Climate Mechanics LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioner’

AC FAQ: What Are the Coils?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

evaporator-coilDifferent homeowners have different levels of familiarity with their air conditioning systems. Some are content just knowing their ACs will cool the air when the heat of summer strikes, though they are not too concerned with the details. Others like to be a bit more hands-on with their air conditioners—too hands-on, in some cases. We believe the happy medium lies somewhere in between. We don’t expect you to be experts, but we also think it is in every homeowner’s best interest to have a basic understanding of how their systems work.

We want to take the opportunity today to discuss an important component in everyone’s air conditioning system. Two components, actually: the evaporator and condenser coils. Without the proper functioning of these coils, an air conditioner is not going to effectively and efficiently condition the air in your home! So let’s take a look at what the coils do and why issues with them may require professional air conditioning repair in Voorhees, NJ.

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Can I Cool My Home More Efficiently?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

The short answer to the question posed in the title of this post is yes, you can.  The longer answer, and the one that we’re sure will excite a number of our clients and readers, is that you can actually do so without spending a whole lot of money. If you have an old AC or one that is seriously inefficient, then upgrading your system to a more efficient model makes a lot of sense.

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If you’re just not satisfied with your existing setup, though, we’ve got some tips to help you affordably boost its efficiency. As the past couple of months have confirmed, we really do need to run our ACs regularly if we hope to make it through the cooling season comfortably. When you make us your Mt. Laurel,  NJ HVAC company of choice, you’ll be able to do so without draining your budget. Just keep these tips in mind!

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Why Does My AC Keep Shutting Down So Quickly?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

woman-with-fanDang, my AC has shut down again. That’s annoying. Oh well, it will start back up in a minute, no big deal.

If you find yourself experiencing this particular issue when cooling your home, do not downplay it and write it off as nothing more than a minor annoyance. The problem has a name—short cycling—and it is far more serious than many homeowners seem to realize. There are quite a few reasons why you may experience this problem.

We are not alarmists, but we also have a responsibility to our customers. That includes ensuring that they understand just what is at stake when faced with any particular problem. Not every issue leading to short cycling has the potential to do serious damage to your air conditioner, though at least one poses a serious threat. And, whatever the precise cause of the problem, short cycling itself will do damage over time. Here’s why you may need professional air conditioning service.

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

man-with-fanIn our last post, we talked about refrigerant leaks and why they are such a problem. We’ve previously discussed the (unfortunately pervasive) issue of leaky ductwork on our blog. Today, we are going to talk about a different type of leak in your AC. The water leak! Confused? If so, then you have every right to be. After all, you may well know that your air conditioner does not actually use any water in its operation, and it does not have a water supply piped to it.

Does this mean that you are imagining the sight of water surrounding your indoor unit (or the feeling of wet socks on your feet!)? Of course not. It does mean, however, that this is not really a “water leak” in the way that you are thinking of it. Fortunately for you, our Pennsauken, NJ HVAC pros are here to shed some light on the matter. Be sure to contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have, or if AC repairs are ever needed.

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Why Is a Refrigerant Leak So Serious?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

temperature-guageNew Jersey may not be as closely associated with truly oppressive heat as, say, Arizona or Florida. But that definitely does not mean that you can try and eek by without a great air conditioning system in place. When summer does strike here in Cherry Hill, NJ, it can strike pretty hard. The last thing that you want to do is to realize that your air conditioner is just not up to the task of cooling down your home effectively or reliably, which is why prompt air conditioning repair is always best.

Now, there are a number of different reasons as to why your air conditioning system may fail to live up to your deservedly high expectations. Some problems you can resolve on your own, like if your air filter is very dirty and is restricting airflow. Others, like leaky ductwork, will need to be diagnosed and resolved professionally. There is one AC problem that really threatens to damage your system, potentially beyond repair, and that is the refrigerant leak.

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Heat Pumps, Central ACs—What’s the Difference?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

question-markWe are already more than a week into June. The hottest weather of the year has not really hit yet, but it’s coming. This does not mean that it is too late for an AC replacement. If you have any concerns about whether or not your air conditioner is going to make it through the rest of the cooling season successfully, please let us know right away. Our air conditioning installation professionals will have a new unit in place for you ASAP.

Of course, this all begs the question of, should you decide to replace your AC, which type of system do you choose. Some homeowners are quite happy with the traditional split central air conditioning system, and with good cause. However, whether you are replacing an old system or investing in your first system for a newly constructed home, we think it’s in your best interest to explore your options. You don’t want to overlook a system that you’re not aware of which is actually the perfect fit, right? 

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