Earthwise Home Services Blog: Archive for April, 2018

Short Cycling Demands Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, April 30th, 2018

short-cycling-acSummers in Texas are as hot as they come, and homes in the area need reliable air conditioners to function day in and day out. In that sense, your AC system is as important to your home as the electricity or the plumbing, and if your air conditioner is having problems, now is the time to spot them. Checking your system as it runs for any unusual signs lets you get an early jump on possible repair issues before you need your system to perform without fail.

Among the symptoms to watch for this spring is a process known as short cycling: turning on and running for a short amount of time, then turning off again, only to start the process anew a few minutes later as the heat of the day warms up the air in your home. It may not sound like anything too terrible—but short cycling can cause a huge amount of damage. Here’s a breakdown of how and why that happens.

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Call in a Plumbing Service for Clogged Drains

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

plumbing-clogs.repairClogged drains are a common problem in any household, and sooner or later, you’re likely going to have to deal with them. Ideally, you should be very careful about what you toss down the drain, and avoid sending down foods such as hot grease or fibrous vegetables, which may result in a clog.

When a clog does emerge, you may be tempted to address if with a store-bought cleanser, or perhaps a snake form the local hardware store. Such measures rarely do the job the right way. Instead, you should always call in a trained plumber to get the measure dealt with properly.

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How Does Refrigerant Work in an Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Spring is here, and among the other duties and tasks you need to perform for your home (such as spring cleaning and changing the batteries in the smoke alarms) comes the need to give your air conditioner a close look. You may not be using it often now, but in just a few weeks, it will likely see daily use and more. Now is a good time to schedule a maintenance session for your air conditioner: allowing a trained technician to take a close look and fix any problems before they get out of hand

Among the issues the technician checks for is the refrigerant levels in your system, and whether any refrigerant has leaked out of the system. There are a lot of misconceptions about refrigerant in your air conditioning system, and how it works to keep your home cool. Understanding that is key to understanding just how your system keeps your home cool.

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