Santa Fe Express Plumbing & Drain Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Does Your AC Need a Tune-Up? Or Repairs?

Monday, August 5th, 2019

tools-on-ac-cabinetAugust can often be a rough time for air conditioning systems. They’ve already taken on a few months of intense Santa Fe mid-year weather, and the heat often ramps up even more during August and September. This is why air conditioners are at the highest risk of breaking down during the late summer, and why it’s a good idea to pay attention to any warnings that your home’s AC is in trouble.

When an air conditioner does begin to show signs of malfunction, such as making odd noises, losing cooling power, or stopping and starting too often, people sometimes wonder if they should arrange for an air conditioning tune-up in Santa Fe, NM before the trouble gets bad enough that they need repairs. But this isn’t what an AC tune-up is for, as we’ll explain.

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What’s the Sound Coming From My Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

tech-with-acWhen it’s time to schedule air conditioning service in Rio Rancho, NM to fix a wonky cooling system, it would be nice if the AC just told you something was wrong. Maybe flash words on the thermostat, “This system is losing refrigerant and must have professional repairs right away.” Or a warning bell that goes off and alerts you to call the local HVAC pros.

One day this technology may appear in homes. At the moment, you’ll have to make do with knowing the less obvious warnings from an AC that it’s time for professional service, such as sounds that are out of the ordinary.

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Did You Schedule AC Maintenance Yet?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

service-blue-markerWe offer 24-hour air conditioning repair services because we know plenty can go wrong with a home’s AC during the summers in Santa Fe, and not always at a convenient time. We’re glad to offer AC repair in Belen, NM and elsewhere whenever our customers need it. But we also want our customers to get the best possible performance from their air conditioners so they rarely need to call for repairs in the first place.

With our routine maintenance service for air conditioning systems, we can help you avoid air conditioning troubles throughout the summer and enjoy many other benefits that come with the well-cared-for cooling system.

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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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Common Commercial AC Issues

Monday, July 9th, 2018

commercial-rooftop-air-conditioning-repairIs your air conditioner giving you problems? No one should have to put up with that in the middle of a New Mexico summer.

AC problems are even worse in commercial settings, where the productivity of your employees and the comfort of your customers is at stake. If your AC stopped working, make sure to call for HVAC services in Santa Fe, NM. Otherwise, take a look below to consider if you’re experiencing any of these common AC issues.

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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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