DC Cheek Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

How to Spot a Cooling System in Disrepair

Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Your household’s central air conditioning system is one of the most important features of your home in regards to comfort and quality of life. It’s also one of the most specialized. As a homeowner, there’s a number of tasks you can take on, like fixing a leaky faucet or tightening a nail in a piece of furniture. But when it comes to your air conditioning needs, repairs require specialized knowledge and training.

Just like the vehicle you drive, or any other large piece of equipment, your air conditioner needs routine maintenance to keep working as it should. It’s a lot easier, not to mention cheaper, to address problems when they’re just starting out than waiting until months later when you can’t ignore them because your AC broke down. Maintenance helps you avoid large repair needs and keeps your cooling costs down, but of course, there is still a chance your system will need repair. How can you tell?

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Don’t Ignore These 3 Sounds from Your AC System

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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While homeowners in some parts of the country are still using their heaters for the foreseeable future, here in the Woodstock area we’re just about ready to turn them off for the season and turn our attention to our air conditioners. Since this is the case, we hope you’ve already had maintenance done on your cooling system. Professional maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect your air conditioner. We’ll adjust and clean components that need it, then make recommendations for repairs as needed.

Maintenance helps slow the accumulation of wear and tear and ultimately helps your air conditioner last longer. You also can rest assured knowing you’ll rarely be surprised by unexpected repair needs.

All that said, it’s always a good idea to know the signs that your AC is in disrepair, even if you have had maintenance done already. There are various symptoms a malfunctioning cooling system can display, but there are 3 ominous sounds in particular you should be particularly aware of:

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Is Ice Ever Normal to See on Your Cooling System?

Monday, August 26th, 2019
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In a word, no.

While it may seem like ice should be a normal part of the cooling process, it simply is not. If you’ve discovered ice on the indoor unit of your air conditioner, then it’s time to figure out why. The good news is, this isn’t necessarily a major repair in all cases.

But it is one you should leave to the pros—trying to scrape off or thaw ice on your own could further damage the system, and it doesn’t resolve the problem that caused the ice to begin with.

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A Noisy AC is a Suffering AC: What to Know

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Summer is progressing right along, and we’re all using our air conditioners on a regular basis. That said, your air conditioning system goes through a lot this season and beyond, accumulating wear and tear faster than air conditioners in other parts of the country. This means it could potentially require more repairs.

To avoid the biggest, most sudden, and costliest of these AC repair needs, we implore you to schedule maintenance at least once a year for your air conditioner. During this service, our professionals will fully inspect, clean, and adjust your system to ensure its efficient performance. With or without maintenance, however, if your cooling system is making noises you don’t recognize, it’s time to call in a pro. What noises, in particular, should you pay attention to?

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