Crown Group Ohio Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning System Repair’

What Parts Make a Heat Pump Different From an AC?

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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The heat pump is a nifty invention based on a simple principle: What if you could cause an air conditioning system to run in reverse, so instead of removing heat from the indoor air and blowing it outside, it would remove heat from the outside air and blow it indoors. Presto! The air conditioner changes from cooling to heating. 

Although it may be a simple concept, heat pumps need to have several special components built into them to allow them to shift from cooling a home to heating it. Below we’re going to look at the parts of a heat pump that make it different from an AC, the parts that let it work as both an air conditioner and a heater.

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Considering Your AC’s Future at the End of Summer

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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Fall officially starts in less than a month. But that doesn’t mean the hot weather abruptly stops: you can anticipate more steady work from your AC cooling down your home and keeping your family comfortable for a bit longer.

But as this is the end of the summer, it’s still the right time to analyze how your AC performed over the season. This can help you make some important decisions choices about your cooling system’s future. Maybe you overlooked an important air conditioning repair in Hartville, OH and can schedule it in time to prevent it from becoming more expensive. Or you may realize your AC is ready to retire when the fall cool arrives so you can replace it with a new unit. We’re here to lead you through this process. We promise it doesn’t take long and you’ll have a better understanding of where you and your AC are going.

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Why Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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We’ve written before about refrigerant leaks in an air conditioner. The short version: they’re bad news. If left unrepaired, loss of refrigerant in an air conditioner will cause a chain of problems, starting with a rise in humidity and a drop in efficiency, culminating in the grand spectacle of the compressor burning out and you needing to purchase a new air conditioning system. 

Fortunately, if you notice the signs of something going wrong with the AC and call us for air conditioning repair in Akron, OH, we can repair the trouble before it reaches these extremes. We’ll locate the leaks, seal them, and restore the lost refrigerant. 

Today, we would like to dig deeper into the refrigerant leak problem. Some people would like to know how leaks like this get started and if they can take steps to prevent them. Follow us below and we’ll examine the top reasons for refrigerant leaks.

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Does Your AC Need a Refrigerant Refill? Probably Not!

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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If you ever hear a so-called “HVAC technician” tell you that it’s time to give your air conditioner a refrigerant refill, run the other direction as fast as you can! This technician either has no idea what they’re talking about or they’re trying to pull a fast one on you.

Unfortunately, people are often confused about how refrigerant in an air conditioning system works. They often assume that refrigerant is a type of fuel and the AC will eventually run low on it. Like an automobile, it needs to have more fuel put in to keep it going.

This isn’t how refrigerant works at all. An AC may at some point require more refrigerant, but this is a repair, not a regular task. We’ll explain below to help you understand when you may need more refrigerant, and why most of the time you won’t.

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Ice on the Air Conditioner? No, That Should Not Happen!

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Since most people don’t know the inner workings of their home air conditioning systems, they may think the appearance of ice along the evaporator coil is something normal. After all, the AC blows out air that feels frigid, as if it were blown across an Arctic landscape. So shouldn’t ice be a normal byproduct of the air conditioner cooling down a house?

The answer is no, not at all.

When an air conditioner is running properly, ice will never appear on it. If ice does show up on the evaporator coil (the spot where it will start) it means that something is wrong with the system. If this happens to your air conditioner, you will probably need to call for air conditioning repair in Akron, OH.

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When Is It Time to Stop AC Repairs and Get a New One?

Monday, June 1st, 2020
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As much as you’d love for your current air conditioner to last for as long as you own your house, the stress on an AC will eventually catch up with it. Even with the best regular maintenance, you can expect the system to reach a point where it’s more cost-effective–not to mention more comfortable–for you to have a new system put in rather than pay for yet another repair.

But aside from the air conditioner suffering from a catastrophic breakdown, how will you know when it’s time to leave aside AC repair in Akron, OH, and arrange for a new installation?

We can help!

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Warning Signs of an Air Conditioning System in Trouble

Friday, May 15th, 2020
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The best way to prevent running into a need for air conditioning repair in Akron, OH is to have routine maintenance done before the summer heat arrives. Our Crown Comfort Club is the easiest path toward the regular maintenance that will keep your AC in top shape for the season, so if you haven’t arranged for your annual appointment, sign up for the club to get started.

But there’s no way we prevent all air conditioning malfunctions, and the best way to mitigate problems and prevent major air conditioning system failures is to watch for the early indications of AC trouble. Air conditioners may not come with complex computer diagnostics that will tell you exactly when something is going wrong, but they do give off warnings when trouble is starting. Below are the common signs to look for that will help you know it’s time to call for our technicians.

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The Crown Comfort Club Will Take Care of Your Spring AC Tune-Up!

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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The start of spring means warmer days—and an occasional swing back to cold days—and a time when people start thinking about preparing for the summer ahead. And that means it’s time for homeowners to schedule their annual tune-ups and inspections for their air conditioning systems.

We can’t stress enough the importance of spring air conditioning maintenance in Akron, OH. It benefits your cooling system, your comfort, and your bills in both the short and long-term. It isn’t a job you can do on your own, either. You want our NATE-certified technicians to handle the job. They’ll do the work thoroughly so you get all the benefits of regular maintenance. We are a customer-focused, service-oriented company, and we always aim to leave our customers with the best experience possible.

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