Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Services’

AC Leaks: A Common Problem

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Sometimes, we get a phone call from a homeowner who is worried that they have a major plumbing leak in their home–only to discover that the issue is actually a leaking air conditioner. AC systems can leak water, but not because your plumbing system is malfunctioning. Instead, it’s the result of condensation building up within the system, and spilling out due to there being a problem with the drainage system.

Depending on where in your home the air conditioner’s indoor unit is, the results of a leak can become a huge problem, causing property damage and more. So, what should you do if your air conditioner springs a leak? And is it possible to prevent this from happening in the future? Read on as we uncover the answers to these questions.

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What Can Go Wrong with your Air Conditioner’s Capacitors?

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magic wand for your air conditioner–if no matter what was wrong you could wave that wand and have the issue immediately fixed? Unfortunately, this isn’t reality. Your air conditioner is a complex electronic appliance with various wires, switches, capacitors, and more. And when something goes wrong, it requires a qualified and experienced team to get the system back up and running.

Fortunately, that’s what we are here for! Whatever the issue is, our team can resolve it. In most cases, air conditioning system problems can be attributed to one of two things–lack of maintenance or natural wear and tear. Either one of these can lead to problems with your air conditioner’s capacitors, which are vital to the performance of your AC. Never heard of them? Read on to learn more!

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Are You Using Your Cooling System Efficiently?

Monday, April 27th, 2020

HVAC-return-register-low-on-wallAny air conditioning system in our area is going to get a workout during the summer. Fortunately, air conditioners are built with efficiency in mind.

However, what if you aren’t using your cooling system as efficiently as possible? There are Waterloo air conditioning services that will help with this, like routine AC maintenance, but even with maintenance, there are a number of ways an AC system could lose efficiency and start raising your utility bills.

Read on as we uncover some of the top tips for using your cooling system as efficiently as possible.

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Common Summer Household Issues: How Your Dalton Membership Can Help

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Have you been gearing up to have a summer BBQ, only to realize your A/C was out and your guests were left sweltering on your lawn? Or, have you been dealing with various plumbing issues because your home has been using so much more water during the summer months? You’re not alone!

There are common plumbing, heating and cooling, and electrical issues that come up during summer that will catch you in the most inconvenient time. Luckily, the team at Dalton has the list of common concerns to watch out for, and how to prevent them from happening in your home.

Plumbing Pains

Dalton Complete Home Comfort Memberships provide maintenance for your plumbing. They will help you identify small issues before they become massive problems. Use your membership to avoid the common, summer plumbing issues below.

  1. Backed up sewer line

During summer rain and thunderstorms, your sewer can easily back up from the excess water. If your home is susceptible to rising water, consider installing a drain plug in each drain to prevent backed up water from rising during the storms.

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Take Care of Your AC System Now for Good Performance Next Summer

Monday, August 8th, 2016

However, this doesn’t mean that if you skipped an appointment you can’t make one now!

It’s never too late to call our HVAC professionals for a maintenance appointment. In the meantime though, there are steps you can take yourself to ensure that your air conditioner remains in good shape for the rest of the season and is ready to perform well next year as well. Keep reading to learn more.

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Some Quick Facts You Should Know about Your Air Filter

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Most homeowners don’t give very much thought to the air filter within their HVAC system. This is natural, since it’s mostly out of sight. However, do you realize the importance of this component? Your air filter is what safeguards the inside components of your heating and cooling system from dust, dirt, debris, and other allergens.

Air filters much be changed or cleaned on a regular basis. Every three months is the general rule, so waiting for your annual or even bi-annual maintenance visit would be a mistake. Changing your air filter is a task you can do on your own, and that you should do in order to ensure that your air conditioner runs effectively and efficiently.

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The Function of Your Air Conditioner’s Capacitor

Monday, June 27th, 2016

As summer is officially here, you’re probably using your air conditioner more and more already. As temperatures climb, it will likely be on constantly. As familiar as you are with using your AC however, you probably don’t know much about the individual components that allow your system to cool your home.

Of course, we don’t expect our customers to understand every detail of an air conditioning system; that’s our job! However, it can be advantageous to at least have a basic understanding of some of the important components of your home cooling system, so that when something does go wrong you understand the necessity for quick repairs. One component that people should be aware of is the capacitor.

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