Natal's HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning repair’

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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Is Your AC About to Retire?

Monday, July 11th, 2022
AC condenser unit

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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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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3 Problems Winter Could’ve Caused to Your AC

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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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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Does Your AC Need Help Today?

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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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
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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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Frozen AC Coils? Here’s What to Do

Monday, August 10th, 2020
condenser unit

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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