Can an Air Conditioning System Rust?

July 1st, 2024
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Is rust on a machine ever a good thing? No, because rust weakens metal and causes it to decay away. You definitely don’t want to see your AC rusting away—but is this something that can actually happen?

The simple answer is: yes. And because where we live in Florida, rust can easily get its corroding grip on an air conditioner without proper care. We’ll explore the case of rust and your AC below.

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Why Trying DIY AC Repair Is a Mistake

July 1st, 2024
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Doing DIY repairs in your house might feel like an adventure, even if it still is a chore. People often enjoy finding ways to solve problems themselves so they can save money. Plus, there are all these nifty tools in a house just begging to finally get used!

If you have some of those great tools, we hope you get a chance to use them some day. But please don’t use them for an AC repair! Air conditioning systems are complex refrigeration devices that require specialized tools and training to work on effectively. If you’re looking for air conditioning repair in Pensacola, please start off right by calling the Peaden Pros to handle the job.

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No, Your AC Shouldn’t Be Leaking Water

July 1st, 2024
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If you listen closely to the operation of your air conditioning system, you’ll notice the occasional sound of the dripping and trickling of water. This is normal: it shows your AC’s condensate drainage system is working correctly. 

But just because there’s water dripping inside your AC doesn’t mean that water should ever escape from the air conditioner. If you notice the indoor unit of your central AC is leaking water, something is wrong! Below we’ll look at why this might happen and why you may need the help of our Peaden Pros for AC repair in Panama City.

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Should I See Ice on My AC?

July 1st, 2024
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If you notice ice forming on your air conditioning system, what’s your first reaction?

  1. A shrug of the shoulders, then you move on with your day
  2. “Oh good, it looks like AC is really doing it’s job!”
  3. “Something’s wrong with the AC!”

If you answer “C,” then congratulations—you’ve figured out that ice isn’t something that should appear on your air conditioner. It’s easy to fall into the trap of answer “B,” because the chilled air that comes from an AC feels like it was cooled with ice. It wasn’t, however. The AC’s process of heat exchange (moving heat from inside the house to outside) shouldn’t create ice. If ice does form, you may need AC repair—and it’s best to find out as soon as possible if you do.

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Why Proper AC Sizing Is So Important

July 1st, 2024
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When it’s time to get a new central air conditioning system for your home, there a several decision that need to be made about it. One of the most important is the new unit’s size. Size in this case doesn’t refer to the physical space the AC takes up but to the amount of cooling power it has. A successful AC installation requires having an air conditioner that is sized correctly so it is neither underpowered (undersized) or overpowered (oversized).

We need to stress the importance of this sizing process. If your AC is the wrong size for your home and needs, you’ll have numerous problems on your hands from the moment the air conditioner first starts working. 

We’ll go into details about why sizing is important and why it’s also best to work with licensed HVAC professionals for an AC installation.

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Why Won’t My AC Evenly Cool My Home?

July 1st, 2024
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The wonders of the central air conditioning system: with just an adjustment to your thermostat, you get cool air sent to all the rooms. The conditioned air from the indoor evaporator moves through the ductwork, pushed by a blower fan, until it creates an even spread throughout the house that makes even the hottest day of summer easy to sail through.

However, you may run into a problem with your central AC and discover that it isn’t evenly cooling the house the way you expect. There are various reasons for this to happen: some you can correct on your own, while others will require contacting our expert technicians for AC repair in Baldwin County. Follow along with us as we go over the most common reasons for this cooling calamity.

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Does Your HVAC System Have Duct Leaks?

June 17th, 2024
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Your HVAC system is more than the air conditioner and heater. It also includes the ductwork that transports air to and from the heating and cooling system, circulating air through the rooms of the house. It’s easy to take this ductwork for granted because most of it remains out of sight. But if the ducts have leaks and gapping, they can create major problems for your home, including wasted energy, reduced comfort, and even poor indoor air quality.

How can you tell you have duct leaks? Our Peaden Pros offer duct services in Tallahassee, FL, so they can explain the signs to watch for…

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How to Tell You Need to Replace Your Electrical Panel

June 17th, 2024
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The electrical panel is the heart of your home’s electrical system. It distributes incoming electricity to various circuits in your home, ensuring that your lights, appliances, and devices receive the power they need to operate.

Over time, an electrical panel in Pensacola, FL will become outdated or even damaged, leading to potential safety hazards and making it less effective. Knowing when to replace your electrical panel is crucial for maintaining a safe and reliable electrical system. Below, we’ll explore the most common signs that it’s time to replace your electrical panel.

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Signs You’ve Got a Dying AC Compressor

June 17th, 2024
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The compressor is the heart of the AC, responsible for the circulation of refrigerant that allows the unit to move heat from inside your home and deposit it outside. The powerful and complex device can’t be easily repaired if it fails. When a compressor dies, professionals will need to replace it. Because of the cost of a compressor, it’s usually more cost-effective to replace the entire AC instead.

To help you know when you’ve got a compressor in trouble so you can possibly avoid an early air conditioning replacement in Panama City, FL, we’ll list warning signs to watch for that you’ve got a compressor that’s in trouble.

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What’s Clogging My Drain? A Guide to Common Obstructions

June 17th, 2024
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If we surveyed a hundred homeowners about the most common and irritating problem they encounter with their plumbing, we imagine that 80% would say “clogged or slow drains.” Everyone has run into this plumbing nuisance at one time or another, and there’s no single method to effectively unclog any blocked drain. Often, it takes professionals using equipment like drain cameras and hydro-jetters to open up an obstructed drain.

What is currently clogging up your drain? You might have an idea, but below we’ll list the most common types of drain obstructions so you’ll know what you’re facing.

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