Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

Why Won’t My AC Evenly Cool My Home?

Monday, July 1st, 2024
Houses-Cold-Hot

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.

Continue Reading

Should I See Ice on My AC?

Monday, July 1st, 2024
ice-on-an-ac

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.

Continue Reading

No, Your AC Shouldn’t Be Leaking Water

Monday, July 1st, 2024
air-conditioner-leaking

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.

Continue Reading

Why Trying DIY AC Repair Is a Mistake

Monday, July 1st, 2024
hand-holding-wrench

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.

Continue Reading

Can an Air Conditioning System Rust?

Monday, July 1st, 2024
old-air-conditioner-unit

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.

Continue Reading

Signs You’ve Got a Dying AC Compressor

Monday, June 17th, 2024
compressor-in-ac-unit

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.

Continue Reading

Why Your AC Turns On and Off Frequently

Monday, June 3rd, 2024
air-conditioning-condenser-against-white-background

Living in Florida means having an air conditioning system running for long stretches during the summer. You’re probably used to how long your AC runs at a time without giving it much thought. It turns on, runs for fifteen to twenty minutes, maybe longer, then cycles down until your house starts to heat up past the setting on the thermostat.

If you notice that the AC is turning on and off much faster more frequently, maybe running for only five minutes at a time and then coming back on soon after, you might think there’s a problem. You’re right: you’ve got a short-cycling air conditioning system, and this usually calls for air conditioning repair in Tallahassee, FL from professionals.

Continue Reading

Listen for These Warning Sounds of a Malfunctioning AC

Monday, June 3rd, 2024
woman-listening

Your home’s AC is crucial for making it through our hot and humid summers. With all the work that your air conditioning system takes on, it can develop malfunctions over time. If you recognize the early warning signs of problems, you can act fast with professional air conditioning repair in Mobile, AL that will stop the situation from worsening until you have a completely failed AC.

One of the most telltale signs that something is amiss with your AC is unusual noises. Paying attention to these warning sounds can help you address problems early and avoid costly repairs or replacements. Here are the key warning sounds to listen for:

Continue Reading

When to Know It’s Time to Replace Your AC

Monday, June 3rd, 2024
old-air-conditioner-unit

Even with the best and most diligent maintenance, you won’t be able to get your home’s air conditioning system to last forever. All ACs will reach a point where it’s much more expensive and risky to keep them around and try to continue with repairs than to invest in a new air conditioning installation in Pensacola, FL

We understand that you’ll want to get the most use from your AC as possible, but you need to know the signs that an air conditioner has come to the end of its practical service life. Below is our guide for how to tell you’re ready to upgrade to a new AC.

Continue Reading

What It Means If Your AC Can’t Keep Up With the Heat

Monday, May 20th, 2024
family-before-electric-fans

The job of a central AC is to provide a comfortable temperature throughout the living spaces of your home during hot weather. Yet a surprising number of homeowners will tolerate an air conditioner that simply doesn’t get the job done. It provides some cool air—people can feel it coming from the vents—and some central rooms are comfortable, but much of the house feels too warm and stuffy.

This shouldn’t be happening with an air conditioner that was properly installed and in good working order. If you discover that your AC is struggling to handle the summer heat, you need to find out what’s wrong and what can be done to correct it. We’re pros at air conditioning repair in Baldwin County, AL, and we’re familiar with the reasons for an AC behaving this way. Below are the most common causes of an AC that isn’t handling the full weight of its job.

Continue Reading