Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

How Do I Know If I Need Air Conditioner Repairs?

Monday, April 11th, 2022

If you own an air conditioner, you are likely well aware that regular maintenance is essential. Moreover, this is the case no matter what type of air conditioner you have or how much you paid for it. This is because air conditioners are complex pieces of machinery with a wide variety of moving parts, and even the slightest issue can cause your system to malfunction. 

Nevertheless, if you learn the signs that an air conditioner may need repairs, you can have it serviced before a significant issue occurs. That said, here is a list of the ways to know your air conditioner needs repairs. 

Your Energy Bill is on the Rise

One highly common sign that your air conditioner needs to be repaired is that your energy bill is unexpectedly higher than usual. When your air conditioner is not working properly, it requires more energy function. So, if you’ve noticed an unexpected leap in your energy costs, a dysfunctional air conditioner may be the culprit. 

It’s Noisy

Another sign that your air conditioner needs to be repaired is that it’s noisy. No matter if you hear screeching, banging, clinking, or any other strange noise, this is a bad sign. It could be a sign that a piece is loose or otherwise needs attention. It is best to have your unit serviced immediately to avoid causing serious damage to your air conditioner. 

High Humidity 

If your home is especially humid, this may be a sign that your air conditioner needs to be repaired. This is because leaky ductwork and other issues can cause high humidity in your home. So, if your home seems to be more humid than usual with the air conditioner running, this is a sign that your air conditioner needs to be repaired. 

You’re Still Hot

The purpose of an air conditioner is to cool off your home. As long as you have set the temperature low enough to allow the system to blow cool air, you should be comfortable in your home. So, if you notice that your home is still hot even with your air conditioner running, this is a major sign that you may need to have your system serviced. 

Only Some Areas are Cool

Similarly, if only some areas in your home are cool, this is also a sign that your air conditioning system needs to be repaired. A well-functioning air conditioner will cool all areas of your home evenly. However, when your unit is not functioning properly, it may leave some areas feeling cool while other areas are much warmer.

Does Your Air Conditioner Need to be Repaired?

If you can relate to one or more of the items on this list, it is highly likely that your air conditioner needs to be repaired. If so, this is definitely a job for professionals. Although it may be tempting to go the DIY route, attempting to repair an air conditioner with no experience can cause much more harm than good. 

Contact AW Heating & Cooling today for professional air conditioning repair.

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Why Your Ductless System Needs Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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Did you know that professional, routine HVAC maintenance is the best way to prevent the need for heating or air conditioning repair in Toledo, OH? In fact, professional maintenance can help you avoid up to 85% of the repair needs your system might ever need.

This is because, during maintenance, our technicians do a thorough inspection of your system. This allows us to catch small wear and tear issues and either make adjustments or alert you to the problem so you can schedule a follow-up service right away–which means that those small issues won’t have the opportunity to snowball into bigger, more expensive repair needs.

If you have a ductless heat pump system, you might think that since you had maintenance done last spring, you don’t need to have it done again this fall. But actually, because your ductless system serves as both an air conditioner and a heater, and both of these systems require annual maintenance, you should go ahead and schedule a tune-up now. Read on to learn why this is so important!

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Can You Run an Air Conditioner with a Bad Capacitor?

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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When people start turning on their air conditioners for the first time, we get plenty of calls from customers telling us that their air conditioner is not working. Most of the calls we get are for a common repair: a failed capacitor, though customers aren’t often aware that this is the problem. So then the question becomes, can you use your air conditioner despite a bad capacitor?

The simple answer is “No.”

There are two types of capacitors–the start capacitor that signals the AC motors to start up, and the run capacitor that keeps those motors running through each cooling cycle.

If your HVAC system is giving you trouble, it is definitely time for you to call in our professionals for air conditioning repair in Toledo, OH. We’ll determine if a capacitor is to blame, and make the necessary repairs. In the meantime, read on to learn more about this component and its importance to the functionality of your air conditioner!

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Signs You Need Late-Season AC Repairs

Monday, September 28th, 2020

It may officially be fall, and it may almost be time to shut down our air conditioners for the season, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore cooling system problems if you have them. In fact, doing so could leave you with a completely broken down system next spring when you need it the most.

Basically, the longer you wait to service your cooling system, the more you increase your chances of experiencing HVAC problems. This is especially true if your air conditioner shares ductwork with your furnace, or if you have a heat pump that you’ll be using for heating in addition to cooling.

So what can you do? Watch for signs of AC trouble and ensure you call our team if you notice any of the following issues!

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Choosing the Right Contractor for Your AC Repair

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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When it comes to making sure that your home is in good shape, you only want the best professionals serving it, right? They should be reputable, have integrity, and know how to get the job done right the first time. When it comes to an HVAC contractor, it’s no exception!

However, just because an HVAC contractor is popular, or even affordable, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the perfect fit for your needs. It’s vital that you do your homework, and choose a professional you can trust. But when it comes to selecting the right technicians for something like AC repair, what qualities should you look for? Read on to find out.

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Air Conditioning SOS: When Your Cooling System Won’t Cool

Monday, May 25th, 2020
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When it comes to assessing what’s wrong with a malfunctioning air conditioner, you’ll need the assistance of a trained and experienced professional. We understand how important it is that a broken down AC system be fixed ASAP in our area. Ideally, you had maintenance done, and you won’t have to deal with any problems this summer!

But chances are if you’re reading this particular blog post, you’re already in need of air conditioning repair. Our easy answer as to what to do when your cooling system won’t cool is, “give our professionals a call,” but this might not be good advice if it’s not actually an AC problem but something else going on. Read on as we uncover several reasons your cooling system might not be cooling, and whether or not you need a professional to take a look.

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Choosing the Right AC Repair Service Professional for Your Home

Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Why shouldn’t you call just anyone when you need AC repairs—or rather, any type of air conditioning service?

Well, because you want that service done right.

There’s not much point to having repairs done in haste by an inexperienced or amateur “professional,” when the end result may mean that you have to call for repairs again it a few short weeks or sooner. You, of course, want to contact a qualified service professional right away when you need a repair, so it doesn’t turn into a bigger emergency (and so you aren’t without comfort for too long).

But what does it take to choose that service professional? Read on!

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