Professional Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Ice on Your Condenser Coil: Here’s What to Do

Monday, July 4th, 2022

So, you’ve walked outside to do some gardening, or perhaps you’re going to mow the lawn for the Fourth of July, and you see ice growing on the condenser coil of your air conditioner. You’re smart enough to view this as a strange occurrence, so you start looking up the symptoms online to see how serious of a problem it is.

Well, congratulations! You’re one of the few AC owners that actually register this as a problem and the first step towards fixing it is learning about it. Ice growing on your air conditioner is never a good thing, and it most likely means you need air conditioning repair in Hammond, LA. There could be several things wrong with it, and only a licensed professional like the ones from our team will be able to get to the bottom of it and fix it properly.

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What Can Happen When You Ignore an AC Repair?

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Ignoring an AC repair is a matter of time. Sure, if you encounter a strange noise in the middle of the night, you might just feel better shutting your AC off and going back to sleep–especially if you’ve got a long workday ahead of you. You don’t have to treat your AC like it’s a stovetop erupting in flame. AC repairs are way more nuanced, and it requires a bit of expectation setting before you call for repairs.

However, if you’ve been waiting weeks to see if you should call for professional air conditioning repair in Hammond, LA, then that might be too long. There is such a thing as waiting “too long” for AC repairs, as we’ll explore in this blog post. Sometimes, waiting too long can even lead to an early AC replacement, which nobody really wants.

Let’s talk about how long is “too long” to wait for AC repairs.

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It’s Time to Get Your Short Cycling AC Fixed!

Monday, April 11th, 2022

You’ve probably heard us talk about a short cycling AC a few times on this blog. It’s a serious issue that is not nearly widespread enough in terms of awareness. That’s okay, we’ll take this head-on, one blog post at a time!

Today, we’re going to talk about short cycling. We’ll discuss what it is, why it happens, and why it’s so important to get it fixed when you notice it. Sometimes it can be due to something simple like a refrigerant leak, and other times it’s a lot more complicated and requires very precise HVAC work. Thankfully, the team here at Professional Heating & Air specializes in air conditioning repair in Mandeville, LA, and we’ll get to work quickly to remedy your problem.

Keep reading to learn more about short cycling, the cooling process, and where you can help your system run more effectively.

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3 DIY AC Fixes to Stay Away From

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

It’s no surprise that there’s been an uptick in DIY fixes on air conditioners in the past few years. With more people using the internet to find information, homeowners can easily come across tutorials and “quick fixes” complete with a whole guide and video to accompany them. It seems like the time of professional AC repairs is over, and anything can be done by a curious homeowner, right?

Absolutely not. DIY fixes can quickly become a hassle and even more costly than professional visits. Think about it, if you’re not experienced or trained, how do you know that you’re fixing the source of the issue at hand? How do you know you’ve got the right tools to fix a problem, or the right refrigerant to recharge your system? Just one minor slip up could lead to a completely broken down system and the need for expensive air conditioning repair in Mandeville, LA.

Let’s talk about what homeowners shouldn’t do in the HVAC world.

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It’s AC Maintenance Time!

Monday, May 10th, 2021

It’s spring, and you know what that means! It’s time to get maintenance for your air conditioner. Since the invention of HVAC technology, springtime has always been a moment of investigation for the condition and effectiveness of an air conditioner. After all, the hot summer temperatures aren’t here yet, so we’ve got a little bit of time to figure out if there’s anything wrong with your system.

One of the biggest reasons to invest in AC maintenance that we’ll explore today is that it staves off air conditioning repair in Mandeville, LA. The more well-maintained your system is, the less likely you are to have an emergency repair pop up when you least expect it. And while that might seem superfluous now, you’ll be thanking us when your AC is able to run effectively during the many heatwaves we get in the summer.

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Your AC Shouldn’t “Just Work”

Monday, April 26th, 2021

When your doctor asks how you’re doing at a routine check-up, do you say, “At least my body works.” While that might lead to an awkward conversation and a few follow-up questions, the point we’re trying to make is that doctors are more inclined to wonder how your body is doing, rather than if it’s just working at all.

The same goes for your air conditioner. Telling a professional from our team that it just “works” so there’s nothing that needs to be done isn’t really good enough anymore. AC systems all over our area are starting to struggle and homeowners don’t think there’s anything wrong with them until they start grinding and shutting down. At that point, it’s usually too late.

So, it’s time to talk about air conditioning repair in Covington, LA. If your system isn’t working the way you want it to, then maybe there’s something our team can do to change that!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of AC Repair

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Air conditioners aren’t as simple as you might think. Homeowners, especially those DIYers, love to work on their own air conditioning systems because they think owning them makes them qualified to work on them. After all, with the advent of the internet, you’ve probably got access to some great online tutorials that can walk you through some quick repairs, right?

Nope! Even though it technically is your air conditioner, you might not have the equipment, the training, or the expertise to perform a repair. It doesn’t matter if these are small repairs or something major like a whole component replacement. Our team can provide quality air conditioning repair in Hammond, LA at an affordable price that keeps things like your warranty intact.

Steer clear of unrealistic promises and online tutorials that show you being able to do something that might not be safe.

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Is Your Reversing Valve Not Working?

Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Heat pumps are equipped with advanced technology that allows them to both cool and heat your home throughout the year. This is especially important now, at the end of spring, when temperatures are starting to get hot and we begin to turn on our air conditioners.

Nothing feels worse than trying to turn on your heat pump for the summer season and getting blasted with hot air. When you try to hit the reversing switch on your system, you get pushback and the panic sets in that your cooling system just doesn’t want to cool. What do you do?

We can talk about the common problems we see when this reversing valve gets stuck, but the most important thing for homeowners is to contact our team for air conditioning repair in Ponchatoula, LA. Only repair services by qualified, experienced technicians can fix the problem entirely and give you back your quality cooling.

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Everything You Should Know About Refrigerant

Monday, April 27th, 2020
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This post is for all the homeowners out there that see the word “refrigerant” and immediately turn the other way. We get it, you didn’t sign up for a science class when you purchased your air conditioner or heat pump, you just want to know what could go wrong with it and whether your money was well spent.

Well, part of learning whether or not you need air conditioning service in Ponchatoula, LA is learning about the system itself. From blower motors to electrical components, and yes, even refrigerant, getting a better idea of how these factor into the cooling process can help open your eyes to some problems that your own air conditioner is having.

So, let’s talk about refrigerant. What is it? How does it work? How can you tell if there’s a problem with your refrigerant line? We’ll try and answer these questions as easily and painlessly as possible.

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4 Unique Noises Coming from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 13th, 2020
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We try to talk about things on this blog that matter to our customers and the people who live in our area. While talking about the scientific jargon of an air conditioner might be fun, so many people really want to know what’s happening to their specific air conditioner, and whether or not they’re in trouble. Many homeowners deal with faulty air conditioners that start showing symptoms that are displayed as noises they don’t understand. From banging to clanking, to even buzzing, these noises can be perplexing to a homeowner—but they should always warrant a visit by one of our professionals.

If you read this list of air conditioner noises that signal trouble and you recognize anything, you could need air conditioning repair in Covington, LA. Give our team a call for a responsible crew to perform sensible fixes.

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