Stay Cool This Summer

Summer weather is here…FINALLY!!!

There are few things more frustrating on a hot spring or summer day than an air conditioning system that won’t start up. Of course, an air conditioning system that turns on but cannot cool down your home is no better. There are a number of different problems that you may experience with your air conditioning system.

One of the most common problems that we see with air conditioning systems is an AC that won’t turn on. As with most air conditioning problems, there are a number of different possible causes to this issue. In many cases, the repair services necessary may be quite minor. It is possible that the circuit your air conditioner operates on may have tripped a breaker. In this case, the problem can be solved with the flip of a switch. A disconnected or damaged power line may also be to blame, as may poor electrical contacts. With the help of a skilled air conditioning professional, these problems can be repaired quickly and with little disruption to your comfort.

Not all issues are so simple and clear cut, though. If your air conditioner is running but will not cool you down, it is possible that your evaporator coils have frozen over. Again, there are a few possible causes of this issue. Dirt and dust may have built up on the coils, for instance. It is also possible that there is insufficient refrigerant in your system. Because air conditioners do not consume refrigerant, but rather recycle it over and over, this usually means that there is a leak somewhere that must be repaired.

It is important to remember that your air conditioning system does not need to break down entirely in order to justify calling a trusted, certified HVAC technician. Contact Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling today whether you are experiencing issues or not to schedule your Air Conditioning Service to avoid these hassles by having one of our technicians do a full maintenance check on your unit.


This includes the following comprehensive 23 point checklist:
1.    Check air handler filters. Clean or replace as necessary.
2.    Check for adequate refrigerant charge.
3.    Check condenser and clean if necessary.
4.    Lubricate condenser fan motor.
5.    Check condenser fan blades for tightness.
6.    Tighten electrical connections at equipment.
7.    Check voltage at unit under load.
8.    Check condensate drain for blockage. Clean as necessary.
9.    Check blower belt for condition, tension, and alignment replace as necessary.
10.    Lubricate all bearings where applicable.
11.    Check blower for cleanliness.
12.    Check all safety controls.
13.    Inspect contactor points.
14.    Check and clean thermostat.
15.    Check lockout control.
16.    Inspect evaporator coil cleanliness.
17.    Inspect starting capacitor.
18.    Inspect running capacitor.
19.    Check for vibration and noise.
20.    Inspect relays.
21.    Check and record running and starting amperages.
22.    Check and record suction and discharge pressures.
23.    Make recommendations of any needed repairs to the system.


Whatever problems you may have, or want to avoid with your air conditioner, chances are that we’ve seen it before. You can trust the HVAC repair technicians at Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling to get the job done right. Call today for more information.