AllTech Services, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

“What’s Causing My AC to Hard Start?”

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

top corner view of an outside air conditioning unitFirst off, if you don’t already know what hard starting is, allow us to elaborate. This name is given to a condition that can impact air conditioner and other mechanical devices (like your car, for instance) when the motors and compressor responsible for operating the system have trouble coming on and staying on.

If you’re unsure of whether or not your AC has an issue with this, pay attention when it comes up. Is the air conditioner stuttering as it attempts to start, but then cycles off soon after coming to life? Are you hearing clicking and grinding noises when this occurs, too? Then your AC is hard starting. But why?

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Don’t Believe This Refrigerant Myth

Monday, May 14th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundHave you ever hired a handyman or amateur HVAC technician to conduct maintenance on your air conditioner, only to have them tell you that your refrigerant has lost its charge and will need to be refilled every year? If so, unfortunately you’re dealing with either a dishonest or misinformed professional.

This is one of the biggest Fairfax, VA, air conditioning repair myths out there—that refrigerant is something that “runs out” and it must be replaced (recharged) every year during your maintenance session. On the contrary, your HVAC systems are supplied with enough refrigerant during installation to ideally last their entire lifespan. So what does this mean? This means that if your system is losing refrigerant, you have a leak—and that leak must be found and repaired.

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Why You Should Never Ignore Late-Season AC Repair Needs!

Monday, September 18th, 2017

group of outside units for central air conditioningIt won’t be long now before we can start enjoying cooler temperatures. We’ll begin to use our air conditioners less and less, and schedule our heating maintenance appointments so we can make sure we’re prepared as possible for when winter comes.

One break you should never give to your air conditioner though, no matter how late in the cooling season it is, is scheduling air conditioning repair in Gainesville, VA. We understand how tempting it can be to ignore signs of an air conditioner that is malfunctioning this time of year. After all, as we alluded to above, you won’t need it much very soon. So is it really worth it to schedule these repairs now?

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