DC Cheek Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Duluth’

AC Coils Frozen? Here’s What To Do!

Monday, August 9th, 2021
ice-on-air-conditioner

Are the coils of your air conditioner frozen? Usually caused by a clogged air filter or a refrigerant leak that does not allow the coils to absorb heat, frozen AC coils are never a good sign. Your air conditioner requires stable airflow that can keep the coils warm, so they function properly. When the air filter gets clogged, it can restrict air movement, and the air stops moving freely. As a result, the temperature of the coil can drop, and it becomes frozen.

Refrigerant leaks cause a similar problem. If the refrigerant is leaking, the refrigerant pressure can drop. This can cause the evaporator coils to freeze as they are unable to absorb sufficient levels of heat.

Here we highlight the most common signs that your AC coils are frozen and whether you should try to resolve the problem on your own or call a professional for air conditioning repair in Duluth, GA

Continue Reading

Is a UV Air Purifier a Good Indoor Air Quality Option for You?

Monday, June 28th, 2021
man-in-yoga-pose-enjoying-indoor-environment

Nobody likes getting ill, and unfortunately, the things that make you sick are usually too small to see or feel. Microscopic pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and mold spores can lead to a wide range of health problems, and we’re mostly unaware that we’re breathing them in.

Many people think that staying indoors can help them avoid sickness. Unfortunately, these contaminants can be indoors and just as dangerous as the ones outside. Maintaining good indoor air quality is critical to ensure that you and your family are safe.

You might be considering using an air-cleaning device like an ultraviolet (UV) air purifier. These devices are considered to be effective in removing these pathogens from the air and making the indoor air safer for you to breathe. If you are on the fence about getting one for yourself, we can help you make up your mind.

In this post, we will discuss how these UV-based air purifiers in Duluth, GA, work to help you make a more well-informed decision about investing in one for your home.

Continue Reading

Should You Repair or Replace a Broken AC Compressor?

Monday, April 5th, 2021
compressor

Throughout the lifespan of your air conditioner, there are a variety of issues that can befall it. Most of these issues are a result of good ol’ fashioned wear and tear, and some other issues are caused by a lack of maintenance, manufacturer defect, or some other type of system damage. But considering that you want your air conditioner to work reliably as possible through our warm springs and stifling summers, it makes sense that you want to take care of these needs as effectively as possible.

One potential repair need that’s particularly unpleasant to face is a broken AC compressor. With most cooling system parts, replacement of that part is typically the best choice. But if you have a broken down compressor, the questions turns into whether you should replace just the component, or the entire cooling system. This is because the compressor is actually the most expensive component in your air conditioner. Read on to learn more!

Continue Reading

Why Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger Such a Problem?

Monday, November 16th, 2020
jets-of-a-furnace

Are you utilizing a gas-powered furnace for your heating needs? It’s a great choice for homeowners throughout Duluth and the surrounding communities! It’s actually still the leading heating system found in homes throughout the country, especially in areas like ours that may not have a need for a powerful boiler but still needs effective and efficient heat for our chilly winter nights.

They’re cost-effective, and a fantastic choice for many people. However, when not properly cared for, furnaces can present dangers you might not think about. This is going to be the case for any appliance that utilizes natural gas. They are not dangerous by nature, but skipping maintenance or neglecting an aging system can certainly lead to problems. One of these problems is a cracked heat exchanger.

Heat exchangers are something you should know about, and never ignore if you suspect you have an issue with one. If this is the case, turn off your heater right away and give us a call.

Continue Reading

Beware This Common AC Problem

Monday, September 7th, 2020
refrigerant-line-behind-air-conditioner

Have you been told by a general handyperson that the refrigerant in your air conditioner is low, and that it needs to be refilled? Perhaps they told you that it needs to be refilled —what we in the industry call recharged every year during AC maintenance.

Unfortunately, this is a little misleading. Yes, refrigerant leaks and problems are something we check for during your annual maintenance appointment. But refrigerant should not actually be leaving your system on a regular basis. In fact, your air conditioner is supplied with enough refrigerant during installation to ideally last its entire lifespan, theoretically.

While refrigerant loss is a relatively common AC problem, that does not make it “normal” or a problem you can delay fixing. Read on as we uncover how you can tell if your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant, and why this is such a problem!

Continue Reading

Can Drain Clogs Be Prevented?

Monday, July 27th, 2020
drain-with-cover-with-trickling-water

If there’s anything that’s more frustrating than a drain clog that stops whatever you’re doing–whether it’s taking a shower, cleaning up after cooking, or even trying to use your sprinkler system outside–we’re not sure what it is!

But it’s pretty much inevitable that every homeowner will deal with a drain clog at some point–unless of course, they take preventive measures to avoid them! But what are these measures exactly? Read on to find out!

Continue Reading

How to Spot a Cooling System in Disrepair

Monday, May 4th, 2020
technician-hands-working-on-air-conditioner-outside-unit

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?

Continue Reading

Have You Scheduled AC Maintenance Yet?

Monday, April 20th, 2020
air-conditioning-outside-unit-with-clipboard-sitting-on-top

We get it—when an HVAC professional suggests maintenance for your air conditioning system, it can be an easy recommendation for you to dismiss. Unless something is wrong with your cooling system right now, like you noticed a sudden loss of cooling power, you may be tempted to put off maintenance, particularly if your air conditioner has been working “just fine.”

The fact of the matter is, though, that just like maintenance for your car, routine AC maintenance is vital to the performance of your cooling system as well as repair prevention. An as a trusted resource in your community, our team has the responsibility to share with you why regular maintenance is so important, and when you should schedule it.

Continue Reading

It’s Time! Schedule Your Cooling System Tune-Up Today

Monday, March 9th, 2020
technician-working-on-air-conditioner

It can be easy for our customers to dismiss the need for air conditioning maintenance. Unless something is terribly wrong with your cooling system after all—like, say, you noticed a sudden loss of cooling power—you can be very tempted to put off a tune-up, particularly if your AC has been working “just fine.”

The thing is, “just fine” isn’t always good enough! Just like maintenance for your vehicle, routine cooling system maintenance is essential to the system’s performance, longevity, and overall efficiency. It’s also the best way to prevent the worst of repair needs. What does maintenance do, though? Read on as we uncover some of the truths of maintenance, and please give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your next tune-up!

Continue Reading