Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

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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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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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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When Is the Ideal Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Air conditioning systems take on a large workload every year, and unless they receive routine maintenance services from professionals, they will rapidly wear down and need extra repair work—or even an early replacement. If you’re wondering when is the best time to arrange to have AC maintenance, the simple answer is now. Spring is the best time for an inspection and tune-up for your cooling system.

To make sure that your AC is in the best condition to handle the upcoming summer, call APC Plumbing & Heating. We will arrange for air conditioning maintenance service in Denver, CO. Our experience and skill will help you receive the most from your home’s air conditioner.

Spring is the Time for AC Maintenance

There technically is no “bad” time to schedule a maintenance visit for a home air conditioning system. If more than a year has passed since you last had a professional check over your AC and give it a tune-up, then you should call right away for maintenance before serious wear and tear set in. But in general, spring is when you want to have AC maintenance done each year.

Spring is an ideal time for maintenance work because it’s easy to fit into the schedules of HVAC technicians. The mild weather of the season means there are few heating and cooling emergencies to attend to, so technicians will be able to find a convenient time to arrange for maintenance.

Another reason to arrange for spring maintenance is that it gives your AC a jump on the summer heat without forcing it into a long stretch of inactivity when it can start to collect dust and dirt. With a proper inspection and tune-up right before the hot weather arrives, your air conditioning system will be in the best shape possible for the rest of the year.

Don’t think of AC maintenance as an “additional” service you can arrange to help your cooling system run a bit better. It’s a mandatory service if you want you air conditioning system to run at its best for the longest number of years. Neglecting maintenance will cost you money in higher cooling bills, more repairs, and an early break down. Call on APC Plumbing & Heating today and schedule your spring air conditioning maintenance in Devner, CO this spring, and every spring to come.

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Energy Efficient Cooling Tips

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Staying cool during the summer months can often feel like a financial burden, particularly during the dog days when temperature seems to conspire against our comfort. Keeping your system energy efficient is the only way to ensure that your energy bills stay reasonable, and there are a number of ways to approach this issue. In today’s post, we offer up a range of energy efficient cooling tips that are applicable in most homes and for most cooling systems. Whether you own a year-round heat pump or ductless mini split, a central air unit or a swamp cooler, our air conditioning technicians can help you achieve excellent results.

  • Enroll in a routine maintenance program. There’s no better way to keep your system in good working order than by having it regularly maintained by a trained technician. During this cost-effective, annual tune-up, your AC will be thoroughly inspected for any signs of problems. By having a professional on hand, any small issues currently developing can be nipped in the bud. Another aspect of preventive maintenance is the cleaning of your system components, such as the coils. Dust and debris are air conditioning killers. They can cause serious performance and efficiency issues over time. Lastly, any adjustments to your refrigerant levels can also be made at this time.
  • Get a smart thermostat. If you want to improve energy efficiency, you may want to start by installing a new thermostat. Whether you opt for a programmable model that offers you the ability to schedule temperature changes whether you’re at home or not; or you want a smart thermostat for remote control via your tablet or smartphone, we can provide you with one. Improving your energy efficiency has never been easier.
  • Watch out for the sun. If you want to cut down on the amount of thermal energy that enters your home, you’ll want to make sure that you keep your shades drawn during the day, particularly on the side of the home that enjoys plentiful sunlight all summer long. Dress in light clothes and treat yourself to a cool beverage instead of cranking up the AC. Such minor changes in your domestic life can actually lead to improved efficiency.

Call APC Plumbing & Heating today to schedule AC maintenance in Denver or anything else related to your cooling system with our air conditioning technicians.

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