Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning 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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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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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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Ice on the AC: Why This Spells Trouble

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Considering the fact that your air conditioner is tasked with the job of keeping your home cool and comfortable, regardless of how hot it may get outside, it may not seem that strange that ice should develop on the system. In fact, though, ice on an air conditioner is not only abnormal: it is a sign of potentially serious problems with that cooling system. If you notice that you have ice building up on your air conditioning system, dial our number immediately. You are in need of air conditioning repairs in West Hartford, CT, most likely, and prompt repair services are always in your best interest. When ice builds up on your air conditioning system, Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning is the company to call.

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Repair or Replace? A Guide for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Summer is coming, and in Hartford, CT, that means high temperatures and periodic humidity. If you’re experiencing any problems with your air conditioner, now is the time to address them. But is a repair session enough to correct the problems with your AC? Or has your system reached the point where it needs to be replaced instead of just fixed? That’s a key question, which can make a huge difference not only on your pocketbook, but on your ability to keep your home cool and comfortable in the summer. Repair or replace? A guide for your air conditioner can help you make a decision.

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Air Conditioning Repair Guide: Protect Your Compressor

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

The compressor can perhaps be described as the heart of your air conditioning system. This component pumps refrigerant through the system, adding pressure and increasing the temperature so that it can give off heat at the condenser and carry on with its cycle. Without a working compressor, your entire unit is useless. And sometimes, a broken compressor cannot be repaired. It may just be that the entire unit needs replacement. Keep your compressor in good condition by following a few simple steps, and call Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning for air conditioning repair and maintenance.

Call for repairs at the first sign of trouble

Pay attention to even the most subtle signs that your air conditioner is struggling. When there is a refrigerant leak, for example, you may notice that your home takes longer to cool down. The bigger issue is that your compressor is designed to take on a certain amount of refrigerant, and a small leak can cause it to struggle, leading to a potential failure. Call a technician anytime you notice your unit is short cycling, struggling to start, making noises, or cooling inefficiently.

Set your thermostat to an efficient temperature

One of the ways many homeowners inflict damage upon their air conditioning systems is by setting the thermostat too low. When you come home after a long, hot day, you may be tempted to turn the AC down to 68 degrees in the hopes that it will cool off faster. However, this is a myth about air conditioning that can really wear down the system. It won’t cool down any faster just because you lower the temperature, and it’s better for your system if you keep the thermostat at a warmer but comfortable setting.

Schedule regular maintenance

Scheduling regular professional maintenance is perhaps the best way to keep your air conditioner in top shape. When a technician comes to your home for maintenance, they’ll check the refrigerant levels, fan performance, electrical components, and much more, including the state of your compressor. They may make a few minor adjustments to keep your system in peak condition and prevent the compressor from falling into decline.

Trust Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning for air conditioning repair or maintenance in Farmington.

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