Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

A Few Tips on Maintaining HVAC Efficiency

Monday, November 12th, 2018

balancing-home-expensesInstalling an HVAC system is only half the battle. The other half is in keeping the monthly operational costs as low as possible. If that’s your goal, then we recommend doing all the research you can on HVAC efficiency.

While we’re not asking you to become a certified HVAC technician overnight, we think there’s enough good information out there to tell you the do’s and do not’s of HVAC efficiency. We’ll try to set you in the right direction with a few tips of our own:

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Help! There’s Frost on My Air Conditioning Coils!

Monday, April 30th, 2018

frozen-ac-coilsAir conditioning season is coming, and when our summer heat waves hit, you need to be on guard for any problems with your system. Only trained professionals should attempt to diagnose (much less repair) an air conditioner. The system contains potentially dangerous chemicals, and without formal licensing any attempt at repairs could be unsafe.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn to spot the signs that something is wrong, then call in a repair service to take care of it. Among the more subtle symptoms of trouble is the presence of frost or ice on the coils. At first, it doesn’t sound like a big issue. After all, isn’t the air conditioner supposed to be cold? In point of face, however, frost on your air conditioning coils is a sign that you need to turn off the system immediately and call in a repair service.

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Call Air Conditioning Repair Services for Refrigerant Problems

Monday, April 16th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairAir conditioners are far more than luxuries around here when summer temperatures rise and the weather gets hot. If your system breaks down, you may be tempted to attempt repairs on the system for yourself, perhaps in order to save a little money. This is a serious mistake. Air conditioners contain potentially dangerous chemicals like refrigerant, which requires formal training and licensing to handle safely. Indeed, refrigerant problems rank among the most common issues your air conditioner may face.

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Repair or Replace Your Faulty Air Conditioning System?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

air-conditioning-repairWe’ve come to the end of air conditioning season, as temperatures fall and heating system take over the responsibility of keeping your home comfortable. That makes now an excellent time to evaluate the state of an older air conditioner, especially if it needs repairs or is suffering from similar problems. With air conditioning no longer needed for several months, you can decide if your existing system can continue with a repair job, or if you need to talk about replacement.

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Beware of Ice on your AC Coils

Monday, August 21st, 2017

frozen-ac-coilsThe sight of ice or frost on the coils of your air conditioner may not initially be cause for alarm. Isn’t the system supposed to be cool? In point of fact, however, ice on the coils is a sign of a significant problem, which requires the services of a professional to correct. How did it get there and what kinds of problems can it cause? Read on for the answers.

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When Does Your AC Require Replacement?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairSummer is here, and if your air conditioner is on its last legs, now is the time to replace it with a new one. Doing so will allow you to take advantage of all the benefits a new system provides at the beginning of summer, instead of having to suffer through the hottest part of the year with a system that really isn’t up to snuff. It also means not having to deal with an unexpected breakdown in the middle of the summer, when temperatures are hottest and you can ill afford to go without proper air conditioning for even a few hours.

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What Causes Reduced AC Cooling Levels?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

air-conditioning-repairLaymen should never attempt to repair their air conditioners themselves, but you don’t need to be an expert to spot the signs of an air conditioner that isn’t doing its job. Among the most common signs of trouble are warm air coming for your vents when you have the air conditioner on, or even air that’s cool, but not nearly as cool as it should be. It sounds like a minor nuisance at best, but if it isn’t addressed, it can end up costing you a pretty penny. What causes it, and what kinds of damage can it inflict on your system? Read on for the answers.

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3 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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Summer is on its way, and with it will come higher energy bills as we run our air conditioners to stay cool and comfortable. To a certain extent, there’s nothing to be done for it. Running you air conditioner more often in hot weather invariably leads to higher bills. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than you should.

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Common Late Summer Issues with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The summer season has kept our air conditioners busy here in Lewes, DE, and with several weeks left to go at least, we’re still a ways from being done. All that strain can often show itself in problems that tend to develop this time of year, not all of which may be readily apparent. The sooner you spot the signs of trouble, the faster you can contact a trained professional service to take care of the problem. August is a busy time for air conditioning repair, and some of the more common issues we encounter can include the following:

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3 Things to Look for in an Air Conditioning Service

Monday, April 4th, 2016

A good air conditioning service can be as important as your auto mechanic. You need to know when you call that number that you’re going to get reliable service at a fair cost and that whatever they do for you – be it installation, repair or replacement –  it will keep your air conditioner running the way it needs to. Our summers get too hot here in Seaford, DE to expect anything else. But how can you tell when your service has the right stuff, and when you’re dealing with someone who just isn’t up to the task? Here are 3 things to look for in an air conditioning service that can help you separate the real deal from the fly-by-nighters.

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