Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

The Time to Tackle Late Season AC Repairs Is Now

Monday, September 4th, 2017

HVAC heating and air conditioning residential units or heat pumpsWe’re in the final stretch of the summer season, and that means that your air conditioning system has been putting in a lot of hard work for the past few months. With heat waves still plausible, your cooling system still potentially has a lot of work to do before you shut it off for the season. If you’d like to feel certain that you can live out the rest of our warmer weather in comfort, then it’s important to tackle late season air conditioning repair in Parker, CO now.

Of course, we can’t blame you for ignoring any signs of AC repair needs, if you don’t know what signs to look for to begin with. This is why we’ve put together a brief guide below to help you recognize some early warning signs of a struggling air conditioning system. When it comes to scheduling repairs, sooner is always better than later, so if you have some late season needs, now is the time to tackle them!

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Don’t Ignore AC Repair Needs This Late in the Game

Monday, August 7th, 2017

air conditioner in need of service or repairWe are slowly but surely approaching the official end of summer. This means that your Littleton, CO air conditioner has been put under a lot of stress so far—and it’s not over. Your cooling system still has a lot of work to do before the warmest time of the year has passed. If you’d like to living out the remainder of this summer in comfort, then it’s important that you not ignore any signs of trouble with your AC.

Of course, you can’t be blamed for ignoring any such indicators if you don’t know what to look for to begin with. This is why we’ve compiled a brief list below to help you recognize some early red flags that your cooling system is, in fact, struggling. When it comes to scheduling your repairs, it’s always best to do so ASAP.

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Strange AC Noises and What They Mean

Monday, June 26th, 2017

strange-ac-noises-meanIt’s that time of year again—the time where air conditioners are put on full-blast for most of the daylight hours in order for homeowners to keep their households cool and comfortable. More use, however, means more strain on the system, which equates to more of an opportunity for a system breakdown. It’s important to be aware of when you might need air conditioning repairs in Highlands Ranch, CO.

One of the easiest warning signs to identify whether you do in fact need air conditioning repairs or not, is the presence of strange or unfamiliar noises while your air conditioner is operating. If your air conditioner does in fact make odd sounds, then keep reading to find out what they may mean.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Cooling Season?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-cooling-season-readyOur region isn’t exactly known for soaring summer temperatures, but that doesn’t mean that our weather can’t get sweltering enough some weeks to warrant the use of a fully functional air conditioning system. In fact, it won’t be too long now before you’ll need a reliable cooling system to keep your home bearable. And when you start using it on a daily basis, you’ll increase the stress on the system, which means a greater chance for problems to occur.

If you want to ensure that your cooling system is in the best shape possible for summer, you should schedule Lakewood, CO air conditioning maintenance within the next few weeks. This will give you the peace of mind that your AC system is ready for the impending weather.

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What You Need to Know about the Refrigerant Phase-Out

Monday, May 1st, 2017

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One of the most common misconceptions that homeowners have about their air conditioners is that refrigerant, commonly referred to as Freon, needs to be refilled (recharged) on a regular basis. The contrary is actually true—your refrigerant should ideally never need to be recharged, as your cooling system is supplied with enough during installation to last its entire lifespan.

Another very important thing to know about your system’s refrigerant is that if you are utilizing an older AC system with R-22 in it, then your refrigerant is about to be fully phased out, due to the harmful effects that it has on the environment. Fortunately, however, if it is time to replace your cooling system then you needn’t look too far for quality AC replacement services!

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Believing This Common Myth Could Hurt Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 20th, 2017

common-air-conditioner-mythHave you ever been told by an HVAC professional that your Freon—refrigerant—needs to be recharged on a regular basis? If so, you’ve been given false information. Your air conditioning system is supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation to ideally last throughout its entire lifespan.

So if you’re losing refrigerant then yes it needs to be refilled. But the source of the loss must be found and repaired so that you don’t continue to lose this fluid. Refrigerant leaks can lead to a number of problems for your cooling system. Taking care of a leak right away could help you avoid the worst of Highlands Ranch, CO air conditioning repairs.

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My Air Conditioner Is Making Too Much Noise!

Monday, August 1st, 2016

As we’ve already progressed well into summer, you’ve more than likely been using your air conditioning system on a very consistent basis. Hopefully in doing so, you haven’t run into any detrimental problems. Of course if you have, our expertly trained and licensed technicians are here to help you out, but how do you know for certain it’s even time to call for AC repairs?

Noise complaints are one of the most frequent service calls we get. Of course, your air conditioner is never going to be completely silent; such an AC system doesn’t exist. But an unfamiliar noise is more often than not a sign that something unusual is happening with your AC system. Below we’ve listed a few particular noises you should be aware of.

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Would You Benefit from Ductless Cooling?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Ductless air conditioning systems function by adopting a decentralized approach to cooling your home. Multiple small units are installed throughout your home instead of just one centralized system to cool down your entire home. Ductless systems allow for zoning: you can turn off the air in the parts of your home not being used to save money on your electricity bills.

Plus, this zoning capability allows individual family members or occupants to set the temperature to suit their own individual cooling preferences in other areas of the home. Not every type of home or family will benefit from this type of air conditioning system, however. So how do you know if you will?

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Understanding the Important Role of Refrigerant in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Do you ever think about the refrigerant in your air conditioner? Chances are if you’re an average homeowner, you don’t! However, it actually plays a very important role, as without the right amount in your system, your air conditioner simply can’t do its job.

To ensure that your air conditioner is in its best working condition and that it operates correctly for years to come, you should know the basics of how it functions. Read below to learn more about the vital role that refrigerant plays in your air conditioner, and possible problems that can arise.

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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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