Hometown Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Fall Repairs Are Still a Good Idea

Monday, September 11th, 2023

As fall approaches, you will be turning off your air conditioner and switching over to your heater. You may be tempted to put off AC repairs until after the new year, but we caution you against this for a few reasons. If your air conditioner is having any problems as a result of this summer season, it’s better to address those problems now than to put them off.

You can call our team any time to schedule AC repair in Concord, CA. We can complete your annual AC tune-up so that you can spend the rest of the following winter season resting easy and knowing that your air conditioner is in great shape when summer does roll around again. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of fall AC repairs. 

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How to Take Care of Your AC To Prevent Repairs

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Unexpected breakdowns of any kind can really throw a wrench in your plans. The good news is, you can prevent surprise air conditioning breakdowns simply by taking care of your unit. While professional maintenance is important, the key to taking care of your unit lies in monthly homeowner maintenance. 

When you do need Lafayette AC repair, Our team will be here to help and get your air conditioner back working again as quickly as possible with little interruption. You can keep reading to learn more about ways that you can take care of your air conditioner to make sure that you stay ahead of air conditioning repairs and even potentially prevent them altogether.

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Why Is My AC Short Cycling?

Monday, June 5th, 2023

When it comes to AC repair, there are some issues that should be addressed sooner than others. One of these issues is short cycling. Not only does short cycling result in your home never cooling down properly, but it also causes enormous wear and tear to your system.

You need to know what short cycling is in order to understand why it’s bad. Short cycling occurs when your AC turns on, runs for 5-10 minutes, then turns itself off without completing a cooling cycle. Because startup requires the most energy, this frequent startup is bad for the system.

Let’s go over 4 common reasons behind short cycling. That way, you’ll know what to expect when you call for air conditioning repair.

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What’s Causing That Annoying Noise From My AC?

Monday, April 24th, 2023

We’re well into spring and by now, you’ve probably had a chance to determine how well your air conditioner is doing so far this season. How would you rate its performance? Is it quietly and efficiently cooling your home down to your desired temperature? Or does it seem like it’s taking longer than usual?

A surefire way to tell if your AC is struggling is to give it a listen. Just like any complex piece of machinery, your AC will make noises when it’s having a hard time doing its job. Booming, hissing, screeching, and bubbling are all annoying noises you don’t want to hear from your AC. Let’s go over each one and what the possible cause is.

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Don’t Ignore These End-Of-Season AC Problems

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Despite the warm fall weather, you’ve possibly made the transition from using your air conditioner to using your heater. But that doesn’t mean some unseasonably hot days aren’t on the horizon. 

Scheduling maintenance for your air conditioner isn’t something many people think about this time of year. But your air conditioner has been working hard all summer to keep your home cool and comfortable through high temperatures. That wear and tear can begin to show in the fall.

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Heed These Signs That You Need AC Repairs

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Imagine your AC unit going out on the hottest day of the year. You’d probably be quite upset. 

However, AC units rarely just quit working out of nowhere. There are usually warning signs that something isn’t right. Homeowners may not notice them or may ignore them, hoping they’ll go away. 

But if you want to avoid a super hot catastrophe, you should heed these signs that you need AC repairs. 

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Call Us If You Hear This From Your AC…

Monday, July 18th, 2022

With heat waves here and more expected this summer, now is the time to make sure that your air conditioner is in great shape and able to handle any hot temperatures that come its way.

Hopefully, you’ve already had springtime maintenance done for your air conditioner. Maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it. All of this helps your air conditioner operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.

Maintenance tune-ups prevent up to 85% of repair needs, helps your system retain up to 95% of its original efficiency rating throughout its lifetime, and helps ensure that your air conditioner can actually last its intended lifespan (10-15 years).

The good news is, it’s not too late to schedule this service! This is definitely a case of “better late than never.” In the meantime, it’s always a good idea to be aware of what noises are abnormal when your AC is running. If you hear any of these, whether you skipped maintenance or are diligent about having it done annually, it’s time to give us a call for repairs!

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Compressor Damage: AC Replacement Versus Repair

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Did you know that the compressor is the most essential component of your air conditioner? Well, that and refrigerant. Without either, your air conditioner would be nothing more than a very large and expensive fan.

So, if something goes wrong with the compressor, you might wonder if it’s worth repairing your air conditioner, or if the whole unit is doomed. This is a good question too! We don’t have an easy answer, but we’ll explain below to give you a bit more clarity.

Whatever you decide, you can count on our team to help you along. We’re also here to help you make an educated decision about how to best use your budget for your cooling needs. Read on to learn a bit more about this compressor repair/replace debate.

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The Best Way to Prevent AC Repairs

Monday, April 25th, 2022

Nobody wants to face an unexpected or expensive AC repair when they need their system the most. And typically, you’ll never have to. That is, as long as you have your air conditioner professionally installed by a qualified team, and regularly maintained to keep in good shape.

Yes, maintenance tune-ups are the best way to prevent AC repairs. In fact, keeping up on your annual tune-ups can help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs your system may otherwise need! And that’s not the only benefit of maintenance–read on to learn more.

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Why Professional Ductless HVAC Installation Matters

Monday, September 27th, 2021

When it comes to buying a new HVAC system for your Orinda home, there are a wide variety of options to choose from, and it can be overwhelming! You first want to make sure that it functions well, and that it works efficiently. Next, you want it to last as long as it possibly can. This is why it’s important to work with a trusted and qualified professional for the installation, no matter what type of air conditioner or heating system you go with. It’ll cut down on ac repairs over time.

And a ductless HVAC system is no exception. These units function by using a single outdoor unit that is connected to up to 4 indoor air handlers. Each of these air handlers works independently of one another, and are usually mounted up high on the walls in the rooms they’ll be used.

What’s important to remember about these types of HVAC systems is that they are unique, and if not installed correctly, they have some unique and pretty frustrating needs. Read on to learn more!

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