Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Prevent Your AC From Overheating This Season

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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When it gets hot, you’re going to run your air conditioner. The hotter it gets, the longer and harder your air conditioner has to run. And that could lead it to overheat and stop working.

So is it any wonder that summer is the time of the year that we receive most of our requests for air conditioning services? If your AC isn’t tuned-up to handle the summer heat, you shouldn’t be surprised to find that it can’t keep up.

Overheating isn’t the only way that air conditioners fail during the spring and summer, but it’s one that every homeowner should be informed about. Below are three ways that air conditioners commonly overheat and what you can do to prevent it:

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Why Think About Air Conditioning Just Before the Cold Season?

Monday, October 1st, 2018

We’re officially in the first weeks of the fall season, and that means gradually lowering temperatures. It begins with colder nights, and before long, the days will be cold too! I’m shivering just thinking about it. So why would we want to think about air conditioners at a time like this?

After all, we just got done with summer! Well, you can just think of us as being early for next year. There are a few good reasons why now is a good time to think about air conditioning, and we’ll go into more details down below.

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Your Guide to Air Conditioner Refrigerant

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

hvac-tech-recharging-refrigerantStandard air conditioners and heat pumps work thanks to a little chemical known as refrigerant. You may have heard the term in passing while speaking to an HVAC contractor in Albuquerque, NM, or maybe you’ve heard it casually referred to as Freon (which is actually a trademarked brand name). Several air conditioning misconceptions concern what refrigerant is and what it does, so we’ll break it down for you in this post.

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3 Things to Consider with Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, May 14th, 2018

air-conditioning-serviceSummer will soon be here, and if your air conditioner is on its last legs, the time has come to seriously think about replacing it. New air conditioning installation should ideally take place before the summer starts, when you have time to plan it properly. Not only does that allow you to take advantage of all the benefits of a new system, but you can avoid the problems that might come from trying to run your old, worn-out system for another summer. (There’s nothing worse than experiencing a catastrophic breakdown in the middle of a heat wave and having to scramble to install a new system when the temperature hits 100 degrees.)

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Call for Air Conditioning Repair for Short Cycling Issues

Monday, April 30th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairsAs spring turns into summer, temperatures in the area will continue to rise. You’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often in the next few weeks, which makes this a perfect time to note any problems with your air conditioner and call a repair service immediately. You should never attempt to diagnose a problem with your air conditioner yourself, but you can spot the signs that something isn’t functioning the way it should simply by noting any differences in your system’s performance.

Among the things you should watch for is a process known as short cycling: turning on and off again very quickly multiple times throughout the day. It doesn’t sound like much, but in fact, it can signal a significant problem.

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Short Cycling is a Problem with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 16th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairWe’re very early into air conditioning season, but chances are you’ve already run yours on a reasonably frequent basis. Soon enough, summer will be here and your system will be called upon to run every day. If there are repair issues or other problems with your system, now is the time to act. Doing so will usually cut down on the cost of repairs since the damage hasn’t had as much time to spread. It also gives you the flexibility to schedule repairs at your leisure, instead of reacting to a sudden breakdown and letting it disrupt your life.

Among the things you should check for in your system in the phenomenon of short cycling. What is it and why is it a problem? The answers can be found below.

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Time to Schedule Maintenance for your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

air-conditioning-maintanceSpring is officially here and summer won’t be far behind. Those hot days seem to arrive sooner and sooner every year, and if you own a home, you need your air conditioner to work for months on end in order to stay cool and comfortable. The last thing you need is to deal with an unexpected breakdown or repair job in the middle of a heat wave, and while our trained team offers swift repair service — including emergency repairs 24/7 — we also believe that an ounce of preventing beats a pound of cure.

That means scheduling a maintenance session for your air conditioner before the weather gets too hot. It provides a number of benefits and can pay huge dividends later in the summer when the weather gets hot.

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What to Look for in a New Air Conditioner

Monday, March 19th, 2018

new-air-conditioningSpring is here and summer will be along soon enough. This is the time when homeowners trade in their old outdated air conditioners for a more modern replacement. If your warranty has expired and you experienced a lot of trouble with your air conditioner last summer, or if you’re paying far more than you should in your monthly air conditioning bills, it might be time to invest in a new system. Doing so now lets you enjoy the benefits of such a system all summer long – and for many summers thereafter – as well as giving your monthly budget a break with more efficient cooling power.

Once you’ve made the decision to install a new system, you should speak with a trained technician about your options. Every home is different and your new air conditioner needs to match it in ways that a layman may not be aware of. More specifically, here are a few things you should look for when determining the right new air conditioner for you.

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Monday, November 13th, 2017

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