Bud Matthews Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

Sending the AC Off Right (Repair Anything That’s Wrong)

Monday, October 1st, 2018

autumn-backgroundI guess we gave the whole game away in the title! But you aren’t reading our blog for suspense thrillers with big twists at the end—you want to know how best to take care of your HVAC equipment, and we’re here to help. We’ll assist with any HVAC services in Hillsborough, NC you may need, including for your heating system. But right now, we want to concentrate on the air conditioner, which is coming to the end of its season of heavy work. The cool weather is coming, and it’s time to set up the winter vacation plans for the air conditioner.

Continue Reading

The AC That Won’t Shut Off—Why Is This Happening?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

air-conditioning-grillHow much do you run your air conditioner during the summer? You might say, “All the time,” but you know that’s an exaggeration. On hot days it may feel like you have to keep the air conditioner’s compressor running continually to keep you cool, but the compressor of an air conditioner is designed to go through cycles as it lowers the indoor temperature to meet the setting on the thermostat. You should hear the compressor turn on and off a few times during a hot day.

If the air conditioning compressor really is running nonstop, then there’s something wrong with it. There are a range of possibilities, and we’ll look at a few of the most common. If you do need air conditioning repair in Chapel Hill, NC, you can reach our professionals 24/7 for the fast service necessary to get you cool again.

Continue Reading

Why Does My AC Cost So Much to Run?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

air-conditioner-money-saverHere in the deeps of summer in Durham is when we’ll rely on our air conditioning systems the most. You’ll expect to see an increase in your electrical costs when the AC has to spend extra time running in order to keep your house cooled down to a comfortable temperature.

However, do you think you’re paying more to run your AC than you should? Whether this is a new development or an issue you’ve always had with the system, it’s worth looking into. There could be some simple steps to take to fix the problem—or maybe you have a malfunctioning air conditioner that needs to be repaired. We’ll look at some of the possibilities below.

Continue Reading

Speaking of Copper: Watch for Refrigerant Leaks from Your AC!

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

In yesterday’s blog post, we took a closer look at why copper is ­the metal of choice when it comes to plumbing systems. But copper isn’t only popular for plumbing pipes. It’s also a key part of heating systems and air conditioners. The air conditioner that provides cooling to your house has many key components made from this ductile, durable, and safe metal.

There’s one component we’re going to take a close look at today, the refrigerant lines, where copper is both a blessing—and sometimes a curse.

Continue Reading

Some Late Summer AC Problems You Might Encounter

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

It’s the second half of August, and the end of summer is in sight. But that doesn’t mean we can expect an immediate break from the hot weather. Your air conditioning system is going to need to keep running a big longer. Considering all the work that it’s already done so far this year, now is the time to keep a sharp watch for malfunctions from all the wear and tear of another summer of keeping your home comfortable.

Continue Reading

A Hard-Starting Air Conditioner: What It Is, What We Can Do About It

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The stress of a long summer can sometimes spell serious problems for an air conditioning system. Think of it like a car that’s going on a long trip: there always exists the chance that something could go wrong with the vehicle because of all that mileage.

Continue Reading