House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioner’

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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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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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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Why Does My AC Keep Cycling On and Off?

Monday, June 4th, 2018

AC-toolsIt’s annoying, isn’t it? Your air conditioner starts up—you can hear it. It begins to cool your home—you can feel it. Then it abruptly cycles back down—you can’t stand it! So don’t put up with it! This is called short cycling, and it is actually a much bigger problem than many homeowners realize. As is so often the case, there are a few different reasons why your system may short cycle.

While these causes vary in terms of severity, the fact remains that a short cycling AC is not a happy AC, and you are not likely to be satisfied with its performance. When the heat of summer hits its zenith, you really need to know that your system is going to live up to your deservedly high expectations. That is why you may need to contact to schedule service with our Norfolk, VA air conditioning repair technicians. 

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You Need a Clean Air Filter in Your AC!

Monday, June 19th, 2017

filterBy and large, air conditioning maintenance is something you really need to leave to trained professionals. Routine AC maintenance is a very involved process, requiring a number of different checks, tests, and cleanings. However, there is one vital task that you should complete on your own as recommended and required. That is changing the air filter that comes standard in your air conditioning system.

Now, we know that it may not sound like the biggest priority, and yes, your AC technician is going to change your air filter when he or she completes your system tune-up each year. However, you need to change your air filter much more than once a year. Typically, these filters should be changed every 1 to 3 months. This means that, assuming you want the best that your air conditioner in Portsmouth, VA has to offer, you need to be doing the filter changes yourself.

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Common AC Misconceptions: Bigger Is Better

Monday, June 20th, 2016

When investing in a home cooling system, you may think  that you should go out and buy the biggest and baddest air conditioner that you can possibly afford. After all, you want to be able to cool your home swiftly and effectively, right? Well, as the title of this post suggests, you should not just assume that the biggest air conditioner is the right one for your living space. If you want to use your air conditioner with the best results possible, you need to have the right AC for your home in place. We’ll make sure that this is the case, so let us handle your air conditioning services

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Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Before Summer Is Gone

Monday, August 17th, 2015

We know how busy life can be, and it is understandable if you failed to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Chesapeake, VA before the summer season got under way. Sometimes the heat of summer really can just come out of nowhere. Remember, though, that it is not too late to schedule your air conditioning maintenance for the year, even if the summer season is mostly behind us at this point. In a classic case of better late than never, routine air conditioning maintenance this late in the game can still benefit you greatly. If you are ready to have your system inspected and tuned up by a qualified professional, just give House Call Company a call today.

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3 Reasons Why You Must Change Your Air Filter

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Modern life can be very hectic,  and certain things are bound to fall through the cracks from time to time. One thing that you really cannot afford to forget, though, is just how important it is that you change the air filter in your HVAC system regularly. It may seem like a relatively minor task. However, it can have a seriously beneficial impact on your air conditioning system. Of course, if you fail to change your air filter in your air conditioning system in Suffolk, it will still have an impact: it just won’t be beneficial. To learn more or to schedule professional air conditioning services, give the pros at House Call Company a call today.

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3 Reasons to Consider Cooling Your Home Without Ductwork

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Thanks to modern technology, it is now easier and more cost effective than ever before to live in great comfort all year long. In fact, there are so many different home comfort systems available that simply choosing which is right for your home can prove to be quite difficult. This is where a Home Performance Contractor has additional value over a standard HVAC Contractor. If you are considering your options for a new air conditioning system, make sure that you give the ductless (or mini split) air conditioning systems some attention. Ductless mini splits are becoming very popular in the historic homes of Portsmouth, Virginia. This popularity is not difficult to understand why. Read the following reasons for cooling your home without ductwork, and see what you think. If you believe that ductless cooling may be a good fit for your home, call the pros at House Call Company to schedule service at 757-398-1820.

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How Does Size Impact the Performance of My Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

While some people may think that a bigger air conditioning system is always for the better, this is actually not the case at all. Sure, an undersized air conditioner in Chesapeake, VA is not going to help you to live comfortably throughout the hottest time of the year. That being said, though, an oversized air conditioner won’t be any better. The key to getting a great performance from any air conditioning system is to ensure that your system is of the right size for your home. Only a trained professional can guarantee that this is the case. Schedule your air conditioning installation with a member of the House Call Company team, and know that the job will be done right from start to finish.

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