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

Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Spring

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Two important steps you can take today will help you to get ready for the spring: changing the air filter and calling in professional heating and air conditioning technicians for a thorough tune-up. Learn more about these valuable services in the guide to follow!

Continue Reading

How to Get Your Swamp Cooler Ready for Winter

Monday, October 5th, 2015

It’s important to winterize your evaporative cooler (also known as a swamp cooler) each fall in order to prevent freezing, keep mold and mildew from developing, and possibly prolong the lifespan of your system. Follow our tips so that you won’t have to worry about any urgent service needs in the spring.

Continue Reading

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?

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

What to Look for When Replacing an Air Conditioner

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

When your older air conditioner finally bites the dust, you’re faced with a lot of decisions. First, you have to find a reputable company to remove the older system and help you find a suitable replacement. Then, you have to weed through the various brands, sizes and details of the available systems for your area. The best way to decide is to work with an HVAC professional, but we have a couple of suggestions of what to look out for.

Continue Reading

Does My Air Conditioner Need More Refrigerant?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

This is a question our technicians get asked time and time again. Refrigerant is a chemical blend that many people know under the trademarked name Freon. Of course, a technician would have to look at the air conditioning system closely and carefully in order to determine the problem with certainty. But it turns out that simply adding refrigerant probably won’t solve most air conditioning issues.

Continue Reading

What You Should Know about Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

 

Are you considering replacing your older air conditioner or installing a new system for a new home or room addition? We’d like to help you through the process. That’s why we’ve provided this list of just a few things we think homeowners should know before beginning the installation process.

Continue Reading

Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Eventually, any air conditioner will wear down to the point that it is no longer operational. But most experts recommend taking care of air conditioning replacement before a complete system breakdown. Replacing an air conditioner before its time is up can save you money, and your new system will perform a lot better than one that is over a decade old. Here’s some quick advice on when is a good time for replacement over repairs.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading