Natal's HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning Posts’ Category

Our Guide to a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, September 5th, 2022

The term “refrigerant leak” is probably one you never want to hear when you’re the owner of an air conditioning system owner. It’s a toss-up on whether this will spell an expensive disaster for your home comfort and your system, or if it’s just going to be a quick patch and recharge. Only a professional can tell the difference, and you will need to call for one no matter what.

However, just because you’re weary of encountering a refrigerant leak doesn’t mean that you can’t be more informed about it! Refrigerant leaks are pretty common problems, and while they can be caused by any number of different things, they’re usually detectable through a few signs. And, to make things a bit easier, refrigerant leaks always need to be fixed with air conditioning repair in Marrero, LA if you care about your home comfort or your energy efficiency. They can only really get worse over time.

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A Dripping Sound: Bad News for Your AC?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

When you hear an appliance make a “dripping” noise, that can usually be a sign of disaster. Something can be leaking, clogged, or even ruined due to an inflow of water where it shouldn’t be. Especially with systems that require electricity, just a tiny bit of water dripping can shut down and ruin a piece of equipment that you depend on.

Luckily for you, in this situation hearing a dripping air conditioner isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sure, if you hear any concerning noises coming from your AC unit, then you might need air conditioning service in Metairie, LA, but dripping can mean that the system is actually running normally, depending on certain factors.

To begin answering this question, we need to take a look at how your air conditioner deals with humidity. Then, we can talk about what a dripping sound really means, and why it may or may not be a problem.

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The Three Rules of AC Replacement

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Earlier in the summer, we had a blog post dedicated to detecting the signs that your air conditioner might be on its way to retirement. Still, we didn’t necessarily cover the topic as thoroughly as we could’ve. Air conditioning replacement in Mandeville, LA is a complex topic, and there are a lot of things that are going to differentiate each situation from the next. For instance, we’d argue that recent trends in inflation and certain markets have made it very difficult for homeowners to even think about replacing their air conditioners.

Well, when it comes to budgeting correctly, we’d like to talk about the “three rules” of AC replacement. Each of these deals with a concrete number that you can use in your budget calculations to determine if an AC replacement is going to be a smart or silly financial decision.

Just make sure you ask us about any questions you might have, or call us for a comfort consultation if you need more help.

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Is Your AC About to Retire?

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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We know that this might not be the easiest question to answer, but it’s one that we have to address every now and then. Our customers like to be in the know, and they definitely like hearing the truth about HVAC technology, rather than what they’d like to hear. When it comes to air conditioners, the truth is that they don’t last forever, even when they’re well-maintained.

We’re not here to tell anyone that their air conditioner is about to expire. In fact, in many cases, you might just need air conditioning repair in Marrero, LA and our team can get things back on track. But it’s important that you be able to tell the difference between a system that needs to be fixed, and a system that’s basically on its way out. That’s what we’re going to discuss today.

Let’s talk about when your AC might be ready to retire.

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Our Handy AC FAQ

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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Asking questions is how we learn new things. We base all of this on the idea behind the “Socratic method,” which is basically teaching someone by asking them questions. We love FAQ pages because they’re both a learning and teaching experience for either side. On our end, we get to learn the best ways to share our knowledge and expertise, while also teaching homeowners some best practices when it comes to their comfort. On the other end, customers can trust us and learn about their questions that need to be answered.

All in all, we love it when folks ask us questions!

However, many questions need quick answers. Especially for HVAC problems, you’re likely searching online furiously for the answer before something goes wrong or your home gets too hot. Regardless of your situation, we’ve got your back. Just make sure that if your AC is broken or needs to be retired, you call our team for AC installation in Metairie, LA.

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Is There Ice on Your AC? Here’s What to Do

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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Ice forming on an air conditioner is a pretty common issue, even if it seems like one of the strangest occurrences in the world. In fact, the most important thing we want homeowners to recognize from this blog post is that it is a problem that needs to be fixed. Your AC system doesn’t use ice to cool your home, so the more you see ice forming on the outside coil, the more likely it is that your home is warmer than it should be.

Today, we’re going to dive into the intricacies of why ice forms on an air conditioner. We’re also going to mention getting professional air conditioning repair in Slidell, LA. That’s because the only way to get rid of this problem with 100% certainty is with the help of a professional.

Ice can form for a number of different reasons, and we want you to rely on us and our expertise to narrow down the problem’s source and eliminate it.

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Why the Size of Your AC Matters

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Have you ever heard the phrase “bigger is better?” Well, that might apply to certain things in life, like ordering a pizza or purchasing a television, but it doesn’t work for air conditioners. It might be obvious to think of a larger air conditioner as a better thing for your home, but it could actually lead to more problems than a system that’s precisely sized for your home. We’ll explain down below.

Air conditioning in Slidell, LA is complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. We’re going to walk you through why the size of your air conditioner matters, but we’re also available to help if you need a technician. Our team operates with reliability, and our technicians are certified. We’ll be able to provide necessary AC repairs, replacement, and maintenance depending on what you need.

Let’s evaluate the size of your AC and figure out why bigger isn’t always better.

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3 Myths About DIY AC Repair

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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You wouldn’t believe the number of people we meet who try to do their own AC repairs. We admire the enthusiasm that a lot of homeowners have in our area! The knack for being handy will take you very far in this world, and we appreciate everyone wanting to learn more about their AC technology. Unfortunately, this enthusiasm can sometimes lead to some harmful myths and unexpectedly bad outcomes.

If you’re starting to envision performing DIY repairs on your AC, we’d like you to at least read this blog post first before you touch anything. We’re not trying to be downers, but we want homeowners to be very aware of what can possibly happen when they try to perform the work that we train for.

AC repair in Metairie, LA is more of a science than just handiwork. Today, we’re going to talk about three myths that are spread about DIY AC repair, and tell you why they’re wrong!

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3 Resources to Learn About Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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As a company, our main goal is to provide comfort technology to customers throughout our entire service area. This is pretty obvious, but it’s important that we’re clear about it. However, the goal of this blog is a little different. This blog allows us to communicate directly with our customers and offer them support, resources, and a place to get in touch with us when they need help. We want to mainly inform our customers so that they know how to run their comfort technology, and so that they know when they need to call us as well!

Air conditioning in Mandeville, LA is an energy-intensive process. No matter how efficient your air conditioner is, it’s always going to run up your energy bill and cost money. So, the most important thing to do is look for ways to stay energy efficient. All of our information is factual, so we’re going to share with you some of the best places you can look for efficiency tips.

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Why End of Season AC Maintenance Is Important

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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It’s November, which means that most HVAC pros are talking less about air conditioners and more about heating systems. Even in our neck of the woods, we still rely on heating systems to keep our homes nice and cozy through the chilliest of nights.

That all being said, we need to discuss one final AC topic before we start talking about ways you can save on your heating bills. End-of-the-year AC repair in Mandeville, LA, as well as AC maintenance, is a necessity that we want homeowners to think about before they set their systems aside and wait for next spring.

We’re going to talk about how both of these vital services are necessary if your system is struggling, or hasn’t been maintained at all this year. We’ll also talk about why now might be the perfect time to fit in a final appointment before switching gears to the holiday season.

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