Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

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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Why Ice on Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Normal

Monday, August 10th, 2015

It’s hot, and at the height of summer, your air conditioner is working its hardest to keep you cool. This is why many homeowners think that ice build-up may be part of the normal course of operation. It isn’t. Ice build-up anywhere in your system means there’s an imbalance in the heat release/cooling process, and this imbalance is most likely from a refrigerant leak. So what should you do? The first step you need to take is to call the experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling. We’ve been helping customers in the Doylestown, PA area with their AC repair needs since 1976, and we are here to help you, too.

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3 Common Problems That Can Develop with Your AC’s Compressor

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Your air conditioning system is comprised of a number of components, but there are three key components that are responsible for much of the work: the condenser, the evaporator and the compressor. Of these three components, the compressor would be considered the most mechanical, as it is responsible for pressurizing the refrigerant in your system. Compressors do a great deal of work, and operating day in and out under great pressure can lead to repair issues, particularly if your air conditioning system hasn’t been properly maintained. Any repair issues that develop with your compressor should only be handled by a trained expert to ensure that the diagnosis is correct and that the repair is handled properly. The experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling have been helping customers in the North Wales, PA, area with their air conditioner repairs since 1976 and we can help you with yours. Just give us a call today and schedule an appointment.

Common Compressors Problems

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3 Common Types of Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, May 11th, 2015

There are many components and moving parts in your air conditioner, which leaves quite a bit of latitude for problems. However, there are some key areas that our technicians see problems with more often than other parts. This doesn’t mean these parts are faulty; rather, it indicates that these parts are sometimes put to more use than others, and as such, they can develop more wear and tear. No matter what your repair issue, though, it’s important to always call an expert for help, like the ones at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling. We’ve been helping customers in the Fort Washington, PA, area with air conditioning repair since 1976, and we bring this experience and expertise to every job we do. Call us today, and let our AC specialists get your air conditioner back on track.

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Problems Caused by Low Refrigerant in an Air Conditioning System

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Having the proper refrigerant level of an air conditioning system is one of the key components to having properly cooled indoor air.   The AC specialists at Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can easily diagnosis the AC problems which could be a result of low refrigerant levels get your system back up and running in no time.

Low Refrigerant Levels Mean AC Problems

One of the most common signs of low refrigerant levels is having an air conditioner that only blows warm air or one that does not sufficiently cool an entire indoor space, leaving some rooms which are warmer than others.  This is because refrigerant is what creates the cold air, and without enough of it, you can never have enough cold air.

Frost build-up or icing around the condenser coils in the outdoor unit can mean a refrigerant leak has caused low refrigerant levels.  Because ice build-up restricts air-flow, this can mean less cool air flowing into various rooms.  Low levels of refrigerant can cause coils to drop in temperature which then creates frost or ice on the coils.

An AC system that will not turn on could also be a result of low refrigerant levels.  Newer HVAC systems have built-in safety controls which detect certain changes in how internal systems function and as a safety precaution, shuts down the air conditioner in certain circumstances rather than continuing to run and further damaging other internal mechanical or electrical systems.

These are some of the main AC problems caused by low refrigerant levels.  It is important to have a professional Harleysville  air conditioning company such as Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling assist you with your air conditioning concerns.  Our AC technicians provide air conditioning services such as air conditioner maintenance and repair, including fixing refrigerant levels and charging refrigerant.

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Why is My Central Air Conditioner Making Noise?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

A good air conditioner is a life saver in the midst of a hot and sticky summer, but just because the system makes you comfortable and makes the hottest months bearable doesn’t mean you want to hear it clanging and banging all summer. If you notice excess noise coming from your Newtown air conditioner, it might be a problem that can be fixed by your technician. Here are some common causes of excess noise from an air conditioner and what you can do to fix them.

  • Blower – The blower is a motor and fan blade assembly. If the blade touches the housing or if the motor needs a tune up, it might start to make excess noise. Loose screws, foreign objects, or a need for oiling or new parts will all cause noise problems.
  • Ductwork – If the sounds you’re hearing are in the ductwork or vents, it may be due to expansion and contraction in your ventilation system. This is normal and while it may be obnoxious, it tends not to persist during the hottest months as temperature won’t fluctuate as much.
  • Bubbling Sounds – If you hear a gurgly or bubbly noise coming from your indoor unit, it may be due to a blockage in the condensate line. The easiest solution is to have a tech clean the condensate line and check for any clogs or blockages in the system.
  • Clicking Sounds – If you hear a clicking sound, it is likely from the relay or contactor in the system. If this is the case, have a Newtown AC professional check it right away. Electrical problems are not to be taken lightly where your air conditioner is concerned.
  • Foreign Objects – Sometimes, the condenser fan will make a lot of loud noise because foreign objects get stuck in there. Sticks, leaves, toys, food from small animals – it can all get stuck in the fans and make a tremendous amount of noise. Keep the area around your condenser unit clear of debris and check it often if you hear loud noises.

Most noises from your Newtown central air conditioning unit are explainable and can be fixed relatively easily. If you cannot find the source of the noise, however, and it is only getting worse, call Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling before the problem grows.

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