Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

3 Signs of an AC in Disrepair

Monday, August 10th, 2020

two-techs-with-tool-bag-by-outdoor-ac-unitDid you know that this is the time of year you’re most likely to experience an AC repair issue? Now, no air conditioner will last forever, but yours should be able to make it through this summer–especially if it’s under 10 years of age and it’s been routinely maintained.

What’s that? You haven’t scheduled maintenance yet?

That’s okay! It’s more important that you’re consistent with scheduling tune-ups each year than it is what time of the year you have it done. But regardless of whether you had maintenance done yet or not, it’s important to know the signs of an air conditioner in disrepair. Otherwise, cooling system problems can go unaddressed until they lead to much bigger emergencies, like a total breakdown.

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Know the Signs of a Struggling Cooling System

Monday, August 26th, 2019

top-view-of-air-conditioning-outdoor-unitSummer is progressing right along, and you’ve likely been using your air conditioner on a daily basis as a result. The last thing you need, then, is a sudden and unexpected breakdown and repair call when temperatures are at their highest.

The good news here is that most cooling system repair needs give out signs and symptoms well before the air conditioner actually breaks down. While you shouldn’t attempt to formally diagnose or even repair a faulty air conditioner yourself since they include potentially harmful components such as refrigerant—which requires formal training and licensing to safely handle—you can still spot these signs that you’re in need of AC repairs. So, what are the most common indicators?

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2 Unexpected Reasons for AC Repairs

Monday, May 21st, 2018

technician working on air conditioning unitWeird things can happen that cause your air conditioner to fail. We aren’t talking about anything too bizarre, but they can definitely be unexpected for homeowners who aren’t too familiar with HVAC equipment or how their air conditioners operate.

But any need for AC repair in Union, NJ is no surprise to our HVAC technicians, who have seen it all. The average homeowner is rarely aware of what can cause an air conditioning system failure—and it can definitely sneak up on you. So without further ado, here are a couple unexpected reasons for AC repairs, and a couple not-so-surprising reasons for AC problems.

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What You Should Know about AC Refrigerants

Monday, July 31st, 2017

AC-Condenser-UnitYou probably already know that your air conditioner uses refrigerant (although you might have heard it called by a brand name, “Freon”). When an air conditioner isn’t working properly, homeowners often ask us this: “Does it just need more Freon?”

Sometimes, an air conditioner does only need to be recharged with refrigerant, a chemical blend of which there are actually many brands and types. But usually, it’s a bit more complex than this. To help you understand a bit more about refrigerants, their impact on the environment, and what happens when it runs low, we provide some pertinent information in today’s post.

To learn more or to schedule service for your AC system today, reach out to our air conditioning contractors in Union, NJ.

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Why Would an Air Conditioner Leak Water?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

AC-evaporator-coil-air-conditioningA water leak from your air conditioner can cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damages—yikes! First, let’s clear up some initial confusion about this topic. No, your air conditioner does not use water to run (unless it is an evaporative cooler, systems which are only common in dry desert climates). So where is the water coming from?

More importantly, what can you do to prevent water from leaking in the first place, and what should you do when you notice a problem? We’ll cover all of that in today’s guide. For more information, reach out to our friendly team!

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Common but Preventable AC Repairs

Monday, June 19th, 2017

ac-tools-repair-condenserWe know you’d like to think that your air conditioner is invincible. It would be nice to know that your cooling system will work when you need it most, but unfortunately, this is the time it’s most likely to fail. Your air conditioner may not be infallible, but it turns out that many of the repairs we see most often were entirely preventable.

Check out our list of some of the preventable repairs we make for air conditioners in the Scotch Plains, NJ area. And call our team for maintenance services ASAP!

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Here’s Why It’s So Important to Change Your Filter Every Month

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

technician-change-filterWe know you’ve heard this before. You should change the filter in your air conditioner about once a month, or at least, every three months. Often, a reminder to change a home’s air filter is met with a groan. Many people see it as a chore that’s somewhat optional, or that can be put off for a long period of time if needed.

That’s because so many people don’t realize how an air filter actually works or the damage a dirty filter can do. It’s not just about your air quality. Dirty filters can actually waste energy and lead to the early demise of your air conditioner! Learn more in today’s guide, and stock up on filters. Changing your filter is a simple task that is worth it in the long run.

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