Natal's HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Avoid AC Frustration with Three Tips

Monday, September 20th, 2021

We get some serious mileage from our air conditioners every year. This is the cost of living in Louisianna, and with our beautiful weather and access to delicious crawfish, it’s worth every penny!

Though, sometimes homeowners deal with a little more than just a “struggling” AC. Your AC could start making strange noises, providing subpar comfort, or just start breaking down. If this sounds more like your life, then we urge you to call us for AC repair in Kenner, LA. We’ll get your system back on track.

In the meantime, we’ve got three specific things that you can do for your air conditioner that will help alleviate problems and keep it in good shape. While you might have heard of a couple of these tips before, they’re worth learning about so you can stay vigilant for AC problems down the line. Let’s get started to avoid frustration with your AC!

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A Handy Air Conditioning Term Glossary

Monday, August 9th, 2021

We’ve all been there—searching for help with your air conditioning issue while you’ve got 18 different tabs open on your browser looking up HVAC industry terms. When you’re not well-acquainted with this technology and this industry, it’s really hard to know just what we’re talking about. BTUs? SEER and AFUE? Short-cycling and refrigerant recharges? What do all of these words mean?

Don’t worry, we’ve got a blog post for everything and that’s the topic we’re going to cover today. In order for you to be an informed consumer when looking for AC repair in Mandeville, LA, you’ll need to be able to identify these terms and know what they mean. They’re everywhere and the more you understand about them, the more likely you are to save on energy bills, repair costs, or the cost of an early system replacement.

Let’s get started! And don’t forget to call our pros if you have any questions, or if you run into a lesser-known term that you’d like some knowledge about.

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Is Refrigerant Leaking From Your System?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Your air conditioner requires a set amount of refrigerant in order to do its job. This is just a fact. How much refrigerant, the pressure at which the refrigerant should be kept, and the type of refrigerant is going to vary depending on the system you have and some other factors. For instance, R-22 refrigerant was phased out in 2020 and we now regularly use R-410A, which is a lot more environmentally friendly and still works just fine.

What we’re trying to say is, refrigerant is the lifeblood of your system. It’s going to be different depending on the system, but every air conditioner needs it. So when a system starts leaking refrigerant, it’s only a matter of time before your home is too hot, your energy bills spike, and your AC breaks down.

We want to help you avoid the most expensive AC repairs in Harvey, LA. That’s why we’re going to go over some signs you’ll notice when your air conditioner develops a refrigerant leak.

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3 Problems Winter Could’ve Caused to Your AC

Monday, April 19th, 2021

It might not seem like it, but winter took a long time. We’re enjoying living in the moment, as temperatures start to warm up and the flowers begin to bloom. But let’s not forget the harsh winter temperatures, the problems we had with indoor air quality, and everything else that occurred this winter.

Sometimes homeowners forget that their air conditioners were sitting in the garage, basement, or crawlspace for the whole winter. Likewise, they believe their system will just magically turn on the way it did months ago, like nothing has changed. While we wish this were the case, some AC systems require air conditioning repair in Slidell, LA or some kind of maintenance because of the wintertime wear and tear.

Let’s talk about a few problems that the stale, winter air could have cause your AC system and what you can do to mitigate the damage.

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Put Your AC Away the Right Way

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Things are starting to get chilly here in Slidell. And if they’re not at the time of reading this, then they will be. There’s no getting around this—it’s time to put away the air conditioners and pull out our trustworthy heaters. For some of us, that’s great news because your heater is much newer and more efficient than your air conditioner. For others, the feeling is the opposite.

We’re not here to write a poem about fall weather and the chilly winter, we’re here to talk turkey. You could be looking at some expensive air conditioning service in Slidell, LA if your air conditioner isn’t put away the right way. Yes, we have to take care of our air conditioning systems even when we aren’t using them for the season. The more your system has to endure the elements, neglect, and time, the less efficient and more problematic it will become.

Don’t worry, keep reading. We’ve got your back.

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Does Your AC Need Help Today?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

This is a question that we need to answer. Notice how we didn’t just ask “Does your AC need help?” We added that “today” on the end because it’s important to get your air conditioner repaired as quickly as possible. Why is that? Well, let us explain!

Air conditioners that run into issues don’t operate in a vacuum. A lot of the time, one problem that’s constantly occurring inside an air conditioner will compound into another one, or make a separate problem worse. Basically, problems work together to make your life miserable. The quicker you can call us for AC repair in New Orleans, the better off your air conditioner will be as a whole.

Not convinced that fast AC repair makes a difference? Well, how were we going to convince you in just a few sentences? Keep reading as we get into the details about what can go wrong with waiting for repair.

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You Could Be Suffering From a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Do you hear a hissing or a bubbling noise late at night while your air conditioner is working? Or perhaps you can tell that the temperature of your home is a little “off” and not reaching the standards set on your thermostat? If that’s the case then you could be suffering from a refrigerant leak.

This can occur in air conditioners from time to time, but it often results in poor efficiency, effectiveness, and the eventual breakdown of a system. If you think this kind of problem can fix itself, you’re absolutely wrong!

Call us when it comes to AC repair in New Orleans. We know how to deal with refrigerant leaks, how to patch them, and how to give your system a proper recharge. Below, we’ll go into detail about how you can notice your AC is suffering from this kind of problem, and why calling us sooner is always better than waiting.

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Uh Oh, Did Your AC Break Down? Don’t Panic!

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Air conditioners do break down, even though we try our hardest to stop that from happening. Preventative maintenance, targeted repairs, sensible diagnoses, these are all wonderful tools to keep breakdowns at bay. Unfortunately, our world is not always ideal and breakdowns do happen.

Don’t panic or fall into despair. Breakdowns might be devastating when they happen but they’re not the end of the world. Teams like ours specialize in dealing with air conditioners that are broken down, and we have a whole host of ideas, equipment, and checklists to see what we can do in repairing your system. Call us for AC repair in New Orleans, LA—we promise we can help.

Let’s talk about what you as a homeowner can do during an AC breakdown. Follow our guide and make sure you do everything you can to help mitigate problems and keep yourself comfortable.

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Frozen AC Coils? Here’s What to Do

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Air conditioners are not supposed to cool your home with ice. Instead, they use much a much more efficient source of cooling—electricity. If your air conditioner is encased in a block of ice, like so many are that need help, then there’s something wrong.

What are the causes of ice forming on the coils of your AC? How bad can the damage get? Is it an expensive fix to have done? We can answer all of these questions if you keep reading. Just remember that nothing you read online is going to make you feel better than calling our team.

Calling us for AC repair in New Orleans, or if you just need some advice about your system, is the best thing you can do. Our qualified experts have experience with this kind of issue, and we can talk you through any necessary steps.

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Time to Go Pro: The Pros of Professional AC Service

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Air conditioners are complex pieces of machinery. There’s a reason why we tell everyone, no matter if you’re an electrical engineer or a chef, to keep your hands off your machine unless you’re interested in paying more money than you already do. We urge everyone to call the pros for AC service and we’ll get into why in this blog post.

There are many benefits to calling for professional service. When you call us for AC repair in New Orleans, you’re getting more than just your air conditioner fixed. You’re also getting the opinion of an expert, the fair pricing of a company that’s been in the area, and a plethora of other things that come with it.

Seriously, there are so many reasons not to choose amateur service over that of a professional that it’s just silly to consider.

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