Leaking Evaporator Coils: When Is It Time for an Upgrade?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Air conditioners and heat pumps work using a process you may have heard of: refrigeration. This process doesn’t actually “create” or produce cool air, as you might expect. Instead, it removes heat, with the help of fans, a compressor, coils, electrical components, and a chemical blend known as refrigerant.

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Leaky Evaporator Coil: Should I Replace the Part or the Entire System?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

We got a question recently from a customer trying to decide what to do about a leaky evaporator coil. The coil used R-22, a refrigerant that is no longer used for air conditioners and heat pumps in manufacturing. It is possible to replace just the coil and still have the system remain operational. And of course, the cost of replacing the entire system would be much higher than the cost of replacing only a single component.

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How Often Should I Top Off the Refrigerant in My AC?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

When homeowners experience cooling problems with their air conditioning systems, they often have a few ideas about what could be at fault. Most people know a little bit about some of the major components of their system, such as the thermostat, the fans, and the fact that refrigerant (sometimes known as Freon) is necessary to the cooling process.

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“Topping Off” Refrigerant: A Common Air Conditioning Misconception

Monday, August 17th, 2015

You’ve noticed that your air conditioner no longer provides enough cool air to lower the temperature as quickly as it once did. You hope that the repair is simple. “Maybe it just needs more refrigerant,” a neighbor suggests. Low refrigerant (sometimes called Freon) is commonly associated with air conditioning cooling troubles, and many homeowners are under the assumption that you can simply add more to fix this type of issue. But the truth is that adding refrigerant rarely solves the actual problem.

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Why Is the Temperature Different in Every Room?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

As temperatures start to heat up outside, small differences in the temperature in each room of your house become more and more noticeable. Often, this is a prominent issue in larger homes with multiple stories. But any house can struggle with temperature inconsistencies that make the rooms less comfortable to be in, and that force you to run your air conditioner for longer. Learn about a couple of reasons for this unevenness in today’s guide, and schedule service with a professional today.

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AC Troubleshooting Guide: What to Check When It’s Not Working

Monday, July 6th, 2015

There’s never a convenient time for an air conditioning system to shut down. Waiting for a technician to arrive may not have been in your plans for the day, but scheduling professional service is the only way to ensure that the repair is handled right. However, there may be a few things you can try before calling for repairs.

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Could Your Air Conditioner Be the Wrong Size for Your Home?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

When an HVAC technician installs a new air conditioning system, the process is generally somewhat lengthy. But this is necessary in order to ensure the quality of the equipment. The AC installation technician should thoroughly examine the system and make sure that it operates safely and effectively. And even before the installation, the technician should inspect your home and ask a number of questions in order to check that the AC is the proper size, or cooling capacity, for your home.

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3 Things to Check before Calling for AC Repair

Monday, May 25th, 2015

We understand that you don’t always have a lot of time to deal with an air conditioning repair technician. However, for any serious air conditioning repair issue, a skilled HVAC contractor should be your first call. A good technician will do everything possible to repair an AC in a timely manner without sacrificing the quality of the repair. There are some cases where you may be able to fix a problem on your own, and we’ve listed a few of them. For any serious problems, though, be sure to call in a professional.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Frozen?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Even though the weather outside is getting warmer and warmer, the inside portion of your air conditioning system can freeze. In fact, it’s more likely for it to freeze in hotter weather, as you are running your AC more often, increasing the chances of issues. If the coil freezes up, it may not seem to you like such a big deal. But any technician knows that this is a problem that requires immediate attention.

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