Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, A Corp. Blog: Archive for August, 2022

Don’t Miss These End-of-Season AC Repair Needs

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

outside-ac-unitNow that we’re right smack in the middle of summer, you don’t want anything to go wrong with your air conditioner. Of course, if you had maintenance done on your system this spring, you probably have little to worry about. It’s during maintenance that our professionals comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it.

We can alert you to repair needs early so you have time to get them on your schedule before they turn into a breakdown. And we can ensure that your system works as efficiently and effectively as possible.

With or without maintenance, however, it’s always a good idea to know the signs that you may be in need of professional AC repairs. The sooner you have them taken care of, the better. Read on as we uncover some common end-of-season AC repair needs for you to watch out for.

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The Refrigerant Myth We Don’t Want You To Believe

Monday, August 8th, 2022

refrigerant-line-behind-acIf you’re like many homeowners, you might not actually understand how exactly the refrigerant in your air conditioner works. Perhaps you’ve heard of it, and know that it is important, but aren’t quite sure what it actually¬†does.¬†

Refrigerant is what makes the cooling process even possible in your air conditioner. It is literally the chemical substance that enables your air conditioner to do its job in cooling down your home.

There’s a common misconception about this substance, however, that too many people believe–that refrigerant is a fuel that depletes from your system like gasoline does from a vehicle. But this isn’t true at all. Actually, your cooling system is supplied with enough refrigerant upon manufacturing to ideally last its entire lifespan! Therefore, if your system is losing refrigerant, it means there is a leak that has to be repaired.

Read on to learn more, including why this misconception is harmful to believe.

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