Snellville Heating, Air and Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

Are Frozen Coils a Risk for Your AC? 

Monday, June 10th, 2024

Thinking about the possibility of frozen AC coils may not be particularly alarming. In fact, you may think that frozen coils mean that your air conditioner is extra cold. But unfortunately, the opposite is true.  Instead of boosting cooling, your AC is likely producing warmer air thanks to the ice buildup blocking refrigerant lines. 

You can keep reading to learn more about why frozen coils are bad news for your home’s air conditioner or heat pump. If you notice any of the signs we are highlighting or suspect your unit has frozen coils, give our team a call to schedule air conditioner repair in Conyers, GA.

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Setting Your Thermostat the Right Way

Monday, May 13th, 2024

Did you know that setting your thermostat correctly can help to optimize energy efficiency while also keeping your home and family comfortable? It’s true, and we are highlighting some of our best tips for optimizing your thermostat settings.

If you ever suspect that something is wrong with your air conditioner, give our team a call for air conditioning repair in Buford. Sometimes air conditioner problems are actually thermostat problems, and we can check out both your AC and accompanying thermostat. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about how to set your thermostat in each season as well as other tips for saving money on energy costs.

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Tips for Choosing a Reputable HVAC Team

Monday, March 18th, 2024

If you’re looking at local HVAC companies in Monroe, you’ve probably realized that there are a lot of options. How do you know which HVAC team is the best to partner with? There are a lot of great contractors in the area, including our own. 

We’ve compiled a list below that can help guide you in selecting an HVAC company to complete maintenance, repairs, and even installations for your home. You can keep reading to learn more about the factors that you should consider when hiring an HVAC contractor for any home project.

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Spring Is on the Horizon: 3 Tips

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Winter is officially more than halfway over, and spring is just around the corner. You may be looking forward to warmer weather and being outside more. But before we switch over to air conditioning, there are some steps you can take to prepare your HVAC system and your home for warmer temperatures.

If you find that you need services for HVAC in Winder, GA, you can give our team a call to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, you can keep reading for our top three spring tips to get your home and HVAC system prepared for the spring season. 

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3 Common Problems With Heat Pumps

Monday, July 10th, 2023

There is no doubt that heat pumps are fantastic systems for maintaining a comfortable environment in your home. But like all household appliances, they do come with the potential for problems. The good news is, when you know what to expect you can stay ahead of heat pump issues.

You can keep reading to learn more about three common heat pump problems and how you can identify them early to stay ahead of a major repair or breakdown. Then, give our team a call for heat pump repair in Covington, GA, if you do you have any concerns about your system.

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A Clogged Condensate Drain Is a Big Deal

Monday, June 26th, 2023

As part of the cooling process, your air conditioner removes humidity from the air in your home. This humidity drains out via your air conditioner’s condensate drain line. If there is a clog in this drain line, water can back up and leak out into your home. 

You have a condensate drain pan, so you may not think that a leak is a big deal. After all, isn’t that why the pan is there to begin with? But any leak coming from your air conditioner is a sign that it’s time to schedule AC service in Mountain, GA. You can keep reading to learn more about condensate drain clogs and why they are a problem worth addressing immediately.

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Why a Clogged Condensate Drain Is a Big Problem

Monday, May 1st, 2023

Your air conditioner has a condensate drain that helps to collect and channel away moisture that your AC collects during the cooling process. But drops of water are not the only thing entering that drain. It’s also possible for small dust and dirt particles along with other debris to get trapped in the drain. 

Over time, this can lead to condensate drain clogs. It’s possible that water will back up either into your air conditioner or around the surrounding walls and floor, which can be a big problem. You can keep reading to learn more about why this happens and how you can prevent it. If you do have a condensate drain clog, you can give us a call for air conditioning repair in Lawrenceville, GA.

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Are You Believing This Potentially Harmful AC Refrigerant Myth?

Monday, September 12th, 2022

air-conditioner-with-maintenance-toolsYou 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.

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Runaway AC! Why Your Air Conditioner Won’t Turn Off

Monday, July 26th, 2021

blown-awayWhen your air conditioner won’t come on in the middle of the summer, you have a problem. Possibly a big problem that will make it necessary to call for professional air conditioning service in Winder, GA. But what happens when your AC won’t turn off? If you’re in the middle of a hot day, you might think, “Sounds like a great problem to have!” Trust the HVAC pros, this is not a good situation. An AC that won’t shut down will mean a house that is too cold, an AC that wears down fast, and extremely high bills. 

So let’s talk about the runaway AC. If you currently have this problem, you can put an immediate stop to it by shutting off the circuit breaker for the air conditioner at the electrical panel. This at least will stop the drain on energy and your house from turning into an igloo while you get professional help to find out what’s wrong. We’ll take a look below at some possible causes of the AC that won’t shut off.

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Why Your AC Might Be Leaking Water

Monday, June 28th, 2021

waterWe’ve talked before about the problem of refrigerant leaks in air conditioners and how you can detect them early so you can call us for AC repair in Covington, GA. But more than refrigerant can leak out of your air conditioning system. Your AC can leak water as well.

You might think, “Wait, the AC doesn’t use water to cool down the air. It uses refrigerant.” First, take some pride in your HVAC knowledge—we hope this means you read our earlier blog! Second, you correctly identified that an AC doesn’t use water for cooling. But an air conditioner does create water as a byproduct of how it works, and its design allows it to remove this water from the cabinet and out of the house. If you listen to your air conditioner as it runs, you’ll occasionally hear the sound of water. That’s AC removing water through its condensate system. When this condensate system malfunctions, it leads to water leaks.

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