Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning repair’

Is Your Air Conditioner Not Working Like It Used to?

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Air conditioners last for a long time, but they don’t last forever. The important part about owning an AC is making sure that it cools your house properly in the time that you have it, and getting it properly replaced when it fails to perform that duty. If you’re a homeowner that’s been struggling with an aging air conditioner, be sure to check out what type of AC replacement services interest you in our area.

In the meantime, if you’re a homeowner with an air conditioner that’s still got plenty of years left in it, it’s vital to make sure that it’s operating as efficiently as possible. Below, we’ve included a list of efficiency tips and tricks that could help your air conditioner work like it did when you first got it. If you’re still having problems with efficiency, even after following our guide, be sure to call us for air conditioning repair in Plymouth, IN.

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If My Compressor Burns Out, Should I Replace the Whole AC?

Monday, August 19th, 2019

compressorThere are a lot of issues that homeowners may encounter with their home cooling systems. It’s unfortunate, but it’s just a fact. There is no way in which you can make any air conditioning system 100% reliable. Routine maintenance will get you as close as possible, but even that can’t guarantee a problem-free lifespan. All this being said, there are certainly some problems that are more serious than others. Compressor burnout is up there at the top.

If your compressor burns out, you are definitely dealing with a major issue. Before you start jumping to worst-case scenario conclusions, though, you really need to take a step back and assess the situation as a whole. Some folks will tell you that replacing your entire air conditioning system is your only option in this scenario, but that’s not really true. So read on, and remember that we’re here for all of your air conditioning services in Syracuse, IN.

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Before You First Turn on the AC …

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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The warm weather is on its way! Soon, you’ll be turning on your home’s central air conditioning system and keep it running for a few hours (at least) during the day.

But wait—before you adjust the thermostat to activate the air conditioner, there are a few steps to do and checks to make. We recommend you do them at least a few weeks before you anticipate when you’ll start using the AC. You may need to schedule air conditioning repair in Plymouth, IN before the season starts, and now is a good time to find out if you do!

Follow the steps below to help your air conditioner have the best possible start to the summer.

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Sign Up for Our HomeSavers Club This Spring!

Monday, April 15th, 2019

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When it comes to HVAC Services in Columbia City, IN, Collier’s is the trusted company and has been for more than three decades. Among the many reasons that homeowners turn to us to take care of their heating and cooling is because of our HomeSavers Club. This maintenance program packages the regular inspections and tune-ups an HVAC system needs with extra benefits. Customers receive tremendous value from membership, starting with reliable heating and cooling systems that don’t waste money when they run.

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Your AC May Overheat: Here’s Why

Monday, August 20th, 2018

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Air conditioners are designed to operate during hot days. That’s what they’re for, after all. But an air conditioning system can overheat the same way other mechanical devices like car engines do. When this happens, you may be stranded with a non-functioning AC on one of the hottest days of the year. The AC’s blower fan may stop working so no cool air circulates to the rooms, or the compressor may fail so you’ll still have air circulation, but the air will be room temperature.

Fixing overheated ACs is one of our major jobs during the summers. We have plenty of experience taking care of these failures and can explain in detail why they happen. You don’t need excessive amounts of detail, however, to understand why you need a Plymouth, IN, HVAC contractor to repair a busted air conditioner, so below we’ve only listed the major reasons for an air conditioner overheating:

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“Dirty Sock” Syndrome and Your Air Conditioning

Monday, May 14th, 2018

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The name “dirty sock syndrome” will give you a heads-up about why this isn’t something you want happening your home. If you instantly wrinkled your nose and imagined a damp, musty, moldy, thoroughly unpleasant odor—well, you’re right. When you’ve got dirty sock syndrome happening in your house, you can expect this unwelcoming smell to permeate throughout the rooms connected to the ventilation system.

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Watch Out for the Burned-Out AC Compressor

Monday, September 4th, 2017

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In our last post, we addressed a problem homeowners often encounter with their cooling systems as the summer approaches its close: a system that can’t seem to keep up with the heat. Whenever you have an AC that’s not doing its job, it’s vital that you call on us for air conditioning services in Syracuse, IN or elsewhere in Northern Indiana where our technicians are ready to solve your problem.

Today, we’re addressing another end-of-summer air conditioning trouble—and it’s a serious one that can make the difference between an AC with a long, productive service life, and an AC that needs to be replaced years too early. It’s the looming specter of the burnt-out compressor. When the compressor in an air conditioner fails, it is usually more cost-effective to replace the entire AC rather than the compressor… so this is definitely a malfunction you want to avoid at all costs!

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Why Won’t My AC Keep Up at the End of Summer?

Monday, August 21st, 2017
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The Dogs Days of Summer. If only they were THIS pleasant.

Oh boy, here we are in the “dog days” of summer. (Which has nothing to do with dogs lying around on porches panting. The phrase goes back to the ancient Greeks and the position of the constellation Sirius the Dog in the morning sky. The more you know, the more… okay, this isn’t terribly useful information, but we’d thought we’d share it.)

Anyway, the late summer heat… it can be pretty bad, even with a few days of rain and some cooling now and then. Your air conditioning system in Columbia City, IN still has some heavy work ahead of it before the true cooling of fall arrives. And if your AC doesn’t seem like it’s up to battling the heat, leaving hot spots around the home and letting humidity get out of control, it’s something we recommend you investigate now. Don’t let problems linger because cooler weather is on the horizon. Delaying repair work for an air conditioner means bigger costs in the future—not to mention a possible full system breakdown.

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How Many Years Will Typical AC Last before It Needs Replacement?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

air-conditioning-systemThis is a question often we hear from homeowners. They want their air conditioning systems to last as long as possible, but they also know that “possible” doesn’t include “forever.” At some point, the air conditioner will age past the point where it’s pragmatic to continue fixing it. It also develops a higher risk of permanently breaking down on a hot day—and nobody wants that to happen!

However, we can’t give you a definite answer about the age at which a central air conditioning system needs to be replaced. It differs depending on the system, how much use it has seen, and if it receives regular maintenance.

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Let’s Keep Your AC Efficient This Coming Summer

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-money-saverAt Collier’s, our goal is more than just being there when you need us for an air conditioning repair. We want to help you avoid air conditioning repairs and we want you to save money each time you turn on your air conditioning in Warsaw, IN or the surrounding areas. We take air conditioning efficiency seriously, and in this post we’re going to offer advice on how you can keep your AC operating at energy-saving levels over the coming summer—without sacrificing comfort.

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