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Common A/C Condensate Drain Problems

During the normal cooling process, your A/C extracts water from the air and sends it outdoors through the built-in drainage system. Problems with the drain system can result in unpleasant odors, mold growth that degrades your indoor air quality, or even HVAC equipment and property damage. Here’s how to deal with three of the most common drainage system issues that develop, so you can avoid messy cleanups, prevent costly repairs, and maintain a healthier air supply. Dry Drain Trap Your…

Advice for a Leaking Air Conditioner

One of the more common problems experienced with home cooling is a leaking air conditioner. This not only can damage the A/C; it also can damage floors, walls and other nearby fixtures and items. If you discover a pool of water near the inside unit of your air conditioning system, turn off the A/C. The water could damage electronic components of the system, plus pose a safety risk. At this point, your best bet is to call a trusted HVAC…

Troubleshooting Tips for a Malfunctioning Air Conditioner

With the summer heat around San Diego and San Marcos, a problem with your air conditioner can quickly leave you very uncomfortable. Knowing how to troubleshoot your A/C will help you get it running again or let you provide your technician with useful information about what might be wrong. Free Up the Airflow Poor airflow is a common cause of heating and cooling system malfunctions. It can impair the system’s performance and even shut down the system entirely. First, check…

HVAC Maintenance Now Means Less Trouble Later

Your HVAC system is just like any other complicated system of machinery, as it requires ongoing maintenance if you want to to function smoothly. The most convenient way for most homeowners to maintain their system is by using a yearly maintenance service that local HVAC professionals offer. The Benefits of Regular Maintenance Whether you have the experience to do it yourself or you hire a professional, there are many benefits of yearly HVAC maintenance: Reduced utility bills. Most pieces of…