First Choice Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning repair’

Overheating AC! How It Happens, How to Prevent It

Monday, June 3rd, 2024
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As summer temperatures soar, the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to overheat and leave you sweltering. We understand the frustration of dealing with an overheated AC unit, which is why we’ve created this guide to help you understand why it happens and how you can prevent it. We’re always ready to help with whatever air conditioning repair in Howell, MI you need.

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An AC That Loses Refrigerant: Why This Is a Big Problem

Monday, May 20th, 2024
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At First Choice Heating & Cooling, we understand the significance of keeping your air conditioning system running smoothly through each and every summer. One crucial aspect of keeping your AC in great shape is ensuring that the refrigerant levels remain optimal. 

In this blog post, we’ll break down why maintaining proper refrigerant levels is essential and what can happen if your AC loses refrigerant. If your AC is leaking refrigerant, it’s important to rely on HVAC professionals for air conditioning repair in Fenton, MI

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Uncommon AC Repairs You Should Be Aware Of

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Your air conditioner might break down for reasons like a bad compressor, and the fan may eventually run into problems as well. These are expected, and it could be any number of various mechanical problems that pop up. As homeowners, you expect issues like these, but they’re not the only problems that can befall your AC.

When we answer calls for AC repair in Howell, MI, we run into some odd problems that you might not expect. While the situations we’re about to talk about aren’t common, they’re also possible, and it’s good to know as a homeowner all the unexpected ways your air conditioner can incur damage.

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How to Turn Off Your Air Conditioner (Without the Thermostat)

Monday, August 14th, 2023

Your thermostat reads the temperature of the room, then sends an on or off signal to the air conditioner. The AC itself isn’t detecting the temperature in your home, so it has to rely on the thermostat. But what happens when it becomes unreliable?

Incorrect signals are being sent to the AC, or the last signal your thermostat sent was an “on” request, and it never followed up with an “off” request. You need to know how to turn off your air conditioner, so here are a few ways that don’t involve the thermostat.

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Can You Fix a Leaking Air Compressor or Does It Require Replacement?

Monday, June 5th, 2023
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Your air compressor starts to kick the bucket, or so you think. Does it have some life left in it, or do you have to get an entirely new one? Can you fix a leaking AC compressor? Let’s talk about that.

First of all: yes, you can fix a leaking compressor, but the long answer is a little more nuanced than that. Let’s go over all the things you need to know about that air compressor repair before you throw money out the window.

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How to Know If Your AC Condenser Is Running Into Trouble

Monday, April 10th, 2023
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Your air conditioner has a lot of working parts, and chief among them is the condenser. If you’re not sure what it does, let us explain it to you. Your condenser removes heat from your home by working with other components in your air conditioner.

As you can imagine, when your AC condenser in Fenton gives out, it’s a pretty big deal. Let’s help you identify the warning signs before that happens in the first place.

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Can You Fix a Freon Leak in an Air Conditioner?

Monday, March 13th, 2023
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Your air conditioner doesn’t quite feel the same as it used to. It’s running for longer and your house isn’t getting cool as quickly. What  gives?

It could be a number of things, but one major problem could be a freon leak. Freon is the brand name for a chemical blend that’s used as a refrigerant in the lines of your AC.

But can you fix a freon leak in an air conditioner, or does it spell certain doom for your home cooling system? Let’s talk about that.

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Why Your AC Won’t Shut Off

Monday, August 15th, 2022

air-conditioner-plastic-grillWhen it’s hot, you want your air conditioning system to run for as long as necessary to get your house cool. There is such a thing as too long, however! Air conditioners are designed to run in cycles where the compressor comes on for 15–20 minutes and then cycles down until the thermostat registers the need for more cooling. If you start to notice that your AC never seems to cycle down or the fan runs continuously, you may need to have air conditioning repair in Brighton, MI

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August AC Tips So You Have a Cool End of the Summer

Monday, August 16th, 2021

outdoor-acAugust brings two challenges for air conditioning systems:

  1. It is usually the hottest month.
  2. ACs have already put in several months of hard labor dealing with the heat.

The combination of these two mean air conditioners face a higher chance of malfunctions and breakdowns in August. It’s definitely one of the busiest times of the year for us! Our technicians tackle many emergency calls for air conditioning repair in Flushing, MI and throughout our service area. 

We’re always happy to help with AC repairs whenever you need them, but we also want to provide the service of prevention. If you already schedule preventive HVAC maintenance in spring, you got your AC off to a good start. The tips below can help your AC have a good end to the season, which means you’ll enjoy it more too!

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Let’s Talk About Your the Limits of Your AC

Monday, June 7th, 2021

advanced-thermostat-on-hot-dayYou know that you can’t press down the pedal of a car and expect it to accelerate forever. The car’s motor has a top speed, a point where it mechanically cannot put out more power. The same applies to your home’s air conditioner. Even if the thermostat lets you set a temperature lower than 60°F (the standard lowest setting), you couldn’t keep making your house colder and colder until you could freeze ice cream in it. 

Of course, you don’t want your house this cold—but how cold can you make it? 

Knowing the answer to this question can help you in the future with setting your thermostat and avoiding placing strain on the AC. Below we’re going to look at the cooling limitations of your AC, it’s “maximum speed.”

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