This Is a Risky Time for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 17th, 2018

sunshine-iconThis post title sounds a bit melodramatic, as if your air conditioner is moving through a period of intense high stress when it could break down at any minute. But… that’s exactly what the end of the summer is! Late summer rarely means cooler temperatures—sometimes the hottest days of the year are in September—and the AC has done a huge amount of work already. The combination of Big Heat and Too Much Work can mean An Air Conditioner That Doesn’t Cool.

None of us here at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning want this to happen to you! We have the 24-hour residential AC repair in Salt Lake City, UT to rescue your AC as it goes through the tough late summer gauntlet. If you watch for the signs your AC is running into end-of-season problems, you can call us in time to avert a complete air conditioning system shutdown.

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Time to Ask Some Tough Questions About Your AC

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

old-air-conditioner-unitThe hot weather still has plans for us in Salt Lake City—even when the season officially clicks over to fall, we can expect our home cooling systems to continue to chug away providing relief from the blistering heat.

But this is still a good time of the year to stop and think about your home’s air conditioning system and its future. Maybe you don’t need to think about it as hard as your children’s future or your own career. The air conditioner, however, is a vital part of your home comfort and you spend hundreds of dollars a year operating it. It’s a significant investment, and you should know when the time has come to replace it with a new system.

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The Perils of August: How To Make Sure Your AC Holds Up

Monday, August 20th, 2018

flushed-man-and-fanIt’s incredibly common for homeowners to forget all the tips and tricks they read in a manual back when their AC was installed and to start running their system carelessly as the years go by. The seemingly benign daily errors can cause your AC harm. Here’s some easy tips to make sure your home stays cool:

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When Will My AC Run Out of Refrigerant?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWe hope your AC never runs out of refrigerant—because it would be bad news for your air conditioner. You see, air conditioners are not supposed to run out of refrigerant unless there are leaks in the refrigerant lines. If your air conditioner doesn’t develop malfunctions, it should retain the same amount of refrigerant for as long as you own it—around 10 to 15 years.

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What’s That Noise From My Air Conditioner Mean?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedStrange noises coming from any type of machine usually indicate that something has gone wrong with it. It’s the most basic way that appliances can send signals that it’s time for repairs, or perhaps a complete replacement. The AC in your house is no different, although you may feel tempted to ignore any odd air conditioning sounds as long as the system is still sending out the cool air you need from it.

But since you’ve arrived at this blog post, it means you know those sounds from the AC aren’t normal and you want to have something done about it. You’ve taken the right step already, since no matter how well the air conditioner appears to be working otherwise, any malfunction will eventually spell trouble and even a complete system breakdown.

We’ll go through what some of these sounds might mean—and we’re here to help with your AC repair in Salt Lake City, UT when you’re done.

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Why Is There Ice on My AC?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

ice-on-ACAlthough air conditioning systems are ubiquitous in Salt Lake City, most people know very little about how these cooling units actually run. For example, a homeowner may notice ice or a layer of frost developing along the indoor evaporator coils of a central air conditioner and not think that’s a big deal. It may even seem natural. An air conditioner creates cold air, so why not a little ice?

But ice shouldn’t be appearing on an AC! Air conditioners don’t cool down the air they send into a home using ice, and ice isn’t a byproduct of the cooling process. If you came to this post because you have suspicions that the ice on your home’s air conditioner means something is wrong, you’re correct. But what is wrong?

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