September 26th, 2022
Fall has officially started, although it might not seem like it when we’re still experiencing hot days. The cool weather is still not far off, and this can make it easy to assume that air conditioning repair in Conway, AR is no longer a priority. The air conditioning system is going to run less and less until it goes on a short winter hiatus.
This makes it tempting to ignore seemingly “minor” troubles with an air conditioning system in the early fall. Odd noises, uneven cooling, temperatures that don’t feel as comfortable … you might try to dismiss all these as something to deal with later, such as in the spring when it’s time for AC maintenance.
Please don’t put off air conditioning repair like this! The time to call for repairs for an air conditioner is as soon as you notice the troubles. Here’s why we never recommend delaying any professional repairs for your AC.
September 12th, 2022
High humidity is a problem that most people don’t need explained to them. Even if they don’t know why high humidity on a hot day makes the hot day feel much worse, they know exactly what the sensation is like. With too much moisture in the air (relative humidity higher than 60%), the human body cannot release heat as effectively and the trapped heat causes temperatures to feel hotter than they are.
But what about low humidity? You’ve heard the phrase “a dry heat” as a positive, but dryness itself is not positive and is as much trouble as high humidity. Dry conditions often occur during the winter, and your house might benefit from a whole-house humidifier to provide the balance necessary for comfort and health.
August 15th, 2022
August is usually when our summers in Arkansas get their hottest—and this is definitely one of our hottest Augusts! As AC technicians, we want to make sure that all our customers enjoy uninterrupted cooling in their homes, and we’re ready to help with air conditioning repair in Conway, AR when something goes wrong.
We know you’d much rather not need to call us because your air conditioning system is doing just great. We want to help make this your experience with a few tips on how you can make the workload easier for your AC during the big heat. A little caution and some best practices go a long way in keeping an air conditioning system running optimally.
August 1st, 2022
All the components of your home’s central air conditioning system have important jobs. But one component has a special elevated status: the compressor. This is the engine of the entire AC, since it’s where energy is applied to the refrigerant to put it under pressure and then start the process of circulating through the system and moving heat from inside the home to outside.
The compressor uses the most electrical power of any part of the air conditioner (from 2,900 to 4,100 watts per hour) and it’s also expensive to replace if it burns out. The cost to replace a failed compressor is often costly enough that if the part is no longer under warranty it is more cost-effective to replace the entire air conditioning system.
July 18th, 2022
When you’re looking to replace your current central air conditioning system, you have several options. The basic choice is to put in a new central air conditioner—probably one with better energy efficiency than your current one. (Even if you purchase a mid-efficiency AC, the technology and standards for efficiency have risen since the last time you bought an air conditioner.) But you can also decide to have a heat pump installed.
The big advantage of having a heat pump is that it works similar to an air conditioner but can also switch into a heating mode and provide warmth to a house during winter. You can replace both your AC and heater with a heat pump.
July 4th, 2022
Have you ever looked at the thermostat in your home and thought about how cold you might be able to make the rooms if it could be set lower than the 60–63°F? That’s the usual limit on thermostats, and people rarely want the house any colder than that. They rarely want it colder than 68°F! But could the air conditioning system conceivably cool the house even lower? Or, to put it another way, just what is the cooling limit for your AC?
Answering these questions isn’t only an exercise in hypotheticals. You can learn important facts about how your AC runs and how best to manage thermostat settings when you know an air conditioner’s limits.
June 20th, 2022
In a previous post, we addressed the problems that occur when an air conditioner leaks refrigerant. The refrigerant in an AC is supposed to stay at the same level for the entire lifespan of the system. This set amount is known as the air conditioner’s charge, and if it drops below the factory-set level, it will cause numerous problems culminating in the compressor burning out.
However, the opposite situation is also a problem. The charge of an AC must be precise. If an air conditioner has more refrigerant in it than it’s supposed to, it’s known as overcharged—and it will also lead to a dead AC unless repair technicians bleed out the excess refrigerant and restore the correct charge.
June 6th, 2022
The last thing you need as a homeowner is for anything to leak in your household. But did you know that leaks can occur from more than just your water heater or your plumbing system? Your air conditioner can actually leak too! This probably hasn’t crossed your mind, but if you see water dripping out of the HVAC cabinet and starting to puddle on the floor, it’s time to call our pros for air conditioning repair in Maumelle, AR.
So what’s going on when this occurs? It could be one of a few things actually, and we’ll cover the possibilities below. Read on!
May 23rd, 2022
When it’s time for a new air conditioning installation in Conway, AR, what are the most important steps to take? The first we recommend is calling our technicians to help with the job. Having professionals with you from the start will make the other steps easier because you can trust the experts to know which one to take and how to do them correctly.
Few steps are more important for installing a central air conditioning system than sizing it. We don’t mean determining how physically large the air conditioner is, but rather its cooling capacity. Sizing isn’t a guesswork job—it requires precision, otherwise your home will end up with a system that won’t work right and will rapidly drain money.
May 9th, 2022
It’s already hot here in Conway. We just went through a weekend with the temperatures in the 90s. Of course, we can expect much more of these scorching temperatures in the coming months, since it’s not even summer yet.
If you didn’t schedule your regular AC maintenance in the early spring, you might think this arrival of hot weather means you missed your opportunity. Not at all! Although we always recommend our customers look to have their maintenance done at the start of the spring to help avoid early heatwaves and crowded schedules, it’s not too late to have the job done. In fact…