Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

No, You Don’t Need to Regularly Put More Refrigerant in Your AC

Monday, August 7th, 2017

question-markThis is a misunderstanding we often run into with customers: the idea that the refrigerant that circulates through an air conditioning system must be regularly “refueled.” (The actual correct term is “recharged,” because, as we’ll discuss below, refrigerant isn’t a fuel.) The truth is that as long as your central air conditioner doesn’t have leaks along the refrigerant line or at any of connection points, it should never need to have any more refrigerant added to it. The amount of refrigerant in it when it’s installed should work for the rest of the system’s service life.

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5 Ways Your AC Might Malfunction This Summer

Monday, June 12th, 2017

tools-on-ac-unitThe modern air conditioning system is built for durability and a lifespan of 10–15 years. But there’s no way any mechanical system, especially one as complex as an air conditioner, can be designed to run perfectly and never encounter into trouble.

You can take steps to prevent air conditioning malfunctions during the summer. The most important is to schedule air conditioning maintenance during the spring. (If you haven’t arranged for your spring air conditioning maintenance yet, sign up for our maintenance plan and we’ll get you started.) But you should always be ready to call our technicians for air conditioning repairs in Edgewater, NJ if your AC starts to lose power or show other signs it’s wearing down.

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