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

My Air Conditioner Is Making Too Much Noise!

Monday, August 1st, 2016

As we’ve already progressed well into summer, you’ve more than likely been using your air conditioning system on a very consistent basis. Hopefully in doing so, you haven’t run into any detrimental problems. Of course if you have, our expertly trained and licensed technicians are here to help you out, but how do you know for certain it’s even time to call for AC repairs?

Noise complaints are one of the most frequent service calls we get. Of course, your air conditioner is never going to be completely silent; such an AC system doesn’t exist. But an unfamiliar noise is more often than not a sign that something unusual is happening with your AC system. Below we’ve listed a few particular noises you should be aware of.

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Would You Benefit from Ductless Cooling?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Ductless air conditioning systems function by adopting a decentralized approach to cooling your home. Multiple small units are installed throughout your home instead of just one centralized system to cool down your entire home. Ductless systems allow for zoning: you can turn off the air in the parts of your home not being used to save money on your electricity bills.

Plus, this zoning capability allows individual family members or occupants to set the temperature to suit their own individual cooling preferences in other areas of the home. Not every type of home or family will benefit from this type of air conditioning system, however. So how do you know if you will?

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Understanding the Important Role of Refrigerant in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Do you ever think about the refrigerant in your air conditioner? Chances are if you’re an average homeowner, you don’t! However, it actually plays a very important role, as without the right amount in your system, your air conditioner simply can’t do its job.

To ensure that your air conditioner is in its best working condition and that it operates correctly for years to come, you should know the basics of how it functions. Read below to learn more about the vital role that refrigerant plays in your air conditioner, and possible problems that can arise.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Short-Cycling? Here’s Why!

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summer is officially here and boy do we know it! Temperatures have certainly crept up in recent weeks. Hopefully, you haven’t run into any detrimental problems with your air conditioner this season. But if you have noticed any troubling symptoms, it could be time to call for repairs.

One of the most common AC problems we hear of today is a system that cycles on and off rapidly while inefficiently cooling the home that it is in. This process, called short-cycling, can occur in a poorly installed air conditioner or even a well-maintained system. As advanced and complex as these systems have become, they are not invulnerable.

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Is it Time for a New Heat Pump?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Summer is just around the corner, and as such it’s time to ensure that your heat pump is ready to keep you cool through the next few months. If you can’t depend on your heat pump for cooling relief this season, then you should think about replacing it before the summer heat reaches its peak.

The last thing you want is for your air conditioning system to fail on you in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year, right? Keep reading to learn more about the signs that indicate you might need a new heat pump.

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When to Think about Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 13th, 2016

When an air conditioning system is professional installed and maintained on a regular basis, it has the potential to last well over a decade. However, no matter how well you take care of your cooling system, there will come a time that it just can’t take anymore and you’ll need a new unit.

If your AC system truly cannot make it through another summer, then now is the best time to consider replacing it. You don’t want to be stuck on the hottest day of summer with a malfunctioning or broken down air conditioner. Below, we’ve outlined common signs that a new air conditioner is in order.

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Why Is Professional Air Conditioning Installation So Important?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The air conditioning systems manufactured today are much more energy efficient than those of the past. However, they can only function at their best when they are installed correctly. Amateur installation can result in shoddy performance, plus can lead to costly repairs you might have avoided otherwise.

To prevent the risk of premature system failure, it’s best to have your air conditioning system installed by a professional. Our professionals understand how to determine cooling loads in order to gauge what size your system should be, and how to choose the best type of air conditioner for your home.

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Be Aware of These Common Air Conditioning Repair Needs

Monday, May 16th, 2016

It may not be summer yet, but with temperatures steadily creeping up towards the 80s, we are reminded that it does get warm here. With that, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for summer by scheduling a maintenance appointment. More importantly, you want to know what repair issues you may be facing this season.

Understanding common air conditioning repair needs can help you prepare your budget. This way, you’ll be less likely to be surprised by an air conditioning issue that prevents you from using your system when you need it the most. Keep reading for some common air conditioner problems that homeowners face.

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Dispelling the Freon Myth: It’s Not Normal to Lose Refrigerant

Monday, May 9th, 2016

With the weather finally expected to warm up this week, your thoughts will likely soon turn to air conditioning. When it does come time for you to use your system this season, you will ideally have no problems. But if you are detecting less-than-satisfying output from your vents, then you may have a problem with your refrigerant. It’s very important that you not put off a problem of this nature, as it’s indicative of a leak.

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The Role and Importance of Your AC Condenser Unit

Monday, April 25th, 2016

The outdoor unit of your air conditioner is probably not something you think about a whole lot. However, your outside air conditioner—called the condenser unit—plays a very important role. The inside part of your AC system is tasked with absorbing heat from your home’s air, while your condenser unit has the responsibility of releasing that heat to the air outside. Therefore, without your condenser, the warm air from your home would have nowhere to go. This heat exchange process is made possible by a few vital components.

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