Greenleaf Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioner’

How Refrigerant Leaks Affect Air Conditioners

Monday, June 29th, 2020

You can never expect any air conditioning system to be 100% reliable. Well, actually, we suppose you could—you’d just wind up being sorely disappointed. Investing in a good AC and scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance will keep your system as reliable as possible, but even this won’t make your system completely reliable. You’re going to need AC repairs at some point.

When you do, it is important to schedule those repairs with a trustworthy air conditioning company in Torrance. That’s why you should dial our number. From problems with simple solutions to potentially serious issues like refrigerant leaks, our technicians can handle anything you encounter. And trust us, a refrigerant leak is one of the most serious problems that you might face.

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How Leaky Ductwork Affects Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 4th, 2020
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What do you consider to be a major air conditioning problem? Let us take a guess. You consider it a problem when your system won’t start up at all. Or when it only runs in short bursts. Or when it runs, but the air it pumps out simply isn’t all that cool. We get it—these are definitely problems. Not all issues that your AC is up against will have such obvious symptoms, though.

A major problem that too few homeowners really give much thought to is damaged, leaky ductwork. Consider this, though. Every bit of air that your air conditioner cools, and that you pay for your air conditioner to cool, is distributed throughout your house through this system of ductwork. With that in mind, it should be pretty obvious that leaks in your air ducts are a big deal! Here’s how it will affect your home cooling system and your experience with it.

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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

You are not at any loss for options when it comes to cooling your home. In fact, there are so many different home cooling system options available to homeowners today that choosing the right system for the right home can seem near impossible. Don’t fall into decision paralysis, though. Our team is here to ensure that you are able to make an informed decision.

This is just one of the reasons why it’s so important to work with a professional air conditioning company in Long Beach, every step of the way. Working with us means knowing that you’ve got the right system not just for your home, but also for your own personal preferences. And, once that system has been chosen, you can count on us to install and service your new AC the right way, every time.

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3 Ways to Prevent Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

While we would love to tell you that there are 3 ways to completely prevent problems from developing with your air conditioning system, this just isn’t possible. Make no mistake about it. You are going to need professional air conditioning repairs at some point. When you do, you want to schedule your AC repair in Glendale, CA with a member of our team. That way, you can count on a job well done.

Now, what we can promise in this post is that taking these precautionary measures will help to keep any air conditioning repairs that you do need as few and far between as possible—not to mention as minor. Will they eliminate them entirely? No, but nothing will. Just remember this. The better that you take care of your air conditioner, the better that it is going to take care of you.

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Short Cycling Causes Long-Term Problems

Monday, August 26th, 2019

AC-techsOne of the most damaging assumptions that homeowners can make is just because their air conditioners start-ups and cools their home, it’s working properly. That is not necessarily the case, and ignoring signs of trouble with an operational system is going to put you on the express path to a broken-down system. Something like short cycling cannot be ignored and may indicate that you need serious air conditioning repair in Torrance, CA.

What is short cycling? Why should you be concerned? Should you always be concerned? Those are the questions that we are going to answer in today’s post. Short cycling may not always indicate a very serious issue,  but the possibility is there. Regardless of what causes the problem to begin with, letting it continue can and will lead to more serious issues eventually. Whatever the cause of your system’s short cycling, it is a problem that you want resolved ASAP.

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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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Is An Evaporative Cooler a Better Choice for Your Cooling?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

warm-manAir conditioning is a necessity in our area, not a luxury. Homeowners are well-advised to take their air conditioning systems and the needs of those systems seriously. That’s why so many homeowners in our area work with us! We not only install and service air conditioning systems, but we also help homeowners to find the ideal air conditioners for their own personal needs and preferences. In many cases, this turns out to be the evaporative cooler.

If you’re not familiar with evaporative coolers, but you are ready to invest in a new AC,  then you need to pump the brakes a bit and familiarize yourself with all of your options. There are a lot of them out there,  but it’s well-worth your time to do the research. There are a lot of benefits to be had with an evaporative cooler. Just remember that,  like any other air conditioning service in Glendale, CA, you need to schedule your evaporative cooler installation with trained professionals. You’re here reading this, so you’re in the right place!

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