Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner 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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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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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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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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Symptoms of Air Conditioner Malfunctions

Monday, May 28th, 2018

AC-unitsSummer is coming, and that means you need to be on the lookout for air conditioner problems. The more you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool over the next couple of months, the strain you’re going to put on the system. Preventive maintenance can better prepare the air conditioner to cope with that level of stress, but the odds of problems developing are still going to rise. As you use your air conditioner to keep cool over the next few months, make sure that you keep an eye out for the following malfunctions.

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Call for Repairs if Your Air Conditioner is Making These Noises

Monday, July 10th, 2017

AC-FanSummer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioning systems. More demand on the air conditioner means more wear and tear, which means a higher chance for problems to develop. As you rely on your air conditioner to keep cool over the next several months, you need to keep an eye out for any signs that the system is in need of repairs. One of the easiest ways to tell that your air conditioner is experiencing issues is the presence of unusual noises. Call for repairs if your air conditioner is making noises like those listed below.

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The Problem of AC Short Cycling

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Summer is slowly drawing to a close, but we still have a few weeks left before heating season starts. It’s important that you keep an eye on your air conditioner, to make sure that it’s still free of issues. If you notice your air conditioner turning itself on and off every few minutes, don’t ignore it. That’s called short cycling, and it’s a serious problem. Let’s take a look at why short cycling happens, and the damage it can do to your air conditioning system.

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