Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for August, 2021

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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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