher energy bills and maybe even a new air conditioner. Of course, we don’t want this to happen, so below, we’ve explained why short cycling happens in the first place. Keep reading to find out more!

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Is it Time to Kiss Your AC Goodbye?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

ac-moneyWe understand that saying goodbye can be difficult. You and your air conditioner have spent countless summers together and it’s kept you cool throughout every heatwave that’s hit California. Surely, the decision to replace your air conditioner doesn’t come easy, however, when it’s time, it’s time.

Okay yes, we were definitely being a little overdramatic, but the truth of the matter is that you don’t want to hold off on replacing your air conditioner, especially if it’s no longer efficient or effective. In fact, there are quite a few signs that suggest it’s time to upgrade your AC, and below, we’ve listed them for you. Keep reading to find out more!

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Here’s a Tip: Replace Your Air Filter!

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Hopefully, by now, you’ve learned to trust the things we say in our blog. Our tips and tricks are meant to save you money, boost energy efficiency, and teach you the ins and outs of the HVAC industry. And now that summer is approaching, today is a great day to read all about the ways to get the most out of your air conditioning system. Trust us, when temperatures soar, you’ll be glad you stumbled across this blog.

This week, we are going to let you in on a little secret…

Okay, it’s not actually a secret. But, what we are going to do is stress the importance of regularly changing out your air filter during the summer. It’s a simple way to ensure that you get the most out of your system. In fact, there are plenty of ways that a clean air filter will benefit you. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a clean air filter. 

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That Time Already? Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Now!

Monday, April 15th, 2019

don't-forgetSummer is fast approaching, and that means that now is the perfect time to stock up on sunscreen, plan your weekend getaway, and of course, schedule your air conditioning maintenance services. Sure, annual maintenance services might not sound nearly as fun as planning your vacation, but it is important nonetheless. In fact, your annual inspection and tune-up are super important when it comes to ensuring that your AC is equipped to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long, so don’t wait!

Of course, it is always better to be ahead of the game if possible. Therefore, scheduling your AC services now is the best way to go if you wish to enjoy a comfortable and efficient summer. And in case you are not yet convinced, we have listed just some of the many reasons why it best to schedule your services now rather than waiting until the last minute. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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Is My AC Still Worth Repairing?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

ac-moneyThere are a lot of areas in the country where homeowners are already starting to brace themselves for the chill of the winter season. Around here, of course, there is still a decent amount of heat left to come. That is why any problems with our air conditioning systems, even this late in the calendar year, are of such concern. Now, this begs the question of when is enough enough? When is air conditioning repair in Visalia, CA no longer justified?

If your answer is “When it breaks down completely, duh!” then:

A. That’s a bit rude and

B. That’s actually the wrong answer.

Ideally, you’ll have your air conditioner replaced with a new system before it ever has a chance to break down entirely. This means making some tough decisions and facing some tough truths in regards to your AC, though. Read on for some tips in helping to decide if your AC is still worth repairing.

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Spotting AC Problems Early On

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

AC-unitWhile the hottest time of the year may well be behind us at this point, that does not mean that you don’t need your AC to continue cooling your home for some time to come. The cool fall weather that is already arriving in certain parts of the country is not so quick to show up around here. That is why, even this late in the year, you really cannot ignore any signs of trouble with your air conditioning system.

As we have said before, and just as we will certainly say again, early intervention is key when successfully dealing with air conditioning problems in Clovis, CA. When you notice any signs of trouble with your air conditioner, you want to have them addressed ASAP. To do so, of course, you first need to learn to recognize the warning signs of trouble to begin with. No problem is minor enough to ignore when it comes to your home cooling system, so contact us for AC repair services right away.

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Why Your AC Is Running Irregularly

Monday, August 6th, 2018

woman-with-fanToo often, homeowners fail to report problems with their air conditioning systems early on. Sometimes this is due to the fact that they think the issue at hand is just “no big deal”. Other times, they figure that they’ll just wait for a system to break down before addressing the problem, which you should never do. In many instances, however, homeowners simply fail to realize that something is wrong. This is especially common when dealing with irregular cooling cycles.

As long as the air conditioner is starting up and is blowing out cool air, some people just assume that the system is doing fine. This really is not the case, though. Short cycling is something that affects many air conditioners, for many reasons, and it can cause many problems. The fact that an air conditioner is running doesn’t mean that it’s running right. Fortunately, you can always count on us for quality air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA.

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Wait—Air Conditioners Get Water Leaks?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

AC-technicianYou may not have much cause to meander past your indoor air conditioning unit all that often, depending upon its location in your home. You should be in its direct vicinity at least on a monthly basis, however, because you need to change its air filter at least that often. So what if you are passing by your unit, and you notice that it is surrounded by water? What would you do in that instance? Assume that you have a water leak and call a professional plumber?

Well, the problem with this is that air conditioning systems do not actually use water in their efforts to cool your home. They do not have a water tank of any kind, nor are they fed water for any purpose. So—where the heck is this water coming from? And should I be concerned? The short answers to these questions are frustratingly vague. There are a few potential problems that could be behind it and: maybe. So let’s take a closer look at the issue, and help to determine if you need professional air conditioning repair in Hanford, CA.

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What Do AC Coils Do?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

outdoor-AC-unitsMost homeowners do not really have a thorough knowledge of how their air conditioning systems work to cool their homes, much less the various components that the system uses to do so. While we don’t expect you to be an expert on such matters—after all, that’s what we’re here for—we do think that it is in every homeowner’s best interest to have a basic understanding of their air conditioning system.  That is why we’re focusing on a couple of specific components today.

These components are your air conditioner’s coils. More specifically, the evaporator coil and the condenser coil. These coils perform fairly similar, if reversed functions. Do you know what else they have in common? If they are damaged or even just very dirty, your air conditioner and the overall quality of its performance is at risk. That is why the Fresno, CA air conditioning pros on our team want you to understand just how important your air conditioning coils really are.

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What Role Does Refrigerant Play in My AC?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

AC-technician-workingAn incredibly important one, that’s what role it plays! Of course, regular readers of our blog know that there is a lot more information coming below—we just wanted to get that basic answer to the question posed in the title out there right away. Refrigerant plays an integral role in the overall cooling process, which relies on heat transfer, that allows your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable even as temperatures soar outside.

So let’s take a look at precisely what the refrigerant in your AC does for your system—as well as the trouble that may ensue if you have a low refrigerant charge in that system. While we are at it, why not also talk about why you may have a low refrigerant charge to begin with? All that, and more, after this brief message from our—oh, sorry. We got a bit carried away there. Just keep reading, and remember to contact us when you need air conditioning service in Hanford, CA.

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