Earthwise Home Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Does Your Ductless System Need Repair?

Monday, August 5th, 2019

repairing-air-conditioner-standing-on-stepladderYou’ve chosen a ductless system because it’s convenient, adaptable, energy efficient, and everything has been smooth sailing with this system … until now. Don’t beat yourself up over it—every single air conditioning system goes through a bit of trouble here and again. You don’t have to run to the internet and scour it for DIY articles or dredge up the number of a handyperson. Instead, you can contact the professionals at our team.

We’re professionals who understand ductless systems in Richardson, TX. If you need repair services we can be out to your home and by your side in a flash. Make sure that you choose us. We care about the work we do.

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Your Air Conditioner’s Compressor Explained

Monday, June 10th, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenanceYou don’t need to know every single aspect of your air conditioner, but if there’s one portion of your air conditioner that you do need to know it is the compressor. If your air conditioner didn’t have a compressor it simply wouldn’t be able to run. If you’re having major air conditioner problems this spring then your air conditioner’s compressor could be at risk. If you think you need air conditioning repair in Plano, TX this year then make sure you contact our team today.

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3 Reasons to Keep (or Ditch) Your Duct System

Monday, April 29th, 2019

ductless-heat-pumpHistorically and statistically speaking, most people have central air conditioners. But lately, you hear a lot of talk about people opting for ductless air conditioning. Japan and several countries in Europe have been using ductless systems for years already, and many Americans are starting to see the benefits.

So the question on everyone’s mind is whether they should stick with their central ACs, which use duct systems to transport air through the home, or switch to a ductless system and ditch those ducts entirely?

While we could give you a straightforward answer, we don’t actually believe that one system is best for everyone. Instead, we’ll give you three reasons to keep or ditch your ducted system to ensure that you’re giving this decision plenty of consideration.

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Is Your AC Trying to Tell You Something?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

ac-technicianWhen your air conditioner is having problems, it can’t just call you in the room and tell you what’s wrong. If it could, we would suggest calling an exorcist. Instead, you’ll just have to figure out what your AC is trying to tell you. You can do that by learning the warning signs of some of the most common air conditioning problems.

We would recommend scheduling regular, annual maintenance for your AC, partly to prevent these warning signs from appearing in the first place. That being said, maintenance isn’t flawless, so don’t wait to call up an HVAC contractor in Richardson, TX if you’re encountering these warning signs.

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5 AC Repair Issues Easily Prevented With Maintenance

Monday, March 18th, 2019

ac-repair-techsSpring just started, and we’re already talking about air conditioning maintenance? It’s definitely not too early. After all, you’re going to want your air conditioner tuned-up and ready to go before you start using it, not after.

Getting your AC maintenance done before summer will help establish a benchmark for the rest of the season. Without something to base it off, you won’t be able to see if your AC’s performance is dwindling due to a possible repair issue.

Some of the issues that air conditioning maintenance will help prevent can include:

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Repair Issues Unique to Central Air Conditioning Systems

Monday, October 15th, 2018

outdoor-hvac-unitsWhile there’s a wealth of information on the internet about air conditioner issues, we wanted to get laser-focused in our approach. In this post, we’ll be going over AC issues that are unique mostly to central air conditioning systems. While variations of this advice might apply to systems like ductless mini-splits, this advice is geared solely toward central ACs.

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Causes of Refrigerant Leaks

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

insulated-refrigerant-pipe-linesRefrigerant leaks don’t usually happen until later on down the line in an AC’s system life. If you’ve only just installed your air conditioner in the last year, they’re not something you should expect to see anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t educate yourself about them!

Refrigerant leaks won’t happen to every air conditioner, but there are a few causes of them that are hard to predict or control. Knowing about them ahead of time can give you the insight to call an AC repair service in Allen, TX as soon as trouble arises.

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Why You Might Need a New AC

Monday, June 11th, 2018

ac-replacementYou’re afraid it’s time to replace your AC, but you are not 100% sure. Nobody wants to do this any sooner than necessary—a new air conditioning system can run up high costs—but you don’t want to wait until the old one goes out in the middle of a Texas summer. How do you know when it’s the right time for replacing your old air conditioner? What are the warning signs you should look for? We’ll go over the three most common reasons indicating you could need a new AC system.

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How to Detect Air Conditioning Repair Issues

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

air-conditioner-servicingSpring is here, and that means that homes in the area are going to be running their air conditioners with increasing frequency as the weeks and months go on. If your air conditioner is experiencing problems and needs a repair service, now is the ideal time to detect such problems. It gives you an early jump on repairs, which usually means they cost less (since the damage hasn’t had as much time to spread) and you can deal with them at a time of your choosing (since temperatures aren’t as high is they will be in just a few weeks).

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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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