G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Why Your Air Conditioner Runs in Short Bursts

Monday, June 18th, 2018

AC-technician-toolsWe will start this blog off by answering what is likely your first question right away—yes, this indicates that there is a problem with your air conditioning system. Air conditioners are designed to run in full and even cooling cycles. If your system is starting up, running only briefly, and then cycling back down, it is not working properly. It really is that simple. What is not so simple, though, is pinpointing the cause of this problem.

There are a few different reasons why your air conditioner may run in short cycles like this. Short cycling is always indicative of an operational issue, but the severity of such issues can vary wildly. While it may be the result of a problem with a very simple fix, it could also mean that you have a potentially serious problem in need of professional repair services. So without further ado, here’s why your air conditioner in Everett, WA may be short cycling.

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Yes, a Dirty Air Filter Causes Big Trouble

Monday, June 4th, 2018

man-with-filterYou already know that we are huge advocates for routine HVAC maintenance around here. You also know that we strongly urge homeowners to hire skilled, trained professionals to tune up their systems on an annual basis. The process is more complex than many people may realize, and the fact is that this type of maintenance is a job that only experienced technicians can really do right. That doesn’t mean that there is nothing that you can do for your system on your own, though.

There are a few basic maintenance tasks that any homeowner can handle. One is simply keeping the outdoor unit of the air conditioner clean and free of debris, be it fallen branches that have landed on top of the unit or grass clippings that are stuck to the fins. The other, and most important, step to take on your own is changing your air filter. With a fresh air filter in place, you can avoid a lot of trouble—including issues that could result in the need for AC repairs in Stanwood, WA!

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Oh No! Is This a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

AC-technician-workingLook, we get it. Your air conditioner started up, and it is cooling your home. You don’t really want to—nor do you have the time to—think much more about it than that. The fact of the matter is, however, that even potentially serious problems with your air conditioning system may take a while to really prove symptomatic. It is always best to give your air conditioner a little bit of extra attention before you wind up being caught off-guard by problems with your system.

Today, we are going to be taking the refrigerant leak into consideration. A refrigerant leak is truly one of the most serious problems that you may face with your home cooling system. It can also be a tricky one to identify. One thing is certain, though. If left untreated, that refrigerant leak is going to wind up causing you some major headaches—or even spelling the premature demise of your AC system! If you suspect a refrigerant leak, then you need AC repairs in Lynnwood, WA immediately.

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Have You Noticed Ice on Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

frost-and-iceThere are certain issues that you will immediately recognize as being potentially serious problems with your air conditioner. If, for instance, you notice that your air conditioner is blowing hot air into your home, that is a pretty clear cut sign that the system is not functioning properly. Would you immediately spring into action if you noticed that there was ice on your air conditioner, though? After all, the sole function of an air conditioner is to keep things cool, is it not?

While this may be true, at no point in its normal operation should an air conditioner be freezing anything. Ice developing on the air conditioner is definitely a sign of trouble. While your system may not break down entirely as the result of ice developing on it, serious problems can arise if you do not figure out why your system is icing over, and what you have to do about it. Leave your air conditioning repairs in Everett, WA to the pros on our staff, and enjoy a job done right.

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When to Schedule AC Repairs

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

We do not have the hottest summertime weather in the country here in the Pacific Northwest. This does not mean, however, that you can afford to take any chances when it comes to the way in which you cool your home. If you are serious about cooling your home reliably, you need to be proactive. That means that you cannot wait for your system to give out on your entirely before you schedule any necessary air conditioning repairs in Everett, WA. Keep these tips in mind and schedule your AC repairs with us at the first sign of trouble.

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Why Does My AC Freeze Up?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

We are definitely leaving the hottest weather of the year behind us at this point, but that does not mean that you are not going to need your AC much over the course of the next few weeks. Summer seems to be lingering around later into the season, and you are going to have to cool your home a bit longer yet. That is precisely why you cannot afford to ignore any with your home cooling system.

Yes, it may be tempting to do so this late in the season. However, doing so will only result in more serious issues, and potentially costly damages to your air conditioner in Everett, WA. One issue you may notice is ice on your air conditioner, and you need to resolve that problem as soon as possible. 

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How Often Will I Have to Add Refrigerant to My AC System?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

The question posed in the title of this blog is a trick. You should never have to top off the refrigerant in your home cooling system. Why? Because refrigerant is not consumed in the way that fuels such as gasoline or oil are. Instead, the refrigerant in your system is recycled over and over.

This doesn’t mean that the refrigerant in your system will never get low, of course. It just means that a low refrigerant level is indicative of a problem, and not the result of refrigerant consumption. Read on, and be sure to schedule all of your air conditioning services in Everett, WA with our team.

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Why Is a Dirty Evaporator Coil a Problem?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

The summer season here in Washington is certainly not as hot and intense as, say, that in Arizona. That does not mean that you can afford to put the operational quality of your air conditioning system at risk, though. There are a number of things that can go wrong with even the best air conditioning systems on the market. Far too often, we find that the repairs that we are doing could have been avoided had the homeowner taken earlier action. Today we’ll talk about why the evaporator coil must be clean, and how you can spot some warning signs that will help you to avoid the need for AC repairs in Everett, WA.

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Water Leaking from Your AC Can Do Real Damage!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

As you probably know (and as we have discussed in past posts), your air conditioner does not use water in its operation, but may still appear to leak water for a couple of different reasons. It is possible that your system may ice up due to refrigerant leaks, and that this ice can melt, or that your condensate drain line may back up or leak. In either case, it is actually possible for the water coming from your air conditioner to damage your property in a few different ways. To avoid the need for serious home or air conditioning repairs in Everett, WA, dial our number the moment that you see water coming from your AC.

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Listen to Your Air Conditioner for Sounds of Trouble

Monday, May 9th, 2016

When it comes to successfully resolving problems with your air conditioner, and avoiding serious damages to your system stemming from these problems, early detection is always in your best interest. You should let us know if your house is not feeling as cool as it should throughout, or if you see a spike in your cooling costs, for example. There is another sense that you should be actively using to identify potential problems with your air conditioner, though, and that is your sense of hearing. If you hear any of the following sounds emanating from your AC during operation, contact us to schedule prompt air conditioning repairs in Everett, WA immediately.

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