Your air conditioner tries its hardest. It’s not an easy job, keeping a home cool all summer in California! Be kind to your AC unit. Don’t do anything to make extra work for it. We hear you: of course you wouldn’t do that! But sometimes people don’t realize that a choice they’re making is causing trouble for their air conditioning. So let’s talk about your windows. Are you leaving them open? On behalf of your air conditioner, we beg you, don’t do it! Here’s why.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’
There are some air conditioner concerns we address on a daily basis. Broken fans, slipped belts, and refrigerant leaks are common, as are concerns that turn out to be thermostat problems and not issues with the air conditioner at all. But on occasion we do see some unusual problems crop up. If your air conditioner is having a problem, no matter how odd, we’re ready to help. Here are some of the stranger things we discover during repairs.
You are enjoying a nice day at home with the family, maybe doing some reading or watching a movie together. Then, seemingly from nowhere, you start hearing a strange noise…and it is getting louder! Maybe you try to ignore it and turn up the volume on the TV, but then you start to notice that things aren’t nearly as comfortable at home as they were earlier.
Altogether, these things add up to mean something may be up with your air conditioner! If you aren’t sure what noises may be a cry for help from your AC, check out the list we’ve provided for you here.
Fall has officially arrived! And, while our neighbors to the North will soon begin consuming pumpkin-flavored everything, us Californians will still be out enjoying the hot, summer sun. Therefore, it is quite important to make sure that your air conditioner is still in good working order!
There are a number of “late-season” air conditioning repairs that we think you should be aware of, so below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to schedule your HVAC services in Hanford, CA with our team.)
ON, OFF, ON, OFF! We understand just how annoying an air conditioning system that turns on and off a zillion times per day can be, which is why we are here to help. Our guess is that you probably don’t know what’s going on with your AC, but have no fear, we’ll explain it all for you below!
You see, it’s called short cycling, and not only does it place a ton of wear and tear on your system, but it’s also super inefficient — your energy bills will start to cost you an arm and a leg. So, to help you out, we’ve explained exactly what short cycling is and why it happens, that way, you can avoid the issue altogether! All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more.
There are some things that are just totally wack:
- The DMV
- Air conditioners that are out of whack
Now, we can’t really help you with your homework, and we certainly can’t speed up the DMV, but what we can do is help you with that faulty air conditioner. But, what if you’re not sure if your air conditioner needs repairs? Well, keep reading below, and you’ll find out!
We’ve listed some of the most common signs of AC troubles so that you’ll know exactly when to call our team! So, what are you waiting for? Hop to it!
There is no greater relationship than the one you have with your air conditioner… well at least during the summer! Your AC is responsible for keeping you and your family cool and comfortable, no matter the temperature outside. Unfortunately, though, your AC is going to require repairs every once and a while, and when it does, you may be tempted to wait until the end of summer to schedule your repairs. But trust us, this is the LAST thing you want to do.
You see, an air conditioner in disrepair is going to spell all sorts of trouble for your comfort and your wallet! If you wish to learn more, keep reading below!
One of the best ways to tell if your air conditioner is in need of repairs is by listening to it. And no, we don’t mean lending an ear while it tells you all about its woes.
You see, your air conditioner is not inherently noisy. In fact, the only sound you should really ever hear coming from your system is the sound of air gently whooshing through the vents. Therefore, any other sounds, that don’t quite qualify as “background noise”, should definitely warrant a call to your local HVAC service professionals. Below, you’ll find a list of strange sounds that you definitely don’t want to hear coming from your AC.
If 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!
We 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!