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AC Not Maintaining Set Temperature

September 21st, 2020

Dealing with a malfunctioning cooling system is never a good time. You’re hot, frustrated, and ready to lose your cool! But before you go off the deep end, know that there are some very simple solutions for dealing with an AC system that won’t cool your home properly. Stick with the HVAC professionals at Frymire Home Services while we lay out the best ways to troubleshoot an AC that won’t keep its set temperature.

Simple Troubleshooting Tips

Before we get into problems that require professional service, let’s start with the simplest problems and solutions. Here are the first things you should inspect, in order:

  • Look at the thermostat – Before you do anything else, go to your thermostat and inspect the settings. It’s possible that they’ve been set incorrectly, or that the thermostat was bumped or interacted with unintentionally. The temperature should be set to a cooler temperature than the outdoors, and the fan should be set to “auto.”
  • Check the breaker – Breaker trips aren’t a common occurrence, but they do happen. If the thermostat was set correctly, go to your breaker panel and check the breaker responsible for covering your air conditioning system. If the breaker is tripped, simply reset it. However, if the breaker trips a second time soon after, you may need AC repair or electrical service.
  • Change your air filter – When the airflow in your cooling system becomes restricted, it can lessen the amount of cool air that is released back into your home. Even worse, restrictions can cause AC overheating, which will trigger short cycles, ice formation, and other common issues. If your filter is gunked and filthy, change it and you may solve the problem.

Signs You Need Professional AC Repair

All of the above problems are a fairly simple fix, even for a novice. However, there are also a plethora of possibilities that will require the tools and knowledge of a professional AC repair technician. Other common possibilities for why your AC won’t cool efficiently include:

  • A damaged thermostat – Most modern thermostats are rated to last around 10 years before needing to be replaced. If it’s been this long for you, or longer, there’s a strong chance that this is the cause of your trouble.
  • Refrigerant leaks – When an air conditioning system lacks adequate refrigerant, it will continue to operate for a while, but will produce little to no cool air. Eventually, the system may begin to freeze over, leak water, or overheat.
  • Blower assembly or fan damage – If your fan and blower assembly is worn out or has been damaged, your system will be unable to move much air, which results in poor to no cooling output.
  • Failing AC capacitor – When the capacitor fails, your compressor can no longer function, which results in poor heat movement. Most commonly, this problem produces clicking noises from the outdoor unit — your fan may be operating, but the compressor will not be.

Call Frymire for AC Repair in Dallas

For decades, Frymire Home Services has been providing top-class AC repair services that are equal parts swift and precise. We take pride in offering affordable and honest AC service to our Dallas and Fort Worth clients, so when you’re struggling with an AC that won’t cool or can’t keep the temperature you’ve set at the thermostat, trust our professionals to get your home back to cool normalcy as soon as possible.

Contact us online to schedule AC repair now, or call (972) 910-2041 to connect with a service specialist near you! 

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Are AC Tune-Ups Worth It?

May 12th, 2020

You may wonder why you would schedule an air conditioner tune-up when your cooling system seems to be working fine on its own. Well, when you avoid maintaining your HVAC system, you’ll likely find yourself spending more time and money on it in the future. Find out why AC tune-ups are the best way to keep your system functioning properly at an affordable price.

Remedy Wear and Tear

As your air conditioner is used daily, it’s expected that there will be wear and tear. Although this is normal, that doesn’t mean that it’s good for your system. As the parts and pieces are worn down, it puts them at greater risk of breaking, potentially causing a disaster for your air conditioning system. When your system is maintained, the wear and tear are remedied and your system is operating properly, keeping your home comfortable.

Longer Life Span

When you’re staying on top of regular air conditioning maintenance, you will help prevent avoidable damage to your AC system. As pieces are worn down, they don’t work as they should, causing other parts to wear even more. When everything is maintained, there is less damage overall. Performing proper maintenance will result in your HVAC system lasting longer than one that hasn’t received any maintenance.

Saves Energy

When your system is functioning more efficiently and effectively, you’ll save energy. After your system has a tune-up, less air is lost and the entire cooling process becomes more energy efficient. When your cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard to help your home achieve maximum comfort, you will find that you also save on your monthly energy bills.

No More Sudden Repairs

When trained technicians come out to tune up your system, they are able to inspect everything and make sure that there are no warning signs of a future breakdown. When homeowners avoid scheduling a tune-up, they are at a much higher risk of an unexpected system breakdown. With a tune-up, you’re able to work around your schedule. With a breakdown, you’re working around your system’s schedule. Ultimately, dealing with a sudden breakdown will be more costly and time-consuming than any tune-up will.

Schedule an AC Tune-Up in the Dallas, TX Area

With summer temperatures in Dallas sometimes reaching triple digits, your comfort system is forced to work hard to keep you cool. In order to keep your AC working effectively, we recommend that you schedule preventative maintenance every six months. At Frymire Home Services, we are offering a $59 no-contact outdoor tune-up. Or, you can join our Victory Comfort Club, which includes an annual air conditioning tune-up for only $14.95 per month, and take advantage of incredible savings and discounts year-round!

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The Benefits of Joining the Right Maintenance Program

March 13th, 2018

Your air conditioner is one of the most important components of your home—if not the most important system—when you live in Texas. Protect your investment with the help of a maintenance program from a professional HVAC contractor. But don’t choose just any maintenance plan for your valuable system. Find a plan that offers what you really need.

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Heater?

February 13th, 2018

Your heater doesn’t get as much use in Texas as it would elsewhere in the country. It is also somewhat hidden in your home, so you probably don’t consider what condition it is in until you start to notice problems.

We understand that you wouldn’t want to replace a heater that still has a few good years left in it. However, sometimes a replacement is simply your most logical option. We’re here to help you sort through the reasons you might replace your heater, rather than seeking repairs, in today’s quick guide.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

October 02nd, 2017

Be sure to bookmark the Frymire Home Services blog for updates on the latest advances in plumbing and HVAC technology.

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Call Frymire Home Services for all your air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality and plumbing needs.

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