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The One AC Misconception You Don’t Want to Believe

Monday, July 25th, 2022
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If you’re like many homeowners, you might not actually understand what the refrigerant inside your air conditioner does. You’ve probably heard of it, and you know it’s important. Maybe you’ve been told it’s like a fuel…

Well, it is important. It’s essential to the cooling process. Your air conditioner cannot do its job without it. But the misconception is that refrigerant is a fuel; that it depletes like gasoline does from a vehicle. But your cooling system is actually supplied with enough refrigerant to last through its whole lifespan upon manufacturing. So if your system loses refrigerant, it means that it has a leak.

Read on as we uncover why it’s a problem if you believe the former—the misconception that refrigerant is a fuel.

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“Help! My Air Conditioner Isn’t Conditioning My Air”

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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Summer isn’t here quite yet, but soon enough, we will be giving our air conditioners quite the workout as they work to keep our homes comfortable and healthy.

But what if yours isn’t cooling as it should, or doesn’t seem to be cooling at all?

This is an understandably frustrating issue—when an air conditioner is failing to do the very job it’s designed for. There can be a variety of different reasons for this to happen, and some are potentially more serious than others when it comes to AC functionality. Read on to learn why your cooling system might be struggling, and what can be done about it.

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Funny Cooling System Noises to Never Ignore

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

air-conditioning-unit-with-toolsDid you know that summertime is the most likely season for your AC system to call it quits, or at least experience problems? It makes sense when you think about it—it’s getting much heavier use than it does in spring or fall. And all mechanical systems experience wear and tear.

The good news is, you can typically avoid surprise repairs or sudden AC breakdowns, with routine professional maintenance. This gives our technicians an opportunity to uncover any signs of malfunction or repair needs. It also gives us the chance to comprehensively clean out the system to ensure it’s functioning as it should.

Even if you are diligent about maintenance, however, it’s always a good idea to be aware of the sounds you should, and should not, be hearing come from your air conditioning system. The following noises, in fact? They indicate something is very wrong inside your cooling system.

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FAQ: Can a Clogged Air Filter Hurt Your Cooling System?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

air filter being changed in hvac systemA clogged air filter certainly isn’t going to help your cooling system. And this is a question we get pretty often—since many people assume that the only purpose of an air filter is to improve your indoor air quality, they wonder if a clogged air filter really does have an impact on the performance of their cooling system.

The air filter of your Lawrenceville, GA air conditioning system is actually there to protect the inside components of that system, by blocking particles from damaging these components by pummeling them or jamming the fan. But when your air filter is too dirty, it can create problems.

So first, we want to recommend that you change your air filter every 1-3 months, according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Secondly, we want to share some tidbits below to help you understand the effect a dirty air filter has on your air conditioner.

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What You Need to Know about R22 Refrigerant

Monday, March 12th, 2018

top view of an air conditioning unitOne of the most common misconceptions homeowners have about air conditioning maintenance is that refilling refrigerant is a normal part of this service. On the contrary, if your system is losing refrigerant, it’s indicative that you need air conditioning repair. Please don’t ever let an amateur HVAC technician tell you that refilling—or, recharging rather—is a normal part of Lawrenceville, GA air conditioning care. The source of the leak must be found, and repaired. Then the refrigerant can be recharged.

But we’re not done there. There’s been a development in the last few years that is important for all homeowners to be aware of. And that’s if you are using an older AC system with R-22 refrigerant in it, it’s about to be fully phased out. This is because of the harmful impact it has on the environment. The good news is, if it’s time for you to replace your air conditioner anyway, you don’t need to look any further than our team for professional installation, and you don’t need to worry about the new system having this outdated fluid in it.

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