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

No, Your AC System Shouldn’t Be Losing Refrigerant

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

refrigerant-line-behind-ac-unitThis is a fairly common air conditioning myth among homeowners—that the refrigerant in the system “runs out” like gasoline does from a car. Unfortunately, dishonest or well-meaning but ill-informed amateurs have contributed to this myth. They may have told you that refrigerant needs to be “topped off” every now and then, like during your maintenance session.

We understand why you might believe this misconception, too. Refrigerant seems like a “fuel” for your air conditioner, right? Well not quite—it is what enables the cooling process, but it recycles continuously throughout the system rather than depleting like gasoline from a car. In other words, your air conditioner should never lose refrigerant—and if it is, it means you have a leak that needs repair.

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Air Conditioning Repair Needs to be Aware of

Monday, August 19th, 2019

animated-checklistSummertime is the most likely time of the year for your air conditioner to break down. This makes sense, since of course summertime is when your air conditioner gets the most use. But, it’s also incredibly inconvenient, right?

After all. the last thing you want to do in the middle of a summer day is deal with getting your AC repaired, and being uncomfortable in your home until an HVAC tech comes. Of course, you can fend off the worst of repair needs with maintenance. Have you scheduled your tune-up yet this summer? But as diligent as you are about AC care, you may still run into trouble.

We’ve shared some AC repair needs to be aware of so you know to call a pro right away, rather than sitting on a small problem until it grows into a major malfunction.

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How to Detect a Refrigerant Leak (And Why It’s a Problem!)

Monday, August 5th, 2019

refrigerant-line-behind-air-conditionerThere are many problems out there that people see as “minor”… and it’s true, some are more relatively minor than others. But when it comes to your air conditioner, there’s no problem you just want to brush off without having a technician at least look at the system. A refrigerant leak is absolutely no exception.

Refrigerant is literally what makes your cooling system’s job possible.

And if you have reason to believe that you have a refrigerant leak in your AC system, then you need to schedule a service call right away. The longer you wait, the greater risk there is of serious damage occurring to your air conditioner—likely to your compressor, which is the heart of your cooling system. But how do you know you have a refrigerant leak?

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Why Professional HVAC Service Matters

Monday, June 24th, 2019

ac-technician-working-on-systemIf you’re reading this, chances are you are not a professional HVAC contractor. If you are, well, then you’ll agree with our assessment below.

Only skilled and trained professionals can install and service your heating and cooling systems.

Our pros are the ones to call. Put down that toolbox and let professionals handle whatever HVAC service needs you have in your home. This isn’t just because we’re saying so, but rather because we want the best for our customers. Chances are you may end up calling us up anyway to repair something an amateur did while trying to install or repair your HVAC system.

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How to Prep Your AC for Summer

Monday, June 10th, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerHave you scheduled your professional air conditioning maintenance appointment yet? With temperatures still relatively cool for now, it’s hard to imagine needing your air conditioner on a daily—if not hourly—basis any time soon. But summer will be here before you know it, and when it hits you want to be able to rely on the comfort provided by your cooling system, right?

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Problems You Don’t Expect from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 27th, 2019

top-view-of-outdoor-air-conditioning-unitA worn down fan belt, a breach in ductwork, a dirty evaporator coil—these all have something in common. They are typical problems for an air conditioner to experience. And, they’re all issues that you can usually prevent altogether, so long as you stay on top of routine professional maintenance. In fact, professional maintenance can help prevent about 85% of the repair needs your air conditioner would ever need throughout its lifespan!

However, what about unexpected or uncommon AC problems? Issues that you should never have to deal with or that are so rare you don’t hear about them very much? They do happen, and it’s wise to be aware of what they are so that if you are impacted, you won’t be caught off guard, and you’ll know to call our pros for service right away.

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AC Care as Temperatures Warm: What Not to Do!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Temperatures around our parts have slowly but surely started warming up, to the point that soon enough we’ll need our air conditioners on a daily basis. Think about last summer. What would have done without an air conditioner in June and July? While it might be livable, it’s certainly not comfortable to go without efficient and effective cooling.

Therefore, we urge you to take proper care of your air conditioner. There are many ways to properly care for your cooling system, and there are many ways to improperly care for one—mistakes that can be detrimental to its functionality overall. What are these mistakes? Keep reading to find out!

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Ominous AC Noises and What They Mean

Monday, April 29th, 2019

woman-covering-her-ears-standing-on-white-backgroundDid you know that summertime is the most likely season for air conditioners to develop problems? This is because they’re placed under a lot more stress than, say, in fall or spring. After all, you’ll be using yours every day for at least 3 months straight, and this added wear and tear makes it more likely for various components to break down.

It’s essential that you have your air conditioner checked out by a trained and experienced professional if you detect any signs that it is malfunctioning in any way. Keep reading to learn more about one of the biggest signs that something is amiss: scary or unfamiliar sounds coming from the air conditioner.

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As the Season Ends, Don’t Neglect Your Cooling System

Monday, September 17th, 2018

writing-in-appointment-bookWith temperatures still soaring in recent weeks, it may be hard to imagine that the official end of summer is just a few short days away. Soon enough, the weather will cool and we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief as we turn off our air conditioners for the season and direct our attention to heating our homes instead.

But wait, not so fast!

Do you have any AC repair needs? Perhaps you heard a clanging coming from your air conditioner, or a hissing noise accompanied by low cooling power. These signs and more indicated that something is wrong with your cooling system—and the need for Denver HVAC services should never be ignored, no matter how close to the end of the season we may be. So, what problems should you look out for?

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Don’t Ignore Late Season AC Repairs

Monday, August 6th, 2018

air-conditioner-being-repaired-by-technicianOur temperatures are on a bit of a roller coast ride right now, with summer weather fading but still granting us with a heat wave here and there. As such, your air conditioning system probably still requires use for at least another month. As you look forward to shutting it off for the season, though, it’s important that you not neglect any Parker, CO HVAC services that you may need.

This is particularly true when it comes to repairs. Air conditioner repairs should always be done ASAP, regardless of how many more weeks you’re going to use it this summer. We’ve explained why this is the case, below.

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