Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

5 Reasons Why Replacing Your Air Filter Is So Important

Monday, August 17th, 2020

When was the last time you replaced the air filter on your air conditioner? Yesterday? A month ago? Never? Regardless of when you replaced it, it’s important that it gets replaced often if you use your system heavily. Air filters contribute to the cooling process, and the moment you neglect such a vital component, you’re asking for disaster.

In order to enlighten some homeowners out there who might have forgotten about their system’s air filter, we’ve decided to talk about a few important reasons why you need to replace it. Whether you’d like to do your own DIY air conditioning maintenance in Bucks County or you’re in the mood to stave off complicated or expensive AC repairs in the future, this blog can help.

Keep reading as we talk about the five biggest reasons why you should check the status of your air filter.

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Your Guide to Detecting a Repair in Your AC

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Once you call a professional for air conditioner repair, the hard part is usually over. When we’re there, we can detect any problems in the system and address them with the tools we have. If any components need to be replaced, we can give you a rundown of how much it’s going to cost and what the condition of your system is in.

The hardest part is not calling our team for air conditioning repair in New Hope, PA. The most difficult part for homeowners is finding out that there’s a problem in the first place!

So many homeowners operate under the impression that if “your AC still works, then it’s fine.” This usually isn’t the case. Many air conditioners work decently while they’re struggling with a problem that causes bills to rise or efficiency levels to lower.

Let’s talk about how you can detect a problem in your air conditioner.

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Is Your AC Making Loud Noises? Here’s What to Do

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Call us. No, we’re serious. If your air conditioner is making any loud noises, your first instinct should be to call your local team of professionals. Sure, we’ll get into more detail down below about what these noises can mean, but nine times out of ten homeowners don’t have the tools to address them.

If you’re waiting for a professional technician to show up and you’re trying to get more information as to what could be wrong, then keep reading. We’re going to talk about some of the most common noises to occur in air conditioners and what they signal. From refrigerant leaks to a squealing rubber belt, we assure you that none of these sounds are good. Unless your system works at normal noise levels, a noisy unit calls for air conditioning repair in Bucks County, no ifs or buts.

So, give us a call and keep reading!

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The Dos and Don’ts of AC Repair

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Air conditioners are durable machines. They’re often able to cool your home for years on end without anything but routine maintenance visits and a repair every now and then. However, just because they’re durable for the most part, doesn’t mean you can reach your hands inside the system and start making your own repairs.

Homeowners are more prone to DIY solutions rather than calling for AC service in Bucks County these days. We understand, it always feels better to make a repair yourself. DIY solutions have erupted on the internet and it’s because homeowners are constantly looking for another answer as opposed to just calling the professionals. The truth is, calling the professionals is usually the best solution you can count on. Let us explain.

Today, we are going to dive into some of the best and worst practices of AC ownership, the kinds of repairs you can make yourself, and what is best left to a pro.

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What Constitutes an HVAC Emergency?

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Our summers get hot and our winters get cold. That means it can be irresponsible and sometimes dangerous to go without proper air conditioning for long periods of time. That’s why we’re here to talk about HVAC emergencies and how many homeowners don’t even believe they exist.

The truth is that your home can get dangerously hot during the summer and unbearably cold during the winter. These are age-old problems that have plagued people in our area for generations, but now we really do have adequate technology to be able to make ourselves comfortable. HVAC in Fort Washington, PA doesn’t have to break the bank or include the latest and greatest model or brand name. It can just be getting your home to a temperature where you can live your life comfortably.

Keep reading as we explain just what constitutes an HVAC emergency, and why it’s always important to call a professional.

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Springtime Preparations for Your AC

Monday, March 30th, 2020

While it might not feel like springtime yet, we assure you that it’s basically right around the corner. Before you’re busy opening up the windows, cleaning off the porch, and enjoying the fresh air for the first time in months, we implore you to take a second and read about some of the benefits that could come from getting your AC ready for summer.

We get it, summer might not be for a few more months—but it’ll be here before you know it, and you want your air conditioner to be ready and willing to keep you cool! So, let’s take a good look at what can be done to prepare your AC for the summer and how calling our team for AC maintenance in Doylestown, PA can be the right move.

Sound good? Keep reading below if you’re interested.

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How Your AC Gets “Stressed” at the End of Summer

Monday, August 5th, 2019

sunshineThe air conditioning system keeping your home cooled down during another hot August and September in Pennsylvania is a machine, not a living creature. It can’t feel “stressed” like a person. But stress is still a good word to use when describing how an AC might suffer from malfunctions or even a complete breakdown during the heat at the end of summer. Think of all the work the AC has already done over the season, and then think about how much work is left to do. It’s natural for an air conditioner to become overly “stressed out” under these conditions.

We’re going to look at how an AC can suffer too much stress and end up passing that stress on to you. But remember, any air conditioning services in Bucks County, PA you need to get the AC back on track you can find with a call to Carney!

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Vacation Time! But What Should I Do About My Home’s AC?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

summer vacation dogReady for your big summer vacation? You probably are, no matter how much packing you still have ahead.

But before you close and lock the doors behind you and set out for your vacation destination, what are you going to do about your home’s central air conditioning system? You may have heard conflicting advice about whether to keep the air conditioning system on while you’re gone. We’ll go into what will work best for your air conditioning in Ambler, PA for when you’re off on summer vacation.

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Second Floor Too Hot? Let’s See What We Can Do

Monday, June 24th, 2019

red-arrow-heat-flow-diagramUneven heating is one of the major comfort hurdles homes need help to overcome. Even with powerful central air conditioning, a home will often have areas that are warmer than others—this is the unfortunate effect of several different factors. The most common uneven heating issue for homes is when a two-story house has an upper level that’s too hot.

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My AC Won’t Stop Running—What’s Up?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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You know when your air conditioner won’t come on that something is wrong. Maybe the fan isn’t activating, so there’s no air coming from the vents. Or the compressor isn’t responding, so the air from the vents is at room temperature—and that’s no help on a hot summer day. You’ll know you need to call for repairs ASAP.

There’s the reverse situation, and it’s just as bad—the air conditioner that won’t stop running. You may not at first notice this. No matter how hot it is, the AC isn’t supposed to have the compressor or fan run continuously. It’s supposed to operate in cycles. A “runaway” air conditioner is a problem, and we’re going to look into it a bit deeper.

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