Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

You Don’t “Top Off” Refrigerant

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitWhen you’re just a bit low on gas and you’re passing a refueling station with a reasonable price, you may pull over to the top off the tank so you don’t have to stop at a less convenient time a bit later. When your air conditioner is running low on refrigerant, you can also just top it off so that you don’t run out of cooling power while temperatures are still uncomfortable, right?

Absolutely not.

Refrigerant is not something that your air conditioner c0nsumes the way a car consumes gas to get you where you need to be. In fact, your AC should not and does not consume refrigerant at all. That heat transfer fluid is contained and works within a closed loop, so a low charge means that you’ve got a problem on your hands. How serious of a problem? Well, let’s just say that a refrigerant leak, even a “minor” one, will demand prompt AC repairs in Bristol, CT.

It’s that serious! 

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Here’s Why You Need Professional AC Repairs

Monday, June 25th, 2018

ac-unit-toolsWe do not live in a perfect world, as evidenced by the fact that our air conditioners may require repairs just when the heat of summer is at its highest. When that happens, you may be tempted to grab your toolbox and crack into your system on your own. Fight that urge! We understand that there are a lot of very capable homeowners out there, but AC repair in Bristol, CT is always a job for the pros.

Why is that? Well, that’s precisely the question that we aim to answer in today’s blog post! There are a lot of different ways in which attempting to complete your own air conditioning repairs can negatively affect your system and yourself. By the time that you reach the bottom of this page, we’re sure that you’ll see things the same way that we do. If you have any further questions, of course, just give us a call. We’re happy to give you any answers that you need.

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How to Fix an AC Water Leak

Monday, June 11th, 2018

AC-manifoldYou come home and notice that your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home all that effectively. You head over to the AC unit, figuring that you may have to replace the air filter or something. That’s when you spot it. A puddle of water surrounds the system. Great, you think, now I’ve got to call someone to fix an AC water leak? What next? What’s next is taking a minute to step back and consider the way in which your air conditioning system operates.

Aside from evaporative coolers, which are not really used in this area, air conditioning systems don’t actually utilize water in the cooling process. Great, you’re thinking, now I’ve got an AC blog telling me that I’m hallucinating? What next? What’s next is stepping back, trusting that we don’t think you’re losing it, and reading the following information closely. You’ll learn what may be causing this leak, and when to call for air conditioning services in Bristol, CT.

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AC Problems Demand Immediate Action

Monday, April 30th, 2018

hello-summerAfter the rather unrelenting winter that we just went through—and boy did that guest overstay its welcome at the party—warmer conditions are starting to develop throughout New England. For most of us, this is definitely a very welcome change of pace. Well, we don’t want to be the wet blanket here, but we do feel the need to broach a topic that you may not be quite ready to dive into: air conditioning repairs. More specifically, why you need to address problems with your AC promptly.

AC repair in Bristol, CT is something that you are going to need eventually. No air conditioner is perfect, and no amount of maintenance will ward off occasional issues entirely. They will develop eventually, and when they do, immediate action is always going to be in your best interest. Trust us when we tell you that we’ve repaired fairly serious problems with many air conditioners over the years—problems that could have been mitigated with a more timely response.

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AC FAQ: Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

woman-with-hand-on-headOf all of the problems that can develop with your air conditioning system, a refrigerant leak is definitely among the most serious. You see, refrigerant leaks can do extensive damage in the long run if they go unresolved.  They can also be tough for the average homeowner to spot,  meaning that they often go longer than they should without repairs. This is a really bad combination, and could eventually result in the complete failure of your system.

Now the good news — inasmuch as we can use that term when discussing this type of problem — is that a refrigerant leak is going to make manifest various warning signs that you can recognize, provided that you know what it is that you are looking for. That is the purpose of today’s post. Keep the following information in mind, and be sure to contact us if you think that you may have a refrigerant leak or any other air conditioning issues in New Britain, CT.

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What Does Ice on My AC Mean?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Man-with-fanWhile our cold winter seasons may be a bit more extreme than our summer weather, that is no reason to overlook any problems with your air conditioning system. We’re creeping up on August now, and that means that very hot temperatures are here to stay for a good while longer. By ignoring any signs of trouble with your home cooling system, you are only leaving yourself vulnerable to potentially serious AC problems that could have been otherwise avoided.

One sign of trouble is ice building up on your air conditioning system, though you may at first think that it simply means your air conditioner is working too effectively. Remember that your air conditioner is not a freezer, though. Not only does ice developing on the system not mean that it is cooling too well, but it actually means that there is something wrong with the system. Count on our Farmington, CT AC repair experts to diagnose the problem accurately and resolve it completely.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

outdoor-AC-unitYou’re walking around in your home, pass by the indoor AC unit, and suddenly realize that you’re standing in a puddle of water. That’s weird, you think, I didn’t realize that my air conditioner has water connection. Who do I call — a plumber or an AC technician? Well, when you dial our number you can have both, but that’s not exactly the point of this little anecdote. The point is that your air conditioner does not have a water connection. So where is the water coming from?

It may well be coming from your air conditioner, we’re not suggesting that you’re seeing things. However, it is not going to be a “leak” the way you are likely thinking of one. As is the case with just about any problem that your air conditioning system may encounter, there are multiple reasons as to why your AC may spring a leak. Some are pretty benign, while others could spell serious trouble for your air conditioner in Bristol, CT.

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AC Blowing Warm Air? Potential Causes

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Even after a long, cold, and snowy winter season, homeowners around here will admit that, sometimes, the heat of summer is just too much for comfort. Sure, there are plenty of nice days where you can get outside and enjoy the sunshine. When you’re in your own home, though, you want to be cool and comfortable. That is why our air conditioners are so important to us, and why any problems with our home cooling systems are of such serious concern.

The worst case scenario with an air conditioning system is that it will break down entirely and fail to cool one’s home at all. Not much better — or so it would seem — is an air conditioner that is blowing warm air. You are right in recognizing this as an alarming problem. However, it is not necessarily a serious problem. In fact, there are some potential causes of an AC blowing warm air that can be easily resolved by the homeowner his or herself. Keep this information in mind if you encounter this problem with your air conditioner in Farmington, CT.

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AC FAQ: Do I Need Air Conditioning Repairs?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

thermostat-is-risingWell, we made it through another winter season — though spring really has not been much of a respite so far, has it? In some ways, winter is a bit easier to handle around here. At least you know what you’re getting. Spring is notoriously unpredictable in terms of weather and temperature, as we’ve seen again this year. The good news is that we are creeping closer and closer to the consistently warm and comfortable days of summer.

We’re also creeping closer to heat that is sometimes uncomfortable, though, which is why you need to know that your AC is up to task. As we mentioned in a recent blog post, the best way in which to keep your AC in great working condition is with routine air conditioning maintenance. The fact remains that even the best, most well-maintained systems are not perfect, though. At some point you may need AC repairs in West Hartford, CT, and you want to act fast when you do.

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Where Is This Water Around My AC Coming From?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

It may not get as intensely hot here in Connecticut as it does in the southwest, but that doesn’t mean that you can live comfortably without a great performance from your air conditioner during the hottest time of the year. If you are serious about cooling your home efficiently, effectively, and reliably, you need to make sure that your AC is in great working condition. That means scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance, of course, but it also means scheduling prompt air conditioning repairs in Bristol, CT when something goes wrong with your system. If, for instance, you see water pooling around your unit, contact us right away.

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