Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

7 Tips to Get Your Air Conditioning Ready for an Olympia Summer

Monday, April 15th, 2024

As summer approaches in Olympia, WA, preparing your home’s air conditioning system becomes crucial for maintaining a comfortable and productive environment, especially if you work from home. The scorching heat of the hot months demands a well-functioning AC system. Here are seven tips for preparing your air conditioning so that your home can handle the summer.

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Heed These Signs Your AC Needs Repairs–Stat!

Monday, July 10th, 2023

We’ve had some unusually warm weather already this summer and by now, your air conditioner has been put to the test. How happy were you with its performance? Did it get an A+ or is it barely passing?

When it comes to your home comfort, your AC doesn’t get an A for mere effort. If your AC isn’t keeping your home cool, it’s time to call us AC repair in Lacey, WA Let’s review 5 common air conditioner issues and what could be causing them.

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AC Repair Vs. Replacement: Where to Draw the Line

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Summer is progressing right along. Sure, we’re all looking forward to fall temperatures, but you know as well as we do that you’re going to need your air conditioner for a bit longer. We’re pretty reliant on these systems, especially this year!

So if yours is showing any signs of trouble, you may be wondering what’s going on, and what to do about it. Repair often seems like the obvious choice, but sooner or later you’ll have to replace/upgrade your system. Read on as we explain…

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What to Do about a Cooling System That’s Not Cooling

Monday, July 15th, 2019

woman-feeling-hot-and-cooling-off-in-front-of-fanIt may not ever get as blistering hot in our area as it does other parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get significant use out of our air conditioners each summer. Chances are by now that you’re using yours on a daily basis, and in doing so, you expect it to work effectively and efficiently as possible.

Of course, you can help ensure this is the case by scheduling routine maintenance once a year—twice a year if you have a heat pump. Professional maintenance allows our team to thoroughly inspect your system for any small repair needs, adjust components, and clean the system for optimal efficiency.

But no matter how well you take care of your system, there’s always a chance that something can go amiss. This is particularly true if you have an aging air conditioner! One of the most common calls we get regarding AC repair emergencies is about an air conditioner that won’t cool—a very obviously frustrating problem!

What’s going on when this occurs? We have 3 possible answers for you:

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Why Is My Air Conditioning System Making Those Weird Noises?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

ac-repairTake heed of that noisy AC. It’s not just acting up for the sake of annoying you and your family, we promise.

A loud system that shakes, grinds, bangs, whirs, hums and so forth is a system that needs professional attention sooner than later. And please don’t wait! The sooner you hire a pro to evaluate, the sooner you can get back to comfort and peace of mind. While you should fully expect your AC to make a certain amount of noise based on the age and type, excessive noise is a clear indicator that something’s wrong.

For air conditioning services in Puyallup, WA, you know who to call: Sunset Air! But read on for some more info about what the heck is going on with that noisy AC of yours.

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Weird Air Conditioner Noises and What They Mean

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Air conditioners are loud machines, and make a number of different noises while they’re running. If you’ve had your air conditioner for at least a couple of weeks, however, you probably know exactly what it’s supposed to sound like under normal circumstances. What if the system starts making unusual noises while it’s running, though? Let’s take a look at some of the more common weird noises that air conditioners tend to make.

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Why Short Cycling Is a Threat to Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 7th, 2015

If your air conditioner is turning itself on and off every couple of minutes, you have a problem. That behavior is called “short cycling,” and it’s a very big threat to the health of your cooling system. Short cycling can shorten the lifespan of your air conditioner considerably, and also makes breakdowns much more likely. Read on to find out how short cycling occurs, and why it is such a problem for your air conditioner.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Cannot Work Without Refrigerant

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Air conditioners rely on refrigerant in order to operate. Many people know this, but they don’t know why it’s true. Under most circumstances, it would be perfectly fine not to know about how your air conditioner works. Unfortunately, there are a couple of ways that the system can be drained of its refrigerant, which causes huge problems. It is best to know how the refrigerant interacts with your air conditioner so that you can more easily recognize when a problem occurs.

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Problems That Can Wreck Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Almost all air conditioner problems are progressive, which means that they get worse as time goes on. Obviously, this means that as soon as you notice a potential problem with your air conditioner, you should call for repairs. However, there are some problems that require immediate attention before they cause a total system breakdown. Let’s take a look at some of those problems now.

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Air Conditioner Parts: The Compressor

Monday, July 27th, 2015

You don’t need to know exactly how your air conditioner works in order to operate it properly. However, there are a few parts that you should know. Parts that can help you understand when your air conditioning system is having a problem, so you can get it fixed as soon as possible. One of those parts is the air conditioner compressor. Read on to find out more about the compressor, and some of the problems that can afflict it.

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