Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Ice and Your AC: Why This Is a Bad Combination

Monday, September 20th, 2021

With temperatures cooling down, we’ve had a few mild days where it was possible to turn off our air conditioners for a bit. For the most part though, we’re still using them pretty frequently. As such, it’s important that they work as efficiently and effectively as possible. And if you see ice anywhere on that system then we have news–it’s not performing as efficiently and effectively as it should.

Fortunately, you need to only call our team to resolve this problem (no, you shouldn’t try to remove the ice on your own). Read on to learn why!

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Is Your Air Conditioner Showing Signs of Disrepair?

Monday, August 26th, 2019

top-view-of-air-conditioning-outdoor-unitWe’ve been running our air conditioners pretty regularly all summer long. If problems developed with yours, you might be tempted to put off repairs—though we really don’t recommend doing so. We understand how tempting it can be, with the end of summer just a handful of weeks away. But if you want to avoid a sudden breakdown and ensure that your system is ready to perform next year, we urge you to take care of any repair needs you have right away.

We can’t continue without saying, if you haven’t had AC maintenance done this year, it’s not too late! This service is typically recommended once a year, and in the spring before you need your AC the most. But it matters more that you have it done consistently, than it does the time of year you schedule this service. Professional maintenance will help you avoid the worst of repairs, and for the rest, you can call our team. But how do you know if you need repairs anyway?

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Does My Air Conditioner Need a Refrigerant Refill?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

We get the above question a lot from homeowners, especially during the spring when they’re trying to get their air conditioners ready for the added stress of summer. It’s a perfectly valid question, and one that we wanted to address here on the off chance that anyone else out there was planning to ask their HVAC technicians the same thing. Let’s take a look at how refrigerant interacts with your air conditioner, and when it needs to be refilled.

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Air Conditioning Noises and What They Indicate

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Air conditioners make a lot of noise during operation. We know this. However, that doesn’t mean that all noises they make are normal. If you notice your air conditioner making unusual noises, it very likely means that there’s a problem with your system. Let’s take a look at some of the various noises that your air conditioner might make, and the problems they indicate.

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