First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner 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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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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Why Is My Air Conditioner Iced Over?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Frozen-ACAir conditioner issues come in many different forms, some of which are more obvious than others. One of the more common air conditioner issues that often gets misconstrued is the presence of ice on the coils of the system. Air conditioner ice may seem harmless, but it is actually an indication of a serious problem with the system. If your air conditioner has ice on it, you should call for repairs as soon as possible. Read on to find out more about why ice forms on an air conditioner, and what you can do to prevent it from happening to yours.

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Keep Your Air Conditioner Efficiency High With These Steps

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Air-Conditioning-TechSummer may be coming to an end, but we still have a bit of warm weather to get through before things start to consistently cool off. That means there’s still time to make sure that your air conditioner finishes the summer off as strong as possible. There are a number of steps that you should take to keep your air conditioner efficiency high, and make sure that any issues that come up are dealt with promptly. Follow the steps below, and your air conditioner will be in much better shape by the time summer finally comes to an end.

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Why Your Air Conditioning Output Is Low

Monday, August 27th, 2018

air-filterLow air conditioning output is always a frustrating experience in the middle of summer, when the air outside threatens to cook any living thing that steps into it long enough. You obviously want the most out of your air conditioner during this time, so it’s a good idea to call for repairs if it’s not generating as much output as it should be. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, why not read on and find out why your system might not be cooling as well as it should be.

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This One Simple Issue can Cripple Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Frozen-ACIn a perfect world, your air conditioner would never break down at all and you could enjoy the summer without worrying about it. But, as we’re sure you’ve noticed, this isn’t actually a perfect world. It’s also incredibly easy for your air conditioner to malfunction and break down at exactly the worst possible time.

The best way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to schedule preventive maintenance for your air conditioner every spring. This will keep the odds of a serious issue cropping up with your system pretty low. Still, it is a good idea to know what kinds of issues your air conditioner can run into if you’re not careful.

With that in mind, let’s go over a single, fairly easily solved problem that can nevertheless cripple your air conditioner if you aren’t cautious.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Output is Low

Monday, May 7th, 2018

AC-FanSummer is just about the worst possible time to have your air conditioner malfunction on you. It’s also when that’s most likely to happen. The added strain placed on air conditioners during the summer is a major cause of all kinds of issues. It’s important that you keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioner is having some sort of problem, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible. One common sign that indicates an air conditioner malfunction is low output. If your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home as well as it should be, it might be for one of the reasons below.

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Call for Repairs if Your Air Conditioner Is Making These Noises

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Air-ConditionerWith the weather heating up, it’s important that you closely monitor your air conditioner for signs that it’s malfunctioning in any way. The more you rely on your system, the more likely it’s going to be to develop problems under the strain. If you can recognize those problems quickly, you’ll be able to address them before they get too far out of hand. One of the biggest warning signs that your system is in trouble is if it is making strange noises while it’s operating. Read on for some common air conditioner noises that indicate a problem with the system.

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