Why Is There Water Leaking from My Air Conditioner?

July 26th, 2021
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You probably only notice the sounds from your AC when something goes wrong, and you hear a clanging and banging sound. It’s always a good idea to call for AC repair in Benton, LA when you’ve got that type of noise from an air conditioner.

But have you ever thought about the sound of running water that sometimes comes from the AC? No, it’s not a warning sound. It’s one of the most normal noises you’ll hear from a central air conditioner. It does tell you that there’s water in the air conditioner, and where there’s water, there can be water leaks. If you notice water dripping out of your indoor AC unit, it will likely require repair technicians to fix it. Please don’t ignore it, because leaking water can soon lead to a fully broken AC.

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Why Having the Right Size AC Is So Important

July 12th, 2021
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An air conditioning installation in Shreveport, LA should always be left to professionals. The work involved in putting a new central air conditioning system into a home is far too complex for an amateur, and it risks voiding the warranty. But one of the most important jobs that a professional does when installing an AC takes place before the actual installation: finding the right size of air conditioner.

When we refer to the “size” of an AC, we aren’t talking about how much physical space it takes up, but its cooling capacity. Professionals go through several steps to properly size a new air conditioner so that it matches the specific cooling requirements of a house. It’s important to have this job done correctly, since an AC that’s the wrong size means serious trouble.

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My Heat Pump Won’t Switch Out of Heating Mode! What’s Wrong?

June 28th, 2021
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A heat pump is arguably one of the best investments you can purchase to make your home more comfortable. This refrigerant-based system can work as a powerful cooling system in summer and an energy-efficient heater during winter. You do not need to invest in different heating and cooling systems because you have one unit taking care of your home’s cooling and heating needs all year.

Unfortunately, heat pumps can sometimes struggle to switch over from heating mode to cooling mode. If the heat pump isn’t doing half of the job that it is supposed to, your home can become quite uncomfortable. With hotter weather approaching, it’s a good time to address the problem before it worsens.

Below we’ll take a look at reasons your heat pump won’t switch out of heating mode. If you need to hire services for heat pump and AC repair in Shreveport, LA, contact us.

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Should I See Ice on My Air Conditioner?

June 14th, 2021
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Is there any ice forming on your air conditioner? If you think that ice formation on your air conditioning system is a sign that it is working well, you are not alone. It is understandable to think that ice formation on your AC is a good thing. After all, if temperatures in Shreveport, are skyrocketing during the summer and your AC has ice on it, it could seem like it is doing a very good job.

Unfortunately, air conditioners should never have ice forming on them. Contrary to popular belief, ice on an AC is a sign of a malfunctioning unit that you need to call someone to fix as soon as possible. We will tell you about the reasons why ice might be forming on your AC to help you understand why this is a bad thing and why you should not delay calling in a professional for air conditioning repair in Shreveport, LA.

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Refrigerant Leaks in Your AC: Why They’re Bad News

June 1st, 2021
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Your air conditioning runs on electricity, but the key source of how an AC actually does its job is the chemical refrigerant that circulates through it. We want to mention this upfront because people often make the mistake of thinking refrigerant is an energy source for an AC that can potentially run out after enough use. Refrigerant isn’t the power source of the AC: it’s a heat transference medium, which is a fancy way of saying that it’s what allows an air conditioner to move heat from the indoor air (cooling it down) to the outside. 

Unfortunately, an AC’s copper refrigerant lines can develop leaks, and when that happens an air conditioner will be in all sorts of trouble, both short- and long-term. In this post we’re going to look at leaking refrigerant and why it’s a problem you’ll want fixed as soon as you notice it.

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Does My AC Also Work as a Dehumidifier?

May 17th, 2021
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High humidity is a major problem for comfort in Louisiana. When relative humidity rises above 60%, as it often does during the summer days, the heat starts to seem much worse. This is not because the temperature rises, but because high humidity traps heat in our bodies and makes it harder for us to keep cool. We need our air conditioning systems more than ever on days with both high temperatures and high humidity.

Does your home’s air conditioning system work to dehumidify the air? Yes, it does. But is your air conditioner a dehumidifier? No, it’s not. We’ll explain more below and offer you a way to get real dehumidification power in your house when you need it.

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What Does That Noise From the AC Mean?

May 3rd, 2021
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You already know the standard sounds your home’s air conditioning system makes when it’s running: the whir of the fans, the hum of the compressor, an occasional click at start-up, the movement of air through the ducts. You probably don’t think much about these sounds—they just become part of the white-noise of the middle of the year. 

Then … something different happens. A new sound appears. And you’re not happy about it. Does it mean something is wrong with the AC?

It’s possible. Odd or loud sounds from an air conditioner are common warnings that there’s a malfunction that needs the attention of pros. Below we’ve listed some of the more common AC warning noises as well as what they may mean. When in doubt, call our professionals for air conditioning repair in Shreveport, LA.

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Watch for Early Signs Your AC Needs Repairs

April 19th, 2021
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With the warm weather already here, you’ll start putting your air conditioning system to good use. If you haven’t already scheduled air conditioning maintenance with our team, we recommend you do that ASAP, since there’s nothing better for helping to prevent repair troubles in the future and ensure your AC runs at high energy efficiency. 

But maintenance can’t stop all air conditioning malfunctions, and even at the start of the season, you might have a reason to call us for air conditioning repair in Shreveport, LA. Below are a few early indications of AC troubles. If you’re in doubt about your cooling system’s performance, please call us—we are here to help!

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Is a Ductless AC a Good Choice for My House?

April 5th, 2021
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You’ve heard of ductless air conditioning systems and how they’re becoming more popular each year for homes. They’ve already become the standard for indoor comfort in Japan and Europe, and more homeowners are discovering their benefits every day in the US. 

So … should you invest in a ductless AC as a new installation for your home comfort?

It’s a good question, and we’ll need to delve into some facts below to help you understand whether ductless is a good option for your house. 

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Is It Time to Install a New AC for Your House?

March 22nd, 2021
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In our last post, we talked about the importance of having regular maintenance for your air conditioning system during spring and encouraged signing up for our maintenance program. There are many excellent reasons to have these annual inspections and tune-ups for your AC, and one of the most important is that it allows you to know if your air conditioning system is coming to the end of its service life. You’ll have enough time to arrange to have the old system replaced before the main heat of summer arrives.

Let’s talk in more detail about this: replacing an air conditioning system is a major step, and it’s one you want to make sure you do at the right time and that your new AC is the ideal one to meet your needs. How can you know that getting a new air conditioner is the right next step?

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