Wall Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Prompt AC Repair Saves the Day—And Saves You Money

Monday, April 1st, 2024

As air conditioning season rolls around again, and you need to start running your AC unit, don’t forget to keep an eye and an ear out in case of any problems that might require repair. Often, when an air conditioner first encounters a problem, there will be small but noticeable symptoms. Strange sounds are often an early sign. But homeowners don’t always get repairs right away.

If you think a problem is small, you might not feel that it’s very urgent to have it repaired. But it’s all too easy for a small AC issue to quickly develop into a much bigger one that causes greater inconvenience and is more costly to repair. Let us illustrate for you just how much prompt AC repair can help save you from major hassles and help you to save money.

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What Does a Frozen Evaporator Coil Mean?

Monday, June 26th, 2023

Air conditioners are meant to make your home colder. But are they supposed to produce ice? Absolutely not! Ice on your air conditioner is not a good sign. When ice builds up on the evaporator coil of an air conditioner, you have two problems: the issue that caused the ice, and the issues the ice will cause. We’ll explain both, and we’ll tell you exactly what to do about it.

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Why a Refrigerant Leak Means You Need Repairs

Monday, April 17th, 2023

While there are many critical components in an air conditioner, it is the refrigerant itself which does the job of absorbing heat from inside your home and carrying it outside to be released. Your AC unit was manufactured with all the refrigerant it should need for its entire lifetime. It doesn’t need to be refilled … unless you have a refrigerant leak. 

How do refrigerant leaks happen? How can you tell if your AC’s refrigerant is leaking? And what needs to be done about it? Here’s all the information you need.

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These Sounds Mean Your AC Is Working A-Okay!

Monday, September 5th, 2022

It’s easy to focus on which air conditioner sounds might indicate a problem, as we did in our last blog post. But air conditioners are always making noise when they are on. If you familiarize yourself with the noises that mean everything is a-okay, you can relax and let them be ordinary background noise. To know which sounds mean that your air conditioner is operating exactly as it should, it can help to know which parts of the AC unit are making the noise, and why.

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“What Does It Mean if My AC is Screeching?”

Monday, April 4th, 2022

woman-covering-earsThe last thing you want to do as a homeowner is to pay more for your utility bills than you need to, right? Well, if you aren’t keeping up on your air conditioning maintenance each year, this is exactly what can happen! Maintenance reduces repair needs by as much as 85% throughout the lifespan of the system, and also helps the unit work more efficiently, and last longer.

That said, even with maintenance, an aging air conditioner (10-15 years old) or even a newer AC with a defect or damage of some kind, may need a repair, and it’s important that you know the signs! One of these signs is strange noises–and the one that usually alarms people the most is screeching. So what does it mean if your air conditioner is doing this?

We’ll answer the question in more detail below, but it essentially means that your cooling system’s motor needs attention from an HVAC professional. Read on as we dive into what screeching means for your AC, and explain what other sounds could mean for the system.

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Tips for Preventing AC Repair Needs

Monday, July 13th, 2020

hvac-wall-vent-near-floorIf you’ve lived in the Lawrenceville area through even just one summer, then you know your air conditioning system goes through a lot of work, right? Fortunately, these systems are durable and designed to handle the heat—when they are properly cared for, anyway.

If your cooling system isn’t properly taken care of, you can find yourself paying a lot more for your air conditioner to keep you cool than you should have to. You might also find yourself facing repair needs you weren’t expecting. We’d like to help you avoid that! The tips we’ve shared below will help you not only prevent AC repair needs, but will help boost the efficiency of your AC system as well.

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Heed These Common End-of-Season AC Needs

Monday, September 9th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitsThe official end of summer is near, and while you may be ready to welcome cooler temperatures outside soon as well as the chance to stop using your air conditioner as often, this is no time to forget about your air conditioner, or its repair needs.

Hopefully, you had maintenance done at the beginning of the season and didn’t experience any major cooling system catastrophes over the summer. If you didn’t schedule maintenance this year, not to worry, it’s not too late! It’s only too late if you have an aging system that’s completely broken down and has no hope for repairs.

That said, whether you had professional maintenance done or not, there are some needs that can crop up at the end of the season that require your attention. They include the following:

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Poor Installation Can Lead to These Ductless Problems

Monday, July 1st, 2019

ductless-unit-with-remote-controlDuctless systems have been increasingly growing in popularity, and for good reason. Rather than operating through a network of ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless units break up the indoor unit and blower fans to distribute air through handlers that operate independently of each other—meaning the temperature settings can be different for each air handler.

This makes ductless systems operate much more efficiently than a standard central air conditioner, which is forced to cool your entire home, even if you don’t need conditioned air in your entire home at the time. There are a number of benefits to the installation of these systems—but there can also be drawbacks if you don’t have yours professionally installed.

We’ve covered some unique ductless repair needs below. These can happen even with proper installation, but they’re a lot more likely if the install is done by an inexperienced amateur.

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What to Know About Damaged Ducts

Monday, April 8th, 2019

ductwork-being-repairedWhen you live somewhere like Lawrenceville, there’s a good chance that you already think about your air conditioner quite a bit. You’d understandably like to expect that it works efficiently and effectively throughout its lifespan. But what many homeowners don’t think about when it comes to their HVAC system is the “V” part of the equation—the ventilation that connects your cooling system to the outside, making the distribution of cooled air possible.

This ventilation system, known as your ductwork, is usually out of sight—hidden behind walls, beneath floors, or in your attic or crawlspace. Unfortunately, if your ductwork was installed by an inexperienced ‘professional,’ then there is a good chance that it has accumulated damage over the years. And if your air ducts are negatively impacted by anything like air leaks or poor connections, you could be experiencing problems that lead to poor HVAC efficiency and possible even AC repair needs.

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Potential Midsummer AC Repair Needs

Monday, August 13th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find an air conditioner that performs at 100% efficiency and effectiveness throughout its entire lifespan? We agree—that would be pretty sweet! Unfortunately, this is not the case. However, you can absolutely lower your chances of needing sudden emergency repairs, and maybe even the costliest of AC repairs, by scheduling routine maintenance. Maintenance is a service that should be performed at least once a year for standard AC systems and twice for heat pumps.

And when you do need air conditioning repair in Buford, our team is the one to reach out to. The sooner you manage the AC problem, the less likely it will be that your system will suffer from a serious, and sudden, problem later on. There’s no AC problem small enough to ignore… or delay.

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