MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Is My AC Short Cycling? (Also, What’s Short Cycling?)

Monday, July 29th, 2019

service-timeThere are a lot of different problems that may affect any given air conditioning system. While some problems, like those stemming from basic wear and tear, really cannot be avoided completely, there are also plenty of issues that can be avoided if you know the proper steps and precautions to take. However, it’s important to remember that many AC issues actually may result from different root problems. This is the case with short cycling—a common problem with serious implications.

Trust us when we tell you that short cycling is definitely an issue you want to nip in the bud. The good news is that it may be solved quite simply. The bad news is that it may also be a symptom of a very serious problem with your air conditioner. In today’s post, we’ll cover what short cycling is, what might cause it, and what you’ll want to rule out before scheduling professional air conditioning repair in Clifton, NJ.

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Why Air Conditioners Need Clean Filters

Monday, July 15th, 2019

man-with-filterYou’ll need air conditioning repair in Wayne, NJ, at some point. That doesn’t mean that you should just accept this fate and give up on protecting your AC from operational problems as much as possible, though. Sure, your system is going to run into trouble from time to time. That is true of any mechanical system. There are plenty of ways in which you can keep any such problems as few and far between as possible, though.

Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance with trained professionals is the big one. You cannot afford to skip routine maintenance if you really want your air conditioner to function at peak performance and efficiency level. Our Makes $ense Maintenance Program makes that simpler than ever. However, you’ll need to change your air filter on a regular basis on your own, too. It’s a simple step that is hugely beneficial for any forced air system. Read on to learn more about how clean filters benefit ACs.

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Clean Coils Are Essential to AC Performance

Monday, July 1st, 2019

man-with-fanWhat do you think of when you think of air conditioning problems? A system that won’t start up? An air conditioner with a dreaded refrigerant leak? Maybe a system that short cycles? These are all obvious problems, but they’re also big-picture issues. What about the more “minor” problems that can have big implications for your system if left unaddressed? Something like, say, dirty coils? Because if your AC’s coils are dirty, you’re asking for trouble!

Today, we are going to explore the potential consequences of allowing your coils to get too dirty. It may not sound like a huge deal, but it can lead to major problems for your air conditioning system. You may even find yourself in need of air conditioning repairs in Roseland, NJ, that could otherwise have been easily avoided. So read on, and remember to contact a member of our team for any AC services that you may need.

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End of the Season Air Conditioning Repair Tips

Monday, September 25th, 2017

air-conditioner-outside-wrenchHow many times have you completed a project at the last minute only to suffer some unforeseen consequences? Hopefully, you’ve learned that completing a big project at the last minute is rarely a good idea, nor is waiting too long to service your car or fix a leaky roof. Still, we understand the urge to wait to repair your air conditioning system, especially when the warmer weather comes to a close and you don’t really need the AC for much longer, if at all.

However, your air conditioner could probably use a little care at the end of the summer and beginning of fall, and you’ll thank yourself when the warmer weather comes around next year. Here are some things you can do to keep your central air conditioner in good shape.

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How to Prevent Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, August 14th, 2017

ac-maintenance-repairIt’s hard to say why air conditioners break when they do. Your air conditioning system may be working just fine one day but refuse to start up the next. On the other hand, air conditioners may wear out slowly, with noticeably reduced performance that one day leads to a not-entirely-unexpected system breakdown.

While technicians cannot tell you exactly when an air conditioner will break, they can help you to take the necessary steps to prevent the air conditioner from breaking in the first place. They can detect that a part of your air conditioner is failing so that you can replace or repair it before you ever have to worry about a system breakdown. And that all starts with a tune-up.

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What Can You Do Right Away When the Air Conditioner Breaks Down?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

woman-fan-hotAs air conditioning technicians, we always advise you to leave major AC repairs to a professional in your service area. Still, when your air conditioner breaks down completely, we have some advice to add on that may keep you cool while you wait—or that might fix the problem entirely (without the help of a technician).

When your air conditioner won’t turn on, there are some things you should check before calling a technician. Otherwise, there are also things you can do to stay cool while you wait. We’ve got some expert advice below, but call in our team when you do need same-day service from people who know their stuff.

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Could Your Air Conditioner Just Need More Refrigerant?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

refrigerant-ac-systemA question we get a lot when we show up for AC repair is, “Does it just need more Freon?” This is something homeowners hope for, likely because they’ve heard it’s an easy solution. After all, when a car’s air conditioner stops working, the technician might say they can just recharge the refrigerant.

However, this might not be the case. First of all, your air conditioner has a lot of electrical and mechanical components and any one of them could be responsible for your cooling breakdown. Issues can also get worse over time, which is why it’s so important to call in technicians as soon as possible after an AC breakdown. In addition, a refrigerant leak is not something to be treated as normal.

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AC Breakdown Diagnosis: The Capacitor

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

When an air conditioner breaks down, there are several possible reasons for the issue. Typically, an air conditioner shuts down completely because of an electrical issue, unless a long-time problem has finally taken its toll. You might have trouble with the compressor or a motor. Luckily, however, it could be a smaller issue—like trouble with the capacitor.

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Why Is Water Leaking from My AC System?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Air conditioners don’t actually use any water to run. Evaporative coolers may do so, but these are not common in our area, and most of us have refrigerant-based air conditioners that run via refrigeration. So when water is leaking from an air conditioner, it may be a bit confusing for you.

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