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

Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

During the summer, we sometimes show up to repair a plumbing leak in a home only to find out that the plumbing system is not responsible for the leak at all. Air conditioners can also leak water into the home and, depending on the location of the unit, can damage any important structures underneath it. A leaky air conditioner is often a quick fix for a trained technician, but what caused the leak in the first place?

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A Guide to the Outside Condenser Unit of Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 10th, 2015

You don’t have to know the inner workings of your air conditioner in order to make sure it works properly; that’s why you have contractors in the area waiting for your call. But knowing a little bit more about how your AC equipment works can help you to understand a little bit more about the importance of maintenance and prompt repairs. If you are curious about the large outdoor condenser unit of your AC system, we detail some of the most important features in this guide.

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What Type of Maintenance Does an Air Conditioner Need?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

A common misconception about air conditioners is that they only need more refrigerant (a chemical blend you may have heard called by the trademarked name Freon) when they stop performing as well as they once did. But refrigerant is not something that naturally evacuates from an air conditioning system. Refilling (or charging) the refrigerant is not a normal part of maintaining an air conditioner, and a lack of refrigerant means something is wrong. However, there are a few maintenance tasks that should be done from time to time to keep the system going smoothly.

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What to Look for When Replacing an Air Conditioner

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

When your older air conditioner finally bites the dust, you’re faced with a lot of decisions. First, you have to find a reputable company to remove the older system and help you find a suitable replacement. Then, you have to weed through the various brands, sizes and details of the available systems for your area. The best way to decide is to work with an HVAC professional, but we have a couple of suggestions of what to look out for.

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Does My Air Conditioner Need More Refrigerant?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

This is a question our technicians get asked time and time again. Refrigerant is a chemical blend that many people know under the trademarked name Freon. Of course, a technician would have to look at the air conditioning system closely and carefully in order to determine the problem with certainty. But it turns out that simply adding refrigerant probably won’t solve most air conditioning issues.

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What You Should Know about Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, June 22nd, 2015


Are you considering replacing your older air conditioner or installing a new system for a new home or room addition? We’d like to help you through the process. That’s why we’ve provided this list of just a few things we think homeowners should know before beginning the installation process.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Eventually, any air conditioner will wear down to the point that it is no longer operational. But most experts recommend taking care of air conditioning replacement before a complete system breakdown. Replacing an air conditioner before its time is up can save you money, and your new system will perform a lot better than one that is over a decade old. Here’s some quick advice on when is a good time for replacement over repairs.

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Why Is My AC Frozen?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

As the weather really starts to heat up, you certainly don’t expect to see frost forming anywhere. But one of the most common issues to occur during the air conditioning season is a frozen air conditioning system. The indoor portion of your air conditioning system could freeze even on the hottest of days, but only if there is something wrong with your AC system. If you notice this issue, don’t attempt to scrape off the ice, and don’t assume it’s normal. Call a technician to your home as soon as possible.

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3 Common AC Repairs (That May Actually Be Preventable)

Monday, May 18th, 2015

After a number of years, your air conditioning system will break down, and a replacement system will become necessary. But some of the smaller problems you run into over the years may actually be prevented with the proper attention and maintenance. Making a few changes to the way you care for your air conditioner can actually stop issues from occurring and keep your equipment around for longer. Here are some of the most common repair calls we receive—and what may have been done to prevent them.

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It’s Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 27th, 2015

The days are warming up, but it’s tough to remember to think about your air conditioning system when it’s still sweater weather. Is your AC prepared? Your air conditioner develops some wear and tear each year, and dirt and debris can build up after a winter without use. By the time you turn your unit on this season, it may not run as smoothly as it did at the beginning of last summer, which could lead to high energy bills and potential repairs later on.

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