Bartels Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Some Common Electric Problems That Affect ACs and Heat Pumps

Monday, May 20th, 2024
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Whether it’s the scorching heat of summer or the biting cold of winter, your air conditioner or heat pump works tirelessly to keep your home livable. However, like any other mechanical system, AC and heat pumps are susceptible to various issues, especially electrical problems. 

At Bartel’s Heating & Cooling, we’ve encountered our fair share of electrical issues affecting ACs and heat pumps. In this post, we’ll highlight some common electric problems and explain why attempting DIY repairs could do more harm than good—always look to pros for air conditioning and heat pump repair.

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What Can I Do If the Compressor in My AC Fails?

Monday, April 8th, 2024
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When your air conditioning system completely fails, it’s sometimes the compressor that’s at the heart of the problem. As HVAC experts, we understand the frustration and discomfort a malfunctioning AC can cause. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the critical role of the compressor in your AC unit, why a failed compressor often requires replacing the entire system, and when it might be more beneficial to opt for AC repair in Hamilton that will instead replace only the compressor.

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What Can Cause An AC to Leak Water?

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

If you notice water pooling around your air conditioning unit, it’s a sign that something is amiss and you might need AC repair in Hamilton! Air conditioning water leaks can lead to damage to your property and potentially affect the performance of your cooling system.

Let’s take a look at seven of the common causes of AC water leaks.

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What Can Cause an AC’s Compressor to Fail?

Monday, August 15th, 2022
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In our previous blog entry, we discussed ways you can take some of the pressure off your air conditioning system in the sweltering heat and help it make it through the rest of the season. Today, we’ll get more specific and examine the essential part of the AC, the compressor. 

The compressor is the literal heart of an air conditioning system since it’s responsible for circulating refrigerant and putting it under pressure so it carries out heat exchange. The compressor is also an expensive component: if it burns out, it’s more cost-effective to replace the entire AC rather than just the compressor. 

Keeping the importance of a healthy compressor in mind, let’s examine ways a compressor may end up failing. This knowledge can help you recognize the importance of regular maintenance and the need for speedy air conditioning repair in Mason, OH

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Helping Your AC Survive in a Heat Wave

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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The second half of this summer is going to be an extremely hot one, and we can expect some severe heat waves to hit our area. The central air conditioning system in your house will become a vital part of your life when the outdoor temperatures rise into the 90s and above. 

Can you depend on your air conditioning system to continue to work during heat waves? This is something you want to know right now because you don’t want to get trapped with a failed AC on one of the hottest days of the year. Our technicians offer 24/7 emergency air conditioning repair in Cincinnati, OH, but the hotter the day, the more emergencies we’ll have to deal with. We’ve put together some tips that will help you alleviate the strain on your AC during a heat wave so you won’t get trapped with an abruptly broken cooling system.

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Why Your AC Is Unevenly Cooling Your House

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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Your central air conditioning system has a basic job: to provide a comfortable level of cooling throughout your home. Although you can expect some differences in temperature from room to room based on factors like sunlight exposure, the AC should still be able to deliver a baseline of cooling to all the rooms connected to the ventilation system. 

When you begin to notice that some parts of the house are getting hotter than others when the AC is running, you’re dealing with an uneven cooling problem. This often warns that you need professional air conditioning repair in Hamilton, OH, or possibly even a replacement AC. We’ll examine the possible sources for your AC’s uneven cooling and what can be done about it.

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Should I Hear Clicking From My AC?

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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On our blog, we sometimes talk about ways you can tell if you need air conditioning repair in West Chester, OH, such as strange behavior: short-cycling, a drop in airflow from the vents, the circuit breaker tripping, and unusual odors. Strange sounds from an air conditioner are one of the major warning signs we tell customers to look out for. These sounds include grinding, mechanical shrieking, bubbling, hissing, and rattling. Oh, and clicking.

Except clicking isn’t always a sign of a problem. Let’s get into clicking from your air conditioner and when it’s fine and when it’s not.

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Are There Any AC Repairs You Can Do Yourself?

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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The straightforward answer to this question is “no.” Modern central air conditioning systems are complex refrigeration devices, and to work on them requires special training as well as tools not easily available to the consumer. 

The biggest obstacle against trying to do DIY work on an AC is the difficulty in diagnosing what’s causing a malfunction in the first place. For example, if an air conditioner keeps shutting down early (short-cycling), it could be due to a miscalibrated thermostat, leaking refrigerant, a reduction in airflow, dirty condenser coils, etc. Trying to repair a problem yourself will involve too much guesswork and too much that can go wrong. 

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Want to Skip AC Repairs This Summer? Schedule AC Maintenance!

Monday, April 12th, 2021

air-conditioner-condenser-3D-renderSpringtime! The weather is already warmer, and you may have even turned on your air conditioning system for a few hours to cool down. That’s great because it means we’re nearing the relaxing days of summer.

Now, how often do you want to schedule air conditioning repair in Fairfield, OH this summer? Yes, that’s a trick question. The answer is zero. Nobody wants to need to repair a major appliance in their home, especially not an air conditioner during the summer heat. 

Now, what if we told you that there’s a secret to avoiding the need for AC repairs this summer? And the next summer? Well, it’s not so much a “secret.” It’s more like something people often forget to do. It’s scheduling air conditioning maintenance with professionals during the spring. 

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Managing AC Temperature in Your Home the Best Way

Monday, August 17th, 2020

setting-the-thermostatYou could call this post “Summer Thermostat Best Practices,” although maybe that sounds a bit too business-like. Just think of this post as your short, simple guide to undo some bad habits many homeowners get into when it comes to setting the thermostat.

Have you ever done this? It’s a hot day, and you feel more flushed and sweaty than usual in your house. You go to the thermostat, notice it can go down to 60°F, and think, “I’ll crank this thing and get the maximum cool air from it,” then drop the thermostat setting to that lowest level. A short time later, it’s gotten too cold in the house, so you move the thermostat back up to where it was.

No shame in admitting if you do this. Now please, don’t do it again. This is not only a way to waste power, but it doesn’t reflect how the thermostat works or how your house becomes hot.

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