Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

Don’t Let These End-of-Season Repair Needs Haunt You

October 18th, 2021

vent-on-floorFall is officially here, and soon enough it will be time for you to start thinking about your heating system. In fact, if you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to schedule heating maintenance.

You have likely been using your air conditioning system pretty consistently over the last several months. The last thing you need is a sudden breakdown or huge repair need when you still need your system to work for at least a few more weeks.

We have some good news though! Most AC system repair needs show symptoms and signs well before they cause your system to break down. So if you notice anything now, it’s a great idea to give us a call right away. This way, you’ll be able to rely on your system not only for the rest of our warm weather, but when you begin using it as temperatures warm up again next year, too. Read on to learn what the signs of a system in disrepair.

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What Kind of AC Should Be Your Next Installation?

October 4th, 2021

As we often hear said around our neck of the woods, different strokes for different folks. It’s crazy to think of air conditioning as a one size fits all solution. People have wildly different standards when it comes to temperature preferences, ideal humidity conditions, and the enjoyment of seasons. Some homeowners like to have a perfectly comfortable temperature throughout the majority of the year, while others are alright with some temperature fluctuations, as long as they remain safe and comfortable at home.

Different air conditioning systems can work for different homes and budgets. Our blog post today is dedicated to showcasing the different types of air conditioning installations in Mooresville, NC that we provide. We’ll give a breakdown of each system and discuss their major differences. Once you’ve got a better picture of the different types of AC systems, you’ll be able to choose your next unit with confidence!

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“What Does It Mean If My AC Is Leaking Water?”

September 20th, 2021

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There are often times when home service companies get a call from a homeowner who is concerned about a major plumbing leak in their living space, only to realize that the problem is actually a leaking air conditioner. AC systems can leak water, but it’s not because they use your plumbing system to operate. Instead, condensation builds up within the system and can, if it’s not properly draining, find a way to spill over, into and onto your property.

Depending on the location of a cooling system’s indoor unit, the results of that leak can have a huge negative impact. So, what should you do? And is it possible to prevent this from happening again? Read on to learn the answers to these questions!

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As Summer Comes to a Close, Be Aware of These AC Repair Needs

September 6th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitAir conditioning repairs are one of those home services you never want to delay. You might be tempted to–especially as the official end of summer nears. After all, as long as your cooling system is still running, if you don’t have repairs in the budget, why bother? Well, one reason is that by ignoring repair needs, you risk the AC system completely breaking down on you when you least expect it, and when you need it the most.

We encourage our customers to always take care of their air conditioners the moment they notice there’s a repair need. This is especially true at the end of the season. First off, the problem could be something that will impact your heater, too–like damaged ductwork or a malfunctioning thermostat. Secondly, neglecting your suffering air conditioner at the end of the summer season could leave you with an unpleasant surprise next spring–a system that just won’t turn on.

Read on as we uncover some of the most common end-of-season AC repair needs we get called for.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Short-Cycling? Here’s What May Be Wrong

August 23rd, 2021

technician-working-on-outside-ac-unit-with-homeowner-in-backgroundOne of the most popular service calls we get and, unfortunately, one of the most damaging problems for an air conditioner, is about a system that is short-cycling. This is the name given to the process where an air conditioner or heater cycles on and off in rapid succession without ever completing a full cooling cycle. Short cycling is both the symptom of a problem already in your air conditioner and the cause of further problems.

Sometimes, all that might be needed to fix the issue is a few simple adjustments. In most cases though, short-cycling requires a professional to come in and repair an issue. You want a trained and experienced technician for this kind of work!

The bottom line is, short-cycling has to be fixed, and not ignored. Otherwise, you face the very real possibility that you’ll have to prematurely replace your entire air conditioner, and until then you could waste a lot of energy and subsequent money. Read on to learn more!

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What Should You Do If Your AC Compressor Fails?

August 9th, 2021

compressor-set-down-in-outside-ac-unitDid you know the compressor is considered the heart of your air conditioner? While the thermostat serves as the brain, sending signals to the air conditioner and the heater on when it should cycle on and off, the compressor is the central component of the air conditioner, where refrigerant flows in and out of, in order to make the cooling process possible.

The compressor is also the most expensive part of your air conditioner! It comprises the outdoor unit of your AC and when it fails, it almost always means that it would be best to replace the entire air conditioner. But this isn’t true in all cases.

Read on as we uncover what a failed compressor means for your air conditioner, and when it’s time to replace (or if you could get by with a repair).

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Lower Your Cooling Bills and Prevent AC Repairs by Taking These Steps

July 26th, 2021

animation-of-seesaw-with-green-house-and-money-symbol-on-either-endIf you’ve lived in this area for even just a year, then you know that your air conditioner gets quite the workout! Unfortunately, this likely also means that your energy bills get quite the workout too. And the more you use your air conditioner, the faster the wear and tear builds up, leading to an increased need for air conditioner repairs you don’t want to pay for.

Maybe this all sounds inevitable–the cost of being comfortable in your home. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be this way. Yes, your air conditioner uses a lot of power. In fact, your HVAC systems account for about half of all the energy use in your home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. But there are steps you can take to help your air conditioner work more efficiently (and therefore more affordably) this summer, while also preventing sudden and unexpected repair needs.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Struggling to Keep Up?

July 12th, 2021

two-technicians-working-on-outside-ac-unitImagine this scene playing out in your home: You’re relaxing in your living room on an 85° day with 65% humidity. It’s sweltering out there! But that’s okay because your air conditioning system is blasting away, providing you will cool air that makes you feel perfectly comfortable. Until suddenly, it isn’t.

You run over to your thermostat. Maybe someone changed the setting on it? Nope, the settings are what they should be. You check your circuit breaker–maybe the HVAC circuit breaker has tripped and needs to be reset. Nope, that’s not it either. So, what’s the problem?

You go ahead and call for emergency repair, but it will be a while before a pro shows up because this is a common time of year for those emergencies to happen. Suddenly, your relaxing afternoon isn’t so relaxing anymore, right?

Fortunately, almost all air conditioner breakdowns can be prevented, simply by knowing the signs that your air conditioner is struggling and needs repair. What are these signs? Read on to find out!

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The Unfortunate Impact of a Clogged Air Conditioner Filter

June 28th, 2021

mans-hands-pulling-out-dirty-air-filterHomeowners often think that the only reason they need to worry at all about their HVAC system’s air filter is because of the particles and allergens in their indoor air. Unfortunately, this isn’t quite right.

People often assume that a dirty air filter is an issue because it keeps the air dirty and that this is the reason technicians tell you to change it every 1-3 months. If you aren’t suffering from allergies at the moment, this means your air filter is fine where it is, right?

While helping your indoor air quality is a very small advantage of these air filters, their purpose isn’t entirely for that. Their actual purpose is to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself from dirt, dust, and other debris. Read on to learn more about how a dirty, clogged air filter impacts the life of your air conditioner.

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How a Whole-House Dehumidifier Can Positively Impact Your Home

June 1st, 2021

woman-looking-comfortableDid you know that your air conditioner is a natural dehumidifier? This means during the warmer, more humid months, your air conditioner can dry out the air–a little tiny bit. The thing is, unfortunately, air conditioners are not designed for this purpose, and actually need a lot of help when the air inside your home gets too much moisture. This is where a professional whole-home dehumidifier installation comes in. Not only will it help your comfort, but it can help keep your household healthy, your property healthy, and keep your air conditioner performing as efficiently as possible.

Whether you want to rid your home of mold and mildew growth that happens when temperatures climb during our muggy summers, or you want to reduce odors and help family members who might suffer from allergies or asthma, dehumidification is the answer. Read on to learn more!

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