Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Common Signs That You Need AC Repairs

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

When you live in a place like Missouri, where the heat and humidity of summer are truly legendary, you need a reliable air conditioning system. That is why homeowners throughout our area invest in good ACs, and why they are so diligent in scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance. Even the best air conditioners, and even those installed and maintained by the best technicians, won’t function 100% reliably, though. The fact is that you will need air conditioning repairs eventually.

The key to minimizing the risk of extensive damage to your air conditioner is schedule repairs as soon as you realize that there is a problem with your air conditioning in St. Charles, MO. That, of course, begs the question of just how homeowners can recognize that there are problems to begin with. The answer is by being aware of the following warning signs! Keep this information in mind, take our advice to heart, and dial our number when trouble is brewing.

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Should My AC Be Starting and Stopping So Frequently?

Monday, August 5th, 2019

woman-with-fanIf your air conditioner is starting and stopping frequently enough that you’re asking yourself this question, then the answer is probably no. Now, you have to keep in mind the fact that your air conditioner should not be running constantly, either. ACs are designed to run in cycles, meaning that they should adjust temperatures, shut down, then start back up in relatively even and regular intervals. An AC that is running constantly is no better off than one that starts and stops very frequently.

When it comes to your air conditioning in O’Fallon, MO, you have to keep in mind that “good enough” is never really good enough when it comes to its performance! Truth be told, short cycling may not be indicative of a very serious air conditioning problem. At least, it may not start out that way. However, short cycling may also be caused by a very serious issue, and itself will damage the system if left alone long enough.

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Ice on the AC Coils—It Should Never Be There!

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

frozen-air-conditioning-coilsMost homeowners aren’t experts on how modern air conditioning systems operate. There’s no reason they should be. After all, how many people who use microwave ovens have an in-depth understanding of microwave radiation? Professionals exist to handle services like fixing an microwave or repairing an air conditioning system.

However, there are a few basic misunderstandings of air conditioning that we want homeowners to know about, because it helps them know when to call for air conditioning repair in O’Fallon, MO from our technicians. One common misunderstanding is that ice along the evaporator coils of an AC is perfectly normal. It’s far from normal—it may even warn of an air conditioner in danger of complete breakdown.

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Is a Heat Pump the Right Cooling System for Me?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

hot-and-coldIt’s certainly a possibility! We’re sorry that we cannot give you a definitive answer to this question, but we’d need a little more to work with in terms of information before we can really guide your decision-making process. What we can offer right now, however, is an overview of why the heat pump is the right option for so many different homeowners. While there is no definitive  AC system that best suits everyone, there are plenty of reasons why heat pumps are so popular.

We also want to stress that, despite how great heat pumps are, the only way you’re going to get a great performance from your heat pump is by scheduling your heat pump services in Chesterfield—including installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance—with skilled, experienced professionals. The good news is that you are reading this right now, and that means that you’re already well on your way to scheduling your services with pros that you can trust.

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When to Replace Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, June 24th, 2019

AC-unit-workLiving in Missouri means running your air conditioner a lot. You don’t need us to tell you that this system is going to play a major role in your life when temperatures start to rise—and stay risen for much of the year! While we’d love to tell you the secret to an air conditioning system’s eternal youth, the fact is that no air conditioning system is going to last forever. You’ll need an air conditioning replacement at some point.

When that time comes, remember that our technicians are here for you. Also remember that you shouldn’t wait for your system to break down entirely before considering its replacement, though. After all, when is an air conditioner most likely to give out on you but when you absolutely need it the most? Here are some factors to consider that can help you determine if the time is right to start thinking about replacing your air conditioner in Chesterfield.

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Why Is a Refrigerant Leak a Big Deal?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

AC-manifoldAir conditioning systems are complex pieces of machinery, and modern engineering has really done wonders for their capabilities. The basic concepts and theory behind the air conditioning process, however, is actually quite simple. The air conditioner removes heat from your home, and it continues to do so until it reaches the desired temperature. It accomplishes this through the evaporation and condensing of refrigerant. That’s an incredibly simple explanation of how the process works, but it’s really the foundational aspects.

Considering that we just pointed to the evaporation and condensing of refrigerant as the process that allows your air conditioner to, well, condition air, it should be pretty obvious just how vital to the process refrigerant is. It should also come as no surprise to hear that a refrigerant leak is really cause for major concern. So read on, learn more about how that AC of yours works, and remember to contact a member of our team if you think that it’s time for professional air conditioning repair in O’Fallon, MO.

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How a Clean Air Filter Benefits Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 27th, 2019

man-with-filterThe truth of the matter is that most—meaning almost all—of your air conditioning services in Chesterfield, MO, absolutely must be completed by skilled and experienced professionals. This doesn’t mean that there is nothing you can do yourself to help your air conditioner succeed, though. In fact, one of the best things that you can do for your air conditioner also happens to be one of the simplest.

What are we talking about? Tune in next week for the exciting con—no, just kidding. It’s changing your air filter. Do tune in to the rest of this blog post, though. We’ll be covering precisely what the benefits of a clean air filter are for your air conditioner, and we think you’ll be sold on it by the end. These filters are cheap and readily available, so there’s no excuse for leaving a dirty one in your AC throughout the cooling season.

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Why Choose a Ductless Air Conditioning System?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

ductless-blowerWe’re not here to tell you how you should cool your home. We are here, however, to help you understand your options when it comes to the different ways in which you may choose to cool your home. There are a lot of different systems available to homeowners today. In fact, there are so many systems that it can be difficult to figure out which one is the best choice for your home and needs.

One option that we definitely recommend you consider is the ductless mini split. Ductless air conditioning in Chesterfield, MO, has really gained popularity over the years. After reading this post, we’re sure that you’ll see why. If you have any questions or if you are ready to schedule professional air conditioning services, then ours is the number to call. First, though, let’s get you more acquainted with the benefits that going ductless has to offer.

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How to Avoid Air Conditioning Repair Needs

Monday, April 29th, 2019

AC-techniciansThere are very few certainties in life. Many of the certainties that we do have are not all that positive in nature. Point in case—that you’ll eventually need air conditioning repairs. There is simply no such thing as an air conditioner that is never going to require professional repairs. That being said, there are plenty of ways in which you can help to keep the need for such repairs to a bare minimum. We can help you out with that.

Keep today’s post in mind as the cooling season progresses, and be sure to schedule any and all air conditioning services in Ballwin, MO, with our team. You can always count on us to get the job done right, whatever that job may be. The fact of the matter is that it is just too hot for too long to take any chances with your home cooling system. And now, let’s get on to those tips that we promised you.

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Are Your Cooling Costs too High?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

seesaw-house-moneyIf there’s one thing you can count on in our area, it’s hot and humid summer weather.  That means there’s another thing you really need to be able to count on—your air conditioning system. Sometimes, though, being able to cool your home effectively just isn’t enough. What’s that mean? Well, consider this scenario—you’re cooling your home effectively, but it’s costing you an arm and a leg! If that’s the case in your home, then you may need air conditioning repair in O’Fallon, MO.

Of course, as is the case with so many air conditioning issues, there are many potential causes of the problem. The key to getting your AC back on track is to diagnose the actual problem accurately the first time. Then, you can address the right problem in the right away. Now, most of these problems are going to require the type of service that only trained professionals can offer. But, not all! Read on to learn about why your AC may be costing too much to cool.

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