In this post, we’re going to look at one of the common troubles that can affect an air conditioning system: hard starting. If you notice your air conditioner is hard starting, your best course is to call our technicians for air conditioning repair in Campbell River, BC. We’re familiar with the different ways that hard starting can happen in an AC as well as the best ways to address the problem.
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You’ve likely heard this bit of conventional wisdom about the compressor in an air conditioning system:
When the compressor of an AC dies, the whole AC must go with it. A compressor is an expensive piece of equipment, and replacing it is too costly compared to the long-term benefits of getting a new air conditioner.
Like most nuggets of conventional wisdom, there’s some truth to this, but also some myth. A dead compressor in an AC is not an absolute command to have the entire air conditioning system replaced. There are several options a homeowner can consider when the compressor fails, and a complete replacement isn’t always the best. Below we’ll look at the variables involved in what to do when you’ve got an AC with a dead compressor.
No central air conditioning system lasts forever. In fact, it’s rare for an air conditioner to last much longer than 15 years without turning far too expensive to run and continue to repair. You may be in a situation where you know you’ll need a new air conditioning installation in Qualicum Beach, BC before the summer heat arrives.
If this describes you, we want to help. Installing a new air conditioner can seem daunting, but we have tips to help make the process easier for you.
A central air conditioning system runs in cycles: the thermostat sends a request for cooling to the air conditioner’s control board, the board turns on the compressor to place refrigerant under pressure, and the refrigerant circulates to remove heat from indoors. The cycle concludes after the thermostat registers the AC has met the target temperature, causing the compressor to cycle down (although the blower fan may continue to run).
A standard cooling cycle lasts for 15 minutes or more. This is the minimum time necessary for all parts of the AC to put in the work to make a noticeable difference in the indoor temperature. On hotter days, the cycle will last longer.
A properly installed central air conditioning system for a home is supposed to create comfort throughout the house. Air conditioning systems are designed to provide 11°C of cooling for a house, and that’s often more than enough for people to feel comfortable (provided the air conditioning system is large enough).
But what if your AC isn’t holding up its promise? If you turn on the AC, set it to a comfortable (but not too cold) setting of 26°C, and it isn’t much hotter than 37°C outside (a pretty hot day for us), but you don’t feel the house cooling down like you expect, you may have an air conditioner problem.
Below will look at some reasons your air conditioner is losing its cooling capacity and struggling to make your summer as cool as you want it.
We always urge our customers to move quickly when they think they need AC services. Delaying on important repair and replacement jobs can make the situation worse. But right now we have a special reason to recommend customers calling as soon as possible for new air conditioning equipment: a national HVAC equipment shortage.
Many contractors are experiencing backlogs of orders on air conditioning systems because of COVID-18-related manufacturer shutdowns. Some customers are waiting up to four weeks to receive new air conditioners. We currently have a full inventory, but this is peak season for new AC installations, so please call us to schedule your service as early as you can.
Don’t delay—Temprite Climate Solutions wants to help you during this peak season! For a job done right, call Temprite!