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

How Long Should My Central AC Last? A Guide

Monday, May 20th, 2024

A central air conditioner is a lifesaver during our hot summers, but like any appliance, it won’t last forever. Knowing how long your AC unit can chug along helps you plan for replacements and avoid sweltering surprises. This guide dives into the average lifespan of a central AC unit, explores factors affecting its longevity, and helps you identify signs it might be time for a new one.

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How to Set Your AC During a Texas Heatwave

Monday, August 28th, 2023
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Summer is here for a while yet, and with summer comes the risk of extreme heat. Here in Texas, we’re no strangers to heatwaves. And we expect our air conditioners to be able to keep up. But can they? How much should you expect of your air conditioner in a Texas heatwave? How should you set your thermostat? What else can you do? Let’s answer these questions.

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Signs Your Heat Pump or Ductless AC Need Repairs

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
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Heat pumps and ductless AC systems are awesome. If you have one, you probably don’t need us to tell you that. Their efficiency in particular is a huge benefit. But like any complex system, there are always ways that things can go wrong. If problems occur with your heat pump or ductless AC, it’s important to get prompt repairs. Here’s how to spot problems early so you can.

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These Sounds Spell Disaster for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 24th, 2023
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Oh, no. Is that noise coming from your air conditioner? It never made that sound before! What could it possibly mean?

If you don’t speak air conditioner, you won’t know what it’s telling you. What you need is a phrase book, like tourists take to distant countries, that will help you decode some of the messages your air conditioner might send. And we’ve got one right here for you!

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Uncommon Reasons You May Need AC Repair

Monday, April 10th, 2023

There are many problems that can happen with air conditioners that we see every day. Fan troubles, iced-up coils, refrigerant leaks, short cycling, and airflow problems are all very common. Only once in a while do we see a truly unusual AC issue. Here are some standouts. If they happen to you, rest assured that a repair is indeed possible.

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Don’t Neglect These Potential End-of-Season AC Repair Needs

Monday, October 24th, 2022
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As the weather cools down and you start to enjoy autumn events and celebrations, it’s easy to forget about your air conditioner. It’s done a lot of work during the summer, and perhaps you’re thinking it deserves a bit of rest. But just how exhausted is your air conditioner? Taking a break for the season won’t resolve any actual problems, so if your air conditioner is exhibiting any of these warning signs, you should get your AC repaired so it will be ready again when you need it.

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5 Signs You Need AC Repair

Monday, September 12th, 2022
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Air conditioners in Texas really have their work cut out for them. The cooling season is long and sometimes the temperature outdoors is over 100°! The summer might be ending for school-age kids, but we know you still need your air conditioner to have your back during the hot early-autumn days. In gratitude for all our air conditioners do for us, and in the hope of your air conditioner lasting through the rest of the cooling season and far beyond, let’s make sure you know how your AC system lets you know when it has a problem.

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Should You Replace or Repair an AC with a Damaged Compressor?

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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Were you aware that the compressor of your air conditioner is the most important component, and the most expensive component, in your air conditioner? Its job is to compress the refrigerant that makes the cooling process in your system actually possible. Without a functioning compressor, your air conditioner literally cannot do its job, no matter how well all the other components of the system are operating.

If you’ve discovered or suspect that your compressor is damaged, the question becomes, do you repair the air conditioner by replacing just the compressor, or do you replace the entire air conditioner?

It really depends, to be honest. Read on as we uncover what it depends on, and when you need quality AC service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

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4 Sounds You Don’t Want Your AC Making

Monday, June 20th, 2022
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Combating the humid temperatures of summer is much easier with a functional HVAC unit on your side. Generally, homeowners will use their HVAC units a lot more during the spring and summer months. If you want to keep your air conditioner reliable, you need to become familiar with how it operates. The more you know about your HVAC unit, the easier it will be to spot potential repair issues. 

When ac repair issues are present, you will probably notice a number of unfamiliar noises. As soon as these noises are detected, you need to call in professionals to take a look. Below are some sounds you don’t want your HVAC system to make. 

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No, That Ice You See On Your AC Isn’t Normal, and Here’s Why!

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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Your air conditioner is getting quite the workout this summer, right? But what if you’ve discovered that something is not quite right with its performance? You go out to check on the outside unit and discover there’s a layer of ice developing on the unit. You might think this is normal–after all an air conditioner chills the air, so isn’t it natural to see ice? But unfortunately, this belief can do some harm to your system and to your comfort.

Fortunately, you have the team here at Cool Care to help! Please give us a call before grabbing something to scrape off or thaw the ice. Attempting to remove the ice on your own can do more harm than good to the system, plus it doesn’t get to the root of the problem to actually resolve it.

Read on as we explain further, and give us a call when you need professional AC help!

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