3 Air Conditioning Issues That You Need to Watch Out For

Summer is fast approaching, and people are scrambling to get their air conditioning systems ready for the hot season. If you haven’t already gotten your annual air conditioner checkup yet, it would probably be a good idea to schedule it in the next month or so. Even with proper maintenance, though, there’s always a chance of some random issue cropping up and causing problems for your system. When that happens, it pays to be able to recognize and address those problems as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at 3 common air conditioning issues that you need to watch out for.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil is the part that is actually responsible for cooling the air in your home.… Read more

When Will My Air Conditioner Run Out of Refrigerant?

Air conditioning systems are complex refrigeration devices, and the majority of people only know a few of the basics about how they operate. They often know that something called refrigerant is an essential part of how the AC cools down a home. However, there is a common misunderstanding about refrigerant, which is that the air conditioning depletes it as it works to cool down a house. Thus, the above question.

But refrigerant does not work the fuel you put into your car. Fuel is the power source for a combustion engine. What’s the power source for an air conditioner? That’s right: electricity. Refrigerant is something entirely different from an energy source. Unless it experiences leaking along the refrigerant lines, an AC will not run out of refrigerant during its service lifeWhy you won’t run out of refrigerant

Refrigerant doesn’t supply energy to the air conditioner.… Read more

Watch Out for a Leaking Air Conditioner at the End of Summer!

Leaking is something you might expect from a damaged water heater or corroded piping. But an AC that leaks water? Is that something that happens?

Yes, it is. As your air conditioner works to cool down the air in your house, it absorbs water moisture out of the air. The collected moisture drips from the evaporator coil and down into a shallow condensate pan. A pump then removes this water down the drain line and out of the house.

But problems with the pan, drain line, and pump can lead to water leaking out of the air conditioning system… and that’s not something you want to happen.

How Do These Leaks Start?

The most common cause for a leaking air conditioner is a clogged drain.… Read more

Another Late Summer AC Tip: Clean the Outdoor Cabinet

Russell's Heating and Air ConditioningEarlier this month, we did a full post of tips to help you with your air conditioning system during the end of summer. The end of August is a time when the blistering heat can, at last, overwhelm a cooling system that’s already labored for a few months in the California deserts. You can always rely on us for air conditioning repairs in La Quinta, CA or elsewhere in the Desert Communities and Inland Empire. But we’d also like to help you avoid problems in the first place: your comfort is our #1 priority!

We’d like to add another tip to the list from our post earlier in August, which is to give the outdoor cabinet a cleaning.

A Clean AC Is a Better AC

We mentioned previously how you should keep the area around the outdoor condenser cabinet of your air conditioner clear of debris and plants trimmed away from it.… Read more