Dewees HVAC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

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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Why Water Is Leaking From Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 9th, 2021

You don’t normally want water leaking from any appliance or any part of your home. If you spot water starting to pool around the base of the indoor cabinet of your AC, you’re right to think that it’s abnormal. Your air conditioner creates water as part of how it operates—in fact, you can often hear the water dripping in it when it runs—but a central AC is designed to keep the water from getting into your house. When you notice water escaping from the AC, it’s usually a warning to call us for air conditioning repair in Conway, AR.

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Does My AC Also Dehumidify My House?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Humidity is one of the big obstacles against comfort during our summers. The extra moisture in the air is like putting on a coat on a hot day: it traps heat inside our bodies, making us feel hotter than the actual temperature. When humidity is above 70%—and this happens often in the Conway area—the temperature can feel 8° to 10° hotter. This makes a subtle difference when you consider that an 85°F day will feel like it’s 95°F!

But you have an air conditioning system, and that should take care of you indoors. But hold on a minute … does your AC really do anything to dehumidify your home? The short answer is that an AC does some dehumidification, but it’s not specifically a dehumidifier and won’t make an enormous difference in comfort.

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Why Is There Ice on My Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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We’re glad you’re asking this question, because it means you know that ice shouldn’t form on your AC. People often make the mistake of thinking ice is a natural outcome of how an air conditioner works. But it’s not.

If ice starts to form along parts of an air conditioner, it signals a malfunction that has thrown off the way the system absorbs heat from the air inside the house. There are several potential causes for ice appearing on an AC, and we’re going to examine the most common of them. In most cases, it will take AC repair in Benton, AR to correct the problem.

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Refrigerant Leaks in the AC: Why They’re Bad, How to Spot Them

Monday, June 28th, 2021

A well-installed air conditioning system from a trusted manufacturer that receives annual maintenance should run into few repair needs during its service life. But nothing can prevent all AC malfunctions, and one particular problem homeowners may encounter is an AC leaking refrigerant. Even a small leak can spell big trouble for an air conditioner—if not repaired, loss of refrigerant in an AC will eventually cause the system to break down and need a replacement. 

Below we’ll look closer at the trouble with refrigerant leaks and how you can detect them early enough so you can call us for the air conditioning service in Conway, AR that will keep your comfort system working.

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Help, My House Is Too Hot and the AC Isn’t Doing Enough!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

No problem! It’s dilemmas like this that are the reason we’re in business. We can handle whatever AC repair in Little Rock, AR you need to have your household made cool once more. Our technicians will get to the root of the problem with your AC.

Before you call us for help, let’s take a closer look at why your home’s central air conditioning system is falling down on the job. If the AC is running and you feel cool air from the vents, but the house still feels stuffy and uncomfortable, there are several potential causes. Some you may even be able to correct yourself.

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