ThermAll Heating & Cooling, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning System Repair’

Listen for These Warning Sounds From Your AC

Monday, September 12th, 2022
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This has been an extremely hot summer, and the heat isn’t done with us yet. Your air conditioning system has probably done some serious overtime during the season, and that makes it more important than ever to watch for any signs that it’s malfunctioning. Catching trouble early with an AC lets you schedule fast air conditioning repair in Yakima, WA that can prevent an even bigger and more expensive problem, including having to replace a completely dead AC. 

One of the most common warnings a struggling air conditioner will send is loud or unusual noises. The standard operating noises of an air conditioner are soft whirring and humming from the motors, the blowing of air through the vents, the dripping of condensate moisture, and some clicking sounds when the AC cycles down. When other sounds start to pop up, it often means trouble.

Here are the major sounds from an AC that will tell you it’s time to call our technicians.

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The Big AC Question: Repair or Replace?

Monday, August 15th, 2022
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Late summer is the time when an air conditioning system is most likely to need repairs. An AC has already put in steady work since the beginning of the season, and even with regular maintenance in spring, the system may start to feel the strain as the intense August heat starts up. (And the heat this August has been the textbook definition of intense!) 

It’s possible that you may need to call our expert team for air conditioning repair in Yakima, WA before the cool fall weather sets in. If that does happen, you may find yourself facing one of the Big Questions of air conditioning: when is it better to replace an air conditioner rather than go ahead with a repair?

There’s no simple answer because there are too many individual factors to consider. However, our technicians can help find the right answer for you. We even offer free second opinions for people wondering about the best choice. 

Below we’ve provided some information to help you think about when to have your AC repaired and when to schedule a new installation. 

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Important Facts About Leaking Refrigerant in an AC

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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Refrigerant is one of the vital components in an air conditioning system. Without refrigerant circulating through an AC, it can’t carry out heat exchange, the method it uses to cool down a space. Losing refrigerant will not only restrict an air conditioner’s ability to provide cooling, it will eventually cause the entire system to fail.

Unfortunately, people often have misconceptions about what refrigerant is and how it works, and this can lead to serious AC problems. Refrigerant leaks are a common AC malfunction, and understanding why that is and how refrigerant affects the air conditioner can help you catch trouble early and know what to do. 

Leaking refrigerant is a serious problem that calls for fast and professional air conditioning repair in Yakima, WA. Below we’ll explain the basic facts of this problem.

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