Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Don’t Overlook Potential Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, May 20th, 2019

AC-technicianOkay, you’ve got your air conditioner all tuned-up for the upcoming cooling season. Maybe you even replaced an old AC with a brand new, more efficient model. Should be smooth sailing from here, right?

Well, not necessarily.

We’re not the gloom and doom type, mind you, but we are realistic. We’ve been in this industry for many years, and the fact is that air conditioning problems are inevitable. The key to a successful AC experience isn’t to avoid problems entirely, but to address them promptly when they do develop.

That means that you need to know what to look (and listen, and feel!) for. Here are some tips to help you spot problems early on. (more…)

The High Cost of “Minor” AC Problems

Monday, July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanWe have already suffered through some pretty serious heat this summer. Hopefully, your air conditioner was able to pick up the slack and provide you with the great air conditioning performance that you deserve. If not, remember that our technicians are always here to help. At some point, you are going to need air conditioning repair in New Hampshire. When you do, don’t wait for problems to get worse and worse before scheduling service!

The key to protecting your air conditioner as well as the comfort that it should bring into your home is to schedule any necessary air conditioning repair services as they are needed—not once they are causing “serious” problems. Why? Because any problem with your air conditioning system is a serious problem! It doesn’t need to be an issue that immediately leads to a breakdown to warrant your immediate attention. Here are some of the risks that you’re taking by ignoring such issues with your AC.


Sure Signs That Your AC Is In Trouble

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

AC-toolsThe heat of summer may really take its sweet time hitting us up here in Vermont, but it does arrive each and every year. When it does, you need to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to tackle it head-on. Investing in a great air conditioning system from a trusted manufacturer and having that system tuned up on an annual basis will help to ensure that your system is in great working condition. No AC is ever truly 100% reliable, though.

If and when trouble develops with your air conditioner, you want to contact our Ludlow, VT air conditioning repair professionals immediately. The longer that you wait to do so, the worse off your air conditioner is likely to be. So today, we want to share with you some sure signs of trouble that mean your AC is most likely in need of repairs. Let us know immediately if you spot them in your home.  (more…)

Does My AC Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

hello-summerNew Hampshire may garner more outsider attention for reports of our brutal winters than we do for the heat of our summer seasons, but that does not mean that we don’t have to worry about uncomfortably hot days when summer does arrive. Once the season gets underway, you’ll be reminded right away of the fact that your air conditioning system is every bit as important as your home heating system is. With that in mind, it should be clear that any problems with your air conditioning system really must be resolved promptly.

Some problems are fairly easy to spot. Some are not. One of the trickiest to spot also happens to be one of the more serious problems that you can encounter. That is a refrigerant leak. If your air conditioning system is leaking refrigerant, you can count on a number of potentially serious issues to develop. That is why we want to help you learn to spot signs of a refrigerant leak in your home cooling system. If you suspect a problem, contact us for air conditioning repair in Alstead, NH. (more…)

Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

woman-with-fanWell that’s strange, you think as you step in a puddle surrounding your air conditioning system. It appears that my air conditioner has sprung a leak. Never seen that before. While you are not hallucinating or imagining the fact that there is water surrounding your indoor AC unit, the fact is that your air conditioner does not actually use water in its cooling process. If the system does not contain water, though, where is it coming from? Has a pipe sprung a leak, with the water pooling around the AC?

Not necessarily. You see, while the AC does not actually have water in it to leak, exactly, it may still be the source of this water. Confused enough yet? Then you are lucky that we are here. Today, we’ll explore a few reasons as to why your air conditioner in Ludlow, VT may appear to leak, as well as discuss why it may be a cause for considerable concern.  (more…)

Why Would My AC Blow Warm Air?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

thermometer-in-the-redSummers here in Vermont are not as intensely hot as in certain Southern and Southwestern areas of our country, but things still get plenty uncomfortable when the temperature starts to rise once more. If you are serious about keeping your home cool and comfortable regardless of how hot it may get outside, you need to have a great AC installed in your home. Of course, even the best air conditioners may run into operating trouble from time to time. If your air conditioner in Springfield, VT is blowing warm air, it should be pretty obvious that something is wrong.

The good news is that the problem causing your air conditioner to blow warm air may not be all that serious. In fact, it could be a very simple case of user error. There are also some potential issues that could be quite serious, though. Following are a few items to check should you find your AC blowing warm air, as well as a couple of examples of more serious problems that could be in play. Contact us if there is no clear solution in your situation.


Why Are There Hot Spots in My Home?

Monday, April 24th, 2017

temperatures-risingWe are still waiting for the weather to really warm up around here. We have definitely had some warmer days lately, but we’re also not ready to start running our ACs just yet, either. That’s not a bad thing, though. Sure, after our winter season we are all ready to start enjoying warmer weather. That being said, this is a great chance to take care of some serious business, such as scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance.

While professional maintenance is without a doubt the best way in which to protect your home cooling system and the quality of its overall operation, even this will not make your system 100% reliable. At some point, you are going to encounter issues with your AC in Charelstown. That is why you should be on the lookout for early warning signs, such as hot spots popping up throughout your home.


Schedule Air Conditioning Repairs Before the End of the Season

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Living in the northeast, our summers are not quite as long as in other parts of the country. It is already starting to feel less like summer and more like autumn around here, but you are still going to need to run your AC a fair amount during the days of summer that we have left. Because the season is winding down to a close, though, you may be tempted to let signs of trouble with your air conditioner slide. We must advise that you reconsider this inclination. Even if we are relatively late in the cooling season, you should have any necessary air conditioning repairs in Southern Vermont completed before next summer is drawing near. Contact HB Energy Solutions today to schedule service.


Schedule Any Necessary Air Conditioning Repairs Right Now

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Living in Southern Vermont or New Hampshire means that summer can really take its time in getting underway. While there are certain benefits to be had in easing into summer, it can also lull some homeowners into a false sense of security. Regardless of how chilly the rainy days of spring may be, know that the heat of summer is never really that far off. That is why you are well-advised to schedule any necessary air conditioning repairs immediately. Delaying in doing so can leave you to sweat through the hottest days of summer to come. If your air conditioner was struggling at the close of the last cooling season, or if you’ve tested it and found that it is not functioning properly, then now is the time to contact the AC repair pros at HB Energy Solutions. (more…)

Why Frost on an Air Conditioner is a Problem

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Here’s something you might notice on your air conditioner one day: on the indoor unit, an accumulation of ice and frost starting to develop across the coils. People who spot this condition on ACs often dismiss it. The air conditioner is supposed to send out cold air, and it uses refrigerant, just like a refrigerator does. So… shouldn’t a little ice be normal?

It’s not, however. Ice forming along an air conditioner is a sign that it needs professional repairs. The air conditioner has a major fault, and the longer the ice remains on the system, the more in danger the system is of failing to provide any cool air at all to a home.

This problem requires the work of a trained repair technician to remedy it. For the work necessary to get your air conditioning in New Hampshire working again, call HB Energy Solutions today.

The Problem with Frost

The development of icing along the coils of an air conditioner usually warns of one of two problems: a loss of refrigerant or dirt along the coils.

The refrigerant in an air conditioning system is a blend of chemicals that shifts between liquid and gas as it cycles through the system, absorbing heat from the indoors and then releasing heat to the outdoors. Refrigerant is necessary for the heat exchange that makes an air conditioner cool down a space. Refrigerant does not dissipate during normal operation, but leaks can cause its level (known as its “charge”) to drop, which jeopardizes heat exchange.

The reason this causes ice to form along the indoor (evaporator) coil is that low refrigerant leads to low pressure, which causes the refrigerant to cool down too much when it evaporates. The extra cold from the refrigerant causes the water vapor along the coil to freeze. This further restricts heat exchange, and the ice growth continues. If the problem isn’t fixed (a repair technician can seal the leak and recharge the refrigerant), eventually a solid ice block will cover the coils and no heat exchange can take place at all.

Dirt developing along the coils will also make it harder for the coil to absorb sufficient heat, and frost will start to form, leading to the same chain reaction concluding in heat exchange loss.

In neither case will scraping the ice from the coils solve the problem. The ice isn’t the initial problem, but a symptom of it. Trust the work to repair experts who are familiar with this issue.

HB Energy Solutions has assisted New Hampshire with air conditioning repairs and maintenance for over 21 years. When you need help, done fast and right, contact our AC specialists—one call does it all!