Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Is Your AC Short Cycling? Call for Repair Services Today

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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It’s Time to Repair Your Air Conditioner

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Air Conditioning Problems You Should Watch for This Summer

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Air-ConditionersWe may be coming to the end of summer soon, but we have a couple more weeks of warm weather still to get through. You’re probably still using your air conditioner on a fairly regular basis to keep cool throughout the day, and that means you have a greater chance of the system developing issues. If you want to keep your air conditioner in good shape and finish out the summer strong, you should keep an eye out for early signs that the system is in need of repairs.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Frozen Over?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Frozen-ACIt may seem like a good thing to have ice on your air conditioner during a hot summer day. That means that it’s working well, right? Wrong, unfortunately. Ice on your air conditioner is actually a sign that the system is dealing with a problem. While that problem may be little more than a nuisance at first, it can cripple the entire system if it isn’t dealt with in-time. Have a look below at what causes air conditioner ice, and how you can stop it.

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Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Shape with These Tips

Monday, August 20th, 2018

air-conditioner-techStress isn’t a good thing for anyone, and it’s not good for your air conditioner either! Unfortunately, your air conditioning system is put under a lot of stress while you’re using it to combat the summer heat. We’re not saying you should avoid using your air conditioner. What good is it if you’re not going to use it? What we are saying, though, is that you should take some steps to make sure that your air conditioner is as healthy as possible over the next few months. The following are just a few of the better ways to keep your air conditioner in top condition this summer.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Frozen Over?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Frozen-ACIt may seem like a good thing to have your air conditioner ice over on a hot day. Unfortunately, the exact opposite is true. Air conditioner ice is symptom of a serious issue in the system, one that will need to be corrected before it can be restored to proper operation.

If your air conditioner is frozen over, read on to find out more about why it happens and what you can do to deal with it.

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The Various Causes of Low Air Conditioner Output

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

FilterSummer is just about the worst time to have your air conditioner malfunction on you. It’s also the time of year when it’s the most likely to happen. All the strain on the air conditioner makes it more likely to develop issues related to wear and tear over the course of the summer.

Hopefully, you already had maintenance done on your air conditioner during the spring to keep the system as healthy as possible. even if you have, though, you need to keep an eye out for signs that your system is in trouble over the next few months. The best way to do that is to know the signs that your system is in trouble. One of the more obvious signs that your air conditioner is in trouble is if its output starts to suffer.

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