First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Contactor Trouble? A Guide to Electrical AC Repair

Monday, September 7th, 2020

What exactly is a contactor? That’s a good question, and something we hope to answer in this blog post. However, just answering your miscellaneous electrical questions won’t get at the heart of what we’re trying to do. We want you to be ready for electrical malfunctions with a handy guide at your side.

Contactors are responsible for turning the air conditioner on and off. The “clicking” noise you hear when the system first starts up is the contactor signaling the system to either start or stop. While these electrical components are pretty reliable, they do break down from time to time and it’s up to us to repair them and get them back up and running.

Have more questions about the electrical components of your air conditioner? We thought you would! Keep reading for more information and don’t forget to call our helpful pros for AC repair in Albuquerque, NM.

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The Dangers of Short-Cycling

Monday, July 13th, 2020

So, let’s say it’s a hot summer day and you’re gearing up to start your air conditioner so that it can keep your home cool. It’s been recently installed, so you know that it must be in good condition and there really shouldn’t be anything wrong with it, at least you hope.

Then it starts. The system starts and cools your home down but shuts down only after 10 minutes. It starts up again, loudly, and repeats this process over and over again. You’re tired of the constant clicking of an AC that’s turning on and off and you’re wondering if this is normal. It’s not.

This is what we in the industry call short-cycling, and it’s even worse than you think. This is a serious issue that could impact your AC’s efficiency, lead to a premature breakdown, and might only be fixed by air conditioning replacement in Albuquerque, NM. Keep reading to find out more.

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What’s That Noise Coming from the AC?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

So, let’s say your air conditioner is only a couple of years old—so it should be working relatively well. All of a sudden, you start to hear a rattling noise, similar to when you’ve left something inside the pocket of your jeans in the dryer. Or perhaps you’re hearing a squealing noise that sounds like the county fair’s prize pig, only it’s coming from the… interior of your air conditioner?

This isn’t much of a mystery to professionals like us, even though it might be confounding to a homeowner without experience in the HVAC field. That’s okay! Not everyone can be a rocket scientist or an HVAC technician, but we usually defer to the expert opinions of them when we need their help. So, we think it’s time to take our word for it when we say that noises aren’t normal and they usually signify the need for AC repair in Albuquerque, NM.

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Your Guide to an Electrical Problem with Your AC

Monday, May 4th, 2020

We’d be lying if we tried to say that an air conditioner isn’t a complex piece of electrical machinery. Homeowners often get mistaken, thinking these systems aren’t based on electrical systems that help it cycle cool air into their homes, and regardless of how well you know your electrical work—sometimes there can be something wrong with your AC that you just don’t know about.

Electrical problems can vary from faulty capacitors, to faulty wiring, to even something shorting on your own electrical grid, and most of the time it’s going to take a well-trained professional to safely locate the problem and correct it using the necessary parts and tools. Luckily, with our team, our motto is “quality work, exuberant service,” because that’s what we can provide when you need electrical AC repair in Belen, NM.

So, give us a call if you think your AC is suffering from the following problems.

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Do You Need End of Season AC Repair?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Summer doesn’t really abide by the same rules here in Albuquerque as it does in the rest of the country. But summer is ending, nonetheless. We’re not getting ready to turn those air conditioners off quite yet, but it is a great time to think about the quality of your air conditioning system. Are you satisfied with your air conditioner? If you’re not, now is a great time for you to contact the professionals on our team.

We specialize in air conditioning repair in Albuquerque, NM. We’ve mastered the art of providing cost-effective, fast, high-quality air conditioning services here in New Mexico. We know what homeowners here in our area need because we’re locals too. Contact our professionals when you want great air conditioning services.

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This is Why You Can’t Stay Cool in Your Home

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Do you dread returning home at the end of the day? Do you sweat endlessly when you’re trying to relax in the comfort of your home? Trust us, we know it gets quite hot here in Santa Fe, but you should never have to deal with an ineffective air conditioner. Your air conditioner is meant to handle the heat. It’s time for you to get a new system if this isn’t possible.

If you’re looking for AC repair in Santa Fe, NM, we can be by your side in a flash. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to be cool in your home. Our professionals are a league ahead of the rest. This means that we can pinpoint the problem in your home quickly and take the right measures to fix the problem. Contact our professionals today when you want reliable work.

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Lingering AC Problems from Last Summer? Contact Us!

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

air-conditioner-maintenanceBe honest with yourself—did you have trouble with your air conditioner last summer? “Trouble” could mean a lot of things and we’ll get into the specifics below, but for now, let’s classify trouble as anything that prevented you from staying as cool as possible last summer.

Now is the time to act! Procrastination is the enemy of a comfortable home and a healthy HVAC system. Make sure that you knock out any problems before they become a burden that keeps your home stuffy and uncomfortable this summer. You can contact our team for Santa Fe AC Repair service that you can trust. We’re a responsible team that puts your comfort first.

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