Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

What Can Cause Your Air Conditioner Output to Drop?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Clean-Air-FilterLow air conditioning output is the last thing anyone wants to deal with during a hot summer day. Yet, it’s also a really common thing during the summer. Air conditioning problems of all kinds tend to multiply during these months, as the strain on the system exacerbates old issues and generates new ones. If your air conditioner is not cooling as well as it should be, there could be a couple of different reasons why. (more…)

One Easy to Solve Problem That Can Threaten Your Whole AC

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechThere are a lot of different issues that can affect your air conditioner, especially during the summer. Some of these issues can be quite a bit more difficult to solve than others, and most will require professional repairs. One problem at least, though, is actually fairly easy to solve without professional help. Read on to find out what you can do to avoid having your air conditioner clog, and what can happen if it does. (more…)

3 Air Conditioning Problems That Can Make Your Life Harder

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Frozen-ACSummer is the time of year when air conditioners are most likely to develop all kinds of issues, and no wonder. All the added strain from operating for hours each and every day for months at a time is bound to cause issues to crop up every now and then. Preventive maintenance is a great way to prevent issues from occurring as frequently in your air conditioner, so hopefully that’s something that you’ve already scheduled for the year.

If not, you should have that done as soon as possible. Even if you have, though, you need to keep an eye out for any signs that your system is malfunctioning. The following are just three of the many common air conditioning problems that can make your life harder this summer. (more…)

Have You Properly Prepared Your Air Conditioner for Summer?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

air-conditioner-techYou probably don’t think about your air conditioner all that much while you’re using it, as long as it’s working properly. The thing is, though, summer happens to be the time when air conditioners break down the most often.

They’re put under quite a lot of stress during those months, after all. If you don’t want to suddenly find yourself with a broken-down air conditioner during the hottest time of the year, you should make sure to protect your system by taking certain steps. Let’s go over those steps below. (more…)

Air Conditioning Problems You Need to Watch For This Summer

Monday, June 25th, 2018

air-conditionersSummer is prime time for air conditioner problems. This should come as no surprise, considering the amount of strain the average air conditioner is put under during the average summer day. We’re not saying that you should avoid using your air conditioner during the summer, of course. It wouldn’t be good for much if not for keeping you cool during hot days.

All we’re saying is that you should keep an eye out for signs that your system is in need of repairs during the summer season. If you can identify problems with your air conditioner faster, you can get them repaired faster and your system will be better off as a result. Below are some of the more common air conditioner problems that people run into during the summer. (more…)

Ways a Malfunctioning Thermostat Can Affect Your AC

Monday, August 7th, 2017

hand-setting-thermostatBecause the thermostat is a small object designed to look unobtrusive on the wall of a home, it’s easy to think of it as not having a huge effect on the operation of an air conditioner. Of course, it’s the place where the homeowner sends instructions to the air conditioner and the blower fan—that makes it important. But people may not realize that a thermostat with even a small malfunction can create multiple problems for an AC, leading to a drop in company, a rise in electrical bills, and even a broken down cooling system. (more…)

Have That AC Tune-Up Scheduled—And Receive Extra Benefits!

Monday, March 6th, 2017

money-out-the-roofLast week we talked about getting a mid-winter tune-up for your heating system and why it’s a good idea to schedule work on your home’s heater even when winter is coming to a close.

And that topic leads right into today’s. With the end of winter in sight and temperatures starting to rise into the 60s, now is also a great time to consider the regular spring maintenance and tune-up for your air conditioning system. March is a notoriously unpredictable month for weather (“in like a lamb, out like a lion” and the other way around as well) and it’s not yet time to shut down your furnace or other heater—but the AC needs to be ready to get to work soon. (more…)

AC Repairs You May Need as Spring Gets Underway

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Last week we wrote about one of the most important services to schedule during the spring: regular maintenance for your air conditioner. The inspection and tune-up will see that your air conditioner works at maximum efficiency during the coming summer and that the AC will have a long life.

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How Moisture Causes Problems in Your Air Conditioner

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Air conditioning repair in Asheville and other North Carolina cities must often handle issues stemming from excessive moisture and humidity. We get our share of humid days in the summer, which affects your household comfort levels severely. That in turn puts added strain on your air conditioner, and while most units can help dehumidify the air, excessive moisture and humidity can turn around and bite you if you aren’t careful. Here’s how moisture causes problems with your air conditioner.

Humidity refers to the comparative amount of moisture in the air, which can affect our bodies’ ability to regulate our internal temperature. When we get too hot, we sweat, which cools our body down as it evaporates off of our skin. But if there’s too much moisture in the air already, it won’t evaporate the way it should. Our bodies stay hot, and we’re left with excessive amounts of sweat on our skin to boot.

Air conditioners can deal with that problem to a certain extent. When temperature drops, the moisture in the air condenses into beads of liquid. (You can see this most readily with the formation of dew early in the morning, when outdoor temperatures are at their lowest.) The same things happen on the coils to the air conditioner as it cools the air: pulling humidity out of your home in the process.

That’s actually a good thing. However, the energy spent in reducing the humidity isn’t spent in actually lowering the temperature. In order to help you feel comfortable, the A/C unit needs to work harder to do its job, which means increased strain and a greater risk of repairs.

In the worst cases, the increased moisture can cause direct problems in your air conditioner, ice forms on the coils and/or your condensate pan takes on too much condensation for it to manage. In those situations, and for other issues that require air conditioning service in Asheville, you can call on the experts at Comfort Central, Inc. We can advise you on the best methods of dealing with humidity and moisture in your home, then implement the solution with professionalism and pride! Call us today to schedule your next service appointment.