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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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.
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.
The 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.
If 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.
The 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.
Ductless 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.
When 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.
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.
When it comes to figuring out exactly what is wrong with a malfunctioning air conditioner, you need the assistance of a trained professional. And in our neck of the woods, we understand how essential it is that a broken down air conditioner be fixed ASAP. Ideally, you’ve already had maintenance done, and you won’t need to deal with this problem at all this summer.
However, chances are if you are reading this blog post, you’re likely already in need of air conditioning repair in Snellville, GA. So, although you’ve probably guess correctly that what we’re going to say next is, “give our technicians a call and we’ll be over right away,” we can give you an idea of what to expect in the meantime, as far as what might be wrong with your cooling system.