PRK Services, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning repair’

How to Set Your Thermostat During a Heatwave

Monday, July 24th, 2023

This June was the hottest June on record, and those records go back 174 years. High temperatures keep breaking records, and we can only expect this to continue.

Since heatwaves are becoming more and more common, it’s important to know how to set your thermostat for them, and how to get the most from your AC. We’ve got some great tips to help you cope with the heat for the rest of the summer.

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When AC Repairs Can No Longer Save Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Wouldn’t it be lovely if your air conditioner would just work forever, never needing to be repaired or replaced? Unfortunately, that’s simply not possible. Everything breaks down eventually, and in complex systems like air conditioners, there are a lot of things that can go wrong.

With annual maintenance, you can prevent many repair needs and keep your air conditioner running for many years. But nothing lasts forever.

At some point in your air conditioner’s life, you’ll be faced with a difficult question: should I have it repaired, or is it time to replace it? Here are some tips for navigating that situation and making a decision you can feel confident in.

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6 Noises that Mean You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, May 15th, 2023

If a person isn’t feeling well, they can tell you with words that something is wrong. They might even be able to be more specific and give you a clear explanation of what’s wrong. Unfortunately, your air conditioner doesn’t speak English. But it can let you know that it’s not doing well!

Many AC problems cause specific noises. All you need is a handy phrasebook to help you translate. And we’ve got you covered! Here are the sounds your air conditioner might make when it needs repair, and what those sounds might indicate about what the problem is.

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How to Increase Air Conditioner Efficiency

Monday, November 20th, 2017

central-air-conditioningWhether you’re still using your air conditioner from time to time, or have shut it down for the season, it’s a good idea to know how to increase its efficiency for the next time you need it. There are a couple of different steps you can take to make sure that your air conditioner is more energy efficient, and less prone to breaking down. Read on to find out more about how to keep your air conditioner in top condition.

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Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Repairs

Monday, July 17th, 2017

air-conditionerWell, here we are in the middle of summer. Chances are, you’re running your air conditioner throughout the day just to prevent your home from becoming an oven. You should know that doing that will make problems much more likely to occur, though. More demand means more wear and tear, after all. The good news is that if you know what to look for you, can prevent most of the damage if a repair issue does come up. The faster you can recognize an issue and have it repaired, the more damage you can prevent and the better off the system will be.

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Tips for Ensuring Your Air Conditioner is in Good Condition This Summer

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioner-cashSo, how’s your week going? You been using your air conditioner a lot during those 90 degree, rainy days? We certainly hope so. As your air conditioner is placed under more and more demand over the next few weeks, it’s going to become more likely to develop all kinds of problems. Summer is the number one time of year for various issues to crop up with air conditioners across the country. If you want to avoid having yours break down during the next heat wave, there are a couple of steps you can take. Read on to find out how to keep your air conditioner in top condition over the next few months.

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Why Your AC Isn’t Cooling Properly

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The middle of a record breaking summer is a pretty bad time to have your air conditioner develop problems. Still, the hotter it is and the more you use your air conditioner, the more likely it will be to develop issues. If your air conditioner isn’t putting out as much cool air as it should be, it may be because the system needs repairs. Read on to find out why your air conditioner isn’t cooling as it should be.

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The Causes and Effects of Air Conditioner Short Cycling

Monday, July 4th, 2016

As you use your air conditioner to stay cool this summer, you should listen for any unusual noises coming from the system. You should especially listen for the sound of your air conditioner turning itself on and off every couple of minutes. This behavior is called short cycling, and it’s extremely damaging to your system. Let’s take a look at why air conditioner short cycling happens, and why you need to get it treated as soon as possible.

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Air Conditioner Noises You Should Listen for

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

As you start to rely on your air conditioner more and more often, the strain on the system will increase. That makes it more likely for problems to develop the further into the summer season you get. You should call for repairs as soon as possible if and when you notice a problem with your system. One of the early warning signs that your air conditioner is having issues is strange noises coming from the system. Let’s examine some of the more common problem noises now.

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Air Conditioning in-Depth: The Compressor

Monday, April 11th, 2016

You don’t need to know every little detail about your air conditioner, but it’s still a good idea to know a little about it. Specifically, you should know about the more important parts of the system, and the warning signs that indicate that those parts are in trouble. That way, you know when to call for repairs when those symptoms present themselves. Let’s take a look at the air conditioner compressor, and when you need to have it looked at.

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