AC Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

Repair or Replace the AC: Why It’s a Tricky Choice

Monday, November 4th, 2019

old-air-conditionerAir conditioners never shut down “for the season” in Katy. They only get less use during stretches of the year. Because we’re entering one of those cooler periods, you have an opportunity to make a big change to your air conditioner if it’s malfunctioning: replace it. You’ll have no trouble managing an AC replacement in Katy, TX with us during the late fall.

But … is the malfunctioning AC ready to be replaced? Maybe it’s worthwhile to repair it. But, if the repair only squeezes another year or two from the air conditioner, that wouldn’t be worth it. And new air conditioners have better efficiency, so you’d start saving money. But a new AC is a large expense, and what if the repair is money-saver and …

Aaaaagh! Help, I don’t know what to do!

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Dead Compressor—Does It Mean You Need a New AC?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

compressor-in-ac-unitWhat’s the worst problem a central air conditioner can face? We won’t keep you in—it’s a dead compressor. When you turn on the air conditioning system to cool down your home, and you hear no sound from the outdoor cabinet aside from the fan, the compressor has stopped working. The fault might not be a dead compressor—it could be a failed capacitor or an electrical issue—but it’s a possibility.

The compressor is the literal heart of an air conditioning system. It’s where energy is applied to the refrigerant to make it circulate through the rest of the AC. Without the compressor to turn refrigerant into a high-pressure hot gas, the refrigerant won’t move between the indoor and outdoor coils and cool the inside air of the house.

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When Your AC Starts and Stops Too Often

Monday, August 26th, 2019

air-conditioner-cabinetsDuring a hot summer day in Katy, air conditioners in home put in long hours. You’re used to hearing the air conditioner humming away for long stretches during a 90°+ late summer afternoon. This is normal, although we recommend setting the thermostat as high as comfortably possible. This will reduce the strain on the AC and allow it to cycle down for periods.

However, your air conditioning system should for cycles of 15 minutes or more. When you notice cooling cycles shorter than this, something may be wrong. The AC’s compressor shouldn’t run for less than 10 minutes and then turn back on a short time later and repeat the process. This is short-cycling, and you don’t want it affecting your cooling system.

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What Can Happen to Your Cooling During the Intense Heat

Monday, July 29th, 2019

thermometer-going-redThe heat we’re experiencing right now in Katy is extreme. It’s not easy to stay outdoors for long, but at least you have a home with a powerful air conditioning system so you can always retreat to it.

You can’t rely on your AC 100% of the time, however, because no matter how well it was built and installed, no matter how dutifully you’ve had it serviced and maintained, it can still malfunction. When the heat rises to levels such as we’re currently experiencing, there’s a higher risk of an air conditioner problem due to all the extra work the system takes on.

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I’m Not Feeling Cool Enough in My Home! What’s Wrong?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headWhen the Katy summer heat settles in, it doesn’t fool around! When it’s hot, it’s hot. You want to be assured that your home is always a cool retreat from the summer heat thanks to a central air conditioning system.

But have you started to feel less comfort in your home? When the AC is running, does it feel like it’s not doing its job as well as it once did? You may have a malfunctioning air conditioner, or even one that needs to be replaced. On the other hand, you may only have a simple problem you can take care of on your own. We’ll look over the possibilities to see when you need to call for air conditioning services in Katy, TX.

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The Top AC Services You Might Need

Monday, November 19th, 2018

tools-on-ac-unitAh yes, another winter season is almost upon us here in Katy. And that means … well, plenty more warm weather mixed in with cooler days. Even at the coldest, our winters still hover around 60°F during the day, and temperatures in the 80s still can swing by.

Which is a long way of saying you may need air conditioning service in Katy, TX during the next few months, not just heating service. We’re here to help—we believe comfort can cost less, and we’d like to prove it to you when you need assistance keeping your home cool through any season. Below are a few of the air conditioning services you might need our help with.

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Can I Do Any Air Conditioning Repairs Myself?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Air-conditioner-repairmanOur air conditioning systems only get a few breaks around the year. All this hard work makes them more prone to experiencing repair needs, which can occur at any time of the year.

We know you don’t want to call for air conditioning repair in Sugar Land, TX or the surrounding areas unless you have to. What can you do to fix your air conditioner on your own? What sort of DIY tips do we have for you?

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Why Your AC Is Unevenly Cooling Your House

Monday, September 24th, 2018

man-and-fanOne of the most important jobs of a central air conditioning system is spreading cooling power evenly around a house. It’s one of the many reasons to have a central AC system rather than window units, which only affect the rooms they’re in. When you have an effective central air conditioner, you can enjoy the same pleasant temperatures all through the rooms of your house whenever the heat outside rises (and it can rise any time of the year here in Katy!).

But uneven cooling is an issue central air conditioners often face. If you are discovering rooms that are hotter and stuffier than normal in your house when you have the AC running, you might have a serious problem requiring air conditioning repair in Katy, TX from our professionals.

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Your Air Conditioner’s Age and Choosing to Replace It

Monday, September 10th, 2018

old-air-conditionerThe closing weeks of summer don’t mean a sudden plunge in the heat. You can expect to need your AC running for a bit longer. But the winding-down time of the season is a good point to start considering the future of your air conditioning system and whether you want to replace it before the next summer arrives. You don’t want to wait for an air conditioning system to completely break down before you have it replaced. If possible, get ahead of the problem and replace the AC before it starts to give you headaches like increased bills and unreliable performance.

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“Uh, Should There Be Ice on My Air Conditioning?”

Monday, August 27th, 2018

frozen-acNo, there should not. Call us for air conditioning repairs in Katy, TX!

Oh, you’re still here? I hope you already called us—we should be there soon to fix what’s wrong with your air conditioner. We may even save you from having to replace it prematurely.

But since we’ve got you here, we can entertain you as you wait with an explanation of why ice on the AC is a Bad Thing.

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