Why Does My AC Cause my Circuit Breaker to Trip?

July 11th, 2016

The circuit breakers in your home are there to protect your electrical system from overload on a particular circuit. There are a number of reasons they may turn off, i.e. trip. Your AC system requires enough energy that it will have its own circuit breaker, and sometimes this circuit breaker can trip due to weather conditions.

However, if you’ve noticed your AC breaker tripping too frequently, giving resistance when switching to “on” or immediately tripping a second time right after switching it on, then you should be concerned. If this is the case, leave it off for now and give the professionals on our team a call. (more…)

How Your Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant

August 24th, 2015

If you read anything about air conditioning, you are liable to come across references to refrigerant. Refrigerant is the lifeblood of your air conditioning system, without which it wouldn’t be able to cool down your home. Though many people understand the importance of refrigerant to air conditioning system, few understand how it actually works. In the interest of increasing your knowledge about a system that you probably use frequently, especially during the summer, let’s take a look at how refrigerant helps your air conditioner operate. (more…)

Common Ductless Air Conditioning Problems

August 3rd, 2015

Ductless air conditioning is becoming more and more popular, and is already pretty firmly entrenched in Santa Fe. If you’re looking for a way to keep your home cool during the hot months of the year, while simultaneously achieving more energy-efficient and accurate climate control than traditional systems, ductless is the way to go. However, ductless systems have their own problems that need to be dealt with. During the summer, the added stress of operating on a daily basis will be more likely to create some of these problems. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the more common issues your ductless air conditioning system is likely to run into. (more…)

Should I Replace My Old Air Conditioner, Even if It’s Still Working?

July 20th, 2015

This is one question that we get quite a lot. We’ve posted before about some of the signs that you should replace your air conditioner, one of which is that it’s simply getting too old. Age is a big indicator of the general health of your system, but many homeowners continue to use their air conditioners long after the 20-year mark. Their reasoning is that as long as the system is working, why bother replacing it? While it’s true that you can keep an air conditioner up and running for quite a long time, the question is: is it worth it? Let’s examine whether or not you should replace your old air conditioner, even if it’s still working. (more…)

You Might Never Go Back to Ducts

July 6th, 2015

The entire purpose behind an air conditioner is that it should operate reliably, efficiently, and powerfully all summer long in order to keep your entire family cool. We all know the importance of whole-house air conditioning in Santa Fe, and we often have to run our air conditioners much more than we might like. More and more homeowners are looking for alternatives to conventional HVAC systems, whose use of air ducts has long dominated the market. But with the rise of ductless cooling systems—already prevalent throughout the rest of the world—you now have a great, alternative option to consider if you’re in the market for a new cooling system. (more…)

What Happens During an Air Conditioning Maintenance Appointment

June 22nd, 2015

Air conditioning maintenance is always important for helping your air conditioner have a long and healthy lifespan. While many homeowners are well aware of how important air conditioner maintenance is, many do not know what it actually entails. If you really want to know how helpful air conditioning maintenance can be to your system, it’s a good idea to learn a little bit more about air conditioning maintenance. Read on to find out what actually happens during an air conditioning maintenance appointment. (more…)

How Zone Control Can Improve Your Air Conditioning Efficiency

June 15th, 2015

Summer is here, and people are starting to rely on their air conditioning systems to keep themselves cool through the hot days. Though central air conditioning is effective at keeping a home cool, it’s not a perfect system. There are a couple of different issues that contribute to substantial decreases in efficiency. These issues can be corrected, however, by installing a zone control system. Read on to find out more about the problems afflicting central air conditioning systems, and how zone control can help improve their efficiency. (more…)

How a Clogged Air Filter Can Cause Your Air Conditioner to Break Down

June 8th, 2015

Your air conditioner is a pretty sturdy system, and most are manufactured to last up to 20 years with proper maintenance. However, a single problem can still cause your entire air conditioning system to break down. It’s important that you are aware of these dangerous problems so that you can have them addressed as soon as they crop up. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what can happen when an air filter in your system becomes clogged. (more…)

Want to Improve Your AC Efficiency? Try Duct Sealing

June 1st, 2015

Spring is the time that most homeowners tend to evaluate their air conditioners, making sure that they’re up to the task of keeping their homes cool throughout the summer. Just making sure that your air conditioner is functioning properly isn’t the whole of it, though. You also want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your system. Part of those considerations should be the state of your ducts. Duct sealing can play a major part in improving your air conditioner performance. Read on to find out how. (more…)

What You Should Know About Your Air Conditioner Compressor

May 25th, 2015

Your air conditioner is a pretty complex system, comprised of many different parts. Every part of the system is important, some more than others. One of the most important parts of your air conditioner is the compressor, which is responsible for circulating refrigerant throughout the system. It also happens to be one of those parts that can cause the entire air conditioner to require replacement if it breaks down. Read on to find out more about the compressor, what can cause problems with it, and how to keep it functioning properly. (more…)