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What’s That Smell? Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

Monday, June 17th, 2024

Sometimes, an indication that your air conditioner needs repair will be obvious. For example, if it’s simply not turning on, or if it turns on but shuts off almost immediately, you’ll be overheated and desperate for a qualified technician to figure out what’s wrong. And if you hear a terrible grinding or clattering sound, you’ll be certain that something needs repair, even if you don’t know what.

One odd indicator of AC problems that’s often overlooked is odor. Your air conditioner should never make a noticeable smell. If you do smell something, it’s a sign of a problem. What’s wrong? Here are some clues.

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Here Are the Top Ways to Prevent AC Failure During Another Scorching Summer!

Monday, May 6th, 2024

You really need your air conditioner during an Arizona summer. Aside from simply not having an air conditioner, what’s the worst thing that could happen to your comfortable home this summer? Well, having your air conditioner fail or break down would be very high on the list! That’s something you’d definitely rather avoid.

How can you prevent AC failure during this stretch of time when there will be so much pressure on your cooling system? We’ve got some great tips that will reduce the likelihood of AC breakdowns or repair needs in the coming months while your air conditioner is working so hard.

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Got an Old AC? Great Reasons to Upgrade to a New One at the End of the Year

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

If you’ve got an air conditioner that’s past its prime, you might be thinking that you’ll consider getting a new one in the spring, before the weather gets hot. That’s definitely an option, but it might not be your best option. There are some very good reasons to consider choosing a new AC system now and getting it installed this fall. Here are some factors to weigh.

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Cut Your Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

The cost of running your air conditioner all summer really adds up. But in our area, you can’t really do without it. If you can’t just stop using the AC, what can you do? Here are some tips on how to lower your electric bills by using your air conditioner as efficiently as possible this summer.

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What to Expect When You Schedule AC Repair

Monday, June 5th, 2023

Of course, it would be wonderful if appliances always operated smoothly and nothing ever went wrong. But complex systems like air conditioners have many components that can encounter problems, and even the best air conditioner will occasionally need repairs. When that does happen, make sure to get repairs done promptly, so the problem doesn’t worsen.

If you’re not sure what to expect when a technician comes to repair your AC unit, you’ll be better prepared once you’ve read this.

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Catch AC Problems Early and Keep Repairs Small

Monday, May 8th, 2023

It can be tempting to postpone all kinds of things that might be inconvenient or costly. When you suspect that something is wrong with your air conditioner, and you don’t know just how bad it is or how much it will cost to have it repaired, you might try to push it out of your mind and hope for the best.

But that’s the last thing you should do. Delaying air conditioner repairs can be catastrophic. Prompt repair can resolve a small issue before it becomes a big problem. Here are some examples to encourage you to take quick action and avoid AC disasters.

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AC Repair vs. Full Replacement: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, April 10th, 2023

It’s about to get hot again, folks. How’s your air conditioner doing? Is it ready for another long season of hard work keeping your house cool? Or has it been having a rough time? Will it need significant repairs before you can count on it to work?

When an air conditioner has major problems, should it be repaired or replaced? We’ve got some tips for you to help make that decision.

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Wait, What’s That Sound from My AC?

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Your air conditioner will always make some noise. It’s got a big job to do, after all. But there are certain sounds that indicate that it’s operating properly—the hum of the compressor, the whir of the fan—and other sounds that indicate your AC needs repairs.

If you hear anything sudden, loud, or unexpected from your air conditioner, you need to get a technician to take a look at it. Here are some of the sounds an AC unit might make, and what kind of issues could cause it to make those noises. 

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Uncommon Air Conditioner Repairs You May Run Into

Monday, February 13th, 2023

AC technicians run into all kinds of air conditioner repairs all the time, some, over and over again. Frozen evaporator coils on the indoor unit, dirty condenser coils on the outdoor unit, air filters clogged with dust, damaged coils leaking refrigerant, and broken fans are things we see every day. However, sometimes we encounter an unusual problem.

Here are four less-common reasons air conditioners need repairs. Not only are they interesting, they’re also worth knowing about in case they happen to you.

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Is My Air Conditioner Worth Repairing?

Monday, October 24th, 2022

In Arizona, it’s important to have a functional air conditioner to maintain your comfort throughout the long summer. At this time of year, you might be thinking more about your heating system, or just reveling in the beautiful autumn weather. But if your air conditioner has been having a rough time this year, you should make a plan now to ensure that you’ll be able to cool your home when the hot weather hits again.

Should your plan be repairing your air conditioner, or investing in a brand-new one? Here are some points you should consider as you make that decision.

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