DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

5 Unusual Sounds Your Air Conditioner Should Never Make

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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When your air conditioner is on and running, it makes a few sounds that are completely normal. Most sounds happen as your unit is starting up or turning off. Noises that are minimal don’t usually signal that anything is wrong, but other sounds can be cause for concern. If you’re not sure about the sounds coming from your AC unit, always get it checked out.

As a general rule, there are five sounds that your AC unit should never make. Hearing an unusual sound is a sign that something is wrong, and you should reach out to a professional as soon as you can. A certified technician has the expertise to identify the problem and fix it. Ignoring concerns can lead to permanent damage to your air conditioning unit.

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“How Often Should I Change My HVAC Air Filter?”

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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There is a common misconception about the air filter that comes standard with your air conditioning and heating systems–that it is in place to protect your indoor air quality. It certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, but its purpose is actually to protect the HVAC systems themselves from dirt, dust, and other debris that can get inside and harm their sensitive components, causing friction, overheating, and airflow resistance.

That said, it’s important that you change the air filter on a regular basis, but how regular? A general rule of thumb is every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter and the level of contaminants or particles in your home. We’ll elaborate more on this below, as well as just why it is so important to change that filter on a routine basis.

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Avoid Cooling System Problems with This Important Service!

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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Spring is a vital time of the year for an HVAC contractor. Why? Because it’s when we get to provide one of the most important services there is for your air conditioner–maintenance! And in a place that gets as warm as Modesto, this is an essential need.

The reason we recommend this service now is because it’s before you need your system the most. Having maintenance done now gives your system the best chance to get through this summer and the summers to come as reliably as possible! Read on as we uncover what professional AC maintenance will grant you.

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Beware These Common End-Of-Season AC Repair Needs

Monday, October 11th, 2021
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It’s officially Fall, and while we can still likely expect some heatwaves throughout the rest of the year–after all, it is California–it’s just about time to turn our attention to our heating systems. In fact, it’s never too early to schedule heating system maintenance, if you haven’t done so already!

That said, it’s likely you have been using your AC system pretty consistently over the last few months. The absolute last thing you need now is an unexpected breakdown or huge repair issue when you still need your system.

We have some good news, fortunately! Most AC repair needs show very clear symptoms well before these issues cause your air conditioner to break down. So if you notice any of these symptoms, you can give us a call right away. Once repaired, you can rely on your air conditioner not only for the rest of our warm weather. but when you need it as temperatures warm up again next spring.

Remember, you shouldn’t ever try to formally diagnose or repair a faulty air conditioner on your own. There are potentially harmful components involved, such as the chemical refrigerant. But you can be diligent and give us a call if you notice any of these troubling AC repair signs:

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Sounds You Should Never Hear from Your AC

Monday, June 8th, 2020
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As temperatures begin to warm up even more and remind us that summer is well on its way, we’re starting to use our air conditioners on a more consistent basis. That said, our cooling systems go through a lot over the years, accumulating wear and tear faster than systems in cooler areas of the country. This also means they may even require repairs more often.

To avoid the biggest and most emergent of repair needs, it’s important that you schedule maintenance at least once a year for your cooling system. During this service, our pros will fully inspect clean, and adjust your system to ensure its efficient and effective operation. But with or without professional maintenance, your cooling system may show signs that it need repair—and often times those signs are in the form of strange noises. Read on as we uncover some sounds you should never hear from your AC system and what they mean.

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Be on the Lookout for These Late-Season AC Repairs

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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It is the final stretch of the winter season, which means that your air conditioning system has to be ready for another round of a lot of hard work for the next few months. But often your air conditioning system is easily overlooked in the months it is not in use. And no matter how much you convince yourself to skip over out-of-season AC repair in Modesto, the truth is this is just the right time to get them. After all, the last thing you need when the spring arrives is to be stuck with a malfunctioning air conditioner.

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Quick! Schedule Your Repairs!

Monday, August 19th, 2019
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With summers right around the corner, you are probably already looking for the things you rely on for your outdoor fun, like a hat, a sunscreen, and an esky. But what about your indoor comfort? Is the single most important thing that keeps it cool when temperatures climb in prime condition?

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Don’t Delay Your Ductless Repairs

Monday, August 5th, 2019
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The most common type of HVAC system typically uses ductwork and vents. But lately, the ductless systems have quickly gained popularity as they are smooth running and quiet systems.

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It’s Time to Clean Out Those Ducts!

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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Staying on top of regular HVAC maintenance is the ultimate way to keep it in its prime condition. Not only does it saves you a lot of money on repairs but also prolongs the lifespan of your HVAC system.

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Is Your AC Out of Whack?

Monday, June 10th, 2019
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Has your air conditioner started acting a little out of whack? It might start off slowly at first. You might not even notice all the signs because you do not even realize that there is something wrong. Gradually, it can get to the point where your air conditioner breaks down entirely, and you are left wondering how you let that happen.

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