Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Archive for June, 2016

Is Your Air Conditioner Short-Cycling? Here’s Why!

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summer is officially here and boy do we know it! Temperatures have certainly crept up in recent weeks. Hopefully, you haven’t run into any detrimental problems with your air conditioner this season. But if you have noticed any troubling symptoms, it could be time to call for repairs.

One of the most common AC problems we hear of today is a system that cycles on and off rapidly while inefficiently cooling the home that it is in. This process, called short-cycling, can occur in a poorly installed air conditioner or even a well-maintained system. As advanced and complex as these systems have become, they are not invulnerable.

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Is it Time for a New Heat Pump?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Summer is just around the corner, and as such it’s time to ensure that your heat pump is ready to keep you cool through the next few months. If you can’t depend on your heat pump for cooling relief this season, then you should think about replacing it before the summer heat reaches its peak.

The last thing you want is for your air conditioning system to fail on you in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year, right? Keep reading to learn more about the signs that indicate you might need a new heat pump.

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When to Think about Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 13th, 2016

When an air conditioning system is professional installed and maintained on a regular basis, it has the potential to last well over a decade. However, no matter how well you take care of your cooling system, there will come a time that it just can’t take anymore and you’ll need a new unit.

If your AC system truly cannot make it through another summer, then now is the best time to consider replacing it. You don’t want to be stuck on the hottest day of summer with a malfunctioning or broken down air conditioner. Below, we’ve outlined common signs that a new air conditioner is in order.

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The Importance of Professional Duct Installation

Monday, June 6th, 2016

If your heating or cooling system begins to perform poorly, your natural assumption may be that the system itself needs repair, or even replacement. However, the reason your systems are running so inefficiently could actually be due to the air ducts.

Poor duct sealing is actually a fairly common issue in the HVAC industry. This is due partly because individuals who lack HVAC experience install their own air ducts during home construction, or hire an unlicensed professional to do so. Air pressure in the ducts over time can also cause ductwork to develop cracks and holes, but professional duct installation will reduce this risk.

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