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Why Won’t My AC Cool Down the House Like It Once Did?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

air-conditioning-junkyardThis is a serious frustration during a Southern California summer—setting the thermostat for a pleasantly cool temperature, only to end up with a house that’s warm no matter how long the air conditioner runs.

If this is a new occurrence for you, and you’re accustomed to the AC doing a dependable job each summer, then you probably need the assistance of our expert technicians to restore the air conditioner to peak shape. If your air conditioner has never worked well, then you may have an incorrectly sized system and you should schedule a replacement with us.

For the rest of this blog, we’re going to assume that your air conditioner has only recently started to fall behind on its cooling duties. Here are reasons your AC may be having a hard time keeping up with your cooling

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Why Is Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 24th, 2019

water-dropletsWhen your air conditioning system is running, you’ll occasionally hear the sound of dripping water coming from the indoor cabinet. This is normal. You’re hearing condensate from the evaporator coil falling from the coil down into a pan.

The reason water develops in an air conditioner is because of the evaporation of cold refrigerant along the indoor evaporator coil. The process of evaporation removes heat from the air to cool it. But as a side-effect, the evaporation also causes moisture in the air to condense in droplets along the coil’s surface. Below the coil is a shallow pan—the condensate pan—which catches the water. A motorized pump then removes the water out a condensate drain and outdoors where it’s deposited on the ground.

But this drainage system doesn’t always work the way it should—and you may end up seeing water dripping from the indoor compartment.

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Why Isn’t My AC Blowing Cool Air? 

Monday, October 15th, 2018

family-cooling-off-with-electric-fansSummer has officially ended… as of last month. Even if the weather outside here in Riverside doesn’t seem to act like it.

It’s no secret that we still need to use our air conditioners until November, at least. But what if your AC doesn’t think so, and it decides to take a vacation? Namely, that it stops blowing cool air (or stops blowing air at all).

While there are a couple things you can do to fix this issue, you might have no choice but to call in for repairs. We’ll go over a few reasons why your AC might be acting this way and what you should do about it.

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The Most Frustrating Summertime AC Problems

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

woman-cooling-off-with-room-fanSummer is in full swing, and you’re living comfortably with your newly installed or maintained air conditioner. Nothing could possibly go wrong. At least, not until it breaks down and stops working for no reason. Could there be anything more frustrating?

Actually, we can think of a few things…

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Air Conditioning Problems Due to a Clogged Air Filter

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Regular maintenance for your air conditioning system is something you need to have professionals handle. However, there are a few small maintenance tasks you can take care of on your own during the year, and one of them is making sure to clean or change the air filter for the AC once a month during periods when it runs on a regular basis, and every three months when it isn’t in regular use. The air filter will otherwise become clogged with debris, and this can cause some major troubles with the air conditioner.

If you need air conditioning repair in Fontana, CA due to air filter problems—or any kind of problems—simply call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air. We have a long history of service to the Inland Empire when it comes to keeping air conditioners in great shape, so trust to us to restore and maintain your home’s AC.

What might go wrong due to a clogged filter

  • Reduction in airflow: The main purpose of the air filter on an air conditioner is to trap particles that enter through the return air vent and keep them from entering the AC’s cabinet. If the airflow from the return vents becomes blocked due to clogging in the filter, it will choke off airflow for the entire system. You will experience sluggish flow from the vents in the room and less comfort.
  • Frozen coils: If less warm air is reaching the AC cabinet, it will lead to the refrigerant in the evaporator coils remaining too cold. The warm air current across the coils is necessary for them to absorb heat, and if the refrigerant inside the coils doesn’t warm up, it will start to freeze water vapor along the coil. This ice buildup will start to block heat exchange, causing the air conditioner to lose cooling power. You need professionals to defrost the coils to get the AC working once again.
  • Damaged interior components: If a filter becomes heavily congested, it will start to let debris get through and inside the air conditioner’s cabinet. This can lead to numerous repair issues, but the most common is that dust and dirt across the blower motor will cause it to work with greater stress and may even burn out.

Routine changing or cleaning of the filter will help you avoid these problems. But you still need professional maintenance once a year to make sure your AC remains in top working order. Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air offers maintenance as well as air conditioning repair in Fontana, CA and throughout the Inland Empire, so give us a call when you need excellent service for your home’s cooling system.

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