1. Why Does My AC Keep Shutting Down So Quickly?

    Dang, 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 w…Read More

  2. Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

    In 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 wat…Read More

  3. Why Refrigerant Leaks Are a Major Concern

    Your air conditioner does not somehow generate coolness, the way that your furnace or boiler generates heat via electric resistance or the combustion of fuel. Instead, that coolness that you are feeling is really the absence of heat. Your air conditioner removes heat from the air in order to cool it down before recirculating that air throughout your home. The refrigerant in your air conditioning…Read More

  4. Can You Spot the Signs of Air Conditioning Trouble?

    If not, then this is the post for you! Catching air conditioning problems early on and having them resolved in a prompt manner is always in your best interest—not to mention that of your air conditioner. The longer problems are allowed to fester, even if you think that they are too "minor" to worry about right away, the greater the chance that you are going to wind up with more serious, more dam…Read More