ServiceMax Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

The Hard Starting AC—What It Means and What to Do About It

Monday, June 26th, 2023

The one thing you want to make sure of when it comes to your air conditioner is that you don’t let anything bad happen to your compressor. It’s the most vital part of the system, and it’s the most expensive component. Like a car’s transmission, when your AC compressor fails, it might just be time to get a new air conditioner. So you should always try to catch problems early if they might put strain on the compressor.

One AC problem that can indicate compressor issues, and can also cause damage to the compressor if it’s allowed to continue, is hard starting. Here are some details to help you catch this problem when it starts so you can get repairs before you end up needing to replace your air conditioner.

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Important Facts to Know About Your AC’s Service Life Expectancy

Monday, June 12th, 2023

When it comes to an important system like your air conditioner, you don’t want to be caught by surprise by a sudden need to replace it. While no one can tell you the exact day on which your AC unit will completely cease to function, there are some ways to get a pretty good idea. Here are the most important things to keep in mind when considering how long you should expect your air conditioner to keep working. 

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Leaky AC? Here’s What That Means

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Oh, no! What’s going on with your air conditioner? Do you hear that trickling, dripping sound? Water is dripping out of the air conditioner! What could possibly be wrong? And how can you get it to stop?

Water leaks from an AC unit are a fairly common problem. We’ll give you the rundown on how they happen and what to do about it.

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What to Expect From a Mini Split AC

Monday, May 1st, 2023

If you’ve heard of ductless air conditioning options and aren’t sure exactly what benefits they offer, we’ve got some information for you. Ductless mini splits can be used in a wide variety of situations and are becoming popular for some good reasons. Here are some of the things you can expect to enjoy when you decide to go ductless and get a mini split air conditioning system for your home.

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4 Signs to Know for When Your AC Needs Repairs

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Can you believe it won’t be long before you’re using your air conditioner again? Before the cooling season starts, it might be helpful to have some more information about keeping your air conditioner happy. You definitely don’t want it to break down just when you need it the most! Noticing a problem early can mean a quick, simple repair, while failing to notice a problem or allowing a struggling air conditioner to keep running without repair can mean doing more damage and having your AC unit completely stop working.

What are the most important things to watch out for, so you can get your air conditioner repaired promptly? Here are four signs you might spot.

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Never-Stopping AC? Here’s What That Means

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Think back to last summer for a moment. How did your AC perform? Did it exceed expectations or was it struggling to get by? Asking questions like these now can help you be prepared or get prepared for the coming summer.

We’re going to address a common issue that some homeowners may have brushed off last season which really shouldn’t be ignored: irregular AC cycles. Here’s what you need to know about what is and isn’t normal for your AC cycles so you know when to reach out for an AC repair.

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Let’s Figure Out If You Need an AC Upgrade

Monday, September 19th, 2022

If you have been asking yourself “How old is my AC unit?” or “Why is my AC always breaking down?” then it is a good idea to start seeing whether or not you need an AC repair or an upgrade. That said, you need to be certain because air conditioners are expensive.

Here are four things you can look at to help you decide.

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Is a Heat Pump the Right Fit for Your Home?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

When you need to find a system to choose for your next AC installation in Skokie, IL it is a great idea to consider a heat pump if you haven’t done so before. These systems are highly effective for keeping your home cool. However, they don’t stop there.

There are many reasons why heat pumps are rapidly increasing in their presence in homes across the country. They can more easily fit the needs of many different types of homes. Let’s see if your home may be the next to be outfitted with this wonderful new home comfort system.

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Does Refrigerant Get Used Up?

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Each part of your air conditioner is highly important to the cooling process. But there is one part of the system that is more often misunderstood than the rest and that is the refrigerant. The refrigerant in your AC is vital to the process of cooling the air.

Here’s the thing that you need to know to start things off. Refrigerant doesn’t dissipate over time. It isn’t used up the way fuel is. That is why if you start to have trouble with low refrigerant levels, you need to reach out to a professional to address the problem.

Here is what you need to know about what causes refrigerant loss and why it requires air conditioning repair in Winnetka, IL.

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Why Bad AC Sizing Is a Problem

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Improper sizing is already annoying in the most common situations, such as when you are trying to buy clothes. But it is an even bigger issue when it involves your air conditioner. AC sizing has to do with cooling your home, and having this aspect of your installation done wrong will cost you time and money.

When you work with a professional for your AC installation in Chicago, IL, it ensures that your AC is sized right from the start. But what happens if the sizing is done incorrectly?

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