Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioner’

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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Why Replace Your Air Conditioner Now?

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Service-ReminderA lot of folks have the same idea. Replace an air conditioner when it breaks down entirely. If you ask us, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Obviously are not going to replace a newer air conditioner just because it needs an occasional repair. But would you plan on running your vehicle into the ground? Replacing it only when it leaves you stranded on the side of the road somewhere?

We’d hope not!

The same is true of your AC. You’re going to need an air conditioning replacement in Chesterfield, MO, eventually. When you do, you’re not going to want it to be an emergency. In today’s post, we’ll cover some of the benefits of replacing your AC ahead of time. We’ll also cover some of the reasons why you might consider a replacement to begin with.

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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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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

Monday, May 11th, 2020

AC-unit-workWith the chill of winter behind us (mostly) for another year, all eyes are on the heat of summer. As alluring as that may sound, it’s important to keep in mind just how unpleasant our summer weather can be when you’re not able to get the respite you deserve. The heat, the humidity—you’re going to need a break. And when you go into your home, you should not be compromising on your comfort! That’s why now is the time for a new AC.

If you do need a new air conditioner installed, we suggest that you take a minute to really think about what type of AC you’ll use. Central air conditioners are a great option, of course, but they’re not the only systems out there. We strongly recommend that you take the heat pump into consideration, as well. Heat pumps offer some incredible benefits that even the best central ACs will struggle to match. We install and service heat pumps from the best manufacturers.

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How a Ductless AC Can Save You Money

Monday, April 27th, 2020

ductless-ACWe know, we know. You’ve got an air conditioning system already. Maybe it’s pretty old, sure. And maybe it costs a lot to run. And maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t actually cool your home all that well. But hey, it runs, right? We are going to level with you. The fact that an AC is still operational doesn’t necessarily mean that that AC is still worth running. And a ductless mini split is a great replacement option.

Today, we are going to dive into the ways in which a ductless mini split can save you money.  There are quite a few of them, and the monetary savings are just the first of many benefits that ductless systems offer. Just remember that you’ll need professional HVAC services if you hope to get the most from your AC system, ductless or otherwise. You’ll get top tier service quality when you let the pros on our team replace and service your home cooling system in Chesterfield.

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Set Your AC Up for Success

Monday, April 13th, 2020

AC-Tech-OutdoorsThere is a lot going on in the world today, and our daily lives have been disrupted in many ways. Certain things will remain constant regardless of what’s happening out there, though. The need to live in a comfortable, safe environment, for instance, is not a need that any homeowner is going to compromise on. That’s why now is the time to ensure that your home cooling system is ready for the season that lies ahead. Don’t overlook this necessity!

Air conditioning systems have only grown more efficient, effective, and reliable as time’s gone on. That does not mean that you can hedge your bets on an AC  functioning properly if you do not set it up for success, though. In today’s post, we are going to review a few different ways in which you can achieve this goal. As always, be sure to schedule your AC services in Chesterfield, MO, for a job done right the first time, every time.

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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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