Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Give Your Air Conditioning System a Summer Report Card

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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Report cards already? Summer hasn’t even officially ended!

Don’t worry: you’re the one giving the report card, and you’re reporting on the performance of a piece of machinery that doesn’t have feelings you can hurt. If your AC deserves and “F,” give it that “F”—you’ll be the one who benefits.

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Been a Rough Summer for Your AC? Here Are Ways to Tell

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
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Right now we’re in the middle of the worst heat of the summer in Southern California so far. This is when you most want your AC to work reliably and without needing emergency repair calls. But what makes August heat waves so difficult for air conditioning systems is that they’ve already been working regularly for a few months—plenty of time to build up dirt and stress that can lead to serious problems when the pressure is on from 90°+ heat!

If your AC has already gone through a rough summer, here are ways to tell that you may need to call us for preventive air conditioning repair in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA before the trouble becomes an AC that won’t cool at all.

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Your AC’s Fan Isn’t Working—Here’s Why

Monday, June 1st, 2020
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You can probably figure out why a working fan in an air conditioning system is important. If there’s no fan, how will the cool air move through the vents to the rooms?

But there’s even more to it than that. There are two vital fans in an air conditioning system. The indoor fan is the one that distributes cool air through the house, and it also sends the air across the evaporator coil to cool it down in the first place. The outdoor fan is responsible for moving air over the condenser coil to release heat and then exhaust it outside. If either one isn’t working right, you won’t get cooling in your house.

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Concerned About a Broken AC Emergency? Here Are Some Tips

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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We just passed through the first serious heatwave of the year in Southern California, with temperatures in some areas hitting 100°F. This week will be cooler, but we’re all going to be on our toes now for more heat spikes—and putting our air conditioners to work regularly to make indoor life manageable.

If you have worries about your air conditioner malfunctioning and failing during the approaching heat, you are not alone. People are more concerned than ever about ensuring they have a comfortable household. Even the best care and the finest air conditioning system cannot ensure a problem-free summer. If you’re faced with a busted AC, we have some helpful tips. (An important reminder: before it gets any hotter, schedule air conditioning maintenance with our technicians—the best way to keep an AC in robust shape all summer.)

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Ways You Can Cut Down on Summer AC Costs

Monday, July 1st, 2019

air-conditioner-money-saverSouthern California summers are wonderful—and sometimes not so wonderful when the serious July, August, and September heat waves hit. Air conditioning systems run often during the middle of the year, and the drain they place on electricity means higher utility bills throughout the season.

There’s no way you can completely avoid a rise in electrical costs during summer—unless you never turn on the air conditioner at all, and you don’t want that. But there are ways to improve air conditioning system efficiency and cut down on unnecessary use. Those summer electric costs don’t have to be that high! We have advice on keeping summer AC costs within reason.

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Why Your AC Keeps Stopping and Starting

Monday, May 6th, 2019

ac-with-toolsAir conditioning systems get to work early in the year in Southern California. Unfortunately, that means they’re also likely to start showing signs of malfunctions earlier as well—extra time for the stress to set in.

The best way to help protect your air conditioning system is the have it professionally maintained before the hottest weather arrives. Even the best maintenance can’t stop all problems, and in this post we’re going to look at one of the major malfunctions you may run into that’ll require you call for air conditioning repair in Orange County, CA in early summer.

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Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Immediate Professional Services

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

air-conditioner-repairAs the weather finally starts to heat up a bit around here, it is important that you keep an eye on your air conditioner. The more you use your air conditioner to keep your home cool in hot weather, the more strain the system is going to be put under. That’s going to increase the odds of some sort of problem cropping up with the system. You need to know how to recognize that your air conditioner is beginning to malfunction, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible and mitigate the damage. The following are some of the more common signs that your air conditioner needs professional repairs.

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Warning Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Repairs

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

air-conditioner-repairWith the summer heat beating down on a daily basis, many of us are relying on our air conditioners to keep cool. Using your air conditioner for multiple hours a day is does more than just increase your monthly bills, though. It also increases the rate at which your system wears down. That added wear and tear makes it more likely for various problems with the system to occur. The last thing you want in the middle of a heat wave is for your air conditioner to break down. So, you should familiarize yourself with the common warning signs that your AC is in need of repairs.

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Why Your Air Conditioner’s Output is Low

Monday, August 1st, 2016

In record-breaking summer heat, an air conditioner that isn’t operating properly isn’t much better than not having one at all. If your air conditioner isn’t keeping your home as cool as it should be, there could be a couple of different reasons why. It’s important that you be able to recognize some of the output symptoms that indicate a problem with your air conditioner. Let’s take a look at those symptoms now.

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Air Conditioning Noises You Should Listen For

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Summer is a very stressful time for air conditioners. This is typically the only time that they are expected to run for hours at a time on a daily basis. That kind of stress can provoke all sorts of problems in your air conditioning system, some of which manifest in the form of strange noises. It’s a good idea to know what these noises signify, as the faster you can identify an air conditioning problem the faster you can get it fixed. Let’s have a look at some of the more common air conditioning noises you should listen for.

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