Parker Services Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Will a Dirty Air Filter Hurt My Air Conditioner?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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Are you one of many homeowners who thinks that the only reason to consider the condition of your HVAC system’s air filter is because of the allergens and particles that could be in the air? If so, you’re only partially right.

There are a number of homeowners who assume that a dirty air filter is an issue because it keeps the air dirty, and this is why we advise our customers to change their filters every 1–3 months. So if you’re not suffering from allergies or any other ill effects of poor indoor air quality, you don’t have to worry about it, right?

Well, not quite … helping your indoor air quality is only a tiny part of what these air filters do. Their actual purpose is to protect the air conditioner itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that can get inside and hurt the air conditioner’s sensitive components. So, yes, a dirty air filter will hurt your air conditioner. Read on to learn how.

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It’s Never Too Late for This Important HVAC Service

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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When you live in Florida, you know that summer never really ends. Sure, temperatures cool down for a bit in the winter—maybe a handful of weeks if we are lucky. But ultimately, we end up using our air conditioning systems a lot more than our heaters, if we ever use our heaters!

We’re only half-joking about that.

Those of us in the southeast need to pay special attention to our air conditioning needs, because our cooling systems accumulate wear and tear at a lot faster rate than an air conditioner in, say, upstate New York.

This means that air conditioning maintenance is vital. While any HVAC professional will tell you that the best time to have this service done is in spring, “before you need your air conditioner the most,” when you live here there’s never a bad time for a tune-up.

In fact, consistency matters much more than timing. We encourage our customers to have AC maintenance done once a year—twice a year if you have a heat pump. Read on to learn why!

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Heed These Signs Your AC Needs Help!

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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Imagine this scene play out: You’re sitting inside your home on a hot summer day, but you’re not worried about the temperature outside, because you have a powerful and efficient air conditioner inside. Until suddenly, it stops working!

So first, you check your thermostat. You note that the settings are correct and it’s displaying as it should. Okay, so next you check the electrical panel—did the HVAC circuit breaker trip? Nope, it’s fine. Well great, what’s going on?

Now’s when you call for emergency repairs—but it’s a hot day and everyone’s air conditioner is breaking down, so you’re going to have to wait…

This doesn’t have to be your reality! Keep reading…

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5 Signs It’s Time for AC Repairs

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

If you work with a contractor and they tell you that your AC is guaranteed to be problem-free, find a new contractor. Seriously. You deserve to work with honest people. No contractor with any integrity would make such a false claim. The fact is that all air conditioners need repairs from time to time.

Are there ways to limit the need for repairs? Of course. You can and should schedule professional air conditioning maintenance. You should change your air filter regularly, too. That’s a more important task than many people realize. Even then, you’ll still have occasional AC repair needs.

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