Dewees HVAC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

AC Won’t Shut Down? Here’s Your Game Plan

Monday, August 14th, 2023

The AC turned on, but now it’s just not turning off. The temperature looks like it’s exactly where you want it, so what gives? Turns out your AC could have a problem receiving the signal that it’s time to power down, and there are only a couple of things you can do about it as a homeowner.

Make no mistake, this still ends with air conditioner repair in Little Rock, but in the meantime, you need to be able to power it down so it doesn’t drive up your energy bill and burn out the system. Before we talk about our two temporary fixes that you can do, there’s something important you should know: under no circumstances should you ever tamper with the wiring on the inside of your air conditioner. There are enormous safety concerns and a potentially fatal risk of electrocution.

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AC Repair Vs Replacement: The 50% Rule

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Your air conditioner undergoes a lot of stress. The wear and tear beats down on it, but it still holds on for you. Through all the repairs, it comes out on the other side to cool your home for a little longer–but how long can that last? And for that matter, how much are you paying in repairs?

Air conditioning services are there to either repair your air conditioner, or replace it when it’s time, but how do you know when that is? There are a few ways to tell what you should do; let’s go over them now.

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Hard Starting in an AC: What It Is, How to Fix It

Monday, March 27th, 2023

Hard starting is a common issue that can happen for air conditioners, causing it to struggle and create an odd noise or two. If you hear clicking or buzzing sounds coming from your AC, this could indicate that you’re having a problem with hard starting.

Hard starting often requires air conditioning repair in Conway, AR. if left unchecked, it can lead to serious problems down the line including system failure. Let’s take a closer look at hard starting, what causes it, and how to stop it in its tracks.

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Planning Ahead: How to Prevent AC Repair Problems This Year

Monday, February 27th, 2023

You don’t want to run into a malfunctioning air conditioning system in your home on the hottest day of summer. Or on any hot day!

You can always call our technicians for fast AC repair in Little Rock or elsewhere in the Conway area, and you can reach us 24 hours a day.

But we know you’d rather not have the air conditioner malfunction in the first place and trap you with a sweltering house and complaining family.

We’re here to help you dodge inconvenient and uncomfortable AC problems this year. You can take steps to help prevent air conditioning repair problems.

Below are our best tips for planning ahead for trouble-free cooling in your house this summer.

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Is It Already Time for AC Maintenance? Yes, It Is!

Monday, February 13th, 2023

It’s still winter here in Arkansas and the weather isn’t warm yet. But we’re already in the middle of February, and we can expect to see warmer weather starting next month, when spring officially begins.

And in the HVAC world, that means it’s time to start thinking about scheduling maintenance for your home’s air conditioning system. It came up fast, didn’t it?

It certainly seems like it, but that’s one of the reasons we always remind our customers about this job—sometimes people let it slip by them until the hot weather has already arrived.

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Watch for Warnings Your AC’s Compressor Is in Jeopardy

Monday, 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.

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Too Much Refrigerant in an AC Is as Bad as Too Little

Monday, 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.

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It’s Not Too Late for AC Maintenance If You Haven’t Scheduled It Yet!

Monday, 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…

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Why Your AC Is Shutting Off and On Too Much

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Have you noticed something isn’t right with your air conditioner? It’s not that it isn’t running, or that you’re not receiving cooling from it. No, the trouble is that the AC has gotten jittery with how it turns on and off. You hear the compressor kick-on far more often than usual, and the AC never seems to run long enough no matter the indoor temperature. But the AC also never seems to stay off for long either. 

If you think this quick stop-and-start behavior is a problem, you’re correct. We’ll shed some light on what’s going on, why it’s going on, and how to stop it from going on. 

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Sounds Your Don’t Want to Hear From Your AC

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Your AC has several ways to warn you something is not right. It doesn’t yet have the ability to self-diagnose its problem and provide a warning via the thermostat screen (the technology will get there eventually), but it has other options. One of the best is making strange or loud sounds. 

You know what an air conditioning system sounds like since you’ve spent plenty of time in homes and buildings with them. ACs generate a “white noise” of whirring motors and humming compressors with the occasional clicking sound at start-up and water dripping into the condensate pan. Anything that goes outside these boundaries, or the AC making more noise than usual, is a warning to call for air conditioning service in Bryant, AR. Technicians can investigate the sound and see what repairs will correct the problem. The sooner you have professionals on the job, the less expensive and expansive the repair is likely to be. 

To help you understand what you’re listening for, we’ve listed a few of the sounds you don’t want to hear coming from your AC, along with explanations of what they might mean.

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