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

Capacitors: An AC Part That Can Fail on You This Time of Year

Monday, October 26th, 2020
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The final heat of the year can often bring the need for a major central air conditioning repair in Slidell, LA. Any home AC has already seen plenty of extreme heat this year, and if it’s managed this far without needing repairs, that’s great. (In fact, we’d wager the reason is that the system received professional maintenance in spring—no better way to prepare an AC for the “battle” with summer weather than with a pro tune-up before the season.)

As your AC comes to the finish line for the year, there are several malfunctions that may crop up because of the long strain. Even the best maintenance in the world can’t stop all malfunctions from a stressful summer. One common trouble air conditioners can encounter at this period is failed capacitors. This is an easy malfunction for our technicians to fix, so as long as you watch out for it and know the signs it’s occurring, you should have an easy end to hot weather.

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No Matter the Season, Fast AC Repairs Are Vital!

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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It may be fall now, but when it comes to air conditioning repair, when you need it you need it. This isn’t a time when you can delay getting a faulty air conditioning system fixed just because there’s a chance—and only a chance—you may not need it for a few months.

In general, leaving any sort of equipment with a malfunction is a poor idea. But neglecting AC repairs can put you in a trouble spot, either in the immediate future or further down the road. We’ll explain more about why fast AC repairs in Slidell, LA are important no matter the season and no matter the upcoming weather forecast.

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Grade Your AC’s Summer Performance

Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Your air conditioning system doesn’t go to school and come back with report cards. But we recommend you give your AC a report card at the end of every summer because it’s a good way for you to analyze the system’s performance. Fall is an ideal time to make upgrades or even a full replacement to your AC, and the grade you give the air conditioner will help you think about your future home cooling.

Use the classic grading system of “A” through “F” and answer this question: “How would I rate the overall performance of my air conditioning this summer?”

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This Is the Time of Year to Be Watchful for AC Repair Problems

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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With temperatures in the upper 80s and sometimes the 90s and relative humidity above 80%, this is a time of year when we need to rely heavily on our home air conditioning systems for comfort. (By the way, if your air conditioning system doesn’t have a dehumidifier built into it, we recommend calling us for whole-house dehumidifier installation. It can make an enormous difference in comfort and how much you run the AC.)

Because we depend so much on air conditioning systems at the close of the summer, and because air conditioners have already put in so much hard work in the first half of the season, this is a period when ACs are at the highest risk of malfunctions and even full breakdowns.

This post is our way to help remind you to keep a close watch for indications you need AC repairs in Slidell, LA. We are ready to help the moment you’ve got an AC dealing with late-summer woes!

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Why You Should Trust Professionals With Your AC Services

Monday, July 20th, 2020
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We understand many homeowners are looking for ways to make their money go farther. We encourage that! But a big part of improving home finances is understanding where to invest the money in professional services. You can take over doing all the garden work yourself—but when it comes to handling air conditioning services, from repairs to a replacement, you only want to trust to a full professional Slidell, LA air conditioning company. Don’t try to do the work on your own, and don’t let an amateur talk you into using their unlicensed service!

Why is it so important that you turn to professionals only for AC services? Here are a few of the best reasons.

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When Is My AC Problem an Emergency?

Monday, July 6th, 2020
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We take great pride at Gowland’s with the speed of our service. It’s why we say that we are available at your convenience rather than ours. We are ready with 24-hour emergency service for air conditioning repair in Slidell, LA, and throughout the New Orleans area because we know how much our customers depend on their cooling equipment during hot and humid Louisiana summers.

But we also understand that people may feel hesitant about calling for emergency repairs. “What counts as an emergency?” they ask. “When do I need to have repairs right now?”

The simplest way we can answer this is, “If you think it’s an emergency, treat it like one.” You won’t regret calling for service even if the situation wasn’t as urgent as you first believed. When you think you need help right away, go with that instinct. And please, don’t try to repair the AC yourself or look to an amateur who makes big promises to do it. You won’t like the results.

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Basic Repair Warning Sounds From Your AC

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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You never want an air conditioning malfunction to sneak up on you, since it can mean losing cooling for your house during one of the hottest days of summer. You can’t predict all air conditioning problems ahead of time, but the majority will give off some warning signs. If you know what to look for—or in this case, listen for—you can call our repairs experts in time to head off a bigger disaster.

Odds sounds are among the commonest ways that an air conditioner signals something is wrong with it. Please don’t overlook these strange noises just because the cooling capacity of the AC still seems fine. These sounds almost always indicate a problem that will worsen without attention from technicians.

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Leaking Refrigerant: A Major Air Conditioning Problem

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Refrigerant is the life-blood of an air conditioning system. In fact, the role refrigerant plays in an AC is similar to the role of blood in the human body: it circulates from a pump and allows the AC to transfer heat from one place to another. Cold refrigerant in the evaporator coil absorbs heat to lower the indoor air temperature, and hot refrigerant in the condenser coil releases heat to the outside. This process is called heat exchange, and the chemical refrigerant is designed to make this as efficient as possible.

As you may imagine, refrigerant leaking from an air conditioner is a problem, and not just because it will make it harder for the AC to remove heat from the house to the outside. A loss of refrigerant will eventually cause catastrophic damage to the air conditioner and lead to a burnt-out compressor.

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Don’t Hesitate to Call for AC Emergency Repairs!

Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Summer weather often starts early in New Orleans, and the hot and humid weather taxes household air conditioning systems. Even with the best care for your central AC, with regular spring maintenance, you may end up facing a malfunctioning system at some point this summer.

Fortunately, you have Gowland’s on your side! We provide air conditioning repair in Slidell, LA and throughout the New Orleans area. We’re available at your convenience, not ours!

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Should You Repair Your AC or Replace It This Spring?

Monday, March 30th, 2020
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When an air conditioning system starts to get up there in age, a homeowner is faced with the question of when it will need to be replaced. The first instinct is to continue to have it repaired whenever anything goes wrong. But eventually, the cost of repairs will no longer be worth it and exceed the value of having a new air conditioner installed.

You may find yourself coming to the point where you’re balancing having another repair for your old AC or scheduling an air conditioning replacement in Slidell, LA. The right choice depends on a variety of factors—there’s no single answer to this question. The best way to find the right answer is to arrange for service with our NATE-certified technicians. They won’t push you toward the more expensive option if that isn’t the best one. We value our relationships with customers over revenue.

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