September 19th, 2022
Plumbing leaks can really put a damper on your day. They aren’t just inconvenient. A leak can cause damage to your home and belongings in addition to costing a lot on your monthly water bill and in repair fees. But you can avoid leaks by learning the early signs of plumbing problems.
Then you can address issues before they get worse, preventing unnecessary damage and curbing repair costs. If you need a plumber in Conyers, GA, our team can help. In the meantime, you can learn about the signs of plumbing leaks so you know when to schedule a plumbing appointment. And if you have any doubts about whether you have a leak, just give us a call and tell us what your concerns are.
September 12th, 2022
You come home one day from work and your home feels warmer than usual. You tinker with the thermostat until you hear the unit turn on to begin cooling – that’s a good sign. At least your unit is running. But then you hold your hand under an air vent to feel warm air coming out. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many of us, it’s a refrigerant leak.
But what exactly is refrigerant? You may know that refrigerant is inside your AC unit, and you know that it has the job of cooling your home’s air. Most people don’t know much more. And in fact, there are a lot of misconceptions about refrigerant. One is that refrigerant is a fuel that runs out over time. This simply isn’t true. If you have questions about refrigerant or need an air conditioning repair in Athens, GA, our team can help. In the meantime, you can read on to see how much you really know about refrigerant and maybe learn something new.
August 22nd, 2022
You probably don’t think much about your sewer lines – that is until you have a problem. When something goes wrong with your sewer line, a lot of progress in your home ceases. You can’t wash dishes or clothes, flush toilets, or take showers. If it’s a clog that’s causing an issue, it may be a bigger problem than you can tackle on your own.
If you need an emergency plumber in Athens, GA, our team can help. But what happens when you’re having sewer problems but you’re not sure if the job calls for a professional? Well, that’s actually the best time to call a plumber. You definitely want to get ahead of any plumbing problems before they get worse. We’re highlighting five signs that you have an emergency problem with your sewer.
August 8th, 2022
Temperatures are skyrocketing this summer as heatwave after heatwave rolls across the nation. You’re running your AC more than ever before, and it’s feeling the strain. The days have surpassed 100 degrees for weeks and it finally happens — your air conditioning stops working.
The most common culprit is air compressor failure. Working as the heart of the whole system this is where refrigerant is pressurized into a hot gas allowing it to pass between the indoor and outdoor coils, thus cooling the air inside the home. One of the most integral components, without a functioning compressor an AC unit can’t run.
July 25th, 2022
No, ice on your air conditioning system doesn’t mean the AC is working extremely well. It means the opposite. Ice isn’t supposed to form on an air conditioner under normal conditions. Unfortunately, people often ignore this sign of an AC malfunction because it seems like it makes sense—and this can soon lead to an air conditioner that isn’t providing any cooling at all!
What can happen with an AC that causes ice to form? There are several potential causes, and most are connected to the evaporator coil. This coil contains the cold refrigerant that absorbs heat from the air around it to cool it down. As the cold refrigerant evaporates, it warms up. If something prevents the refrigerant from warming up enough, it will remain below freezing. The water moisture that forms along the coil will then start to freeze. Once ice begins to form, it will further restrict the evaporator coil from absorbing heat until the coil is completely frozen over and the AC won’t work at all.
Here are the main causes of ice development:
July 11th, 2022
If you’ve looked at the cabinet underneath your kitchen sink and discovered water damage or water pooling, then you’ve got a plumbing problem. It may be something simple, or you may need to call upon the help of an experienced plumber in Conyers, GA. Leaks in sinks can happen for a range of reasons, and finding out the source of your leaking sink can be tricky. Below we’ll look at the leading causes of a leaky kitchen sink, but you may need a plumber to make the correct diagnosis.
June 27th, 2022
The air filter for your air conditioner, sometimes referred to as the blower filter to distinguish it from the air filtration systems used to improve indoor air quality, is an important component. It does the job of protecting the interior of the air conditioner from dust and dirt infiltration. The blower fan in the AC draws air through the return air ducts, and plenty of dust, lint, and other debris come with that air. The filter stops them so only the air gets through. The filter requires routine changes (every 1 to 3 months) so it won’t become too congested.
You can purchase different types of air filters at a range of prices. Is it better to go with the more expensive filters? Or are the lower-cost filters just as effective? We often hear these questions from our customers and we’d like to address them in this post.
June 13th, 2022
The simple answer to this question is that you can run your AC without a filter, but you don’t want to and you shouldn’t.
We understand why you might wonder if you can do away with using the blower filter for the air conditioner. The filter needs regular maintenance to replace it every one to three months, and if the filter is left in place, it will have a deleterious effect on the air conditioner, leading to the need for AC repair in Conyers, GA or even a full system replacement. We often remind customers of the importance of changing the filter on a regular schedule.
So why not just go without it? Because this filter does an important job—and you may not realize just how important.
May 16th, 2022
When your air conditioning system does its job right, you won’t take much notice of it. The sound of the air conditioner whirring as it wafts cool air around the home becomes part of the soundtrack of summer. But you’ll probably notice when something does go wrong, such as when the AC shuts down early, running for only a few minutes. Not only does this disrupt the sounds you expect from it, but it also leads to less comfort around the house.
What causes the AC to do this? We’ll examine this further in this post.
April 18th, 2022
When you turn on your air conditioner during a hot and humid day in Georgia, you expect to receive cool air from it. You don’t expect to have weird or unpleasant odors emerge from your AC as well! Unfortunately, this does sometimes happen. When you’ve got an odd-smelling air conditioner, you may need to call our expert technicians for air conditioning repair in Athens, GA, since these smells often warn of a malfunction.
What do these odd smells mean? We’ll look at some of the more common below.