Gowland's Heating & A/C Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning System Repair’

Early Fall Tip: Repair Your AC If It Needs It

Monday, September 26th, 2022
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Now that it’s officially fall, the temperatures are… still extremely hot. It’s around 91°F as we’re writing this post, and it’ll probably be in the 80s by next week. This makes it important to pay special attention to your air conditioning system. After a hard summer of dedicated work, your air conditioner is at a higher risk of failing because of all the stress on it. 

But we also know that the closer we get to the end of the year, the more likely people will ignore issues with their AC. The common line of thinking is: “Well, I soon won’t need the AC for a couple of months, so if it’s acting funny I don’t need to move fast to get it fixed. It can wait until next year.”

As with most jobs in life, procrastination is the wrong choice! Our big tip for beating the early fall heat is to always schedule AC repair in New Orleans, LA promptly. No matter how small the problem may seem, it’s to your advantage to have our professionals out to examine and fix your AC.

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Why Won’t My AC Evenly Cool My Home?

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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The point of having a central air conditioning system in a home is to provide a spread of cool air throughout most of the rooms. Although you can expect a few rooms to get a bit warmer than others because of sunlight exposure or room placement, your home’s central AC should be able to handle providing comfort everywhere with an even distribution of cool air.

If you start to find that some rooms are hotter than normal when the AC is running, there may be a repair issue with the air conditioner. Or it may be ready for a replacement. We’ll look over some of the possible causes for your air conditioning system to unevenly cool the house.

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Sounds You Want to Hear From Your AC

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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One of the basic warning signs of an air conditioning system in trouble is when it makes any strange noise or noise that’s louder than normal. We’ve written about some of these warning sounds before, but in today’s post we plan to take a different look at air conditioning noises. After all, the best way to tell when a sound from an AC is unusual is to know what sounds are usual

Let’s take a tour through what your air conditioning system will sound like when it’s doing its job. This is what the soundtrack to summer days in your home ought to be—and if it’s not, we can help!

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Odd Smells From Your AC: What They Might Mean

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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Strange sounds can warn you of an air conditioning system in need of repair work. These noises include clanging, grinding, loud clicking, hissing, and bubbling. But your ears aren’t the only sense you can use to determine if your AC is asking for help. An air conditioner can often give off strange smells that will warn you it’s time to call the Gowland’s team for AC repair in St. Bernard, LA

Below we’ll list the most common cautionary odors and what they can mean for your air conditioner.

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Why Is Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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When your home’s central air conditioner is running, you’ll expect to hear several sounds from it: the whir of the motors powering the fans and the compressor, a slight rattle from the vents as the system starts up, and the occasional dripping of water. 

So you know that water is involved at some point in the cooling process. It therefore might not come as a surprise when you see water leaking from the AC’s cabinet. But what is causing this? Is it something that requires calling us for AC repair in Covington, LA?

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Know the Cooling Limits of Your AC

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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When it gets hot and humid in New Orleans, you’ll need your AC working hard to keep you cool. But this is a good time to ask how hard your air conditioner can work. You probably already know that your air conditioning system cannot make your house as cold as the inside of a refrigerator, and if you look at the thermostat you’ll see it has the lowest setting of 60°F, which is already pretty cold for most people. 

We’re going to discuss the actual limits of your AC, which can help you know how to get the best services with the fewest problems from your air conditioning in Slidell, LA.

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“Dirty Sock Syndrome” in Your AC—The Lowdown

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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You don’t need much more description of what “dirty sock syndrome” is like than the name. You know what that smell is like, and it’s not pleasant, to put it mildly. 

But what does “dirty sock syndrome” actually mean aside from the terrible odor? It’s a type of AC problem that is unfortunately common in a place like New Orleans where there are high humidity levels in the summer. If you are running your air conditioner system and notice that ugly odor of piles of unwashed socks (once again, ewww), then you may have an air conditioner that’s got a bad case of dirty sock syndrome.

So let’s put clothespins on our noses and move forward to find out what dirty sock syndrome is and what can be done about it.

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What Is a “Hard Starting” Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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“Hard starting” is something that people in colder climates sometimes encounter with their cars during winter. The engine works harder and takes longer to turn over and start. But hard starting isn’t limited to cars or cold weather: your air conditioning system can begin to hard start. If it does, you’ll probably need to schedule AC repair in Mandeville, LA, or you may even need to purchase a new air conditioner.

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How AC Maintenance Prevents Repairs

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Last month we posted a reminder about getting on the schedule for air conditioning maintenance. Spring has only just officially started, so it’s the ideal time to have this essential air conditioning service in Slidell, LA done.

We’ve talked before about all the benefits of having maintenance done each year, and we’re going to focus on one specifically. But it’s a big one! An annual inspection and tune-up for an AC goes a long way toward preventing the majority of repairs the system may need over its service life.

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How to Tell You Need Commercial AC Service

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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We know you have plenty to worry about on a day-to-day basis when it comes to operating your business. That’s why you would like your HVAC system to simply do its job in the background so you don’t have to pay any attention to it. Ideally, this is how commercial heating and cooling should work, and when we handle installation and maintenance services for commercial HVAC systems, it’s our aim to see that the comfort system operates as worry-free as possible.

But when your AC system begins to malfunction during the warmer weather, you can count on us to come to your assistance with repairs. First, you have to know there is a problem, and commercial systems can sometimes hide their malfunctions until they get too big. In this post, we’re going to go over the warning signs to watch for that you may need commercial AC repairs.

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