Balanced Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

Rating Your AC’s Performance Over the Summer

Monday, October 12th, 2020

hand-drawing-checkboxAlthough Florida air conditioning systems never get extended breaks, even during winter, the end of the year is the best time to consider making significant changes to a home’s central AC. The weather cools down a bit and you’ll have more time to arrange for a convenient replacement for an aging air conditioner—if that’s what you need.

Is this the fall season when you stop with air conditioning repair in St. Petersburg, FL, and instead opt to have our technicians install a new air conditioner? A big question, and we’d like to help you address it with a thought exercise: give your air conditioning system a rating for how well it performed over the summer. This will help you think about its future and what work, if any, it requires before the next heatwave arrives. (And there’s no guarantee that won’t occur before the end of the year!)

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My AC Is Making Rattling Sounds—What Does That Mean?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

woman-listening-300x200Odd noises from an air conditioner are rarely anything good. You can expect certain sounds from your AC’s indoor and outdoor components when it’s running:

  • The whir of the motors powering the fans and the compressor.
  • Occasional clicking sounds at startup.
  • The drip of water in the condensate drainage system.
  • The whoosh of air passing through the ductwork.

Sounds aside from this are warning you that’s something is wrong with the air conditioner. One of the most common of these warning sounds is rattling. There are several potential sources for this noise, and if you have any doubts about what’s causing it, it’s time to call for AC repair in Wesley Chapel, FL from our team. We offer 24-hour emergency service—we don’t want you to get trapped with a non-working AC during the Florida heat.

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Too Much Refrigerant in an AC Is a Problem Too

Monday, October 14th, 2019

compressor-in-ac-unitWe’ve written a number of times about the troubles an air conditioning system will run into when it loses its refrigerant charge because of leaks. When leaks are left unrepaired, an undercharged refrigerant will not only lose cooling power, it will eventually break down from a burnt-out compressor. At the first sign of an AC running a reduced refrigerant charge, call a Trinity, FL air conditioning contractor to look at the system and get it fixed.

But this problem happens in reverse as well. A central air conditioning system is designed to operate at a specific refrigerant charge and pressure. If there is too much refrigerant in the system, the AC is in danger—the same danger of a catastrophic compressor breakdown.

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Reasons Your AC Can’t Keep Up with the Heat

Monday, August 5th, 2019

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headWhat’s worse than buying an air conditioner that can’t cool you down? At that point you might as well just flush your money down the toilet. Though realistically, air conditioners in good condition and maintained properly should always be able to cool your home for a long period of time. Certain problems, like a dirty evaporator coil or clogged air filter, could indicate that you just need some air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL. Other issues, like a refrigerant leak or an electrical failure, could be signs that your system needs replacing.

Nobody wants an air conditioner that can’t keep up with the heat. That is why one of our HVAC technicians can give you a proper diagnosis for why your air conditioner just can’t seem to get the job done, as well as a few affordable solutions to finally cool your home down.

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How to Troubleshoot an AC That Won’t Work

Monday, June 24th, 2019

ac-with-toolsA failed air conditioning system can be serious misery during the heat and humidity of a Florida summer. Because of the high level of stress that cooling systems undergo in this climate, an air conditioner may abruptly stop working during a heat wave.

If you turn on your AC system one hot day and find that the air flowing from the vents isn’t cooled, or that the AC won’t come on at all, you may have a repair emergency on your hands …

… or you may have a simple problem you can correct on your own.

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Do I Need to Put More Refrigerant Into My AC at Some Point?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedThis is a question homeowners often have about their air conditioning systems. They know that refrigerant (aka “Freon,” which is a brand name) is an important part of how an air conditioner runs. Without refrigerant, there’s no way for an AC system to cool down a house. But what happens if the refrigerant runs out? And when will it start to run out?

The simple answer: You shouldn’t need to put more refrigerant in an air conditioning system because the AC doesn’t consume refrigerant.

A longer answer is necessary, because it helps explain how air conditioners operate and the times when refrigerant will need to be added.

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Why Is There Ice on My Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

frozen-acIf you’ve noticed the indoor coils for your air conditioning system have ice or frost on them, you’re right to be concerned. Often, homeowners ignore the appearance of ice on parts of an AC because they imagine that it’s part of the normal cooling cycle.

Cool air comes from an AC, so it probably has ice somewhere in it. This, however, is wrong. An air conditioner is a type of refrigerant system, and just your refrigerator, you don’t want frost developing on it. Ice is a sign of a problem and a reason to call for service for your air conditioning in Wesley Chapel, FL from our team.

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