Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver’

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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Is a Ductless System Right for You?

Monday, 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

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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Which Furnace Fuel is Right for You?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Spring is the time of year to make home heating upgrades. If you’re like many other homeowners in the area, you might have taken this opportunity to upgrade the furnace in your home. If you’re ready to upgrade your furnace, you might just opt for a natural gas furnace. This is common because it’s the most popular type of fuel on the market, but if this type of system isn’t right for you then you don’t have to go with it.

Choosing the wrong type of fuel system can cause a domino effect of consequences that go along with it. There are many other viable ways to heat your home. If you’re looking for electric or gas furnaces in Vancouver, WA then make sure that you contact our team at Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. We’ll help you through the process.

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Everything You Need to Know About Radiant Heating

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Geothermal_dreamstime_xl_30762268_800x531The cold temperatures of winter are finally starting to thaw out now that its spring. If you’ve had any issues with your heating system this past winter then now is a great time to consider switching out your system for something better. Now is a great time to upgrade because you won’t have to worry about relying on your heating with the prospect of warm weather on the horizon.

If you’re one of the many people who have a forced-air heating system in their home don’t immediately upgrade to another forced-air heating system just because it’s comfortable. Although you might not be as familiar with radiant heating, it’s a great option. Contact our team today.

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Having These Problems? Call for Repair Services

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Burner-AssemblyWe’ve had a long and cold winter here in Vancouver, are you worried that the low temperatures have taken a toll on your heating system? If so, you might be like many other homeowners in the area during this time of year—worried sick that your heater might break down at any moment. This is no way to live. If you feel this way, there are many signs that you can look for to determine whether or not your heater needs repair.

We’re a committed HVAC company here in Washington but we’re realistic. We don’t expect every homeowner to know the small details surrounding their heater. There are so many things that you have to worry about on a daily basis in your home that it’s easy for smaller things like this to get overlooked. If you read our guidelines below and realize that you need heating repair in Vancouver, WA then make sure you contact our team promptly.

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How to Keep Your Heater in Good Shape this Winter

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Money_Saving_Green_Ecofriendly_1108079_67950342_800x533If we lived in a perfect world, you’d install a heater in your home and then never think about it again. Unfortunately, the world we live in isn’t a perfect place, so if you want quality heating services, you have to work for them. It’s important to mind the quality of your heater anywhere, but especially here in Vancouver because we live in an area that receives pretty chilly winter temperatures.

There are so many reasons to keep your heater in top shape. It provides quality heating for your home at the most affordable price, extends the lifespan of your heater, and can even boost your indoor air quality. If you need great heating services in Vancouver, WA then be sure to contact our team. We’re fast, efficient, and will always give you the services that you need.

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