Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

As Summer Winds Down, Does Your AC Need Last-Minute Help?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Scottish-terrierLate-summer doesn’t necessarily mean cooler weather. In fact, September often delivers some of the hottest days of the year—we had a few days peak in the 90s last week—and this warm weather often lingers through October. The AC keeping you cool still has some heavy work to do, and it may need some help from you at the last minute.

We recommend scheduling air conditioning repair as soon as you notice any troubles with your cooling system, no matter how late in the year. As long as you still require the air conditioner to provide comfort for your household, it’s important to react fast to any indications it isn’t working at its best.

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Air Conditioner Not Working? Make These Checks First

Monday, July 30th, 2018

checkmark-greenSummer days aren’t much fun when the air conditioner that’s supposed to make your home pleasingly cool isn’t doing anything at all. When your AC won’t turn on, or it does turn on but doesn’t deliver cool air, one of your first instincts will be to call a professional HVAC contractor to repair it.

This is the right instinct: repairing an air conditioner isn’t something you can do on your own, and it shouldn’t be left to non-professionals. However, before diving for the phone, you can make some basic checks to see if there’s a simple reason behind the air conditioner problem. You may not need repairs at all—and if you do, we’re always here to help.

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Benefits of Spring AC Maintenance You May Not Have Thought Of

Monday, May 21st, 2018

woman-retro-pointingIs your home’s cooling system all set to handle the summer weather? You might think it is—but unless it has a spring visit from an HVAC technician to give it a complete inspection, cleaning, and tune-up, it will head into the hottest months of the year with some big disadvantages. This can mean extra repairs, unreliable performance, higher operating costs, and shortening the system life.

We’ve often written about the major benefits of keeping up with annual spring air conditioning maintenance and why signing up for one of our maintenance plans is the best way to care for your cooling system year after year. (As well as your heating system!) Today, we’re going to spotlight a few of the benefits of doing routine inspections and tune-ups for an air conditioning that aren’t as well known. Call us to find out more details and to sign up for one of our plans.

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The Dangers of Short Cycling

Monday, July 31st, 2017

short-cycling-air-conditionerWith summer here in full force, you’re probably getting accustomed to hearing your air conditioner run for many long hours. (That’s why it’s in your home after all: to keep it cool when the temperatures outside are hot.) When problems arise with your air conditioner, you can often detect them simply by listening for the noises your system makes, or paying attention to the way it functions.

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How to Choose Whether to Repair or Replace a Malfunctioning AC

Monday, June 19th, 2017

air-conditioning-repair-replaceNow is a terrible time to experience trouble with your air conditioner, with the weather already warm and growing warmer by the day. If you experience a breakdown with your AC, you should call a repair service immediately, but the good news is there are quality technicians who can address the issue quickly. Unfortunately, if you have an older air conditioner, the question of whether you should repair the unit or replace it with a new one needs to be answered too.

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Why Is Your Air Conditioner’s SEER Rating So Important?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

air-conditioning-seer-ratingIf you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, there are a number of factors you need to keep in mind. First and most importantly is the power output levels of the new system, which need to match the specifics of your home precisely, and should be neither overpowered (which causes short cycling) nor under-powered (which won’t cool the home adequately). Once that’s been decided, however, the next step is to carefully examine the system’s SEER rating and look for the highest one within your price range. What is it and why is it so important? Read on for the answers.

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Help Your Air Conditioner Last Longer

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairAir conditioners are expensive investments in your home and they should be treated as such. With proper care and attention, they can last a good long time, and save you money with improved efficiency and lower bills in the process. Every air conditioner comes with a warranty, typically lasting around 8-12 years. Ideally, your system will last for many years beyond that, and while nothing is guaranteed, you can take a number of steps to make the process easier.

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3 Common Air Conditioner Problems

Monday, May 8th, 2017

AC-condenser-wrenchWith spring here, now is a very good time to check your air conditioner for any problems. Because you’ll likely have cause to run your air conditioner during the spring, you’ll want to try and spot potential problems without the urgency that comes with the hot months of summer in a few weeks. You will have plenty of time to schedule repairs before summer hits.

Anything that doesn’t match the air conditioner’s normal functioning should be cause for concern, and you should always call a licensed professional rather than trying to diagnose an issue yourself. However, there are some signs prevalent in a number of common problems that you can use to pick up trouble. Three of the most common are listed below.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Spring has officially arrived, and with it comes warmer temperatures and an increased need for your air conditioning system. Now is the perfect time to give it a look and make sure it’s running the way you need it to. With the weather still relatively cool, you have time to schedule an inspection and deal with any repairs well before the weather gets too hot. By ensuring that your air conditioner is ready for summer now, you can rest easy once the first heat wave hits, knowing that your system has been properly prepared.

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AC Problems to Look for Late in the Season

Monday, August 29th, 2016

We tend to get more air conditioning repair calls in August and early September than we do any other time of the year, and it’s not hard to see why. Our Havertown, PA summers have been going strong since May, and your air conditioner has had to respond with daily use most of the time. With a few more weeks of hot days still likely, it’s only natural for some models to feel the stress of the season and suffer breakdowns or similar problems. As homeowners, you can help out your own cause by looking for common signs of AC problems and responding accordingly. Generally speaking, anything out of the ordinary for your system is worth contacting a professional over, but more specifically, you should look for the following issues:

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