Dowd Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

Why Your AC Is Tripping the Circuit Breaker

Monday, June 27th, 2022

When you set the thermostat for your air conditioning system to cool the house, you expect the AC to turn on and do its job. But what if the air conditioner does come on—but soon after, if not immediately, it shuts down? If you know the basic troubleshooting steps in this situation, you’ll go to the house’s electrical panel to see if the AC’s circuit breaker has tripped. If it has, you reset it and your AC gets back to cooling.

This may not be the end of the story, however. Your AC can trip the circuit breaker again. And again. If this situation occurs, we recommend you stop resetting the breaker. Something else is wrong with your AC, and you may require professional air conditioning service in Hatboro, PA to resolve the problem.

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Why an AC Can Start to Leak Water

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Air conditioning systems use the circulation of refrigerant in a closed loop to cool down a house: cold refrigerant evaporates along the indoor coil to absorb heat, and hot refrigerant releases that heat to the outdoors. 

We provided that short description of how an AC works to show you that water doesn’t play a part in cooling down the conditioned air you get from your home’s air conditioner. And yet, you may notice water dripping out of the indoor AC unit. Why is this happening and do you need to have repairs done? We’ll answer both questions below.

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Odd Noises You Don’t Want to Hear From Your AC

Monday, September 6th, 2021

The end of the summer is a stressful time for a home air conditioning system: all the work the AC has done cooling the house through sweltering hot months can catch up with it and trigger malfunctions. If you’re vigilant about your AC at the end of summer, you may catch warning signs of a need for AC repair in Hatboro, PA before the cooling system fails. The sooner you know to call our expert team to look into odd behavior from your AC, the better the outcome!

Weird noises from an air conditioner are major warning signs to watch (or listen) for. We’ve compiled a list of common “bad news” AC sounds below. When in doubt, call us to investigate and see what work will rescue your cooling system. 

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