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

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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Common AC Myths for You to Forget This Spring

Monday, March 19th, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundIf you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t understand the technical details of how your air conditioner works. That’s okay, we don’t expect you to—especially considering the complexity of modern AC systems and the years of training and education required to even become a licensed HVAC technician!

Unfortunately, though, there are some things you should know about your air conditioning in Denver, CO that many people do not. Due to this, you might be using your air conditioner inefficiently and even could be doing more harm than good to the system.

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Is Your AC Prepared for Spring?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

top view of an outdoor AC unitIt’s that time of year again. While we are still certainly experiencing cooler temperatures, spring is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before we begin to use our air conditioners. So what time of the year is it? Time to schedule your next Denver, CO AC maintenance appointment!

Getting this on your calendar every year (or every 6 months if you’re utilizing a year-round heat pump system) is the only fool-proof way to get your AC system ready for its heaviest months of use. Maintenance enables our technicians to thoroughly inspect and clean your cooling system, while making any needed adjustments, and checking for potential repair needs. Managing these repairs early on reduces your risk of running into much later cooling system emergencies later on—when you need the system the most.

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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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