Gibson Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

The AC Compressor—The Heart of Your Home’s Cooling

Monday, August 19th, 2019

compressor-in-ac-unitYou don’t need to understand all the workings of your home’s air conditioning system to enjoy the comfort it brings to your house, just how you don’t need to understand the construction of a computer to be able to benefit from one. But a bit of knowledge can go a long way when it comes to the cooling and heating in your home, since you’ll have a better understanding of when you need AC repair services in Cherry Hill, NJ, what to expect from repairs, and when it’s best to have a replacement AC.

With that introduction out of the way, we’re going to look at the component of the air conditioner that is at the (literal) heart of the cooling in your house: the compressor.

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Why the Upper Floor of Your House Is Too Hot

Monday, August 5th, 2019

thermometer-going-redWhen you run the central air conditioning system in your house, you expect it to provide cool comfort all around the rooms. The rooms on the upper floor may be a bit warmer than the rest, which is a natural result of heat rising. But for the most part, an effective and professionally installed HVAC system will keep even cooling through the home.

But what if it doesn’t? There are situations where you may discover the second floor of your house is overheating, even when the air conditioning system is on. There are a few possibilities for why this happens, and you may need to schedule air conditioning repair in Burlington, NJ from our professionals to fix it and get all parts of your home cool once more. Below we’ll look at some reasons you may have a second floor temperature problem.

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A Few of the Most Common AC Repair Issues

Monday, June 24th, 2019

air-conditioning-with-toolsSummers put plenty of stress on household cooling systems. Of course, air conditioners are designed to take this type of punishment, at least for 10 to 15 years, before they wear out. But no matter how well designed an AC is, it can buckle under the strain and malfunction.

If your AC stumbles into trouble during this hot summer, call for air conditioning service in Cherry Hill, NJ from professionals. Please don’t attempt a repair on your own, and never call on unlicensed amateurs for the work. The best path toward better cooling is to have pros get the job done right the first time so the AC stays fixed. You’ll be back to relaxing in a cool house in no time.

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Ideas for Better AC Performance

Monday, June 10th, 2019

summer-vacation-dogHow well does your AC do the job of cooling down your home? Even if your answer is, “It gets the job done,” it could probably do even better. There are ways to improve your air conditioning system’s performance over this summer as well as the summers afterwards. Below we’ve put together ideas for boosting cooling in your home, from basic tips to bigger solutions.

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How You Can Avoid Air Conditioning Repairs This Summer

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

relaxed-womanNobody wants to call for repairs for anything—calling for repairs means something is broken! During a hot summer in New Jersey, you don’t want to have an air conditioning system that needs to be fixed, since that means waiting in the heat for Marlton, NJ air conditioning repair experts to arrive. You can always count on our techs at Gibson to reach you fast and solve your AC problems. But we’d much rather you never have a problem in the first place!

Below, we’ve listed some of the best ways you can stop AC repairs before they happen, saving yourself time and money so you can enjoy a better summer.

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Spring Time Means It’s Also Air Conditioning Maintenance Time

Monday, April 1st, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldWhen the calendar turns to April, that means it’s spring! In fact, no other month is closer associated with the season than April. For HVAC technicians, April is the time when they start working on helping customers to prep their air conditioners for the change in weather and the hot summer ahead.

We want you to keep us busy with air conditioning maintenance. But not for our sake—for your sake. Having a professional inspection and tune-up for your AC each spring is one of the best things you can have done for your home comfort and long-term savings.

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Late Season Air Conditioning Problems You May See

Monday, September 17th, 2018

autumn-backgroundSummer officially ends in two weeks, but that’s only on the calendar. We can still expect warm and hot days moving into the early fall, and that means your home’s AC isn’t finished with the hard work yet. This is a time of year when all the accumulated stress on the system may cause it to malfunction.

Please don’t ignore any need for AC repair in Voorhees, NJ, no matter how late in the year: fixing problems promptly with a call to HVAC professionals is the best way to ensure the trouble doesn’t worsen and that the AC will enjoy a long service life. And you certainly don’t want to have to deal with a busted AC when you try to turn it back on next year in the spring!

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Are Your Cooling Bills Too Steep? Let’s Find Out Why

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

air-conditioner-money-saverSeptember rarely brings much relief from summer heat, and the utility bills you receive each month reflect this. But if you’ve recently looked at your utility bills and thought the costs for electricity were higher than normal—and you can’t account for the increase—you may have an air conditioning system draining too much power.

Of course, you expect an increase in electrical bills in summer because this is when the air conditioner runs the most often. The compressor in an AC drains a large amount of electricity. You may, however, be spending more than necessary. When the bills turning alarming, we recommend you find out why.

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How the Refrigerant in an AC Works—And Why It Matters

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedOne of the parts of how an air conditioner operates that few people aside from HVAC technicians understand is the refrigerant that allows the AC to cool down a space. People often assume that refrigerant is part of how the air conditioner is powered, and that eventually the refrigerant will run out and more will need to be put in.

This isn’t how refrigerant works, however, and we’d like to go into the details of what refrigerant is, what it does, and why knowing this may help you detect a possible repair in the future.

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Making the Choice to Replace an AC: Some Tips

Monday, August 6th, 2018

question-mark-badgeWhat is the eternal question? Is it “To be or not to be”? Maybe. But here in the HVAC world, the eternal question is “To repair or to replace?” It’s a question most homeowners have to face at some point with their air conditioning systems. When is it best to scrap the repair and instead replace the entire air conditioning system for a new one?

Here in the second half of the summer, you may be facing a malfunctioning air conditioner that just isn’t doing the job you need from it—or perhaps it has failed entirely. We have some tips to help you start thinking about what to do with your Haddon Heights, NJ air conditioning system in the immediate future: the screwdriver or the scrapheap?

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