Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, August 17th, 2020

woman-with-fanThere is a type of leak that you may encounter with your AC, and this leak is a big deal. That is a refrigerant leak. If you have a water leak on your hands, however, well—the problem is not what it seems. What’s that mean? A central air conditioning system does not use water in its operation, so it is really not possible that it is actively leaking water.

But I’ve seen the water surrounding my system! I swear! Okay, we’re not calling you a liar. Don’t worry. We believe you. We didn’t say that there’s no way that water is coming from your system. Just that it is not really a water leak in the traditional sense. Confused yet? Well, we’re about to clear everything up. Here’s what might be going on with your air conditioning in St. Charles, MO.

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3 Reasons You Can’t Repair Your AC Yourself

Monday, July 20th, 2020

AC-technicianNeed air conditioning repair in St. Charles, MO? Then you need to call in trained professionals. Our technicians are some of the best in the industry. When you hire us to repair your air conditioning system, count on the job being done right.

The first bit of information that we want to share is this: AC repair is not a DIY job! We know that there are a lot of DIY enthusiasts out there. We know that there are a lot of online tutorials that you can watch. We also know that DIY repair attempts just don’t end well. Here are the top 3 reasons you need a pro for the job!

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3 Ways Your AC Is Begging for Help

Monday, July 6th, 2020

outdoor-unitOkay, so your air conditioner is not literally talking to you. That does not mean that it isn’t communicating with you, though. Your air conditioner is a mechanical system, and like any mechanical system, can run into operational problems. Often, these problems start out pretty small. However, they wind up overlooked and are given the opportunity to get worse.  That’s where homeowners start to run into very frustrating situations. Always act promptly if your AC shows signs of distress.

Recognizing those signs of distress really is not that difficult. You just need to know what to look for. And listen for. And feel for. Okay, maybe it’s a little complicated. But the good news is that our pros have the tips you need to do so successfully! Read on, and let us know what concerns you have. Our technicians will figure out precisely what’s wrong with your system. Once they have, they’ll fix the problem completely.

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How Does My Air Conditioner Work?

Monday, June 8th, 2020

AC-techniciansThe title of this blog poses a pretty complex question. There are a lot of different components in any given air conditioning system, electrical relays, capacitors, etc. When most homeowners ask this question, though, what they have in mind is how their air conditioners actually cool their homes. And to that question, there is a fairly simple air—through the use of the refrigerant cycle. By evaporating and condensing refrigerant, ACs are able to move heat from inside the home, out.

That’s a huge oversimplification of the process, of course, but it gets the major point across. Today we’ll be diving into the topic a bit further, discussing refrigerant, how your air conditioner uses it, and the very real risk of serious problems posed by a refrigerant leak.  Just keep in mind that any air conditioning repairs, absolutely including refrigerant leaks, require professional attention. Don’t ever attempt to handle your AC repairs in Chesterfield, MO, on your own. 

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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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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 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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Boosting Your Cooling Efficiency

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitThe heat of summer sticks around longer in our area than it does in, say, New England. While there are homeowners in cooler climates that are undoubtedly starting to shut down their ACs for the season, ours are going to be up and running for a bit longer. Is yours up and running efficiently, though?

If not, why are you settling for a less efficient AC performance than you deserve?

When you schedule your air conditioning services with our team, your system will function as reliably as possible. Even so, you want to be sure that you are not overpaying for your comfort.

That is why, today, we’ll be giving you some tips for boosting your air conditioning efficiency.

Keep them in mind, and be sure to call us when you need any air conditioning services in Chesterfield. Our technicians are some of the finest in the industry, and we want to be sure that you are cooling your home as successfully and affordably as possible. 

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