"Air Conditioning" Archive
The short answer to this is, “it depends,” but read on!
Hello! The Comfort Bear here. Did your air conditioner give out after a long and hard summer? Or maybe your heater quit on you last winter and you’re ready to get a new one before the winter arrives. I may have a lot of fur, but even I know how important it is to have an effective and efficient heater in place to keep warm.
There’s some good news if you are ready to have an HVAC system installed in the off-season of autumn—we’re offering a special promo here at Climate Control—when you purchase a new furnace or air conditioner you receive a free water heater!
Summer is just about to end, a concept that the Comfort Bear can certainly get behind! Do you know how hot it gets under all this fur?
Of course, we still do have some hot weather ahead, and there’s always the chance of a heat wave too. The last thing you need is an old air conditioner to shut down on you when you still need it to work at it’s very best.
So, if you suspect yours isn’t up to the task of keeping you cool much longer, let alone working next summer, it may be a good idea to consider replacing it with a new system now. The Comfort Bear and Team are here to help you decide if it really is time to do so, or if you can maybe get by with another repair. If your system is under 10 years old and hasn’t had a lot of repair needs in that time, it’s a different story than one that’s over 15 and has had multiple issues. We’ll elaborate below, as we go through the reasons you may want to consider replacement:
If there’s anything the Comfort Bear knows, it’s the importance of a fully functioning, efficiently operating air conditioner during a Blue Springs summer.
So, if yours is broken or you even suspect that something is wrong with it, the time to fix it is now! Otherwise, you could be caught off guard by sudden repair needs or even a broken down air conditioner.
Take it from the Comfort Bear—an air conditioner in disrepair will only cost you more money than it should, and leave you and your family feeling pretty uncomfortable. And sure, it can be tempting to hold off on repair needs since it’s nearing the end of summer, but trust me, there are plenty of reasons why our team suggests otherwise.
When the weather turns hot and muggy, we turn to our HVAC systems to provide air conditioning for our homes and businesses. When these AC units are activated, they can make all sorts of noises, however there are many noises your air conditioning unit should NOT make, and if they are loud noises then there’s an even larger cause for concern.
Homeowners and business owners alike understand the importance of maintaining their cooling systems, including both typical air conditioning systems and heat pump systems, as well as indoor units and outdoor units and keeping the air filters and other maintenance items replaced. If those systems need troubleshooting it often can require the expertise of a trained HVAC technician, but this post will try to equip you with what to watch out for (or LISTEN FOR) to know WHEN to contact a professional AC repair service like Climate Control Heating Cooling & Plumbing.
Comfort Bear here! Have you been plagued by a leak near your air conditioner? Did you try calling a plumber to no avail? Well, this could be because the leak is coming from your air conditioner.
This one can be a bit of a head-scratcher—after all, does your air conditioner even use water to operate? No, it doesn’t, so what’s going on?
If there’s anything the Comfort Bear can’t stand during the summer, it is air conditioning problems that lead to discomfort. Unfortunately, this is one of those things that while on the onset is relatively minor, can grow into something bigger. A leaking air conditioner can be quite the issue. Read on to learn more!
Comfort Bear here again! I sure hope summer is treating you well so far. I’ve gotta say, this excessive heat we’ve had this past week is no fun. Did you know bears can’t sweat? I have to stay cool in other ways—stretching out and laying on the cool ground, panting, and going for lots of swims.
Well, and by making sure my heat pump is in cooling mode and ready to do its job effectively and efficiently this season!
In our last blog post, we talked about what to do if your heat pump wouldn’t switch to cooling mode. Hopefully, you’re not still stuck in heating mode—but perhaps even after you fixed your heat pump, it doesn’t seem to be keeping you cool?
With temperatures already in the 80’s, Comfort Bear is going to go out on a limb here and assume you’ve already tried to switch your year-round heat pump from heating mode to cooling mode. If not, I am super impressed! But then again, I’m a bear—I literally can’t take that much heat.
Anyway, if you’ve just tried to switch modes to discover it won’t actually go into cooling mode, what can you do? Assume that your HVAC system has broken down completely, throw it out, and rush out to buy a new one? No, no, we’re not going to encourage that at all.
Instead, give us a call for an inspection and potential repair, and in the meantime read on to learn what could be causing this problem, and discover some solutions, straight from the Comfort Bear:
For most of you humans, you tend to view your air conditioners as a luxury, and your heating systems as a necessity.
For Comfort Bear, it’s the exact opposite. If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you might remember how sentimental I got about having to replace my furnace, even though I barely used that thing.
But now you’re asking me to replace my air conditioner?
Just as a reminder: what you consider to be a “relaxing summer day” is a sweltering inferno for me. I need my AC to keep my fur cool!!
But no matter what you say, I don’t have to give up my AC that easily. Unless my air conditioner is displaying the right combination of issues, there’s really no reason to have my AC replaced so soon—and neither should you!
Here are the signs to look out for:
If you know Comfort Bear in summer, then you know there’s nothing I love more than feeling the cool air from the air conditioner blowing across my fur. It can get really warm under here, after all.
So you can bet that I’ll be calling up the HVAC technicians from the office if my air conditioner suddenly starts having air flow problems. You can find air flow problems easily by putting your hand up to the air vent, or by feeling if some rooms of the home are warmer than others.
If I suspect my AC isn’t outputting air like it’s supposed to, there are a few things I can do to fix the problem myself. If that doesn’t help, I’ll then call an expert to have them do some inspections. Here’s how that process goes:
At the office, everyone keeps asking, “Comfort Bear, aren’t you excited? Winter is over!”
To be honest… No, I’m not. Winter is the only time of year that I can feel comfortable! I’ll have no choice but to blast my AC as soon as temperatures start rising. If my home isn’t colder than an igloo, you can bet that I won’t be happy.
What’s that? I should just cut my hair? Nope, not happening!
So, if I don’t want to suffer through the heat this summer, then I’ll need to make sure my air conditioner is ready for the season. After all, firing up your AC without any maintenance is just asking for it to break down on you at the worst time!
Before you run your air conditioner this year, take the time to have it inspected by a professional. They’ll be able to find any potential problems that might affect the efficiency or performance of your system. Some examples of those problems include: