Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning repair’

Taking Good Care of an Old AC: Some Tips

Monday, September 24th, 2018
old-air-conditioner

This one might be TOO old

We’re tempted to make this blog post a single sentence long: “The best way to take care of an old AC is to replace it with a new one.” Done. Bob Mims out.

But that’s not quite fair to “old” air conditioning systems—and what do we really mean by old, anyway? We don’t want you to replace your home’s cooling system years before you should. There are still Staten Island, NY, AC repair jobs to help keep an older air conditioner working for a few more years before replacing it. The tricky part is to know when it’s no longer worth the cost to keep repairing the air conditioner and instead replace it.

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Leaking Refrigerant May Destroy Your AC!

Monday, June 4th, 2018

terrified-woman-thinks-of-destroyed-air-conditionerMany types of malfunctions can cause your home’s air conditioning system to fail or stop working altogether. A fan motor burns out, and that means no air circulating through the house. Bad wiring to the thermostat means you can’t turn the AC on. But there are some malfunctions that can mean the end of your air conditioner—the point where the only repairs that may fix it will cost more than the price of getting a new AC.

One of the big air conditioning-ending disasters you may run over summer is leaking refrigerant.

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Time to Think About Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 12th, 2018

servince-reminder-clockIt’s March and spring will soon be sprung upon us. In the world of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, this means it’s time for AC maintenance for customers.

Maintenance requires a professional HVAC contractor in Staten Island, NY. This isn’t a job you can handle with a checklist printed up from an do-it-yourself site. It requires experience, training, and special tools.

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Keep a Watch for These Early Season AC Repair Warnings

Monday, June 19th, 2017

tools-on-ac-unitAs the summer weather gets going here in New York City, you’ll begin to use your air conditioner for steady periods for the first time in the year. If you’ve arranged for its spring maintenance already, the system will be off to the best possible start. (However, it’s never too late to contact us about our maintenance agreement so you can have the AC tuned-up and inspected.)

But there’s no magical service that can make an AC immune to problems. If there were, believe me, we’d offer it! Maintenance is as close as it comes. During these opening summer weather days, it pays to attend closely to how your air conditioner is operating. This way you can catch any early troubles and have them fixed before the temperatures soar in July and August. Our AC repair experts are ready to help you!

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Before Calling for Cooling Repair… Some Checks to Make

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Spinning-fan-closeupThe time of the year when air conditioning systems will put in the biggest share of their annual workload is almost here. Before the mid-year heat comes roaring through Staten Island, we’d like to take some time to prep you for how to handle those days when your household AC isn’t, well, quite up to the task of keeping everyone cool.

Look, any air conditioning system can break. It doesn’t matter how well it was installed or maintained, no AC is invincible. (Certainly, quality installation and regular maintenance are the best way to prevent problems, but this can’t be perfect!) However, often when people think they have a busted air conditioner on their hands, the problem is a small one they can fix by checking a few things.

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