Cool Touch Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why Is My Air Conditioner Frozen?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

frozen-pipeLet’s say one day your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be blowing cool air into your home. It certainly sounds like its working, but your home is still hot. You open the indoor AC unit’s cabinet to see if you can spot any problems. What you find is a steel block and copper tubes caked in frost.

The air conditioner makes cold air, so logically, a little ice on the components isn’t a big deal, right? Unfortunately, this is where some AC owners go wrong. A frozen air conditioner is not something to be happy about, but we’ll help you figure out where things went wrong.

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What Pinhole Leaks Mean for Your AC

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

ac-coil-copper-bends-through-sheet-metalPinhole leaks in an air conditioner have to be in the top running for “most irritating AC problems.” When they happen, there’s not much you can do except to have them fixed by a professional air conditioning repair service in Phoenix, AZ. Luckily, understanding how they happen and their warning signs can significantly reduce the damage they might bring.

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What Do You Need in a Commercial HVAC Company?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

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When you choose an HVAC service for your commercial needs, you’ll find that a lot of HVAC companies do offer commercial services. But you don’t want an HVAC company that just offers—you need one that truly understands the needs of businesses and commercial building owners.

How can they prove this? By providing any number of services and perks that truly make the difference for commercial needs. In this post, we’ll go over just a few things that you need from a commercial HVAC company.

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R22 Refrigerant Phase-Out: Know Your Options

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Close-up photo of the insulated refrigerant pipelines connected to the air handling unitRefrigerant. It’s one of those terms you’ve likely heard before. You probably have an idea of what it is, and maybe even a very basic understanding of how it works, but that’s probably where your knowledge ends.

You may have even had a handyman or misleading professional tell you at some point that refrigerant needs to be refilled (what we in the HVAC industry call recharged) once a year—this isn’t true. If your system is losing refrigerant, it means you have a leak that must be repaired before being recharged. Ideally, your air conditioner is supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation to last its entire lifespan.

If you have an older system (10 years +) chances are very likely that it has refrigerant in it called R22. This type of refrigerant is being phased out due to its harmful effects on the environment, particularly its ozone-depleting properties.

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How to Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Performance

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

air-conditioner-outdoor-unitHow do you keep cool during the summer? Most of us move from one air-conditioned space to the next, and with all that wear and tear on your AC, your system may start to misbehave. Perhaps, it’s already starting getting a bit louder than normal. Or perhaps you’ve noticed a sudden, unexpected rise in your energy bills. You may even be concerned as your AC moves past the 10-year mark.

The first call should be to a pro technician, like those on our team. That’s the quickest way to a resolution. There are some powerful ways to improve your air conditioner’s performance.

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Watch Out for Short Cycling in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 30th, 2018

short-cycling-ACSpring is here, and summer won’t be far behind. Here in the Phoenix area, that means triple-digit temperatures and homes in desperate need of cooling. Your air conditioner will be called upon to work for days on end to keep the heat from creeping into your home.

In light of that, now is the time to pay close attention to the way your air conditioner runs, and to call for a repair service in the event you spot anything out of the ordinary. Generally speaking, anything out of the ordinary should be cause for concern, but in particular, watch for the appearance of short cycling: turning on and off again far more frequently than it should. It doesn’t sound like a huge issue, but in fact, it can be devastating.

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The Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Monday, April 16th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioningAir conditioning season starts early and stays late in Arizona, and selecting the best kind of system for your home is of paramount importance. Air conditioners need to be properly sized and suited for the specifics of the building in question, and while traditional centralized air conditioners are often the best fit, they’re not the only option for your home.

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3 Ways to Lower those AC Bills This Summer

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

air-conditioning-systemSummer will be here soon, and hot weather seems to come earlier and earlier every year. Your air conditioner is more than just a luxury in these cases, and you’re going to need it to perform reliably every day without fail in order to keep your home cool and comfortable.

That means you’re very likely going to pay more for your air conditioning bills than you would during cooler parts of the year. Some of that is inevitable and unavoidable. You’re running your system for longer periods of time by necessity in the summer, and that’s going to cause your bills to spike. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than is absolutely necessary.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Need Replacement?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

air-conditioning-replacementSpring will officially be here this week, and summer will be along before you know it. As the weather warms up, we’re going to be using our air conditioners more and more often, until we’re running it all day every day to counteract our scorching Arizona heat waves.

If your air conditioner is on its last leg, now is the time to get it replaced. You have plenty of time to schedule a replacement session, and your new air conditioner will save you a great deal of money and worry.

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Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced Today!

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Today is the first day of spring, and in terms of your home, it usually marks the point when you’ll gradually stop running your heater and start running your air conditioner Before you know it, temperatures will have hit triple digits and you’ll need your air conditioner every day.

The last thing you need is an unexpected breakdown right in the middle of a heat wave, and while you’re likely paying more for your air conditioning bills in the summer simply because you’re running your system more often, you shouldn’t pay any more than is necessary.

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