Ace Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Why You Should Never Neglect AC Repairs

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

An old air conditioner unit, in need of updating, sitting in tall weedsIf your Turlock, CA HVAC system is starting up and producing conditioned air, you might safely assume that everything is working fine, and just carry on with your day. But what if it’s not a safe assumption? And shouldn’t your air conditioner be working better than “fine”? You deserve the most efficient and effective performance that your cooling system can muster, but it can only perform at this level if you have the system routinely maintained, and keep up on any repair needs that crop up.

What happens when you neglect those repairs, which you may be tempted to do as we approach the end of summer, is that they just wear down your air conditioner more and more. If you don’t end up with a completely broken down system this season, you could find yourself facing a completely dysfunctional one come next summer. We’d like to help you avoid this! And while all repairs should be managed right away, we’ve given you 3 big repair needs that should definitely not be ignored. If you notice any of these, be sure to get in contact with our team right away.

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Should a Refrigerant Leak be Repaired Right Away?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

High efficiency modern AC-heater unit, energy save solutionThe short answer to this is, “yes.” But of course, you’d expect us to say that, right? Well, we promise we have good reason! You may not realize it but, low refrigerant can cause a host of problems for your cooling system, leading to potentially unnecessary air conditioning repair in Turlock, CA, and even premature replacement.

You may have been told at some point, perhaps by a general handyman or inexperienced HVAC professional, that refrigerant is something that needs to be refilled on a regular basis. However, refrigerant is recycled throughout the system, and should never “run out.” If your refrigerant does need to be refilled—what we refer to as recharged—it means you have a leak.

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4 Common AC Repairs You May Need This Summer

Monday, May 21st, 2018

technician with tools working on outdoor ac unitWith temperatures already warming up and with summer well on its way, you are likely very well aware that you’re going to need your air conditioning system to function as efficiently and effectively as possible in the coming months. This means if your AC system is struggling at all to perform, then now is the best time to call for Turlock air conditioning repair.

But what can you expect, when you call for AC repairs? Well, it depends on what kind of problems you’re having with your system. For instance, if it’s blowing out air but that air isn’t cold, then you might have a refrigerant leak (which we’ll get to in a minute). Or if it’s making strange noises, it may be that parts are loose within it. Read on to discover 4 of the most common AC repairs you might need this summer, particularly if you haven’t had maintenance conducted yet.

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Our Guide to Preventing Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, October 9th, 2017

air-filter-vent-changeTemperatures are finally dropping, but slowly, and we’re still dealing with above-average heat for an October in the Central Valley. If you live in Turlock, you can plan to keep running your air conditioner for a little while longer. And at the end of the season, one thing you definitely don’t want to deal with is a broken-down system.

Prevent major air conditioning repair needs by relying on our friendly team. We’re here to offer you a guide to prevent AC repair at any time of year, but this may come in handy as the heat comes to a close and you don’t have emergency repairs factored into the budget.

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4 Ways to Tell You May Need AC Replacement

Monday, September 25th, 2017

new-air-conditioner-yardWhen something breaks in your home, you always hope there’s an easy fix. Trouble with your computer? Maybe you just need to restart it! Leaky sink? Maybe you just need to tighten a faucet connection. But when a large appliance in your home breaks—especially something as important as the air conditioner—it’s not always easy to tell what it needs.

For the most part, you should rely on trained technicians to tell you what kind of repair your air conditioner needs (and you should call one sooner rather than later). But we want you to know that, unfortunately, not every air conditioner can or should be fixed. Here are some ways to know you might actually need a new AC.

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Don’t Wait to Schedule Air Conditioning Service

Monday, September 11th, 2017

ac-repair-maintenanceWhen an air conditioning system just isn’t running the way you want it to, you still may decide to wait before scheduling professional service. After all, it’s nice to keep more money in your pocket, and it might not seem like such an urgent issue at this time.

We understand the desire to put off certain purchases. Sometimes, it’s just the most economical option. But when it comes to your air conditioning equipment, this simply isn’t the case—especially for air conditioners in Turlock. Don’t wait any longer to schedule that AC service!

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What Should You Do When Refrigerant Leaks?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenance-repairWhen we show up to fix an air conditioner that just is not cooling a home enough, we often get the same question: “Does it just need more Freon?”

We actually call this refrigerant in the industry, and it’s happened to all of our technicians more than once. In some cases, the homeowner is right! However, there’s usually more to it than this. A broken air conditioner might require more refrigerant, or it could be in need of any number of repairs!

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4 Factors that Make Your Air Conditioner Use Up Energy

Monday, June 19th, 2017

ac-unit-condenser-moneyAir conditioning systems are some of the worst culprits of energy waste. You should expect your air conditioner to use quite a bit of energy in the summer, when people in Merced simply cannot go without a refrigerated air system to make the heat bearable. However, your air conditioning costs might be a lot higher than they really should be.

There are several factors that could make your air conditioner use up more energy than it should have to, and we want to go over a few of them here. For more information reach out to our experienced team!

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Air Conditioning Tip: Common Air Conditioner Problems

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Air conditioners are an important part of our lives. They keep us comfortable despite overbearing heat and humidity outside all summer, but because they run constantly for months and because they are such complicated pieces of machinery, they are prone to a number of problems. Here are some of the most common problems you’re likely to run into with your Merced air conditioner and how to solve them:

 Leaks

A common problem that many people ignore or are unaware of is refrigerant leakage. It is possible that when the system was installed, it wasn’t properly charged, but most of the time if your system is low on refrigerant, it is because of a leak. You can’t just pour more refrigerant in and call it good, though.

The leak needs to be fixed, both for health and environmental reasons. If you notice that your system is low on refrigerant or you smell something off – often like acetone, call a Merced HVAC professional immediately for inspection and repair.

 Sensors

An air conditioner doesn’t do you any good if the sensors don’t work properly. Improperly working sensors will fail to properly read the temperature in the home or from your thermostat. So, it might be 80+ degrees in your home but if the thermostat reads it as 72, the system won’t turn on. The air conditioner itself probably still works fine, but unless it can successfully read the temperature, you won’t get the cooling you need to stay comfortable.

Check first to see if the sensor was moved or knocked toward the evaporator coil (which will keep the temperature reading low).

 Drainage problems

Your air conditioner acts as a dehumidifier as well, producing a liquid known as condensate. This liquid usually drains from the air conditioner into a designated area away from your home. However, if the condensate drain gets clogged or if the system wasn’t properly installed, that condensate can start to build up in your home. If you notice leakage around the coils, you may need a pump to remove the condensate properly.

Properly maintaining your air conditioner can usually be done with regular maintenance each year, but if one of these problems pops up, call Ace Air and get them fixed right away.

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