Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for August, 2013

Air Conditioning Repair Tip 6: My AC Blows Warm Air

Monday, August 26th, 2013

In Atlanta, GA, a good air conditioning system may be all that stands between you and the muggy Georgia summers. When functioning properly, your AC provides a cool, comfortable environment to come home to. Imagine the unpleasant surprise, however, when you turn on your AC and the fan starts up, but only warm air comes out. If this happens, you may need AC repair services, fast.  Below we’ll walk you through a few examples of what may be causing this, but there may a deeper problem. For expert advice in Atlanta, simply call us today. The causes may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Low refrigerant: The refrigerant in your AC system cools the air, which is then blown into your home via a series of ducts. If the refrigerant runs low, the AC won’t produce cool air. A trained technician can recharge the refrigerant, as well as spotting and sealing any leaks in the system.
  • Condenser shut down: The condenser works to compress the refrigerant, a key part of the cooling process. If it overheats or malfunctions, it may shut down, leaving warm air to blow through your system. The same thing may happen if leaves and other debris block the system’s air intakes.
  • Thermostat: The thermostat serves to regulate the temperature in your household, allowing you to set the temperature to whatever you desire. In some cases, the thermostat may simply be on the wrong setting: “fan” instead of “cool,” for instance. In other cases, it may malfunction, heating your household instead of cooling it, in which case it will need to be fixed or replaced.

Regardless of the source of the problem, it pays to contact a qualified service technician to perform the repairs. A certified expert knows what to look for when it comes to AC systems blowing warm air, and can pinpoint the problem accurately. Not only will we identify and correct the source of the problem, but we offer routine HVAC maintenance service, designed to identify these issues before they cause any inconvenience. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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Air Conditioning Repair Tip 5: Diagnosing Electrical Problems

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Your air conditioning system is a critical part of your daily comfort, especially right now during the summer. Your AC uses a number of complex electrical systems in order to provide you with the cooling that you need. We wanted to share some of the more common electrical issues that we get called to fix in the hopes that it will allow our customers to more quickly recognize problems with their systems. Give us a call here at Air Conditioning Experts if you need any kind of air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA.

Your AC uses electricity to power all of the components in the system. Read on below to see some of the most common issues that can happen.

  • The motors – Your AC has several very important motors in it that can cause your whole system to fail if they break. There is a fan motor in the inside unit, another fan motor in the outdoor unit as well as a compressor motor in the outdoor unit. If you don’t hear any of these motors running when your AC is on, then it likely means that you need to call for repair. It could be that the motors just need to be cleaned out or it could be that their wiring is bad.
  • The capacitors – Each of the motors that we listed above is connected to its own capacitor which acts as a booster to the motor when it starts up. The capacitors store a charge and if they don’t start up then your motors won’t have enough juice to start running. If you hear a buzzing noise coming from your air conditioning system, it could be the motors trying to start but failing.
  • The thermostats – One of the most overlooked components of your air conditioning system is the thermostats. If your home isn’t getting enough cooling or if your AC isn’t even starting up, it could be the fault of the thermostats. Their batteries might need replacing but it could be that the internal wiring is corroded and needs replacing.

No matter what kind of air conditioning issues you’re having, call the specialists at Air Conditioning Experts for air conditioning repair in Atlanta, GA.

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Popular Air Conditioning Options in Atlanta

Monday, August 12th, 2013

If you’re ready to have a new air conditioning system installed in your home, make sure that you’re aware of all of your options. Here at Air Conditioning Experts, we offer complete installation for many different types of air conditioning systems in Atlanta, GA. We wanted to put together a quick explanation of some of the available air conditioning options that are available to our customers so that you can have as much information as possible. Give us a call if you need air conditioning installation or if you need to replace your current system.

Options for Air Conditioning in Atlanta, GA

There are a number of different options for homeowners that need to have a new AC system installed. Here are a few of the different systems that you can consider for your home. Make sure that you call the experts at Air Conditioning Experts if you have any questions.

  • Central AC – Central air conditioning systems are by far the most popular. They usually consist of an indoor and outdoor unit, and they use a series of ductwork to distribute cool air through your home.
  • Heat pumps – These types of systems operate in a similar manner to central air conditioning systems except that heat pumps can also run in reverse to provide heating. They also require a series of ductwork in order to distribute the cool or heated air into your home.
  • Ductless mini split AC – As their name implies, ductless mini split air conditioning systems don’t require ducts in order to cool or heat your home. Instead, the use wall-mounted units in each room or area of the house. These units circulate the air in each area in order to cool or heat the air. The lack of ducts actually makes ductless mini split systems very efficient because they don’t experience any energy loss from the air traveling through ducts. These kinds of systems are great for older building or homes that don’t have room for bulky ductwork.
  • Geothermal – If you’re interested in using the free and endless energy of the earth to cool and heat your home, then a geothermal system might be a great choice. There are a few different kind of geothermal systems including both ground source and water source systems. One of the restrictions for geothermal systems is that they need a large area of land or access to a water supply in order to work.
  • Solar – Finally, there are a number of solar air conditioning systems that homeowners can choose from. These systems use the energy from the sun in order to provide cooling from your home. This is a great way to potentially reduce the amount of energy that you use in your home for cooling.

If you are thinking about installing a new air conditioning system in Atlanta, GA just call the technicians at Air Conditioning Experts.

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Air Conditioning Repair Tip 4: Why a Clean AC Is Important

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Your air conditioning plays a huge role in the comfort of your home. It also represents a significant financial investment. Proper maintenance can help it function at peak capacity, and keep air conditioning repair bills to a minimum.  A clean AC is important, not just in preventing expensive air conditioning repair bills, but in helping you cool your home quickly and keeping the hot, sticky air at bay.

All air conditioners have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Effectiveness Ratio) rating, designed to measure their overall efficiency. As the years go by and wear and tear takes its toll, that efficiency tends to drop. Keeping your ac clean with regular maintenance from qualified professionals helps maintain high efficiency levels, which in turn means a longer-lasting and more efficient air conditioning unit. AC efficiency may drop precipitously in just a few years if it isn’t maintained. On the other hand, a unit that sees regular maintenance from a qualified air conditioning repair technician may only drop a bit during the same amount of time… or even maintain the same levels of efficiency.

In plainer terms, a clean AC tends to suffer from fewer breakdowns, reducing the need to schedule air conditioning repair. That in turn helps your AC last longer, protecting your investment and ensuring that you get the most out of your unit. Keeping the AC clear of dirt and debris also results in lower monthly energy bills, since the unit doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home cool. That means saving money in both the short term and the long term, as well as ensuring that your house stays clean and comfortable when the temperatures rise.

The friendly technicians at Air Conditioning Experts have the know-how to implement a regular maintenance plan, and ensure that your air conditioning stays clean throughout the year. Our experts have a combined 100 years’ experience in maintaining and repairing air conditioners. We know how the environment in Atlanta can affect your system, and we know what to do to protect it from dirt and grime. When looking for air conditioning repair in Atlanta, call us to schedule service.

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