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6 Common A/C Problems Arizona’s Extreme Summer Temperatures Cause

Though we live and work in a beautiful state, we do have to admit: Arizona gets brutally hot. The desert heat is often a challenge to us all. The heat saps our strength, tempers flare and sometimes we just want to sit inside and cool off. Year-in and year-out, the Arizona heat takes its toll on your air conditioner’s …

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Freon

Simply put, freon is used to cool warm air. Freon itself is a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and because of this it is being phased out of use in air conditioners. It cools the air through the HVAC unit’s compressor and system of coil by compressing R-22 gas until it is hot; at which point it moves …

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Dry-Charged Unit

In the past several years, air conditioning manufacturers have begun building heat pumps and A/C units that don’t have refrigerant added. These units are often referred to as “dry-charged units.” Air conditioners that are dry-charged can legally be sold throughout the United States, even though they are equipped to be used with older, R22 refrigerant …

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What Causes an HVAC Compressor to Burn Out & How Much Does it Cost to Replace?

Typical air conditioning systems consist of four main parts: a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator. The compressor in your A/C is a pivotal part in the cooling process, in which it intakes freon (refrigerant) and compresses the gas into a high temperature and pressure. The compressor will then emit a hot …

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Where Do Freon Leaks Occur?

In most cases, freon leaks that go undetected will gradually worsen over time. Most leaks begin as a “pinhole” leak, or a “champagne” leak. Many air conditioning experts call it a “champagne” leak because the freon begins to bubble at the source of the hole. Normally, this occurs at the location of the evaporator coil, …

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Why Won’t My Air Conditioner Work? Seven Common Causes & Repairs

The hard-working HVAC companies servicing Phoenix homes and businesses throughout the hot summers nearly always deal with the same seven problems. Central air conditioners are marvels of technology, but when one of these seven problems surfaces, not even the hardiest system will perform well. Seven Causes & Repairs For a Broken Air Conditioner If you’re …

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4 Common Reasons Why Your AC Will Blow Hot Air This Summer

Phoenix summers are known for their intensity, with daily temperatures in the triple digits and air conditioning bills skyrocketing. If your A/C is blowing hot air during the summer, then you are already too late. Avoid this issue and have your unit inspected ahead of time. ACE’s expert staff can help you beat the heat! …

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