Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Grading Your AC at the End of the Season

Monday, September 21st, 2020

service-checkmarkYour air conditioning system attends a type of summer school. You want to make sure your air conditioner performs the best work during each summer, otherwise it’s time to either have the AC repaired or maybe replaced.

We recommend you give your air conditioning system a report card during the fall. A simple grade for how well it did over the previous summer. This will help you choose what to do about it during the cooler season and if you need the assistance of an Athens, GA HVAC contractor to help with the future of cooling in your house.

Think about the cooling in your house during the summer, and then give your air conditioning system a grade, from “A” to “F.”

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No, You Don’t Need to “Top Off” the AC’s Refrigerant in Late Summer

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Your air conditioning system has gone through plenty this summer. The hot weather isn’t done yet, so you might have concerns about the AC’s continuing performance with all the stress it’s accumulated. It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking your air conditioner needs more refrigerant, at least “topped-off,” so it can get through the rest of the hot weather.

This is not true, and if you hear someone who claims to be an HVAC technician tell you it’s time for more refrigerant, run the opposite direction! There’s only one situation where you’ll need more refrigerant put into an AC, and it’s a repair job, not routine maintenance.

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Hot Spots in Your House? Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Monday, August 24th, 2020

woman-and-fanA central air conditioning system is designed to send air around the living spaces in a house to create an even spread of cooling. It won’t be perfect, as some rooms are harder to cool than others because of conditions like sun-exposure. But you’ll have a good idea of what your house feels like when the AC is on and working the way it should.

When the cooling turns uneven and you start noticing true “hot spots” in the house, it may mean you need air conditioning repair in Lawrenceville, GA. You will at least want an HVAC pro to take a look at the system to see why your cooling isn’t at the peak of its summer game. Below we’ve listed five common causes for hot spots in homes:

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What You Can Do If Your Air Conditioner Suddenly Fails

Friday, July 17th, 2020

flushed-man-in-front-of-fanAn air conditioning system that either stops sending around cool air or stops sending around any air at all is a serious problem during a hot Georgia summer. You may be enjoying the day indoors, and then abruptly your home’s temperature is rising toward tropical heatwave levels.

What can you do? First, don’t get panicked—there is help available, and it’s not far away. You can call us for AC repair in Lawrenceville, GA and elsewhere in the Snellville, GA area and we’ll see you receive prompt service to have the trouble fixed. However, before you make the call, you can take a number of steps to see if you actually have a repair issue. Troubleshooting the AC may reveal a small error you can correct on your own.

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Why Air Quality is Often Bad in Homes Like Yours

Monday, July 13th, 2020

microbes-floating-due-to-low-indoor-air-qualitySo you’ve realized that you have poor indoor air quality in your home and you’re just not getting it—what in the world is going on? You take good care of your home, you take the extra effort to make it look nice on top of keeping it clean, and you feel like your indoor air quality should be good because of this, right?

Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case. Indoor air quality is a tricky thing and it has some often unexpected variables that contribute to it. If you need to improve your indoor air quality, we’d like to recommend an air purifier in Lawrenceville, GA. We’ll unpack this more below, but an air purifier can meet the needs of almost any resident here.

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Signs the AC’s Compressor Is in Trouble

Monday, June 15th, 2020

compressor-in-ac-unitThe compressor is the part of your air conditioner that puts in the most work over the summer. It’s basically the “heart” of the AC, the part where refrigerant is placed under pressure so it will circulate through the heat exchange process. The compressor is in danger of failing the older the air conditioner gets, and a failed compressor often means it’s more cost-effective to replace the AC than to replace only the compressor.

You can catch early signs of compressor trouble and call for AC repair in Athens, GA from our technicians. Reacting quickly to compressor issues can sometimes prevent a far more serious breakdown. Of course, you need to know what signs to watch for. Here are some of the main ones:

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Warning Sounds From Your AC—Watch Out for These!

Monday, June 1st, 2020

woman-covering-earsIt would be much easier for you during the summer if you had an air conditioning system that could communicate with you exactly when something was wrong with it, what it was, and what steps need to be taken. Maybe one day we’ll have fully AI-driven air conditioners that will do this. Until then, we have to accept the warning signs an air conditioner can give us. One of the most obvious and easy-to-read signs is strange noises coming from the AC cabinets.

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Do You Need AC Repairs?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Unfortunately, your air conditioner is going to require repairs at some point. However, there is no need to fret, especially when you’ve got a team like ours on your side! See, we are fully equipped and ready to help you deal with whatever AC problem comes your way!

There are a number of signs that suggest your air conditioner is in need of repairs, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and remember if your AC exhibits any of the following signs, it is important to schedule your air conditioning repairs in Snellville, GA right away!

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Ready to Break Up with Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

We totally get it — breakups are hard! But sometimes, they really are for the best. See, your air conditioner, no matter how great it once was, was not designed to last forever, and eventually, you are going to have to move on.

In fact, there are a number of signs that suggest your air conditioner is due for a replacement, and below, we have listed some of these signs for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need air conditioning replacement in Monroe, GA. 

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Yes, You Need to Change Your Air Filter BEFORE Summer

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

man-holding-air-filterHere’s the deal: your air conditioner is only going to work efficiently and effectively if you take care of it. That means scheduling annual maintenance, calling for repairs at the first sign of trouble, and most importantly, changing out your air filter on a regular basis!

Below, we have outlined the importance of changing your air filter, so we hope that you’ll keep reading! Of course, though, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our team! We’re your go-to for all things HVAC in Snellville, GA.

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