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

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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How to Maximize Cold Air Output From Your AC

Monday, April 29th, 2019

woman-relaxed-in-cool-house“How can I get the best cooling from my air conditioning system this year?”

If this is a question you’re asking yourself on the cusp of the summer about your air conditioning in Doylestown, PA, you’ve come to the place for answers. We’ve served homeowners in the area since 1976 and know the best way to maximize home cooling. We’re going to take a deep dive and look at how to get the cooling you want from your air conditioner this season—and the seasons after it.

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Why Now Is the Best Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 15th, 2019

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWe can’t stress this fact enough—a household’s central air conditioner needs professional maintenance every year. These annual appointments give HVAC technicians the opportunity to inspect the air conditioner and handle basic tune-ups, cleanings, and adjustments.

The best time to have this work done is—now! Spring is when most people schedule their annual AC maintenance, and we encourage all our customers to sign up for one of our maintenance plans so they can arrange for this vital work during April or May.

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AC Noises That Should Prompt a Technician Visit

Monday, October 1st, 2018

AC-unitsAs we wind down from the summer season, it’s important to make sure that your air conditioner is in good shape before you turn it off for the rest of the year. If your system has any problems, you’re going to want to have them dealt with now, rather than at the start of the next summer season. There are many indications that your air conditioning system might be struggling, but the easiest to identify are often strange noises coming from the unit. Let’s go over some common unusual noises below, and the problems they indicate.

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