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A Few Common Signs of Heating Trouble

November 25th, 2019

chilled-young-man-clinging-to-radiatorWhat’s the last thing that you want to happen in your home during winter? The answer that comes to mind is probably a heater breakdown. Think about it—imagine trying to cozy up in your home after a long day out in the elements and realizing that your heater is down for the count. You don’t have to walk around your home worried and waiting for a problem to arise. If you know the early warning signs of heating trouble, it can help you avoid common signs of heating trouble.

Come to our team when you want the right heating work in Vancouver, WA. We’re a reliable team of professionals that understand all the details of your home’s heater. If you need a little extra assistance, you can call us up. If you want some great tips, make sure that you keep reading below.

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Yes, The Size of Your Furnace Really Matters

October 21st, 2019

Air-Conditioner-TechWe know we’re not exactly at the new year quite yet—we haven’t even made it through the holiday season! That doesn’t mean that it’s too early to adopt that “out with the old, in with the new” sentiment though.

Think back to last winter and ask yourself if you’ve had trouble with your home’s heater? If you have it might be time to upgrade. We know that many homeowners shy away from upgrading their heating systems because they’re worried about the process. It can really become a hassle if you have the wrong team behind you. We’re the professionals that are going to perfect your furnace services in Vancouver, WA. Make sure that you come to our professionals when you want the perfect furnace systems for your needs. Contact our professionals today to learn more about your options.

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It’s Time to Start Thinking About Your Heater

September 23rd, 2019

ACWe know what you’re thinking, “heater talk already?” Yes! It’s already time to start thinking about your heating services. Those colder temperatures will be at your doorstep in no time. Don’t limit your winter preparation to pulling your favorite jacket out of the depths of your closet and fishing out your most reliable pair of rain boots—make sure that you get your heater ready too.

Our heating services in Vancouver, WA are the best you can possibly find. Don’t wait until the cold weather has swept in to start thinking about the work you need. Call us and have our professionals maintain or repair your air conditioning system in a flash. We specialize in quality work.

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Wrap Up Your AC Needs Now!

August 26th, 2019

Air-Conditioner-TechWe’ve officially reached the end of summer and it’s time for you to start thinking about your air conditioning needs. Are you having a little trouble with your home’s air conditioning system? You should take the time to schedule an appointment with our professionals so you can continue to count on your system for the rest of the season, and avoid problems when you go to use it next year. It’s not going to cost you an exorbitant amount of money when you come to our team—we’re going to make sure that we treat your air conditioning system with care and do it all for the right price.

If you’re looking for air conditioning services in Vancouver, WA, you can come to our team and rest assured that you’re getting the work that you need. Make sure that you address the problems head on now before they come back to rear their ugly head next summer.

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Is Your AC Short Cycling? Call for Repair Services Today

August 12th, 2019

Are you having trouble with your air conditioner? This is the last thing that you want to happen during a summer here in Vancouver. We know that we’re not always known for scorching hot summer temperatures here in our neck of the woods, but when temperatures start to peak, you’re not going to want a defunct air conditioning system in your home.

Contact our professionals for AC repair in Vancouver, WA today. We can help you get rid of that pesky short cycling problem that you’re having. Short cycling is the worst for your home comfort and for the longevity of your air conditioning system. Contact us and we’ll get your system together and functioning better than ever.

What’s Short Cycling?

Short cycling is a fancy HVAC term for the process of your air conditioner turning on, running for a super short amount of time, stopping, and then turning on again shortly after to start the entire process all over again.

Short cycling is bad for your home comfort and bad for your air conditioning system. It’s bad for your home comfort because short cycling means that your air conditioner will never have an opportunity to complete a full cooling cycle.

It’s bad for the function of your air conditioning system because it means that your air conditioner is forced to repeat the hardest part of the air conditioning cycle (startup) multiple times an hour. Make sure that you notice when short cycling starts to happen in your home and that you report it to a professional at our team sooner than later.

How Short Cycling Happens

So how does short cycling start to happen in your home? It’s not just something that starts up out of nowhere, right? Short cycling is normally the side effect of the following problems:

  • Bad Refrigerant: Are you low on refrigerant in your air conditioning system? Being low on refrigerant is always the side effect of a refrigerant leak—your refrigerant never “runs out.” If you’re having a problem with your refrigerant, you can contact our team to fix the issue the right way. We’re not just going to give you a temporary fix. We’ll eliminate the problem at the source.
  • Your AC Is Improperly Sized: When you’re trying to choose the right size air conditioner and you can’t choose, bigger is always better, right? Absolutely wrong. The problem with an oversized air conditioning system can cool off your room too quickly. Air conditioning issues create short cycling problems because the unit is trying to cool off a space overzealously. A bigger air conditioning system won’t cool off anything faster. Contact our professionals today.
  • You’ve Got a Failing Compressor: Your air conditioner’s compressor is the heart of your air conditioning system. A lot of the time, short cycling is just a symptom of a failing air conditioner compressor. Have our professionals come out to your home and service your air conditioning system. We’ll diagnose the problem and fix it fast.

Contact Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our professional team members.

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This Is Why Your AC Blows so Faintly

July 22nd, 2019

Air-ConditionersWe’ve finally reached the middle of the summer here in Washington, so we’re sure that you’ve needed to rely on your air conditioner at least a few times. A lot of people underestimate the heat that we face in Vancouver because we’re in the Pacific Northwest. Sure, it’s not like we’re dealing with the summer heat of Death Valley, but we face heat just like any other city in late summer.

If you’re struggling with your air conditioning services don’t run to the Internet for DIY resources and don’t pick up the phone to call that amateur technician. You need a qualified professional. We have the best air conditioning services in Vancouver, WA. Choose us when you want air conditioning work that keeps you cool.

So what’s happening with your air conditioning system when it’s blowing faintly? There are a variety of things that could be happening:

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Don’t Struggle with a Defunct AC this Summer! Upgrade Now

June 24th, 2019

heat-pump-repairMake this year the last year that you allow your air conditioner to give you a headache. Contact our team today to learn about the upgrade process. If you’ve struggled with your air conditioner in the recent past you’re not alone. There are so many things that can go wrong with an air conditioner along the way and we understand why homeowners would hesitate to contact a professional.

Sometimes it seems like you can just endlessly repair your air conditioning system instead of replacing it to save money. In reality, replacement is the cost-effective route. If you’re looking for new air conditioning installation in Vancouver, WA then make sure that you contact our team today to schedule an appointment.

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Is a Ductless System Right for You?

June 10th, 2019

Ductless-air-handlerThe temperatures are finally heating up here in Vancouver. While this is a much-needed relief from the cold weather we’re so used to, the high temperatures might make you reconsider your air conditioning decisions. Are you beginning to notice that your AC system isn’t providing you with the cooling that you’re used to? If your answer is yes then it might be time for you to upgrade your air conditioning system.

Ready to upgrade? The predictable next step might be for you to invest in a standard central air conditioning system. Just because this is a comfortable option doesn’t mean that it’s the best option for your home. Contact our team to learn more about your air conditioning options in Vancouver, WA and ask about ductless systems!

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It’s Time to Repair Your Air Conditioner

May 27th, 2019

blue-shirt-with-tools-in-pocketSpring is in full swing now—have you had the opportunity to fix those lingering problems plaguing your air conditioner? If your answer is “no” then your reasoning probably falls into one of two categories:

  1. You just haven’t gotten around to it—the days fly by and scheduling a repair appointment always seems to slip through your fingers.
  2. You don’t want to schedule a repair appointment. Repair services are expensive and the weather here in Vancouver isn’t hot enough yet for AC repair services to seem urgent.

We really want you to call up a professional team for service today—it doesn’t matter whether you’ve procrastinated or you’re avoiding repair services. It’s always beneficial to schedule your repair services in spring rather than waiting until summer to pay attention to the quality of your AC. If you’re looking for great air conditioning repair services in Vancouver, WA then make sure you contact our team.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your HVAC System?

May 13th, 2019

Thinking about upgrading your HVAC system? “Off” seasons like spring and fall are a great time to do so—you won’t need to rely on your heater to keep you warm or your air conditioner to keep you cool. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably bought your air conditioner and heater around the same time.

This means that your heater and air conditioner are more likely to wear down around the same time. If this is the circumstance you’re in at the moment then an upgrade is inevitable. Make sure that you contact our team if you need HVAC services in Vancouver, WA. We’ve served the Greater Vancouver Area since 1975.

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