Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

What’s That Strange Noise?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Noises are not strange to us, but they can be to a homeowner. When you’re having a night to yourself, enjoying a movie and some popcorn, it can be downright frightening to hear your air conditioner make a strange sound. Especially when it’s a night when you’re alone, or if you’re a little less familiar with AC technology than your spouse or family might be. Don’t worry, there’s no need to panic as long as you’ve got the help of a trusted HVAC professional at your side.

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the more common noises that an air conditioner can make. These almost always signal the need for air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, so don’t think for a second that these sounds or normal, or that you can just go back to forgetting about them. We urge homeowners to call us if they’re experiencing any of the following.

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7 Best Practices for Your AC

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Air conditioning is less of a type of machinery and more of a lifestyle. Many homeowners like to pretend they don’t have a complex system keeping their home cool all summer or fall long, while the air conditioner toils away being neglected. The more you come to terms with the fact that this is a partnership between you and your air conditioner, the better off you can be.

So, as we help to better this partnership between you and your air conditioning in Plano, TX, we’ve listed some best practices to owning a system like this. These are great tips to follow along with, regardless of your familiarity with your air conditioner. We promise that by following these best practices, you’ll see some demonstrable results that make your AC last longer and perform better. As your local HVAC service provider, we know what we’re talking about.

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Ice on an AC Is Never a Good Sign

Monday, September 7th, 2020

If you look at your air conditioner with ice forming on the coils and think it must be doing a good job, you’re poorly mistaken. We haven’t used ice to keep homes cool since a few hundred years ago. In this day and age, if you notice ice forming on your air conditioner during the summer, it’s safe to say that there’s something wrong.

Before you get the hairdryer to start melting the ice, remember that something is causing that ice to form. Just melting it over and over again is not going to do you any good. Only signing up for air conditioning repair in Plano, TX will get at the heart of the problem and leave your air conditioner off better than it was.

Don’t believe us? Keep reading as we get into what causes this ice and why it’s so important that you call us!

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3 Reasons Why Your AC Is Leaking

Monday, August 24th, 2020

A leaking air conditioner is nothing new to us. Sure, sometimes it might be surprising to homeowners when they see their air conditioner dripping water. After all, not everyone knows that moisture plays a key role in the dehumidification and cooling of air in your home.

A dripping air conditioner might be a common problem, but it’s still a problem. Something is still causing that leak and we’re going to help you get to the bottom of it today. Once you’ve located the leak, make sure you call us for AC repair in Plano, TX. Only a certified and trained professional can provide accurate, targeted repairs that will eliminate the problem entirely.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff. Why is your air conditioner leaking? Keep reading to find out!

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Be Smart with a Smart Thermostat

Monday, July 27th, 2020

In an ideal world, your air conditioner will be able to cool your home without the help of you or your thermostat. Your AC would be able to know exactly what your comfort standards are and meet them. Wouldn’t that be amazing?

Unfortunately, the world is a bit more complicated than that. Machines can’t read our minds (yet) and we’re still finding technical problems to the maximized efficiency and efficacy of our comfort systems. You can try to run your air conditioner efficiently without smart thermostats in Plano, TX—but it won’t work.

Smart and Wi-Fi thermostats are the next generation of advanced comfort technology. They can more easily adapt to our custom temperature patterns and learn what we like and what we dislike. These systems aren’t just convenient, they’re efficient at curbing our energy consumption when it comes to comfort. Keep reading, we’ll get into the details.

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Curb Your Bills and Increase Your Commercial Efficiency

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Commercial air conditioners are incredibly powerful these days. They have the ability to keep entire buildings at low, comfortable temperatures no matter what the heat is like outside. Seriously, compared to how commercial air conditioners used to function, they’re more than able to keep buildings cool for long periods of time at the lowest possible energy consumption rate.

That being said, we see business owners time and time again forget some key responsible practices that drive their commercial air conditioning in Plano, TX into disrepair. If you’re fighting the heat on a hot summer day and you’ve got your commercial AC system running at full blast, pay attention to some of the things you could be doing to make its job easier.

Remember, if you need help, don’t hesitate to call the pros at Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning!

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5 Signs That Show Your AC Is in Bad Shape

Monday, June 15th, 2020

It’s finally time for our air conditioners to come out of hibernation and start running practically daily. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s exactly why we sign up for AC installation in the first place. These machines are incredibly efficient and effective at what they do, and without them we’d be a lot less comfortable with the sun beating down on us.

However, not all air conditioners are the same. Some are brand-new and function like a dream, while others are in increasingly bad shape. With homeowners being largely unaware of when their system is facing trouble, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to teach everyone out there to notice for signs of necessary air conditioning repair in Plano, TX. Keep reading as we detail some signs that your air conditioner might need the help of a professional.

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Is Your AC Ready for Summer?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Scorching temperatures here in Texas are not a question of if they will happen, but when they will happen. Being prepared for blazing hot temperatures and the sun beating down on our homes is just a part of life here, and one of the first steps to being a homeowner here is being prepared for it. So, today we’re asking you, are you prepared for it?

If not, there’s no cause for concern. That’s what our team does in regards to HVAC in Sherman, TX—we help homeowners prepare their air conditioners for the intense summers to come. We’ve got the tools, but most importantly, the information necessary to keep your system running well into old age.

So, if you’re as invested in your system as we are, take a look below at some of the tips we’ve included to help you prepare your air conditioner.

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Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds with a Heat Pump System

Monday, October 7th, 2019

We’d definitely call our winters down here in Texas mild if anything. We’re not like the other climates around the country where winters provide consistent temperatures below zero and blizzards every other day. That’s not to say it doesn’t get chilly down here but it’s mild, to say the least. That’s why we want to talk about heat pump systems that can often be the best choice for homes in our neck of the woods.

Heat pumps cover a wide variety of heating and air conditioning systems, but we’ll be focusing on the most common heat pump—the ductless mini-split. If you’re in the market for HVAC in Denison, TX you’ll probably be shocked to know that there are systems like ductless mini-splits that can provide both heating and cooling all year round. They function via electricity, so they’re incredibly efficient and can reduce your heating bill by almost 50% compared to furnaces and baseboard heaters. Sounds simple, right?

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best, as we’ll show you why below.

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How Long Will My AC Last?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

That’s a good question, but hopefully, one we can shed a little light on. Air conditioners don’t last forever, but like any good mattress or home appliance, you’ll want it to last as many years as possible. So how long exactly does the typical air conditioner last?

Well, it’s more complicated than that. In the best cases, air conditioners generally last anywhere from 10-15 years before they become ineffective. However, this number can vary on the type of air conditioner you have as well as with the maintenance that’s been performed over the years. A system that has not been checked on or maintained is obviously going to live a shorter life than a system that has been cared for. Not only that, but an AC system will get more energy inefficient as time goes on, which will only cost you more money and push you to replace it.

Let’s get into the specifics of how long your AC will last.

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