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

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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What You Should Know About Refrigerant

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

white-question-mark-on-a-blue-backgroundYou may have heard the term Freon before. This is actually a brand name given to a very important component within your air conditioner, and that’s chemical refrigerant. Without this refrigerant, your cooling system is nothing more than a large house fan. Fans can certainly help out a bit in hot weather, however if you really want to achieve comfort during the summer, then you need a highly effective and efficient air conditioner. And for that, you need refrigerant.

What many homeowners don’t understand is just how refrigerant works in their air conditioner. As such, a common question we get from homeowners is, “how often do I need to refill Freon?” The short answer to how often you should have to replace—what we call recharge—refrigerant is, “hopefully never!” We’ll explain below.

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Cooling System Sounds That Should Raise Concerns

Monday, June 25th, 2018

woman-covering-earsTemperatures around our parts may not be as consistently high throughout the year as other parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get our fair share of long, sweltering summers. As such, the use of an air conditioner on a daily basis is an absolute must, and of course, that air conditioner must work flawlessly.

Of course, the only way to make sure this is the case is to schedule routine maintenance. Maintenance tune-ups should be performed on your air conditioner once a year, or twice a year if you’re utilizing a heat pump. Without this level of care, you can find yourself in frequent need of air conditioning repair in Aurora, CO as well as potential premature system replacement.

But what if you did have maintenance done, and yet you’re hearing strange noises coming from your cooling system? This is less likely to happen following maintenance, but still possible. So what should you listen for, and when should you call in a pro?

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Signs Your AC Is Not Ready for the Cooling Season

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Flushed man feeling hot in front of a fanWe may have fairly mild summers compared to other parts of the country, but that doesn’t negate the fact that homeowners throughout our fine communities need reliable and efficient cooling. If last week was any indication, warmer temps are already well on their way, and you want to make sure that you have a comfortable home when summer hits.

A sudden breakdown can be detrimental to this comfort, forcing you to scramble to schedule air conditioning repair in Aurora, CO, and hoping that you can get it fixed before you have to spend any amount of time sweltering inside your own home. The sooner you can spot the signs that your AC is not ready for the cooling season (because it needs said repairs), the faster you can get it fixed and the more money you can save.

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