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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New AC—Is This the Year?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

woman-electric-fanSpring is a very pleasant time of the year in this part of the country. Cool nights, warm but not oppressively hot days—what’s not to like? Don’t let the pleasures of spring lull you into a false sense of security, though. Temperatures can turn very hot very suddenly, which means that your air conditioner needs to be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

While routine AC maintenance will definitely help to keep your air conditioner in great fighting shape, you have to keep in mind that your air conditioner, regardless of make or model, is not going to last forever. Is the year to replace your air conditioner in Hanford, CA? If so, then now is the time to get the job done!

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Tips for Avoiding Air Conditioning Repair Needs

Monday, November 13th, 2017

AC-tech-repairing-unitWe are definitely beyond the hottest time of the year. This may come as a shock to people that envision California as being a hot and sunny oasis all year long, but the fact of the matter is that weather can get pretty chilly around here during the winter season. Before we start diving into our heating topics of discussion, though, let us ask you this — how did your air conditioner do this year? Was it able to cool your home both effectively and reliably?

If the answer is no, due to the fact that your air conditioner has been struggling to function in a dependable manner, then you should really start asking yourself why this may be the case. Problems with your air conditioner are unavoidable, of course. No mechanical system is ever really going to function perfectly 100% of the time. That being said, your air conditioning repair needs should not be all that frequent. Here are some tips for reducing the frequency of air conditioning repairs in Fresno, CA.

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What Causes an AC to Short Cycle?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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