Dayco Systems Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

What Constitutes an HVAC Emergency in Georgia?

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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If there’s anything we care about most here at Dayco Systems, it’s the comfort of our customers. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to provide the great products and services we do throughout Canton and the surrounding communities. So when you have an HVAC problem, we’re here to address it for you, right away.

Of course, not all HVAC system problems are emergencies. At least, they don’t always have to be! The best way to avoid unexpected problems, of course, is with routine, annual HVAC maintenance. This service helps our technicians spot small problems before they become much bigger ones. Of course, if you skipped maintenance or your system is getting up there in age (10-15 years) you may have one of the following common emergencies happen in your home.

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“How Do I Know if My AC Has Insufficient Coolant?”

Monday, August 16th, 2021
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We’ll start by explaining what coolant is. Coolant is a chemical substance that we refer to as refrigerant, and it’s what actually makes the cooling process possible. Refrigerant allows your air conditioner to draw heat out of your home, and then put it through a cooling process through the compression and evaporation of the fluid.

You shouldn’t lose refrigerant charge (level) over time. It’s not like gasoline from a car–it doesn’t run out. If you are losing any, it means you have a leak! But how do you know if this is the case? For starters you can watch for these signs:

  • Your energy bills rose dramatically when you started using yoru AC system.
  • You’ve noticed lukewarm air coming from the vents.
  • There’s ice or frost development on your air conditioner.
  • Your air conditioner is hissing or bubbling.

Read on as we dive into these one by one–what they mean for your system and what we can help you do about it!

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How do I Troubleshoot my Central AC System?

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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This is the time of year that you truly cannot afford to have a malfunctioning air conditioner. With the way heat and humidity treat us in the summertime, it’s almost a crime to not have a functional cooling system!

So when something goes wrong, you of course want to get it fixed right away. While we don’t ever recommend DIY repairs or AC maintenance–these jobs should always be left to the trained professionals, we do have some DIY troubleshooting tips to share with you, which include:

  • Checking Your Air Filter
  • Checking Your Thermostat
  • Checking the HVAC Circuit Breaker
  • Checking the Outdoor Unit
  • Checking Your Air Vents

Read on as we go through these one-by-one and explain to you what to look for and how to get your air conditioner back on track. If these tips don’t get your air conditioner running again, it’s time to call our team for quality AC repair in Woodstock, GA!

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Should I Turn Off My AC If It Is Not Cooling?

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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We are right in the throes of summer, and your air conditioner is working its hardest to keep you comfortable indoors.

Wait, you mean it isn’t? Your air conditioner isn’t actually keeping you nice and cool? Understandably, this is a very frustrating problem for you to have–after all, your air conditioner has one job, right?

There can be a number of different reasons this might be happening, some of which are a bit more serious than others. Unfortunately, we don’t have a super quick answer to whether or not you should shut your air conditioner off if you notice it’s not cooling, because the truth is, it depends! But fortunately, we’re about to tell you what it depends on. Read on!

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How Do You Know If Your AC Is Low on Freon?

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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Freon is the name given to a particular type of refrigerant that was used prior to this year. If you have a system that still uses Freon, then it’s time to start considering a replacement. First off, this means that your air conditioner is on the older side, and well cared for cooling systems are designed to last about 10-15 years. Secondly, Freon is bad for the environment.

The type of refrigerant used in AC systems today is more environmentally friendly, and absolutely necessary for the functionality of your cooling system. It’s the component that actually allows the cooling system to cool. But, you could have a refrigerant leak, and when your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, it can experience a number of problems.

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Does Homeowner Insurance Cover AC Repair?

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Homeownership is the epitome of the American Dream. But, it doesn’t mean things always go smoothly. There are frustrations that many homeowners throughout Woodstock and beyond have to deal with, whether it be plumbing leaks, power outages, or broken appliances—like the HVAC system.

A broken down air conditioner, or malfunctioning AC system, can be panic-inducing. But what if we told you that you might not have to pay out-of-pocket for your repair costs? In fact, what if we told you that you’ve already been paying for the next repair you need, through your homeowner insurance?

It’s true! In some cases, your homeowner insurance does in fact cover air conditioning repair. Read on as we uncover when this is the case, and when it isn’t.

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Don’t Neglect These Potential Late-Season AC Repair Needs!

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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There is a lot going on in the country these days. There are various priorities for you to keep track of—keeping your family healthy and safe. You need to navigate the political landscape. You also need to be sure your air conditioner is in good shape.

Wait, was that last one not a priority of yours? It should be! The last thing you need next spring when you go to use your air conditioner again after the winter season is to be stuck with a malfunctioning or broken down air conditioner, after all. But that’s what can happen if you neglect repair needs. And unfortunately, this is the most common time of year for repair needs to crop up—after a long, hot summer of use.

Read on as we uncover some of the most common late-season AC repair needs we get called for.

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Considering Going Ductless? Here’s What You Should Know!

Monday, July 13th, 2020
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If there is anything homeowners are prioritizing during this time, it’s how to make their home lives more comfortable. After all, we’re still going to be spending a lot of time indoors in the foreseeable future. With so much uncertainty, it’s nice to have some assurance that our homes can be a safe and comfortable sanctuary. That’s why if you’re considering a new AC purchase right now, we think you should look into going ductless!

Of course, if you do decide to go the ductless route, we can’t understate the importance of hiring a professional to do the installation. This includes any follow-up services you’ll need, like routine maintenance and occasional repairs. And that’s the thing—without professional, experienced staff you could find yourself facing unique repair needs that you wouldn’t have had you gone with a pro. Read on as we uncover these needs and what you should know about going ductless.

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How to Know When Your AC Needs Repair

Monday, April 20th, 2020
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The last thing you need this summer is to be stuck in an uncomfortable living space, right? Well, if you do want optimal comfort and quality of life, then you need to take proper care of your home’s central air conditioning system. This appliance is one of the most specialized systems in your home and requires years of training and extensive experience to know how to properly work with.

Just like your vehicle or any other large and important piece of equipment, your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance to keep operating as it should. It’s a lot easier (and more affordable) to address problems with this system while they’re still minor, rather than waiting until they are an emergency—and maintenance lets that happen.

Even the best air conditioners on the market have a lifespan of about 10-15 years. Help your household get the most out of your system by staying on top of not only maintenance, but repair needs too.

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