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

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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Odd Air Conditioning Noises, and What They Indicate

Monday, August 20th, 2018

AC-FanAir conditioning issues are the last thing you want to deal with in the middle of a record-breaking summer heatwave. That also happens to be the time when your air conditioner is most likely to break down. The added strain of running your system for extended ours can end up pushing it over the edge and causing it to malfunction. Preventive maintenance dramatically reduces the chances of this happening, which is why we recommend that you have it done every spring.

Even if you do, though, you should know that there is still a chance of some sort of air conditioning problem popping up between appointments. The best way to find out whether or not your air conditioner is having issues between maintenance is to know the signs that your system is in trouble. One of the most common signs that your air conditioner needs help is if it starts making strange noises during operation.

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Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Old-ACIf you take good care of your air conditioner, you can expect it to last a fairly long time. No air conditioner lasts forever, though, and eventually, you will need to install a new one. You don’t want to go into summer with an air conditioner that’s on its last legs, lest the system break down in the middle of a record heat wave. So, how can you tell whether or not it’s time for a new air conditioner? The best thing to do is to have a technician examine the system for you and tell you whether or not it’s time for a new one. If you’re looking for some good general guidelines for when to call a technician for that conversation, though, check out the points below.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling Well?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Frozen-ACNo one likes to have their air conditioner break down on them in the middle of a hot summer day. Yet, summer is the time of year when your air conditioner is most likely to develop problems of various kinds. Preventive maintenance helps to keep your air conditioner in fairly good shape throughout the year, but it is by no means a guarantee. You need to keep an eye out for any warning signs that indicate your air conditioner is having issues. One of the more common warning signs that a lot of homeowners notice is if the system suddenly stops cooling as well as it should.

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