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

Sounds You Should Never Hear Your Heater Make

Monday, November 15th, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenWhen it comes to using your heater, there isn’t going to be anybody besides you and your family who will know the everyday noises it makes. So, if you hear something new and unusual, you’re probably right to be alarmed! Now, there are some heating system noises that aren’t too much of a concern, but others that can indicate some pretty big trouble brewing inside the system.

From subtle rattling to screeching or clicking, below we’ve covered what these suspicious heater noises can mean for your heating system and why you should invest in repairs asap.

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What Kind of AC Should Be Your Next Installation?

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

Monday, 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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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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Is Your Air Conditioner Struggling to Keep Up?

Monday, 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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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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It’s Time: Schedule This Important HVAC Service Today!

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

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Slowly but surely, temperatures are starting to trend upwards, with the start of spring officially here. That said, now is a good time to think about scheduling one very important service for your air conditioner: Maintenance.

Perhaps you think since your air conditioner didn’t have any trouble running last summer, you can skip a tune-up this year. We urge you to reconsider, though. Each year your air conditioner goes without maintenance, it loses efficiency and you increase the risk for sudden repair needs.

Read on as we uncover why annual maintenance is so important to your cooling system.

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Do You Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Monday, January 25th, 2021

jets-of-furnaceWhen it comes to keeping homes warm, nothing beats a gas furnace. Well—that’s not necessarily true. If your gas-powered furnace is old or ill-maintained, then there’s a lot of newer, more efficient systems that would be better. But the point is that gas furnaces are powerful, effective, and efficient.

As we just mentioned, they have to be well cared for! This means scheduling annual maintenance for them. Maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the system, all while checking for potential repair needs that might exist. We’ll alert you to these repair needs so you can get them on your schedule right away.

One repair need we check for during maintenance tune-ups, and we’re especially concerned about in aging systems (10-15 years old) is a cracked heat exchanger. Read on to learn more, including how to spot signs that you might have a cracked heat exchanger.

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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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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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