Ace Hardware Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Why Is the AC Running for Long Cycles?

Monday, November 13th, 2023

We often talk about short cycles on this blog, but rarely do we explore the world of long cycles. A long cycle is usually one that takes no longer than 20 minutes. It’s normal for an air conditioner to cycle on 2-3 times an hour to keep temperatures in the zone that you want them to be.

Long cycles can usually signify one huge problem–that your system can’t reach your thermostat’s temperature settings and it’s working too hard. This is something that only professional AC repair in Lincolnton, NC can fix properly.

Before you lose interest and close out this blog, remember that if it’s allowed to run like this, your air conditioner will cause your energy bill to spike dramatically. For every long cycle, you could be paying more money for no real difference in comfort. So keep reading and make sure you schedule repairs as quickly as possible!

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Is Your AC Still Not Satisfying You?

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Air conditioner repair is supposed to be a one-and-done thing, at least that’s what it should feel like. But sometimes, a customers’ experience can feel much worse. Right after a technician fixes a problem, what if you identify a new one?

This is a problem that can happen, and it’s why two things are incredibly important when scheduling repairs–that it get done by a licensed professional, and that you pay attention to your system’s lifespan.

Air conditioners are not designed to last forever, but they should last well into their second decade if you keep them in good condition. Follow along with our guide to evaluate the current condition of your AC technology and whether you need to invest in replacement or AC repair in Gastonia, NC. While either option is available with our team, the choice is ultimately up to you!

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What Exactly Is Refrigerant?

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Last week we talked a little bit about short cycling, and how one of the main causes of this serious problem was a refrigerant leak. In truth, refrigerant leaks cause a lot of different problems, both for your home and your air conditioner. It can be so bad that sometimes we get the question “Why even use refrigerant? What’s the point of this chemical being in an air conditioner?”

Refrigerant is absolutely required for your air conditioner to even work at all. It’s a chemical that’s at the center of your AC’s cooling process, and if it’s leaking from your system, then you need to schedule AC repairs in Gastonia, NC.

Without refrigerant, your air conditioner would just be an oversized fan and nothing more. It’s thanks to this material that your air conditioner even has the capability to cool your home.

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Everything to Know About Short Cycling

Monday, May 29th, 2023

“Uh oh, looks like you’ve got a short cycling air conditioner! We might need to replace your system in its entirety, depending on the root cause.”

An HVAC professional might have just spoken those words to you, or perhaps you’re thinking through the situation in your head. You start frantically searching online about short cycling, what it means and why it occurs, and you get a whole host of blogs and articles that boggle your mind.

Where do you start? What’s the problem? And why are you getting this sinking feeling that this AC repair in Gastonia, NC will cost a lot of money?

Well, first of all, take a deep breath. Short cycling is a common problem with different root causes. Depending on the specific problem you’re encountering, the repair could be light or it could mean a system replacement is required. But first, let’s learn about what this is and how it happens.

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