Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Why Do I Have Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

water leaking from air conditionerNothing is more frustrating that finding a leak coming from your air conditioning unit – especially when the Arizona summer heat is quickly approaching. However, just because there is some water leaking from the air conditioner, does not always indicate that a major repair job is in order. In fact, sometimes finding a small leak coming from your AC unit can simply mean it’s time for a routine check-up.

3 Causes For Your Air Conditioner To Leak Water

Potential Cause #1 – The Condenser Pump Might Be Broken

Most AC units will drip some water due to condensation being formed in the AC system. When water is pooling or free flowing from an AC unit, however, this could be the sign of larger problems. One of the most common causes for water leaking from a household air conditioning unit is that the condenser pump is broken This is easy to determine yourself by pouring some water inside the condenser pan to determine if the pump can properly expel the excess water from the pan. If the pump does not filter the standing water from the pan through the system and into the drainage system, then it’s likely that the pump is broken and needs to be repaired by a professional HVAC contractor.

Potential Cause #2 – A poorly Installed AC System or Bad Recent Repair Job

Another cause of water leaking from most AC systems in Arizona is due to poor craftsmanship – especially if you’ve had any recent service completed. This is typical of air conditioning systems that have recently been serviced, installed or repaired due to two primary causes:

  1.  The AC system was recently installed and is not level causing it to leak water from factory seals.

  2.  The AC system plumbing lines were not properly tightened, or were damaged in the removal or replacement process.

If you’ve recently had any repair or service done to your AC unit, and it’s leaking any water, contact the company who installed the unit immediately to examine the issue and have it repaired ASAP.

Potential Cause #3 – Improper Drainage

One of the most common reasons for water to pool up under an air conditioner is due to drainage. From time to time; especially in areas that are surrounded by trees or lots of debris like standing dirt, the drainage system of the HVAC unit will become blocked and not allow the water that is formed during the cooling process to properly be distributed to the sewage system. The best way to determine this is to check the drainage system. If you see any blockage, like leaves, branches or dirt, simply remove the blockage and see if the problem goes away. If not, contact a dependable HVAC contractor that can diagnose and fix this problem as soon as possible as leaking water can lead to other potential large-scale issues.

These three reasons for water leaking from an air conditioner are the most common in Arizona. Two of these problems can easily be avoided by working with a dependable and trustworthy HVAC company for all service, repairs and installation. If you’ve seen any water leaking from your AC unit, don’t hesitate to contact a local AC repair specialist today.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Can Financing Offset the Cost of An Air Conditioning Unit?

cost of air conditioning unitThere is no denying the fact that buying a new air conditioning unit is a major expense. And one of the biggest challenges Arizona homeowners face is finding an affordable way to offset the initial costs involved with purchasing those large-ticket items. Contrary to popular belief, there are several new financing programs available for home owners looking to decrease the initial cost of an air conditioning unit that are easy to apply for – and much easier to be approved for than in years past.

Three Facts About Financing Options That Reduce The Cost Of Replacing AC Units

Fact #1 – Financing Rates are lower than in Years Past

The biggest myth about financing major appliances is that the interest rates are extremely high, which cause homeowners to pay a tremendous premium for replacing a broken-down unit. However this doesn’t always apply to financing HVAC systems in Phoenix. The truth is that many banks will fight with each other to earn the repeat business of trustworthy HVAC installation experts. Therefore, the winners in the end are the customers. By simply working with the banks that their HVAC contractor has built a solid relationship with over the years, homeowners often pay lower interest rates for HVAC than most traditional appliance financing options.

Fact #2 – Applying for Financing is Easy and Simple

Another myth about financing air conditioning systems is that the process takes forever to complete. Again, this is simply not true. In fact, many of today’s HVAC companies have easy to access online applications that allow the homeowners to fill out all applicable information directly to the lender and often receive quick approval notifications. Plus, when you apply for an air conditioning financing loan directly from the HVAC company website, the direct link notifies the lenders about your intent to work with that particular HVAC company. This also expedites the process and makes it much easier to be approved.

Fact #3 – Financing Helps You Save Money Each Month

Not too many homeowners in Arizona have thousands of dollars saved up to pay for emergency replacement of important major appliances such as an air conditioning unit – especially in summer. Financing has made it easier and more cost-effective to stay comfortable during the hot summer months. Did you know, however, that financing an HVAC system might also save you money each month on utility bills? Today’s energy efficient systems have been proven to save as much as 35%. So, in essence, by financing a new system, you could actually pay for the new system each month with the savings you have on your monthly energy bill.

As you can see, financing a new air conditioner has become a much easier process than in years past. Plus, when you work with a dependable HVAC contractor that has established a solid relationship with a trustworthy lender, like Wells Fargo for example; you’ll quickly discover how reliable, safe and less stressful the process of reducing your initial cost of an air conditioning unit will become.

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