AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Whitemarsh Island’

Air Conditioning Repair Tip: My Compressor Will Not Come On

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Your air conditioning system is critical to your home’s comfort during the summer. All of the parts in your air conditioner are critical to its effectiveness, and the compressor is no exception. We’ve responded to countless calls for air conditioning repair and wanted to put together some of the reasons why your compressor might not be working well.

We’ve all used one of those cans of compressed air to clean our computers. Have you ever noticed how cold the outside of the can gets when you release air out? There is a principle of physics that says when a compressed gas is released that it will pull in heat energy from the area around it as it expands to fill the now-empty space. This is the primary way that your air conditioning system is able to cool your home: by compressing and then releasing a refrigerant. So you can imagine that your compressor is incredibly important because it is responsible for compressing that refrigerant so that it can expand and cool your home.

There are a couple different reasons why your compressor may not be working well. First, your compressor has a motor in it that needs to be started up every time your AC runs. Something called a capacitor is there to give that motor a jump start and get it running. If the capacitor isn’t working, then the compressor motor may not have enough energy to get started.

Also, if your compressor loses pressure, it won’t be able to compress the refrigerant enough to provide adequate cooling for your home. Make sure you listen for any hissing noises which could indicate that you have a refrigerant leak or a compressor leak.  If your compressor is broken and you need air conditioning repair in Savannah, call AAction Air today.

 

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Why Consider an Air Conditioning Replacement

Monday, June 17th, 2013

If you have an older air conditioning system or if yours has started to experience more problems, you may want to start thinking about replacing your system. There are huge benefits to getting a new air conditioning system in your home. AAction Air is proud to offer fast, reliable air conditioning services for all different types and brands of systems.  Check out some of the benefits that you might get from replacing your AC system.

Benefits of Replacing Your Air Conditioning in Savannah, GA

In the last 5 or 10 years there have been incredible advances in air conditioning technology. Many homeowners who have AC units that even a few years old may stand to benefit from air conditioning replacement.

  • Reduced repair – If you have an older AC, then you could potentially reduce repairs by replacing your system. Air conditioning systems don’t last forever, and a new air conditioning system usually requires much less attention than an older system.
  • Increased efficiency – As your air conditioning system ages it will likely start to develop small problems and issues that cause it to have to work harder to cool your home. By replacing your air conditioning system, you could be able to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
  • Greater comfort – Your older air conditioning system is likely not able to keep you as comfortable as you would like.

When you need to repair, replace or install a new air conditioning in Savannah, GA, make sure that you call AAction Air. We offer a huge range of air conditioning services for all different types and brands of systems.

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Improving Your Air Conditioning Performance

Monday, May 20th, 2013

If you live in the Savannah area, you know how important our air conditioners are to our general comfort during the heat and humidity of the summer months. Whether you have a ductless mini split, central air, heat pump, or a geothermal system, you rely on its cooling performance to provide respite from the outdoors. But more than just performance, you also rely on it to be energy efficient. Considering the amount of electrical energy we consume to keep our homes cool, you are probably looking around for ways to save money on your energy bill. Fortunately, energy efficiency and performance often go hand-in-hand. We’d like to share some ways you can improve your Savannah air conditioning performance. Call AAction Air today for comprehensive AC services!

  • Routinely change your air filter: Your air filter is designed to prevent the harmful accumulation of dust and other debris on the mechanical components of your air conditioning system. But it needs to be changed regularly to ensure that it operates properly. Moreover, if it becomes clogged with debris, it can actually begin to impede airflow and that can cause serious problems for your energy efficiency and for the AC equipment itself. Your evaporator coil can freeze and your compressor can overheat.
  • Enroll in a maintenance program: When you sign up for regular professional service, you know that your AC is being taken care of by trained and certified technicians. A comprehensive inspection, cleaning, and tune-up will involve cleaning the coils, monitoring and adjusting the refrigerant level, and checking all of the electrical connections.
  • Install a zone control system: If you currently have a central air system, then you may be frustrated at some aspects of its performance. For example, cooling the downstairs kitchen just to stay cool upstairs in the bedroom while you sleep can often be annoying and not nearly as cost-effective as you would like. A zone control system uses electronic dampers inserted at strategic points within the ductwork of your home to divide the home into cooling zones, each of which can be separately controlled.

For more information about how you can improve your Savannah air conditioning performance, call AAction Air today! 

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Air Conditioning Repair FAQ: Why is My System Icing Up?

Monday, May 13th, 2013

We need our AC systems for a lot of the year in Savannah, GA, so it’s important to take note of any problems, and to call for repair as soon as possible. One of the most common air conditioning problems  we see  occurs when your evaporator coil ices up. There are various reasons for frost in the system, and we’d like to review some of them in this post. Remember, there’s no substitute for professional service, so when you need Savannah, GA air conditioning repair services, make sure you call a certified technician at  AAction Air.

Here are a few possible reasons for your system icing up:

  • Clogged air filter: Your air filter is designed to prevent the accumulation of dust and debris on AC system components. Such materials can negatively affect the effectiveness and efficiency of your cooling system. The air filter is therefore a vital preventive measure. But when it becomes clogged, it becomes an obstruction. By blocking the cool air that the air handler emits, the cool air becomes trapped within the evaporator and this can quickly cause the coils to freeze over. Remember to check your air filter about once a month during peak cooling times to ensure that it’s not causing any airflow problems.
  • Duct leak: Your cooling system relies on the integrity of sealed ductwork to distribute the conditioned air throughout your home. But when there’s a duct leak, it can cause a system imbalance. Depending on where the duct leak is, it may lead to ice building up on your coils as a result of high humidity.
  • Low refrigerant: Your AC relies on the efficiency of the refrigerant cycle. Your outdoor compressor pressurizes the refrigerant and sends it through the coils. This process relies on a specific amount of refrigerant to function properly. When your refrigerant is low, typically caused by a leak, it can cause your system to work harder and this system imbalance may cause your coils to ice up.

There are still other reasons for your system icing up, including high humidity levels that can overwhelm your air conditioner. For exceptional Savannah, GA air conditioning services, call the experts at AAction Air Conditioning & Heating today! 

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Signs that You Need Air Conditioning Repair Service

Monday, March 25th, 2013

If you haven’t checked on your AC since last summer, or if you think it might need some service, don’t wait for any possible problems to get worse. In this post, we’d like to run you through some of the signs that you need air conditioning repair. Heeding these warnings may be able to prevent major repairs or replacement in the future, so be sure to call AAction Air for air conditioning repair in Savannah, GA!

You depend upon your air conditioner. You AC works by pressurizing refrigerant, pumping it through a system of coils, and causing it to undergo physical changes, heat is removed from your home, cooled, and returned. No matter what type of AC you have, it might eventually need repair. Here are some warning signs that it’s time to call an AC expert:

  • Inadequate cooling. A sudden or gradual drop in the cooling level of your home is probably not just general wear and tear—have it checked out by a pro.
  • Short-cycling. If your AC runs in short bursts, switching on and off frequently, then you may have a short-cycling problem.
  • Water leaks. Making sure that your AC is removing the condensation that results from the refrigeration process is critical to maintaining the effectiveness of your unit.
  • AC is constantly running. If your AC is appropriately sized, then it should turn off when it reaches the desired temperature. If it’s running all the time, there is a fault somewhere.
  • Visible frost buildup. If you see any frost buildup on the vents to your ductwork, or anywhere on your system, you may have a problem with your airflow circulation.

There may not be only one but several signs. They often work together. But don’t worry; when you hire a Savannah, GA air conditioning repair technician at AAction Air, you are in good hands. We’ll have your AC up and running in no time. If your system is beyond the state of repair, and you’d like to invest in the future of your home cooling system, we can advise you on a system replacement. Give us a call today!

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Air Conditioning Tip: Signs of AC Refrigerant Problems

Monday, March 18th, 2013

AAction Air offers air conditioning services  in Rincon, GA and the surrounding areas. If you are having problems due to low refrigerant or a refrigerant leak, give us a call. We can handle all your repair needs, and we’ll send a technician to your home to check for refrigerant leaks or other issues. Here are some signs that there’s a potential problem with the refrigerant.

One way to tell if you have potential refrigerant problem is to keep an eye on your utility bills. While there may be other reasons your energy bills have gone up, one reason could be that your AC system is working harder than it needs to in order to maintain comfortable temperatures in your home. Many air conditioning systems are charged at the factory and should be charged correctly. If they were not charged with the right amount of refrigerant, it could cause your air conditioner or heat pump to work harder.

Another sign to look out for is to pay attention to the system’s performance. If it doesn’t seem to be cooling your home properly, there could be a problem with the refrigerant. Moisture around the compressor, or streaks running down the unit could indicate a leak as well. If there is a problem with the charge, or you have a leak, a trained technician will understand how to properly charge and remove refrigerant. Oily spots on the connections is another warning sign. If you aren’t sure how to determine issues with refrigerant, call us any time.

Contact AAction Air for AC repair in Rincon, GA. Keep in mind that only a qualified technician should  if you add refrigerant to any type of air conditioning system.

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Air Conditioning Guide: Getting Your Air Conditioning System Ready for Summer

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Making sure that your air conditioner is ready for summer is critical to your comfort this upcoming cooling season. The Pooler, GA air conditioning experts at AAction Air can handle all of your cooling needs. By scheduling any necessary maintenance, repairs, or upgrades far in advance of the hottest days of the year, you can ensure that your home stays comfortable throughout the summer. If you think your air conditioner needs repairs or maintenance, call us today!

While proper installation goes a long way to ensure that you get the most out of your AC unit, it is routine service that makes or breaks a system. Here are some ways you can maximize the effectiveness and energy efficiency of your AC this summer:

  • Clean the air filters. The quality of your indoor air depends upon your air filters, which prevent the passage of dust, pollen, dander, and other particles into the cool air circulating throughout your home. When filters get dirty or clogged with debris, they cannot do their job properly, and they can also inhibit proper airflow. This can make the system work harder to cool your home, and the dust and dirt can get into other components and potentially cause damage.
  • Enroll in a preventive maintenance program. This is the best way to ensure that your air conditioning system runs effectively throughout the year. Not only can regular maintenance prevent major repairs in the future, but the tune-up and cleaning services can also improve the efficiency of your cooling system.
  • Spring cleaning. Keep the area surrounding your outdoor unit clean and clear of fallen branches, twigs, leaves, grass, and shrubbery; this also allows proper airflow to your system. Without proper airflow, your AC system cannot work as efficiently, and lack of airflow can result in excess wear and tear on the compressor.

Whatever steps you take to get your Pooler, GA air conditioner ready for summer, make sure you hire a professional. Call the expert air conditioning team at AAction Air for all air conditioner repair and maintenance services.

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Heating Efficiency Tips

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Winter can be a great time of the year, but it can also be pretty stressful. At AAction Air we understand how stressful high energy bills can be in addition to everything else that winter throws at you, so we’ve put together some heating efficiency tips that will help you reduce your energy use and which will also make your Savannah home a little greener. See what else you can come up with to increase energy efficiency in your home this winter.

  • Use your ceiling fans. Did you know that you can reverse the direction in which the fan blades rotate? Keep them moving clockwise in the winter. This pushes air down from the ceiling, and because heat rises this allows for consistent, even heating throughout your home.
  • Use your thermostats programmable settings. A lot of people have programmable thermostats but do not use the settings that they offer. Get the most out of your thermostat by taking the time to read the instruction manual.
  • Cook at home. Going out to eat can be a fun treat, but cooking in home is a great way to warm things up while also spending some quality time with your family.
  • Use a zone control system. By creating different temperature zones in your home you can heat different areas of your home to different temperatures. That means that there will be no more arguing about what temperature the living room should be or whether the kitchen is too hot. Keep everyone happy by using a zone control system and use only as much energy as necessary.
  • Shrink wrap your windows and airstrip your doors. Making your home as airtight as possible will help keep heated air in and keep the cold air out.
  • Layers are key. Simply throwing on an extra sweater will allow you to lower the thermostat by a couple of degrees, and that can make a big difference over time. In for the night? Don’t worry about fashion, throw on some sweatpants and enjoy the savings.

We hope that these simple tips help improve energy efficiency in your home this winter. See how much money you can save by making minor changes to your home heating habits. Add your own ideas to the list and enjoy the benefits of increased heating efficiency.

For more information about how to heat your Savannah efficiently, give AAction Air a call today!

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Benefits of a Home Energy Audit in Pooler, GA

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Everyone wants to keep their home comfortable throughout the year. Sometimes that is easier said than done, though. Even if your air conditioner and heater are working properly, poor energy efficiency can be caused by many other factors. Do not let low efficiency levels in your home dissuade you from keeping it as comfortable as you deserve all year long. Call AAction Air today to learn more about what an energy audit entails and how it can benefit your home in Pooler, GA.

There are a few different steps that your energy audit technician may take in determining what the energy efficiency problems in your home are. One common procedure is called a thermographic scan. This is one way in which your energy auditor can determine where thermal defects and air leakage are occurring in the envelope of your home. Infrared videos and cameras are used to read the surface temperatures of your home. The scans allow professional energy auditors to determine where additional insulation may benefit your home.

Thermographic scans can be performed indoors or outside, though interior scans are more common. This is due to the fact that air escaping your home may not move in straight line, and it is easier to pinpoint the problem spot from inside. Either way, this process allows your professional energy auditor the opportunity to assess air leakage in your home.

Thermographic readings are often performed in conjunction with blower door testing. During a blower door test your home is sealed up. A powerful fan pulls air out of your home. This imbalance of pressure causes air to then be pulled in through cracks and gaps in your home envelope. This process further determines problem areas in your home that may benefit from sealing or the installation of more insulation.

If your heating and air conditioning costs are just too high in Pooler, GA, call AAction Air today. We have the tools and the training necessary to ensure that your home is as efficient as can be. A professional energy audit can help you find the source of your efficiency problems, and our technicians can help resolve them. Let us help make your home a more comfortable, efficient place to live.

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Essential Maintenance For Your Pooler, GA Home: Changing Your Air Filter

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Any industry professional will tell you that the key to keeping any home comfort system efficient and effective in Pooler, GA is to schedule regular, professional maintenance with a qualified service provider. While this is true and you should never attempt to repair or service your heating and air conditioning systems yourself, there are a few steps that you can take on your own to help ensure the proper operation of your system. One of the simplest, yet most effective and important ways to do this is to regularly change your air filter. For more information about how to change your air filter or to purchase replacements, contact AAction Air.

There are a lot of different factors that can lead to the introduction of dust, dander and other pollutants in your indoor air. Part of the task that your heating and air conditioning system performs is to filter out some of these pollutants from the air that you breathe. As the air is forced through the air filter pollutants become trapped in the filtering material.

The problem that develops if you do not change your air filter regularly is that the pollutants captured can build up to the point that they inhibit air flow. As your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner tries to disperse heated and cooled air, it will have to work harder and harder as it meets more and more resistance at the filter. This in turn leads to excessive wear and tear on your system as well as increasing the risk of damage to your system.

At AAction Air, we believe that the best way for homeowners to improve efficiency and the effectiveness with which their heating and cooling systems work is to educate themselves a bit. If you have any further questions about the function of an air filter or how to decide when it is time for an air filter replacement in Pooler, GA, contact AAction Air. We have the answers and information you need.

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