Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

Spring Means It’s Time to Talk about Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Air-conditioner-repairmanIt’s spring once again here in Chicago… although that doesn’t mean we start to enjoy warm weather immediately. Warmer weather maybe, but right now isn’t a time when you’ll need to rev up your air conditioner to keep your home cooled down. That will probably start in May.

But wait a minute… May isn’t that far off! Less than a month away. And those warmer temperatures might arrive at the end of April with little warning. Your air conditioning system will start it’s job soon enough, so you can’t afford to let it go without special attention from HVAC professional. And that means it’s time for your AC’s regular spring maintenance inspection and tune-up.

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Those Strange Noises from Your AC and What They May Mean

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The end of summer is the time when air conditioning systems are most likely to malfunction. Your home’s AC has probably worked steadily since May, so even with the most rigid maintenance it can run into problems due to wear and tear. It’s important at this time of year to pay special attention to any warning signs that the AC needs repair work. Don’t shrug off these warnings because cool weather is coming up—you never want to risk running into a larger repair or possibly a full system breakdown!

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Is Your AC Tripping the Circuit Breaker? Let’s Find Out Why

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The circuit breakers in your electrical panel are there to guard the electrical system in your house and to prevent fires from starting should equipment shorts out. One the appliances that can cause a circuit breaker to trip is the air conditioning system, and during a hot summer it isn’t a surprise that the heavy load on the AC can lead to a tripped breaker. If your air conditioner suddenly stops working, check on the electrical panel first before you call for repairs. Sometimes all you need to do is reset the breaker, and the AC will be back to normal.

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Why Can’t My Air Conditioner Keep Up with My Cooling Needs?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

It’s predicted to be extremely warm summer in Chicago this year. We’re only starting to feel the beginning of it, but in July the heat will very quickly ramp up. Your air conditioning system will need to take on a lot of work to provide you with comfort through the summer.

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Ice on Your Air Conditioning: What It Means

Monday, June 13th, 2016

At some point during the summer when your air conditioning is running on a regular basis, you may notice ice developing along its indoor evaporator coil. At first, this may not seem like it’s a major problem. After all, doesn’t the presence of ice mean that the air conditioner is doing its job of lowering the temperature?

However, ice should never appear on an air conditioner when it’s running correctly. ACs don’t use ice to lower the temperature of the air sent into the ventilation system, and the presence of ice means that a malfunction is causing the evaporator coil to stayed colder than it should be, triggering moisture along it to freeze. Call for HVAC repair technicians when you see this occurring so you can have the problem fixed before it affects your comfort—or damages the air conditioner.

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