Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Fixing an AC Water Leak

Monday, June 11th, 2018

red-thermometerA heating system like a gas furnace or an old oil boiler creates new heat by combusting fuel. An air conditioner, on the other hand, doesn’t create new “coolness”. That coolness that you feel as the AC circulates cooled air throughout your home is actually the lack of heat. How does an air conditioner remove heat from the air in your home? Through the evaporation of refrigerant.

At no point in the process does an air conditioner (with the exception of an evaporative cooler) use water in its operation. So how is it that you’ve noticed water leaking from your air conditioner? Are you seeing things that aren’t there? Fortunately, no. It is entirely possible for water to be “leaking” from your AC. However,  it is not really a “leak” in the terms that you’re thinking of. Read on to learn more about this phenomenon, its causes, and when to schedule air conditioning repair in Cincinnati, OH.

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AC Tip: Even Small Refrigerant Leaks Are Big Trouble

Monday, May 28th, 2018

AC-toolsWe always make a point of stressing that, really, there is no such thing as a “minor” problem with one’s air conditioning system. Sure, there are those problems that are not quite emergencies, but the fact of the matter is that even relatively “minor” problems with your air conditioner are going to do real damage to your system if given the time. The fact that this damage is not instantaneous does not mean that it’s not worth fixing the problem immediately.

Now, that being said, there are also those problems that absolutely must be dealt with as swiftly as possible. This is certainly the case when it comes to refrigerant leaks with your air conditioning system. A refrigerant may not render your air conditioner inoperable as soon as it develops. Ignore the problem long enough,  though, and the results can be so damaging that you may need to replace your system entirely. Read on to learn more about why refrigerant leaks demand immediate AC repair in Middletown, OH.

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Why Is Water Leaking from My AC System?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

water-drip-dropWater leaking from a faucet or from underneath your sink is never ideal, but it’s something you may have come to expect from time to time as a homeowner. But water leaking from your air conditioner might come as a much bigger surprise. And it’s certainly not a welcome one; leaky air conditioners can damage whatever they are located near or above. We’ve heard of homeowners having to make hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair water damage in ceilings, walls, flooring, kitchen cabinets, and other structural elements.

You want to know how this happened, and we’ve got some answers below. Of course, the most important thing is that you shut off your air conditioner, attempt to mitigate the damage, and call a technician for repairs. In addition, call a technician for maintenance services once a year to prevent these types of problems!

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Run Constantly?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

working-on-outside-unit-ACThere’s something comforting about the sound of the air conditioner in your home starting up for its next cycle–unless it never stops. Your air conditioner should only run until it reaches the temperature on the thermostat. Of course, on a hotter day, it will take longer to do so. Still, an air conditioner that runs nonstop, day and night, is not going to do the job properly.

So what’s going on with your air conditioner? And can you solve the problem on your own? That depends, but you can learn more by reading on or contacting one of our experienced AC technicians.

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3 Signs You Should Schedule AC Repair Right Now

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Not sure if that problem with your air conditioner is really that big of a deal? It could get a lot worse if you let the issue go on for too long. But you don’t want to spend the money if you don’t have to! To help you out, we provide a few signs here that your air conditioner should be serviced as soon as possible.

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3 Common Reasons to Call for Air Conditioning Repair Help

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

While you should always leave all work needed for AC to a trained expert, especially repairs, it’s good to know what certain terms mean as well as some of the more common issues that can develop with your air conditioning system in Fairfield, OH. However, should you experience any problems with your air conditioner, be sure to call the experts you can count on: Bartels Heating & Cooling.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Remove Humidity?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

To the untrained eye, air conditioners cool your home by blowing cool air into it; the truth is that air conditioners remove the heat and humidity from your living spaces while blowing cool air into it. ACs are able to remove heat and humidity due to the refrigerant in the system. Refrigerant can absorb and release heat because it easily changes from a liquid to a gas and back again, allowing it to facilitate heat transfer. But humidity is moisture, and it is removed in a slightly different way. A typical sign of air conditioning issues is excess humidity, so if you are feeling cold and clammy inside your home in Hamilton, it’s time to give the experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling a call.

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Why Is There Frost on My Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Air conditioning systems are designed to keep us cool, which is serious business here in Hamilton, OH. Our Midwest summers can get quite uncomfortable, with high temperatures and higher humidity being the norm. Homeowners who notice frost on their air conditioning system may not think that anything is amiss. In fact, however, the presence of frost or ice signals a significant problem, requiring professional help to address it. “Why is there frost on my air conditioner?” you ask. Simply put, because your air conditioner is malfunctioning.

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