Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Is Ductless Cooling Worth It?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

hand-with-remote-turning-on-ductless-air-handlerAbsolutely! We’ll always vouch for a good ductless mini split installation. When it comes to tailoring a custom comfort experience that saves you money, no system does it better than a ductless one!

However, like all air conditioning units, a ductless cooling system is an expensive investment that will require a deeper dive into your wallet than other, more conventional air conditioning units. The installation is more expensive, but for reasons that we’ll get into further down, a ductless HVAC can save on operating costs as well as help customize your cooling and heating needs throughout the year. A ductless system is a great option for many homes, and you’ll want to make sure you work with a professional for installation to avoid any unique needs for AC repair in Diamond Bar, CA.

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Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

manifoldWhat’s refrigerant?

If you find yourself asking that question after reading the title above, then this is definitely the post for you! It is not an exaggeration at all to say that your air conditioner is only able to cool your home thanks to the refrigerant that it cycles through the system over and over. When refrigerant leaks develop, the integrity of your system and the quality of your comfort are at risk.

But how do you know if you have a refrigerant leak? Well, the “good” news is that there are some pretty clear warning signs that you may be dealing with a leak. The bad news is that any given AC issue can have a few different potential causes, and ignoring what you think is a “minor” issue could have some very serious consequences. Be sure to reach out to our Long Beach, CA air conditioning pros if you suspect that you have a refrigerant leak. 

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AC Tips: When to Call for Repairs

Monday, July 1st, 2019

AC-technicianWouldn’t it be nice if you could buy an air conditioning system that would never give you any trouble at all? Sure, and it’d also be nice if your car could sprout wings and soar you to work over the traffic backup below. The point is, neither of these scenarios is very likely. No air conditioner is 100% reliable, and you are going to require professional AC repairs in Glendale, CA, at some point.

So what can the homeowner do to protect his or her comfort? You may not be able to completely fend off problems with your air conditioner—though routine AC maintenance will certainly keep them as few and far between as possible—but you can intervene early to limit any potential damages to your home. The sooner you have your ailing air conditioner repaired, the better off your system is going to be. So keep these common signs of trouble in mind,  and contact us when you suspect there’s a problem.

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The Worst Things You Could Do to Your Heat Pump

Monday, May 20th, 2019

disgruntled man reads heat pump horror stories

Aside from deliberately causing harm to your heat pump—or worse, forgetting to change the air filter—some of the worst things you could do to your heat pump are in the way that you choose to operate it.

Of course, no homeowner would do these things on purpose if they knew how bad it was. At the same time, they might have had their unit installed by a technician who was less than thorough about operating the device. But hey, that’s what the internet is for!

In this post, we’ll go over a few operational behaviors you should avoid if you want to run your heat pump efficiently. This will help you save money in the long run, as well as to prevent causing unnecessary wear and tear on the system.

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Why Leaking Refrigerant Is Such a Problem

Monday, June 4th, 2018

refrigerant-air-handlerWhether it’s your home AC unit, your car’s AC or your refrigerator – the principle is the same. Refrigeration is a closed loop and relies on a cycle of condensation and evaporation, with a refrigerant being compressed until it turns into a liquid and then evaporating to provide cooling. The refrigerant itself has changed over the years, from a compound that depleted greenhouse gases to a more environmentally-friendly product. Still, refrigerant leaks occur, and they are a real problem. Read on to learn more about this problem, and how to fix it.

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