McDonald Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning repair’

Is Refrigerant Working Correctly Inside Your AC?

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

Refrigerant inside of your air conditioner plays a huge role in how well it is able to keep your home cool. When a refrigerant leak happens, there isn’t an adequate enough charge to meet your cooling needs. The air conditioner ends up staying on longer in an attempt to cool your home without the ability to do so.

You can keep reading for more about the signs of refrigerant problems and what needs to be done about them. Then give our team a call for your AC repair in Lakewood Ranch. We can troubleshoot with your air conditioner and get down to the root of the problem, fixing it so that your AC is back to working at its best.

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Symptoms of Mold Growth in Your AC

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Mold growth is dangerous for your home and your family. Sometimes mold growth is easy to identify because you can see it. But other times, mold can grow in dark, hidden spaces, like the inside of your air conditioner.

When this happens, mold is more difficult to identify. You can keep reading to learn more about some of the signs that can indicate mold growth, even if you don’t see an infestation in obvious places. Then, give our team a call to schedule an air conditioning service in Sarasota to stay ahead of a mold problem before it spreads further around your home.

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3 Tips to Make Your AC Quieter

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Most air conditioners operate fairly quietly, but that isn’t always the case. If you find that your air conditioner is a little too loud, there are some steps you can take to help it operate more quietly. If you are concerned about how your air conditioner is operating, you can always give our team a call for Northport air conditioning service.

Keep reading to learn our three tips for quiet AC operation. If you don’t notice a difference with these three tweaks, it’s a good idea to go ahead and schedule a check up for your air conditioner. It’s an important service to schedule annually anyway, and prioritizing service now is a great way to ensure your air conditioner operates efficiently and quietly all spring and summer long.

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This Little Sensor Could Be Causing All Your AC Problems

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Your air conditioner turns on when its needs to, then stops when it doesn’t. You don’t think anything of it, except all of a sudden it’s not providing cool air. It’s not warm, but it’s not cold either, so what’s the deal? Well, it could all be due to one little sensor that’s deep in your air conditioner.

When we perform AC repair in Venice, FL, sometimes we run into a unique problem: a sensor on the blower motor. While this does need to be repaired and it’s a DIY kind of fix, the good news is that it’s not the same as a total system breakdown. As long as it’s caught early, there may also be minimal long-term damages to your air conditioner.

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Is It an AC Emergency or Not? Let’s Find Out

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Your air conditioner runs into problems over its 10-15 year lifespan, but not all of them are causes for immediate concern or emergency. But how do you really know which one is and which one isn’t? Since your air conditioner didn’t come with a list of what big problems your AC might run into, we’ll do it instead.

This is how you know if you need emergency HVAC services in Sarasota, FL, or if you can schedule an appointment and have a technician come out at a normal time to help you fix the issue.

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This Could Be Destroying Your AC Right Now (and it’s a Quick Fix)

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Your air conditioner is a forced air system. That basically means it’s pulling in air, and then forcing air out through your vents to deliver cool air throughout your home. Let’s focus on one part, though: the air intake. This is crucial for the entire system to operate, and it could be failing due to a simple, basic reason.

With all the AC service in Sarasota, FL we provide, we see a little bit of everything. One of the biggest problems is not switching out your air filter, then it remains clogged and suffocates your air conditioning system. This actually leads to a lot more problems than you might think, so let’s go over what those are, and why you need to switch out your air filter more often.

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AC Making These Sounds? It Might be a Problem

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Your AC makes its usual noises, like the sound of air flowing through vents, and maybe a bit of a hum as it kicks on in the middle of the night when there’s no competing sounds. That’s okay, but there are sounds it’s not supposed to make that you really need to know about.

During AC repair in Sarasota, FL , we’ve seen quite a few problems. We’ve been called for noises like you wouldn’t believe, and chief among them are these sounds. If you hear these, it’s time to call for repairs.

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AC Won’t Turn Off? Here’s What You Need to Do

Monday, August 14th, 2023

Your air conditioner is supposed to kick on when the temperature goes up a little too much, then quickly bring the room back down to your preferred temperature within about twenty minutes or so. But it’s still running, and who knows how long it’s been?

In the end, you’ll need AC repair in Sarasota, FL, but for now we can help you shut it down so you don’t run through your entire monthly energy bill all at once. Before we do, a word of caution: never, under any circumstances, interfere with the internal wiring of your air conditioner.

Anything of this sort should exclusively be carried out by an HVAC technician with the proper training, experience, certification, and safety protocols in place. It’s not worth your life to turn the air conditioner off, so use these two methods here and nothing else.

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Can You Fix Your AC Compressor or Not?

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Your air conditioner has three pieces that are crucial to operation. When they break down, the whole thing stops working. Those parts are the condenser, evaporator, and of course, your air compressor.

When your compressor runs into issues, you’ll know it–or at least that something’s wrong. It always results in air conditioning repair in Sarasota, FL, but there’s no telling if the compressor needs to be replaced or not. Let’s talk about that.

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Classic Signs That You Need AC Repair Sooner Rather Than Later

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Your air conditioner is the caped crusader of your home. It keeps the temperature low, the humidity even lower, and filters out dust, debris, and particles in the air. It rocks, but it’s in trouble.

Without AC repair in Sarasota, FL, your air conditioner could be in trouble. You can be left without air conditioning for a while if you ignore obvious signs that it’s in need of repair. Let’s talk about what those are and when you need to call for repairs.

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