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Why Fall Is No Time to Forget Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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The official end of summer is upon us, and very soon it will be time to start thinking about your heating system–in fact, it’s not too early to schedule heating maintenance if you haven’t done so already!

But you’re probably still using your air conditioner pretty consistently in the meantime, and the last thing you need right now is a huge repair need or a sudden breakdown!

We have good news! Most AC repair needs show symptoms or signs well before the system breaks down. So, if you do notice any of the signs we’re about to share, it’d be wise to give us a call ASAP. This way you can rely on your system not only for the rest of whatever hot weather comes our way, but also when temperatures warm up again next spring.

Remember, it’s important that you not try to diagnose, and especially not try to do your own repairs on, an air conditioner problem. However, you can definitely pay attention to see if you notice any of the following symptoms or anything that we didn’t mention below but seems out of character for your AC system, such as strange noises.

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Shake, Rattle, and Roll: What Your AC Sound Means

Monday, August 16th, 2021
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Your air conditioner isn’t ever going to be completely silent. The noise that it does make should blend in nicely with the ambient noise of your home though. You should really only notice when your air conditioner clicks on to start, clicks off to stop, or when the air moves through your vents while it’s running. Anything more is bound to give way to greater air conditioning issues. 

This is why we always want to help you with your AC repairs in Cedar Rapids. When you’re in doubt, you know that you can always contact one of our professionals for the service you’re looking for. We care about the quality of your air conditioning service and it shows in our work. All you need to do is get in touch with us when you want a quieter, cooler air conditioning system. 

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Why You Should Never Wait on AC Repair

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

One of the last things you want to do when you notice an AC problem is wait to schedule your AC repair. We understand how busy life can get. It’s not like you’re waiting around idly for a repair problem to pop up, instead, you’re living your life and you might notice an air conditioning oddity here and there. When you notice that something is going wrong, we’re going to be the ones to help you with this. 

We specialize in air conditioning repair in Cedar Rapids. Today, we want to spend some time underscoring why it’s so important for you to address your air conditioning concerns as soon as possible. We’re available to help you with everything that you need from our team of professionals. 

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A Mid-Summer Check In: How’s Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Summer arrived in the blink of an eye and now we’re already halfway through. This is the perfect opportunity to check in with your home, your air conditioner, and yourself. One question that you should always ask yourself is this: “Is my air conditioner getting the job done?”

Summer is a busy time of year. The kids are out of school and at home, you’re planning vacations, and spending time outdoors. Because of all this, you might let your air conditioning services fall to the wayside. We don’t want you to do this, though. You should always keep your AC services at the forefront of your mind throughout this process. 

If you’re ready to tackle any AC problems that you might have, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with our North Liberty AC repair company. We’re available to get you high quality service that’s going to improve your AC services without costing too much. 

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The Truth about Your AC Compressor

Monday, May 24th, 2021

compressorThere are a number of different problems that can afflict your air conditioner as the years go by. This is especially true if you don’t keep up on your annual maintenance appointments—or biannual if you have a heat pump system. Given how hard and how long your air conditioner has to work, you could find yourself facing issues such as a refrigerant leak, failed capacitors, and damaged ductwork. Fortunately, most of these repairs are relatively simple fixes for our HVAC professionals.

There’s one air conditioner problem, however, that’s especially unpleasant to face—and that is a broken down or damaged compressor. The compressor is considered the “heart” of your air conditioner, and when it breaks down you aren’t just faced with a repair need—the truth is, you may need to replace your air conditioner altogether. Why is this? Read on!

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Heed These Signs That You Need AC Repairs

Monday, May 10th, 2021

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleLet’s say it’s a hot summer day, and you’ve just come back inside after a hours spent enjoying the outdoors. You’re probably looking forward to relaxing, with your air conditioner bringing in powerful chilled air and keeping you and your family cool.

Imagine your surprise if, instead of coming home to a cool and comfortable home, you return to a living space that’s only a little bit cooler than it is outdoors if it’s cooler at all! Clearly, something has gone wrong with your air conditioner, right?

Of course, not all signs of an AC in disrepair are as obvious as this. Sometimes it takes a bit more intuition to know when to call us for professional air conditioning repair. Here are some signs you should watch out for:

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Before you panic, know that we’re here to help. While a leaking air conditioner definitely isn’t a good thing, it’s not entirely uncommon. AC systems start to leak for a variety of reasons, and we’d like to go over what exactly is happening when you encounter this type of problem.

Since we’re pros, we know a thing or two about AC services in Waterloo, IA. Leaking air conditioners can be repaired when repairs are called for, which is why it’s so important that we cover this topic. When homeowners can detect that their AC is leaking when it’s not supposed to, they can call us and we can get to the bottom of the problem.

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Home Efficiency Boosting Tips

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

woman-looking-comfortable-in-home-leaning-back-on-couch-with-eyes-closedSummer is chugging right along, and the hottest temperatures are still ahead of us. That means as much as we’re running our home cooling systems right now, we’ll be doing it even more in the coming weeks. of course, this also means hefty energy bills. Air conditioners aren’t cheap after all–actually your HVAC use typically accounts for half of all your home energy use!

This doesn’t mean it needs to break the bank, though. You can take some steps that will help improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and help you out a bit on the financial end.

First, we have to mention maintenance–scheduling routine annual maintenance (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) is key to ensuring efficient AC operation. In addition to staying on top of your cooling system tune-ups, you can:

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What AC Repairs Do You Need?

Monday, May 25th, 2020

air-conditioner-with-clipboard-sitting-on-itYour home’s central air conditioning system is one of the most important appliances there is when it comes to your family’s comfort and quality of life. It’s also one of the most specialized pieces of equipment! While the average homeowner can certainly take on tasks like minor plumbing fixes, replacing an electrical outlet, or doing some basic carpentry work, there are not many homeowners who have the specialized knowledge required to service or maintain their HVAC system.

Just like your vehicle or many other systems, your air conditioner need regular maintenance to keep working as it should, and it’s a lot easier (and cheaper) to address any problem when it’s barely begun than wait until it’s grown into something much bigger. Even the best, most well-cared for air conditioner has a lifecycle of about 10-15 years, but you can get the most out of those years by scheduling repairs as soon as you need them. So how can you tell you need them? Read on!

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End-Of-Season AC Repairs to Be Aware Of

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitThe official end of summer is near, with many of us still using our air conditioners on a regular basis. The last thing you need right now is a sudden air conditioner breakdown and a repair call when temperatures are still fluctuating. Of course, if you had maintenance done—one of the most important AC services in Cedar Falls—then it’s less likely this will occur.

But if you do notice signs that your air conditioner is in disrepair, it’s best to take care of those repairs now, rather than waiting until next year when you need your cooling system again.

The fortunate part of all of this is as long as you know what to look for, most AC system repair problems give out signs and symptoms well before they force the air conditioner to break down. While you should never attempt to formally diagnose (or repair) a problem by yourself—they contain potentially harmful components, such as chemical refrigerant—you can fairly easily spot the signs that you need air conditioning repair, and take the appropriate steps from there. These signs include the following:

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