Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for August, 2020

Why Do AC Systems Short-Cycle

Monday, August 24th, 2020

woman-listening-and-holding-hand-to-earLet’s say you’re sitting in your living room, trying to enjoy the comfort of your air conditioner, but it keeps switching on and off in rapid succession. Not only is this an annoying sound, but it’ll make you wonder if something is wrong with your air conditioner as it struggles to keep you cool. And we have some news–something is wrong with your air conditioner.

This phenomenon is known as short-cycling, and it places a lot of wear and tear on your system by forcing it to work inefficiently and ineffectively. This will cause a spike in your energy bills and leave you uncomfortable no matter where you set your thermostat to. To help you out, we’ve uncovered below what exactly short-cycling is, why it occurs, and why it’s bad for your air conditioner. Read on!

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AC Compressor Failure: Repair or Replacement?

Monday, August 10th, 2020

ac-compressorOver the years, as a natural result of wear and tear, you’re going to deal with AC repair needs. Particularly since our air conditioners work so hard in this climate. You’ll likely find yourself needing motor bearings lubricated, fan belts replaced, and maybe even refrigerant and ductwork leaks repairs. Fortunately, though, these are pretty simple fixes, and you’re less likely to run into a problem if you stay on top of your routine AC maintenance, too.

There’s one repair need in particular, however, that’s especially unpleasant to face, and that’s a broken down or damaged compressor. When it comes to most other AC components, replacing the component itself is usually the best option. But this isn’t always the case with a compressor–the heart of your air conditioner. Sometimes it makes more financial sense to replace the whole air conditioning system! Wondering why? Read on.

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