Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Every year on the final Monday of May, citizens of America come together to honor those who have served our country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day came to prominence after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen soldiers on either side. Although its origins are somewhat ambiguous, it has always been about bringing people together to recognize our country’s military personnel and history. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who have served our county.

Memorial Day also marks the beginning of summer. We hope that you have a wonderful day off, and that it is a great start to your summer!

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Atlanta Air Conditioning FAQ: Why Does My Air Conditioner Keep Shutting Off?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

If you’ve become frustrated by the way your air conditioner keeps shutting off, then you need to call for professional air conditioning services from Cool Air Mechanical. One of the most common problems we see in Atlanta occurs when air conditioners short cycle. This means that they frequently turn on and off again, often with no apparent reason, and often before the home has reached the desired temperature. This can be both frustrating and inefficient. In today’s post, we’d like to share with you some reasons why this might be happening to you. If you’re concerned about your air conditioning, Cool Air Mechanical is here to help.

Your cooling operates according to a cycle and all of the components need to work well for your AC to perform well. Let’s take a look for some reasons why your air conditioner keeps shutting off:

  • Compressor issue: The compressor is the engine of your refrigerant cycle and is responsible for generating the pressurized conditions under which the refrigerant absorbs and dissipates thermal energy. It is often a sealed component so that dust and debris cannot damage its internal moving parts. But if it is subject to overheating or has become worn out, then it may indicate this by shutting off frequently.
  • Low refrigerant: The level of refrigerant in your AC needs to consistent in order for it to work properly. During installation, your AC was given a certain “charge,” but if the level of refrigerant falls below this, then it can lead to inadequate cooling and energy inefficiency. It can even lead to your AC short cycling.
  • Frosty coils: The evaporator coil resides in the indoor air handler and is responsible for cooling the warm air drawn from the interior of your home. But if you have a clogged air filter or some other airflow issue, then frost can build up on your evaporator coils. This can cause your system to shut off frequently.

We hope this helps you understand a little bit more about your AC problem. But please remember that all repairs should be carried out by a qualified professional to ensure that they’re handled properly. Call Cool Air Mechanical today for Atlanta, GA air conditioning services! 

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Atlanta, GA Air Conditioning on a Budget

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

During the long hot summer in Atlanta, GA, you need to stay cool and comfortable no matter what the outside temperature is. But you also need the cooling to be energy efficient. In short, you need to find a blend between performance and efficiency so that you can stay cool without breaking the bank. If you want to keep cool and save as much money as possible, simply call the experts at Cool Air Mechanical. We offer fair and value-minded services, from installation to maintenance on a wide range of system types and brands. Let’s talk about how to keep cool on a budget.

  • Homeowner maintenance: If you want to keep your energy bills slim and your cooling powerful, then there are some things that you as a homeowner can do. First, make sure you clean or replace your air filter at least once a month during the cooling season. Monitor it regularly for signs of dust and debris. When your air filter becomes dirty or excessively clogged with debris, then it can actually begin to get in the way of your cool air. And this obstruction of cooling can lead to higher energy bills. Even small amounts of debris can increase your energy consumption.
  • Professional maintenance: Enrolling in a program of routine maintenance is a cost-effective way to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your system. When you sign up for our preventive service plan, you get 2 visits per year, 10% discount on all repairs, 24-hour emergency service, and priority service appointments, in addition to comprehensive inspection, cleaning, and tune-ups during the visit itself. This is a great way to avoid repairs caused by dirt and grime in the system, and to keep your system running efficiently.
  • Cost-effective upgrades: Consider installing an upgrade instead of replacing your entire system. Installing a programmable thermostat gives you an increased amount of control over your air conditioner. You can create a schedule of cooling that matches your lifestyle and this can cut down on energy costs without sacrificing comfort. Installing a zone control system gives you even more control over your central air system.

If you’re looking for excellent  air conditioning services in Atlanta, give Cool Air Mechanical a call today. 

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Atlanta Air Conditioning Repair Question: Why Is My AC Making a Banging Noise?

Monday, May 6th, 2013

We rely heavily on our air conditioners in Atlanta for the long hot summer. It keeps us cool and refreshed when the heat and humidity are at their highest. Of the various problems that can occur with your AC during the course of its service life, a loud noise can often be the most ominous. Is my AC broken? Should I turn it off? Such concerns and questions are common, but don’t let them get the better of you. When you need Atlanta air conditioning repair, look no further than the experts at Cool Air Mechanical. If you find that your AC is making a loud, banging noise, shut it off and give us a call today!

Let’s take a look at what that banging noise could be. While descriptions of sound are often subjective and different according to the listener, there are several possible causes.

  • Blower fan: One of the major components of your AC system is the blower fan motor in the indoor air handler. It’s responsible for extracting the warm air from the interior of your home, and sending cool air through the various air ducts installed throughout the home. It is vital to AC operation. But if there is something wrong with one of its components, or a loose fan blade, the result may sound like a banging noise coming from inside your air handler. If it sounds also like rattling, then it could be a loose panel, which has come loose.
  • Compressor: If you hear a banging noise coming from your outdoor unit, it could be a loose part, or a damaged fan blade. But, unfortunately, it might also be a problem with the compressor itself. A loose connecting rod, piston, or other internal part within the compressor may be broken. You’ll have to check with your local professional to see if your compressor can be repaired. Many of today’s compressors are sealed in order to prevent the accumulation of dust, and it may need to be replaced.

We hope this gives you some idea about the banging noise you hear coming from your AC. To schedule Atlanta air conditioning services, including repair and replacement, call Cool Air Mechanical today! 

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