Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

The Tilted AC Condenser: Why You Want It Kept Even

Monday, September 13th, 2021
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If we told you the foundation of your house was starting to sink into the ground, you’d feel a bit … concerned. What if we told you the concrete foundation slab of your air conditioner’s condenser was starting to sink on one side? You probably wouldn’t feel as much concern. You might shrug and think it’s not that big of a deal. The AC isn’t going to really sink into the ground, after all.

Well, probably not sink completely. But if even part of the condenser’s slab settles down into the earth, it will make the condenser sit unevenly on the ground, and this is a serious problem that can jeopardize the operation of the AC and lead to an early system replacement.

If you look at the outside condenser (we’ll wait for you to go check on it!) and it looks uneven, we recommend you call on HVAC professionals for air conditioning repair in Tempe, AZ. The problem can only get worse, and the sooner you have it corrected, the more likely you’ll avoid the troubles that a tilted AC cabinet can cause… 

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Sage Air Conditioning Advice for August Scorchers

Monday, August 16th, 2021
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August in Phoenix can be brutal. Even people who don’t live here know how hot it gets during the later summer—and how much air conditioning becomes a vital part of life. 

Unfortunately, home air conditioning systems face their greatest peril during August: a combination of intense heat and the strain they’ve already experienced through early summer. Trust us, this is a busy time for air conditioning contractors. We handle many emergency calls in summer, and this is a reason we offer ‘round the clock service. 

You can make August easier on your air conditioner and yourself if you follow several tips. In this post, we’ve compiled some of the best ways to improve the performance and efficiency of your air conditioning in Scottsdale, AZ and keep some of the heat off both of you.

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Why Is There Water Leaking From My AC?

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
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When you listen to the sounds from your air conditioning system, you’ll periodically notice the sound of dripping water. This is normal. Your AC doesn’t use water to cool the air it sends into your house, but it does create water in the process of removing heat from the air. The AC has a special condensate system to remove this water from the unit to outside the house.

If you’re noticing water dripping from your AC, it’s probably because something has gone wrong with the condensate system. This isn’t a minor problem! You obviously don’t want water dripping around the air conditioner because it can create water damage, but a broken condensate system can cause the AC to stop working and may also lead to problems with corrosion and mold inside the HVAC system. In most cases, when you see water leaking from the AC cabinet, it’s time to call us for air conditioning repair in Glendale, AZ.

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My AC Costs Are Out of Control! What Can I Do?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

An air conditioner draws on a large amount of electricity to run. The compressor consumes, on average, 3,500 watts per hour to run, making it one of the biggest consumers of electrical power in a household. In a place where it gets as hot during the summer as Phoenix, electric bills rise when the air conditioners run. 

But you’re not thinking about the standard increase in electrical costs during an Arizona summer. You’ve got bills that have you puzzled and maybe alarmed. You’re paying a lot more than ever before, and there’s no easy reason to account for it. So what’s happening? And, more importantly, what can you do about it?

We handle HVAC services in Avondale, AZ and throughout the Phoenix Metro Area, so we know plenty about how ACs can turn expensive. We’ll look at what may be happening and what can be done.

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Can I Make Any AC Repairs Myself?

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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The short answer: No.

The longer answer: There are some troubleshooting steps you can take when you have a malfunctioning AC that might resolve the problem. However, anything that involves tools and opening up the air conditioning cabinets is a job to leave to professionals.

The longest answer: Well, it’s the rest of the blog, so click “Continue Reading” and we’ll get into it below.

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What’s the Difference Between Puron and Freon?

Monday, May 10th, 2021
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We often get questions about the basics of air conditioning from our customers. We’re glad to help: providing expertise is part of our job! A question we sometimes get is about the different types of refrigerants, and specifically a confusion about the term “Freon” and the newer term “Puron.” This is an understandable confusion because “Freon” is a word that’s used often in a way that’s confusing to someone who isn’t an HVAC technician.

Although it may seem like a small technical point, the difference between Freon and Puron is important because it’s connected to the recent phase-out of older refrigerants. This can mean the difference in whether you choose to replace your current AC. 

Anyway, let’s get into the nitty-gritty details…

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What You Can Do If Your AC Stops Working

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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A failed air conditioning system is a problem during the summer almost anywhere. In Arizona it can be a serious emergency. You don’t want to have busted central AC in your home when the temperature outside is over 100°F.

We’re not yet at the blazing hot summer days, but now is a good time to give you some helpful information on what you can do when your AC suddenly stops cooling your house. If you need professionals to fix the AC, you can depend on our team for fast AC repairs in Glendale, AZ and throughout the Phoenix Metro Area. 

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Why You Have a “Start-Stop-Start-Stop” Air Conditioner

Monday, April 12th, 2021
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You’ve been searching online to find out why your air conditioning system seems caught in a rapid start-stop loop. Of course, you expect your AC to turn on for a stretch and then turn off for a period before it turns on once again: this is the regular operation as long as your house is warm enough for the AC to need to turn on in the first place. 

But an air conditioner shouldn’t start and stop repeatedly over a short time. If you have an AC that is running for less than ten minutes, staying off for about the same time, and then coming on to repeat the cycle, you’re right to believe there is a problem.

Fortunately, you’ve found the contractor who offers the Glendale, AZ air conditioning services that can solve this problem.

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How Long Can I Expect My Central AC to Last?

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Knowing when it’s time to schedule an appointment for a new air conditioning installation in Glendale, AZ is the key to making a smooth transition without enduring any roasting hot days in your house. After all, you don’t want to get caught with a failed AC during one of the hottest summer days in Phoenix— when it’s more than 110°F outside!

Understanding how many years you can expect from your current AC is an essential tool in the “fight” to ensure you always have a working cooling system. The trouble is that it’s not easy to give a straightforward, one-number-fits-all answer to the question in the title. Many factors come into play when determining how many years an AC has left in it. We’ll get into details below, but the best way to get a health-care check on your air conditioner is to schedule regular maintenance for it this spring and ask our technicians about how its future is looking. 

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Some Special Advantages of Scheduling AC Maintenance

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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We declared February to be “Air Conditioning Maintenance Month.” In a place that gets as hot as Phoenix, February is the right time to get regular air conditioning maintenance in motion. 

But if you still haven’t scheduled your AC tune-up and inspection with our team, March is a great time as well. In fact, there isn’t such a thing as an “expiration date” for air conditioning maintenance; it just needs to be done every year. Still, the sooner you have it done, the more you’ll enjoy the benefits of it through the imminent hot weather.

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