Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Why Is My AC Not Blowing Out Any Air?

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Spinning-fan-closeupThere are different ways an air conditioning system can stop working. Sometimes the blower will turn on and send air to the room vents, but that air won’t be cool. Or the AC could keep shutting off after only running for a few minutes. But the most alarming problem for a homeowner—because it’s so immediately clear there’s trouble—is when the AC won’t blow out any air at all. Nothing comes out of the room vents, hot, cold, or otherwise.

What’s behind the “no blow air conditioner”? It could be a variety of malfunctions or errors. We’ll look into some possibilities below to help you understand when to call us for air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA or elsewhere in the Central Valley.

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AC Repair Checklist: What NOT to Do

Monday, July 6th, 2020

We talk a lot about what you’re supposed to do as a homeowner for your air conditioner—but we rarely ever talk about what you shouldn’t do. These guides can be helpful because they steer the more DIY savvy homeowner from making a serious mistake that could cost them in expensive repairs. That’s exactly what could result from trying to work on your own air conditioner!

The truth is that homeowners are always looking for excuses not to call professionals for air conditioning in Fresno, CA. We understand the sentiment, it’s not bad to want to learn and work on your own home equipment. But just like a car, or going to the doctor’s, sometimes you should leave the heavy machinery to the professionals who really know what they’re doing.

Want to know what you should never do to your AC? Keep reading!

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Why Does an Air Conditioner Short-Cycle?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

compressor-in-ac-unitOne of the most common signs of something wrong with a central air conditioning system is short-cycling. This is when an air conditioner fails to complete a full cooling cycle and instead shuts down early, only to turn back on again a short time later. Short-cycling is bad news for a few reasons:

  • It wastes power, resulting in higher utility bills
  • It puts extra strain on the AC, leading to an early replacement
  • It doesn’t give the system enough time to spread cool air evenly around the house

Under normal circumstances, you can expect your home’s air conditioning system to run for 15 minutes or more before it cycles down. If you notice that it’s running for shorter times than this and you hear it turn on multiple times in an hour, you should look into it. Sometimes short-cycling is a simple issue to correct. But in many cases, you’ll need to call technicians to diagnose what’s happening and then handle the necessary air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA.

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A Moldy AC? Here’s How It Can Happen and What It Means

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

mold-cellsAs an air conditioning contractor in Madera, CA with many decades of history, our technicians have seen almost every type of AC system problem possible. You can trust us when we tell you that mold in an air conditioning system does happen, and more often then people imagine. It’s not just a cosmetic problem. We’ll explain the trouble mold causes, which include health hazards.

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Electrical Trouble in Your AC Can Mean Tripped Circuit Breakers

Monday, July 15th, 2019

stripped-electrical-wireWhenever an air conditioning system abruptly shuts down—the fan won’t come on, the compressor won’t come on—one of the first things we recommend homeowners check is their electrical panel. A tripped circuit breaker might have caused the air conditioning system to lose power. Resetting the breaker may solve the problem.

Or … the problem may come right back. If this is the case for your air conditioning system, there’s something else wrong, such as electrical trouble in the AC. You may need to have our professionals check on the system and repair it. Let’s look a bit further into this situation.

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My AC Is Short-Cycling… Should I Be Worried?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-tool-bagYes, you should be worried! But you can stop worrying quickly, because all you have to do is contact our HVAC specialists, any day of the week, and we’ll have technicians out to your home to find out what’s wrong with your air conditioning system. Then we’ll have the problem solved, fast.

We could end the blog post right here, but we want to share some information with you about why short-cycling is trouble for an air conditioning system and the various ways it might start. Short-cycling can be the symptom of many different AC issues, from minor to major. The air conditioner could need a new filter, or it might need to be replaced. Our technicians will discover the exact issue and find the best air conditioning service in Madera, CA to get your home cooled down once more.

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Why Can’t My Air Conditioning System Keep Up with the Heat?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

We’re already experiencing searing hot days in the Central Valley as the summer weather really starts to hit hard. The weather forecast shows a slew of days where the temperature will be 90°+ and even 100°+. You need a great air conditioning system in your house now more than ever!

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Dirty Air Conditioning Coils—And Why You Need Professionals to Fix Them

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The warm weather is here… and it’s only going to get hotter during the next few months. To make sure that the AC that keeps your household cool through the spring and summer continues to do its job, it’s important that you watch for any signs that it is malfunctioning or starting to lose energy efficiency. (If you haven’t scheduled the air conditioner’s regular maintenance inspection and tune-up yet, now is a great time to have this done.)

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What Causes Refrigerant Leaks in an Air Conditioning System?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

One of the more common repair problems that an air conditioning system might encounter is refrigerant leaks. The refrigerant in an AC, as we’ve discussed before, does not dissipate during operation. The air conditioner should use the same amount of refrigerant (referred to as its charge) for its entire service life. The exception is when leaks start. When an air conditioning system loses refrigerant through leaks, it will result in frozen coils, a drop in cooling power, and possibly a burnt-out compressor.

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Why Is My Air Conditioning System Running Constantly?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

When your home’s air conditioning system won’t turn on, you know you have a problem. But the opposite condition can also occur: an air conditioning system that keeps running continuously no matter how you adjust the thermostat. Why does this happen? We’ll take a closer look at some of the reasons and what you should do about it.

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