Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

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

Monday, 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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The Unfortunate Impact of a Clogged Air Conditioner Filter

Monday, 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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Don’t Ignore These Sounds Coming from Your AC

Monday, April 19th, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenWhile it’s still on the cooler side in some parts of the country and homeowners there are just now starting to schedule air conditioner maintenance, those of us here are already using our cooling systems on a pretty regular basis. That said, our cooling systems go through a lot, and as a result accumulate wear and tear faster than they would in other parts of the country, potentially requiring more repairs.

First off, to prevent the biggest and most sudden of repair needs, we encourage you to schedule maintenance at least once a year for your AC system. During this service, our professional will clean, inspect, and adjust your system to ensure its efficient performance. With or without maintenance, however, if your air conditioner makes sounds you don’t recognize, it’s time to call in a professional. So, what sounds exactly should you pay attention to?

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“My Ducts Are Leaking Water, What’s Up?”

Monday, September 21st, 2020

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Do your ducts seem to be raining water? First off, we do want to mention that water isn’t used in any part of the cooling process, and if any part of your air conditioner seems to be “leaking water” this is not the case. But what is happening is that there is excess moisture from humidity–something we’re all too familiar with here in Mooresville and the surrounding areas–and that moisture causes condensation to form.

When it does so on your HVAC air ducts, this is known as duct sweating, or in some cases “raining ducts.”

At this point, you might be thinking, “Phew, so it’s not a problem!”

That’s where you are wrong, unfortunately. Excess moisture–humidity–can cause a host of problems, from property damage to unhealthy mold growth. This is true no matter where your ductwork is located and is especially problematic in basements and crawlspace. But, how and why does this condensation occur, and what can be done about it? Read on!

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End-of-Season AC Needs to Be Aware Of

Monday, September 7th, 2020

young-surprised-woman-with-hands-holding-glasses-on-her-faceSummer is long and hot here, that’s for sure. As such, your air conditioner has gone through a lot of work to keep you cool and comfortable, and it still has a while before you can shut it off for fall. Still though, since warmer temps are on their way out this year, if you have an AC system in need of repair, you can wait until next year to address it, right?

Well, you could, but then you would be risking having a malfunctioning or even completely broken down air conditioner that you have to scramble to repair or replace next spring. It’s far better to be on top of your air conditioner repair needs and get them professionally managed now than it is to wait. But how do you know you even need repairs anyway? Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs of a cooling system in disrepair.

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Signs Your AC Is Failing

Monday, July 27th, 2020

old-rusty-ac-outdoor-unitWe have some bad news–air conditioners don’t last forever!

Okay, you probably already knew that. But do you know how long your air conditioner is meant to last? It does depend on a few factors: the system’s manufacturer, the model of air conditioner, and of course how well you care for it. The latter means that you have your system professionally maintained once a year (or twice a year if you have a heat pump) and that you use it as efficiently as possible.

The average lifespan for a well-maintained cooling system is about 10-15 years. Now, that doesn’t mean it can’t last longer than this. But you’ll be doing your home comfort and your utility bills a disservice if you ignore the signs that your aging AC is actually failing and is just about ready to be replaced. But what if you don’t know the signs? That’s what we’re here for.

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Does Your AC Need Repairs?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

tools-and-ac-unitThe last thing any homeowner wants to do on a hot summer day is turn on their air conditioner and discover that there’s a problem. See, your air conditioner is incredibly important to you and your family’s comfort, so if there’s a problem, you are going to want it taken care of right away!

Fortunately, there are a number of signs that indicate your air conditioner is in need of help, and below, we have highlighted some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and yes, as always, remember to call OUR TEAM when you need AC repair in Mooresville, NC. 

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Don’t Wait to Schedule These AC Repairs!

Monday, September 9th, 2019

You may think that summer is coming to an end, but in fact, we’ve still got plenty of warm weather heading our way! Of course, then, that means using your air conditioner for just a bit longer, and with that comes the need to take care of any outstanding repairs.

There are a number of repairs that simply can’t wait until the end of the summer season to be dealt with, so below, we’ve listed a number of them for you. That way, you’ll know precisely when to call our team! All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more.

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Is Your AC On the Fritz?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

A broken air conditioner can spell all sorts of trouble, especially for YOU! That’s right, an air conditioner in disrepair can certainly leave you feeling quite uncomfortable, especially during a hot summer day! So, what do you do? Why, you call in your favorite air conditioning repair experts of course!

But in order for you to call for repairs, you must first recognize the signs of an air conditioner in trouble. Therefore, we have listed some of the most common signs that suggest your air conditioner is in need of repairs. All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more. 

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