Mark Carpenter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Do You Need a New AC When the Compressor Dies?

Monday, October 7th, 2019

compressor-in-ac-unitAt some point, the AC cooling your home will need to be replaced. The end point for many air conditioners is when the compressor dies. Because the compressor is the literal heart of the system—the component that causes refrigerant to circulate and allows it to evaporate and condense—when it goes, it often means the entire AC needs to be replaced. Although a new compressor can be put in, the more money-saving option is to go with a new air conditioner. Or even a complete HVAC system replacement.

But, is this always true? No, not necessarily. We’re going to look below at the different dead compressor situations and the best options for the future.

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Warning Sounds of an At-Risk Air Conditioner

Monday, September 9th, 2019

loud-noises-womanLate fall-early summer for air conditioning in Farwell, TX is a high-risk period. Air Conditioners have run steadily since the end of spring. Even with a professional tune-up before the start of the hottest weather of summer, an AC can still be in danger of a malfunction after so many months of putting out cooling power.

We recommend our customers stay alert for signs of an air conditioning fault at this time of year. ACs don’t have AI programs to diagnose and report malfunctions, so you will have to rely on conventional warnings, such as odd sounds. Below are some out-of-the-ordinary noises your AC might make that are begging you to call for repairs from our pros.

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The Start-Stop-Start-Stop Air Conditioner: What’s Going On?

Monday, August 26th, 2019

AC-plastic-grateWhen you notice your air conditioner is turning on and off more frequently than usual—something that disrupts the standard steady sounds you expect during summer days—you’re right to believe there’s a problem. When an AC’s compressor only stays on for ten minutes or less before it shuts down, and then comes back on a short time later and repeats the same process, the air conditioner is short-cycling. This is a common trouble with central cooling systems, and it’s often difficult to detect the malfunction that’s at the root of it.

Short-cycling shouldn’t be allowed to continue. It puts an enormous amount of strain on the compressor, and if the compressor burns out it often means the entire AC must be replaced. The extra strain also means higher costs—an AC uses the most electrical power when it sends voltage to start the compressor at the beginning of the cooling cycle.

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Who Can You Trust to Repair Your Broken AC?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWhen a home’s central air conditioning system breaks down during a New Mexico summer, it’s not a fun time. You’ll want to have the AC repaired right away, or else you’ll spend some unpleasant days and nights in a sweltering home, desperately trying to stay cool with an oscillating fan.

Okay, so it’s time to repair the air conditioner. Who do you trust for the job?

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These Are the Top Signs You Need to Repair Your Air Conditioning

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headThe early days of summer weather are a time when we recommend homeowners pay close attention to how their air conditioners are keeping up. Catching early warning signs that something is wrong with an AC makes it easier to schedule air conditioning repair in Clovis, NM and have the trouble fixed while it’s still small. Believe us, you never want to allow an air conditioner to continue to run when it has a malfunction. The problem will worsen, affect other components, and may eventually cause a system breakdown or shorten the AC’s lifespan.

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