Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

A Few AC Problems That Can Slink Up on You

Monday, September 14th, 2020

ac-repair-workThis is the time of the year when you need to be extra cautious about your air conditioning system. It’s been working hard since you had it professionally maintained back during spring. (You did remember to schedule that service, right? It’s key to getting the best performance from your AC each year with the fewest problems.) Plenty of strain has built up on the cooling system, and it still has months of work ahead before it gets any type of break during cooler weather. If you aren’t attentive to all the signs an AC is malfunctioning, there are some malfunctions that can sneak up on you.

That sounds sinister, but some of the biggest AC problems start small and can fly under your radar. Below we’ve listed a few of the problems that can strike your air conditioner without giving you big warning signs first. Never hesitate to call us for air conditioning repair in Cary, NC—the sooner we get these sneaky problems fixed, the easier and less expensive the repairs will be.

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Is Your AC’s Compressor Going Bad?

Monday, May 25th, 2020

compressor-in-ac-unitThe compressor is the part of your home cooling system that allows it to actually cool. Without the compressor, the refrigerant in the AC wouldn’t be able to change between liquid and gas form, releasing and absorbing heat as it does so. It also wouldn’t be put under pressure so it would circulate. If you don’t have a working compressor in an AC, you don’t have an AC.

There are other vital parts of an air conditioning system, but a failed compressor is perhaps the most expensive to fix. So much so that people often find it more cost-effective to replace the air conditioner entirely rather than pay to replace only the compressor.

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How to Tell Your AC Is Off to a Shaky Start This Spring

Monday, March 16th, 2020

tulips-in-springWarm weather is a treat when is starts to settle in during the spring. True, it can bring troubles with allergies, but for the most part, the warmer season is one of the best times of the year.

But if your air conditioning system isn’t living up to expectations, early spring can be significantly less enjoyable.

When you first turn your air conditioning on for the season after it’s winter hibernation, watch for indications it is off to a wobbly beginning and may need air conditioning repair in Clayton, NC.

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What Rating Do You Give Your AC for Its Summer Report Card?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

checkmark-greenOh no, report cards already? And you may not even be enrolled in school currently! Don’t worry, you’re the one giving the report card, and you don’t need to be a credentialed teacher. You only have to be the owner of a central air conditioning system who has paid attention to the AC’s performance over the summer.

We recommend taking time at the end of summer to give a grade to your air conditioning system. This gives you an opportunity to think about whether you’ll need to replace the air conditioner in the near future or if it requires repairs before it shuts down for the winter. Repairs are always a priority for an AC, no matter the time of the year. It pays to stay on top of repairs, because leaving the air conditioner to sit for the winter with a lingering problem often means running into a worse problem later.

Anyway, on to the grading.

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Ways Our AC Techs Can Help You at the End of Summer

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Air-conditioner-repairman-maintenanceSeeing summer go isn’t a fun time, although you may welcome cooler temperatures outside and a chance to ease up on using your air conditioning system. As you look ahead to the fall and the plans you have, it’s also an opportunity to make improvements to your air conditioning system. Or last-minute repairs.

Our team of air conditioning experts offer many types of HVAC services in Wilson, NC that can help you out during the waning summer days. Below we’ve listed some of the ways you can put them to work before fall starts and you have to start thinking about your home heating.

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Help! The Second Floor of My House Is Too Hot!

Monday, August 5th, 2019

thermometer-going-redHeat rises. That’s a basic science fact you learn in elementary school. It’s also a fact you experience almost daily in a two-story house. Whether it’s winter or summer, the upper floor will be warmer than the other parts of the house when there’s no air circulation and no heating or cooling system running. An effective central air system is supposed to evenly spread comfort around the rooms so that the upper parts of the house aren’t warmer then the rest of the house.

If you’ve noticed this summer that the upper floor of your house is much hotter than it normally is when the AC is running, you may need air conditioning repair in Chapel Hill, NC to fix it. Or it may be time to make some upgrades and changes to the current HVAC system.

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AC Warranties: You Need Them! (And Need to Keep Them!)

Monday, June 24th, 2019

warranty-badgesThis is one of the misconceptions we run into the most often as technicians in the HVAC industry: “equipment warranties aren’t important.”

We aren’t sure where this myth comes from. Perhaps people are wary of being tricked into purchasing something they don’t need along with a major piece of equipment. But warranties for devices like central air conditioning systems are important. You not only want a good 10-year warranty on a new AC installation, you want to make sure the warranty isn’t voided during that period.

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Why Are My Cooling Bills Already So Steep?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

air-conditioner-money-saverAs warmer weather starts, the ACs all through the Triangle will start coming on. When that happens, electrical bills will begin to rise and more power goes to run the air conditioning systems’ compressors—the big workhorses of any air conditioner.

You’re probably used to seeing this uptick in your electrical bills once the cooling season starts, the same way you expect to see your gas bills rise during the winter when you have your furnace running. (Or, if you use an electric furnace or a heat pump, your electrical bills.) But if you’ve noticed the rise in electrical costs is far more than in the past, something may be up. Unless you’re running the air conditioner much more than usual or the cost of electricity has risen steeply, you may need to have air conditioning repair in Chapel Hill, NC to get those bills back down.

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Tools an AC Repair Technician Uses

Monday, May 13th, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-tools

One of the priorities of an HVAC company during the summer is keeping customers’ air conditioning systems up and running. Once spring maintenance season is over, our technicians are busy answering repair requests, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can always trust us to be there to rescue your AC, no matter if it’s a small tweak or a bigger job.

We always stress with our customers how important it is to leave air conditioning repairs of any size to licensed professionals. There are many reasons for this, and one of them is that only professionals have the specialized tools necessary to do the jobs correctly as well as how to operate the tools.

Below, we’re going to look at some of the vital repair tools our HVAC technician use.

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Rule of 5,000: Knowing When AC Repairs Aren’t Enough

Monday, April 29th, 2019

air-conditioning-recyclingThe Rule of 5,000. Sounds a bit intimidating, almost like something out of a science-fiction future. But it’s really a simple mathematical rule of thumb to help people determine when they should replace their air conditioning system. At a certain point, an air conditioner will be so old that continuing to pay to have it repaired each time it breaks down is throwing away money.

Although the “Rule of 5,000” isn’t always 100% accurate, it’s a good place to start thinking about whether you need to keep up with air conditioning repair in Apex, NC or arrange for a new AC system.

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