House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC’

AC Maintenance: The Time Has Come!

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Let’s get the short version of this post out of the way, right off the bat. You need to schedule air conditioning maintenance. There is no getting around this. If you do not have your air conditioner tuned up each and every year, by trained professionals, then you are doing yourself and your system a major disservice. We mean it when we say that it will set you back, in a variety of ways.

Now, we have got some good news for you, too. You are reading this right now, and that means that you have already found the professionals that you can trust to do the job right when it comes to your AC maintenance in Chesapeake, VA. Remember, air conditioning maintenance is definitely not a DIY appropriate service. There are a few steps that you can take to protect your system and its performance, but the fact remains that most of the job requires professional skill and expertise.

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AC Issues: Faulty Capacitors

Monday, September 24th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitWhile temperatures are starting to mellow out a bit, which is a big relief considering just how hot it has been for the past few months, you are still going to be firing up that AC a couple of more times, most likely. Even if you don’t however, you should still have your system repaired now, if there are problems, rather than waiting for the start of the next cooling season to arrive. Why?

Because there is no situation in which it benefits you to put any necessary air conditioning service in Chesapeake off until a later date. Your air conditioner has taken a beating over the course of the summer months, and any number of problems may have developed. There are a lot of components working away within the system that are going to feel the effects of a season’s worth of wear and tear. One issue that you may run into is faulty capacitors.

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Is AC Maintenance Worth My Money?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

relaxing-on-couchAbsolutely, 100% yes. There are a lot of questions that homeowners may ask us, such as “When should I replace my AC?” or “Which air conditioner is right for me?” that would require a lot more information for us to answer confidently. “Is AC maintenance worth my money?” however is one of the simplest questions a customer might ask us. Simply put, this simple question has only one answer—and that is regardless of what type of AC you use.

But why is this the case? Is this just an aggressive sales tactic on our end? No, of course not. There are too many benefits you can enjoy as a direct result of routine AC maintenance to ignore the need for this vital service. We are going to get into them below, and we’ll offer you some tips about what you can do on your own to help keep your air conditioner in the best working condition possible. (No, it’s not your entire tune-up!).

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Common Causes of Uneven Cooling

Monday, July 30th, 2018

angry-manWhy do you use a whole-house air conditioning system? To cool your whole house with just one system, right? Of course! So why would you put up with anything shy of great comfort throughout your entire home? Even if you don’t use a given room as much as you do the others in your house, you still want to ensure that your whole house is evenly cooled. Unfortunately, this is not the case in many homes. Don’t settle for less!

There are a few different reasons why your home may be cooling unevenly. Whatever the precise nature of the problem, you can count on our team to diagnose it accurately and to resolve it completely. You don’t want to waste your time with AC technicians who are not going to be able to figure out what is going on in a timely manner, and you definitely don’t want to risk damage to your home or failed attempts at solving the problem—so leave your AC services in Chesapeake to us!

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AC FAQ: Where’s This Water Coming From?

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

evaporator-coilWith the exception of evaporative coolers, which are not used often in this area, air conditioning systems do not use water in their operation. With that in mind, you may be wondering where the heck all of this water that is surrounding your air conditioning unit is coming from. No, it is not a figment of your imagination or some sort of optical illusion. There may be water coming from your system, but it is not a water leak in the way that you may be thinking of.

There are a few potential sources of this water. While it may not really be an emergency that is putting the condition of your air conditioner at risk, it is definitely in your best interest to get to the bottom of the problem immediately. In at least one case, this could be a symptom of a problem that could do irrevocable damage to your plumbing system. So read on, and remember to contact us for quality air conditioning services in Suffolk, VA.

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Explore Your Air Conditioning Options

Monday, June 18th, 2018

working-on-ACTemperatures are rising, and yet you still don’t have an air conditioning system. Or worse, you already have air conditioning, but the recent utility bills are putting you under strain. A bigger, more powerful, and more efficient AC system might seem like the best way to go. But before making any quick decisions—whether it’s to install a new system or to replace your current one—let’s go through the best options for air conditioning in Portsmouth, VA.

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Tips for a Problem-Free AC Replacement

Monday, May 21st, 2018

AC-manifoldF0r most of us, replacing an air conditioning system represents a major expense. It is not something that you want to rush into, and you certainly do not want to replace your air conditioning in Virginia Beach, VA prematurely. So what are you supposed to do? Run your current system into the ground, then try to place a rush order on a replacement when it finally taps out for good? Absolutely not.

We understand financial strains are a fact of life for many homeowners. In an ideal world, we’d all be able to invest in the newest, most efficient equipment possible. Heck, we’d also be able to invest in a system that lasts forever! Here in the real world, however, neither scenario is likely. So today, we want to share some tips with you about how you can make your AC replacement as problem-free as possible.

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Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

service-timeMuch as we would love to tell you that you are not going to have any problems with your air conditioner this year, let alone for countless years to come, that is simply not the case. No air conditioner lasts forever, and no air conditioner operates properly throughout its entire lifespan. You are going to need air conditioning repair in Virginia Beach, VA eventually. When you do, you want to act fast so that your system does not wind up suffering unnecessary damages.

Obviously, there are certain problems that may be more pressing than others. A refrigerant leak just so happens to be one of the most serious problems that your air conditioner may encounter, though. Remember, a lot of air conditioning issues share similar symptoms. What you may think is a relatively minor issue may actually be a symptom of a refrigerant leak, so don’t wind up doing major damage to your system just because you falsely believed that repairs could wait.

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Remember to Change Your Air Filter This Summer

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

air-filterOkay, so the heat of the summer season may still be a ways away. We certainly cannot fault anyone for thinking ahead and anticipating its arrival, though. Most of us have had quite enough cold weather to last us for a while, and hot and sunny days would definitely be a nice change of pace. That is why we’re going to shift gears today and discuss one of the best ways in which you can help your air conditioning in Chesapeake, VA to excel in its operation.

Don’t worry, it is nothing too complex. We certainly are not going to suggest that you should be trying to tune-up your air conditioner on your own, for instance. What we are going to suggest, however, is that you take it upon yourself to complete one of the most vital single maintenance tasks that your air conditioner needs to succeed. It is really quite simple—just remember to change your air filter throughout the summer season!

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AC FAQ: Why Is It Leaking Water?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

woman-and-technicianThere are a lot of different problems that may develop with even the best air conditioning systems on the market. One of the most perplexing that homeowners may encounter is water surrounding the unit. What makes this so perplexing? Well, mainly the fact that an air conditioner does not actually use water in its operation! So if there is not actually any water in the system, then that means it can’t be leaking, right? Well, not exactly.

If you see water surrounding your air conditioner in Virginia Beach, you should not just dismiss it or jump to the conclusion that it came from somewhere else. That water very well may be coming from the air conditioner. It is just not the type of “leak” that you’d normally associate with this type of system. Read on, keep calm, and contact a member of our team if you notice that your AC is taking a bath.

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