At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Air Conditioning Services Can Handle Refrigerant Leaks

Monday, May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairsAir conditioning systems usually rely on refrigerant to cool the air: cycling it endlessly through a series of valves and coils that allow it to do its job. Many people falsely assume that the refrigerant is consumed as part of the cooling process, just like a car consumes oil or gas. In fact, the refrigerant isn’t consumed. But it can leak, and when it does, it can cause huge problems with your system. Here’s a breakdown of how it all works.

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Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

air-conditioning-repairSpring is here and temperatures in our neck of the woods are already rising. You’ve probably had to run your air conditioner more than once already this year, and pretty soon you’re going to need to use it every day just to keep your home comfortable in the midst of another scorching summer.

With that in mind, the sooner you can spot any issues with your air conditioner, the better. If yours has problems in need of repair, then now is the time to spot them. Doing so gives you several weeks to plan repairs before the weather gets really hot, and can usually reduce the cost of repairs as well, since the damage won’t have as much time to spread.

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What Is Short Cycling, and Why Is It a Problem?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

short-cycling-air-conditioningSummers mean increased use of your air conditioner, which in turn means keeping an increased eye out for potential problems. Most breakdowns are preceded by some kind of warning, which canny homeowners can spot and respond to before the system shuts down in the middle of the summer. Generally speaking, anything you detect as out of the ordinary in your air conditioner’s functioning should be grounds for concern, and some signs are subtler than others.

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Beware of Low Air Flow in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 17th, 2017

air-flow-air-conditionerSummer is the time when you need your air conditioner to function at maximum effectiveness, often for weeks at a time. There’s nothing worse than a sudden breakdown in the middle of a heat wave, forcing you to scramble for a repair service while you home slowly turns into an oven. The good news is that trouble that big rarely arrives unannounced, and if you pay attention you can spot the signs of serious trouble well before it gets here.

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How to Lower Your Cooling Bills This Summer

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Air-conditioning-efficiencySummer is on its way, and that means regular use of your air conditioner to keep high temperatures at bay. With proper care and maintenance, your air conditioner should perform reliably, but you’re still going to be paying more when you run it every day. The good news is that you can take steps to lower your cooling bills this summer. Some steps are easy and can be done without much preparation. Indeed, you may be practicing them already: raising the thermostat a few degrees, for example, and dressing in lightweight clothes throughout the house.

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Help! There’s Frost on My Air Conditioner Coils

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

For most people, the sight of frost or ice on the coils of their air conditioner doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. After all, aren’t air conditioners supposed to be cold? In point of fact, however, frost on the coils usually signals a significant problem, which should be dealt with quickly by a trained professional before it gets any worse. The reasons lie in the basics of the system itself, and the good news is a trained technician can help.

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Address These 3 Issues with Your Air Conditioner Now

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Air ConditionersSpring has officially arrived, and with it your air conditioning system is going to be seeing increased use until you’re running it daily in the summer. Now makes the ideal time to check your system for any lingering issues that may be giving it trouble. You have several weeks to schedule a repair session if that’s the case, and can set up any further sessions with a technician at your leisure instead of shifting your life around to accommodate a problem that hits in the middle of summer.

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3 Common Late Season Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, August 29th, 2016

When air conditioners suffer serious problems, they tend to do so at this time of year, with months of high summer temperatures behind us and weeks to go until the weather starts to cool down consistently. A good maintenance session can be extremely helpful this time of year, especially if you haven’t scheduled one in the last 6 months or so. That can give you an idea of any potential problems that may be lurking in your system, as well as performing little tasks like tightening loose bolts and lubricating moving parts. If more serious trouble is detected, it lets you schedule a formal repair session sooner rather than later.

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Signs You Need Emergency Service on Your AC Unit

Monday, April 4th, 2016

The moment you detect any significant problems with your air conditioning unit, you should turn it off and call in a repair service immediately. To do otherwise is to risk more damage to your unit, and possibly even break it past all possibility of repair. And while we all hope that breakdowns take place during normal business hours, that’s not the way the world works. When your air conditioner goes down on the weekend or in the middle of the night. You have a decision to make: do you call for emergency repairs and pay a little extra to get the problem solved immediately, or do you hold on and schedule a normal appointment during regular business hours? The answer depends on the specific circumstances. Luckily, you have a service that responds to emergency calls 24/7 here in North Salt Lake, UT. The following signs can help you decide when and where to call them in.

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Can My Air Conditioning Repairs Wait?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

We’re sitting in the dog days of summer here in in Salt Lake City, UT, when temperatures are highest and your air conditioner has the most demand placed on it. You’ll likely need your air conditioner on most days, which can present a dilemma if a repair issue comes up. Unless the system is in major distress or flat-out refuses to turn on, you may be tempted to let any lingering repair issues just wait until the weather cools down and you can afford to turn the system off until a technician can take a look at it.

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