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

My AC Won’t Stop Running—What’s Up?

Monday, May 13th, 2019


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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Why Your Air Conditioner Output Might be Low

Monday, June 20th, 2016

A good air conditioner is worth its weight in gold when the weather outside starts to warm up. If your air conditioner isn’t keeping you as cool as you’d like, there are a number of possible reasons why. Let’s take a look at some of the common reasons why your air conditioner might be malfunctioning, and what you should do about it.

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How Your Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Now is the time of year when people start to put more effort into maintaining their air conditioning systems, in order to make sure that they can withstand the added stress of summer. Preventive professional maintenance, prompt repairs, and the like can ensure that your system is in good shape. We also often get questions about the refrigerant levels in peoples’ air conditioners, and whether they need to be refilled. Let’s take a look at how your air conditioner uses refrigerant, and when you need to refill it.

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Why Air Conditioner Ice is a Threat to the System

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

As you start to rely on your air conditioner for comfort more and more often this summer season, you may notice ice starting to form on the inside part of the unit. You may think, at first, that this is a sign that the air conditioner is operating as intended. It’s supposed to generate cool air, after all. However, air conditioner ice is actually a pretty serious sign that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at why it happens, and what it can do to your system.

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Air Conditioner Repair Tiips and Suggestions

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Three Carney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling employees work together to save 4 year old’s birthday party in Lansdale PA!

In the past few weeks, we’ve performed several hundred air conditioning repairs in Lansdale, North Wales, Doylestown, Ambler, Warrington and Chalfont.  The following is a note that we received from a new customer in who needed an air conditioner repair in Lansdale, PA:

Dear Mr. Carney,

I just wanted to take a moment to write to you and share a recent experience with your company.  Two weeks ago, our air conditioner stopped working a couple of hours before we were about to have over 50 people over for my 4 year old daughter’s birthday party!

Air conditioners in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are working hard this time of year!

Air conditioners in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are working hard this time of year!

I tried calling several air conditioning repair companies in the Lansdale area and no one was able to help, most didn’t even answer their phones. It was hotter inside my house than outside so I went outside to make phone calls to every company I could find in the phone book when I noticed one of your trucks and yard signs at my neighbor’s house a few doors down.

I walked over to get the phone number and as I approached the sign, one of your men was walking to his truck. I explained my situation to him and asked him if he could come over when he was done and look at our air conditioner. He explained that he worked on air conditioner replacements and that he did not have repair parts on his truck, but he offered to take a minute to call your office and see if you could help. When he hung up, he told me to call your office and ask for Lisa and that she would “make it happen”!  I was so relieved!  I called your office and asked for Lisa. As promised, she was expecting my call and assured me that she would get a repair man to my home as soon as she could.

About an hour later, your air conditioning service man, Jim arrived at our home – at this point, I was really worried and almost in a panic. He assured me that he would do everything he could to get it working and asked me a few questions about when it stopped working and if I had noticed any patterns or noises from the system before it broke. After that he went to work, back and forth from the basement to the outside unit. About 45 minutes later, he got it working again and we had cold air coming from the vents! It took a little while for the house to get cool again, but everyone was comfortable and the birthday party was a big hit!
Thank you so much for having such great people in your company, everyone that I talked to was so friendly and accommodating and they did everything they could to help.
We know that we need to get a new air conditioner soon, and we’ll definitely be calling Carney to replace it – my neighbors are so happy with the new one you just installed in their home.

Thank you again and please pass along my thanks to Lisa, Jim and the replacement technician that made the phone call for me in the first place – they were all great!

-Michelle S, Lansdale, PA

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