The compressor is the literal heart of an air conditioning system. It’s responsible for the circulation of refrigerant that allows the AC to move heat from inside a house to outside. Without a working compressor, an AC is nothing more than a large fan moving around room-temperature air. The compressor is also a powerful and expensive component. When a compressor fails, the conventional wisdom is that it’s better to replace the entire AC rather than invest in replacing the compressor.
Moon's Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’
Spring is the time of year when people arrange to have their air conditioning systems maintained so they’re ready to take on the rigors of the approaching summer season. But for some people, this spring is when they’ll need to send an aging, inefficient, and unreliable AC to the scrapyard and arrange for an air conditioning replacement in Bossier City, LA. If you’re in this situation, you can depend on our excellent technicians at Moon’s Air to help make the job as fast and smooth as possible.
Getting a new AC brings with it several important questions, all of which we’ll help you answer. We want to address one upfront because customers often ask about it: What do the efficiency ratings on air conditioners actually mean?
And you thought the big fall question was, “What am I going to dress up as for Halloween?”
We aren’t diminishing the importance of your Halloween costume choice, but autumn is also time to take stock of your HVAC system. You’ll need to schedule professional maintenance for the heater to ensure it works at peak performance through the winter. You’ll also need to pay attention to your air conditioner, which just ran through a gauntlet of hot weather. In fact, it may be its last summer, and if you need a new AC installation in Shreveport, LA, fall is a good time to have it completed.
Wondering how to tell if this was your AC’s final go-around? We can help! Follow us below, and when you’re ready for a professional opinion, call our team.
It’s the scariest phrase to hear in connection to an air conditioning system: “the compressor is fried.” Once the compressor breaks, the conventional wisdom is that the whole AC has come to its end and it’s time to replace it with a new one. Compressors are expensive pieces of equipment, the heart of air conditioning systems, and often the cost of getting a new one is too high to justify the expense, especially if—as is often the case when a compressor dies—the air conditioning system is old.
But there are no absolutes when it comes to a dead compressor. Sometimes there’s more to the story than an automatic replacement. We’ve handled air conditioning services in Blanchard, LA for more than half a century, and we’ve often helped people with the trouble of a broken compressor. Below, we’ll tell you a bit more of what you need to know about the fate of your AC when the compressor dies.
Today we’re going to discuss one of the most common air conditioning troubles: short-cycling. This is both an AC malfunction and a symptom of other malfunctions. It often requires the expertise of professionals to provide the AC repair in Shreveport, LA to diagnose the underlying issue and solve the problem.
First, we have to talk about what short-cycling is so you can recognize it.
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.
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?