North Central Florida Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

3 Things You Should Never Do to Your AC

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Air conditioners, while being durable and able to last far into their second decade of life, are delicate on the inside. It’s always a bad idea as a homeowner to open up your air conditioner and take a look inside. This can void your system’s warranty and also make things worse since only a trained and certified HVAC technician has the tools and experience to make sure nothing is broken or scratched when taking a look inside.

While we’re shining a light on some of the things not to do as a homeowner, we’ve decided to talk about the three most common things we see homeowners do that they shouldn’t. It’s always better to call a professional for AC repair in Gainesville, FL when you start to detect that something is wrong. Do yourself a favor and avoid further damage to your system by reading our list and avoiding these three things.

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What to Do with a Clogged Condensate Drain

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Ductless air conditioners really are becoming more popular in our area. While that’s generally good news, since we love these systems and the fact that they’re perfect for many homeowners, they aren’t without their own set of problems. Just like any other air conditioning system, problems can be mitigated, but it’s becoming increasingly important for homeowners to be vigilant and up-to-date on all the knowledge about their home comfort systems.

So, today we’re focusing on a lesser-known part of the ductless air conditioning system, the condensate drain. All air conditioners have this component, but what makes the ductless system different is that the condensate drain can run behind the drywall, running from the wall-mounted air handlers to a condensate pan. As the air is cooled, moisture condenses from the air and must be deposited through a drain system. When these drains clog, you’ll find yourself flooded with problems and will be calling our team for help with your air conditioning in Lake City, FL.

Don’t worry, keep reading and we’ll get into detail about what’s required to fix this type of problem.

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Everything You Need to Know About a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Refrigerant is an absolutely necessary component of the cooling process. Your air conditioner doesn’t function like a box fan, it requires much more electricity to circulate refrigerant, pressurize it, move heat, and blow cool air into your home. While it might sound like an energy-intensive process, for the cooling produced, these systems are increasingly more energy efficient each year.

That being said, homeowners tend to forget the vital part that refrigerant plays in cooling. When confronted with the need for AC repair in Newberry, FL, so many homeowners think that their system’s low amount of refrigerant means it’s “still working just fine.” This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Refrigerant isn’t like fuel. It ‘s not supposed to be consumed by your AC. If your AC is low on refrigerant, then it’s high time you had a professional check it out and report back to explain what went wrong.

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The 3 Most Common AC Repairs We See

Monday, May 11th, 2020

We’re your friendly, neighborhood HVAC technicians here with another announcement about air conditioner repairs. Homeowners are always curious about what could be going wrong with their air conditioner, but they usually don’t have the kind of information that we do. Essentially, there are some very common problems that occur over and over again, and while homeowners might think they have something rarer going on in their system from a quick web search, most of the time the culprit is one of these common issues.

So, next time you call us for AC repair in Live Oak, FL remember that your air conditioner is much more likely to be suffering from one of the problems we’ve listed below. While there could be a more sinister or rare problem occurring, we’ll be the ones to get to the bottom of it.

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Is Your AC About to Go? Let’s Find Out!

Monday, March 16th, 2020

AC repair in Lake City, FL isn’t just about calling a team of professionals when something’s wrong. Ideally, you should be doing that anyways. Problems with air conditioners can range from minor repairs that can be taken care of in a yearly maintenance appointment, to large-scale repairs that cost almost half the price of a new system. While repairs are great to have and usually more affordable than replacements, replacing your air conditioner could be a necessary long term solution to your AC problems.

So, is your air conditioner on its way out? Are you sure repairs are enough this time, and you won’t be calling us again for repairs 6 months down the line? If you’re the least bit unsure, then don’t worry, many homeowners are. Keep reading and we’ll let you know if you should be considering an air conditioner replacement before things really start heating up.

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The Difference Between a Correct and Incorrect AC Installation

Monday, October 14th, 2019

We’re always baffled by homeowners who spend all this money on an expensive new air conditioner, only to throw it away by having it poorly installed by a handyman or family member. Not that we have anything against having your gifted uncle make a few repairs around the house, but your air conditioner should not be one of them. Improper air conditioner installation is an ugly monster that rears its head in our community every once in a while, always bringing bad news and that looming sense of dread when you hear how much money a replacement system will cost.

In order to avoid costly replacements or AC repair in Lake City, FL, you’re going to want to have your system professionally installed. Nope, it doesn’t matter how much money you could save by having your family friend install it for you, one tiny mistake could lead to a nasty expense down the line.

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The Benefits of Frequent Filter Changes

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Airflow is incredibly important. You’re essentially suffocating your brand-new AC system if you don’t clean or replace the air filters every month or so. We know that it can be a hassle, but having a well-maintained, functioning air conditioner in Florida is essential to keep that high heat and humidity at bay. Without changing the filter, your air conditioner’s lifespan could be cut in half.

Don’t panic! Chances are, if you’re worried about your AC at all, you’re vigilant enough to change the filter before any problems happen. So, before you get up to call the top AC repair company in Gainesville and start wondering about which end of your unit to open up, take a look at our guide on the benefits that come from changing the filter. The knowledge as to why you’re changing the filter could help you remember next time when otherwise you would forget!

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