5 Reasons an Air Conditioner Breaks
Dealing with a broken A/C? Here are five reasons you might be melting right now – and how we can help!
Your Thermostat Isn’t Working
The first place you should look when your A/C is not working is your thermostat. This is because many times when an air conditioning or heating unit is malfunctioning, it is actually the thermostat that is to blame. Save yourself costly and unnecessary repairs or replacements by ensuring that your thermostat is working, adequately connected to its power source, and is not in need of replacement itself. Not sure how to check? Contact Same Day Service for inspection.
You’re Having Sensor Issues
Your primary problem when you’re having heating and air issues isn’t always a broken A/C unit. Sometimes, your sensor may be experiencing issues. Some problems that may lead to inefficient air conditioning in your home include:
- A sensor that isn’t working properly or is damaged.
- A sensor placed in a small room that can be closed off or placed directly above or below a vent.
- A sensor that is outdated or otherwise in need of replacement.
Your Filter Needs Cleaned or Replaced
Dirty filters are a common concern with heating and air conditioning systems. Some homes may only need their filters replaced every three months or so, while others may need monthly replacements. Ask your heating and cooling professional to evaluate your system’s needs and advise you on how often to change your filter to keep your A/C running efficiently.
Your Refrigerant is Leaking
Is your air conditioner blowing hot air? You may be lacking refrigerant. Schedule an inspection and ask your provider to check for refrigerant leaks or low levels. This is an easy fix – and better fixed sooner, rather than once damage to your system has been done.
Your System Hasn’t Been Properly Maintained
Having your heating and air conditioning system maintained regularly will help you prevent many of the issues listed above. If you’re concerned that it’s been too long since your last inspection and tune-up – or you’re already dealing with any of the issues listed here – contact us at Same Day Service. We’ll help you get to the root of the problem – and get your home feeling cool and comfortable again!
Cost Efficient Heating Alternatives for Your Home
Winter in Northern California can be a wonderful and satisfying time of year. When the winter cold settles in, warming your home is not luxury; it’s often a requirement. Whether you want to service a current heating system, need a repair or plan to replace it, Same Day Service Plumbing, Heating & Air can manage the job and guide you throughout the many available choices. Our certified technicians are fully trained and ready to assist with your most pressing needs.
The vast bulk of older furnaces are oversized and expend more energy than needed. Even when your old furnace carries on to work, it’s costing you significantly more in energy bills than a newer model. Today’s manufacturing companies design furnaces to meet strict safety and functionality standards. The experts from Same Day Service will assess your home, taking into account size, number of rooms, local temperatures and will supply specific recommendations for cost efficient and effective heating alternatives. We offer an extensive selection of equipment to meet all budgets, with AFUE ratings up to 90%. This means that ninety percent of the energy in the fuel becomes heat for the home.
The perfect time to control and tune your heating system is throughout the off-season. The intricacy of heat units makes it essential that a trained and competent to provide the preventative maintenance. Not only will an annual tune-up virtually eliminate unexpected repairs and lengthen your system’s life span, it’ll improve the quality of the air you breathe. Breathing clean air may have an essential impact on health. Dust and debris that’s drawn into your system will rapidly overcome a standard filter and progressively accumulate in the mechanical systems and ductwork. Without regular maintenance, this accumulation will drag down efficiency and cause discomfort, dust, allergy and high utility bill problems. Whenever you call Same Day Service, our trained technicians will ensure the home Heating and air conditioning gear is running safely and at peak, hassle free capacity.
Call us at 1-888-937-3350 to schedule your annual heating system check.
5 Signs Your Hot Water Heater Needs Help
Although hot water heaters come in a varied selection of sizes and styles, they all have one thing in common. Eventually, every water heater is going to require maintenance. Most likely, they are all going to need a replacement as well. Here are five main signs that your water tank needs the help from our trusted Same Day Service technicians.
- A Consistent Lack of Hot Water
When you want to take a nice hot shower, there’s nothing as disappointing as not having heated water. Before you jump to the conclusion that your tank is broken, consider the circumstances.If you have a large family, it is possible that your tank simply can’t provide enough hot showers for everyone to enjoy, one after the other. Your solution would be to have a larger water tank installed. If you can’t get hot water no matter what time of the day or night it is, the tank probably needs to have the heating element or thermostat repaired.
- Odd Noises Coming from the Water Heater
If your hot water tank is making unusual noises, something is wrong. Modern water heaters are incredibly quiet, so any odd sounds typically meant that one or more of the tank’s parts aren’t working properly. If you hear crackling, creaking, hissing, or banging noises, call us for an inspection and evaluation of your system.
- Puddles of Water at the Base of the Heater
When you discover puddles of water collecting at the base of your water heater, you need to act quickly. Turn the tank off, disconnect the power, and call us to have a Same Day Service plumber out to your home. When the problem is a crack or hole in the tank itself, it cannot be fixed. If the leak is caused by a loose connection at the outlet or inlet, a plumber should be able to fix the problem.
- Discolored Water Coming from the Water Heater
If your water suddenly becomes darker, it is possible that the tank or one of its interior components has started to rust. When this happens, you’ll want to replace the tank with a new one.
- The Tank Won’t Release Sediment
Sediment collects in the bottom of water tanks over the course of a year. It’s important to drain this buildup at least once a year if you want the water heater to continue working properly.
Water heaters require annual maintenance to keep them in good working order. Even with regular maintenance, your water tank is likely to need repairs at some point in time. When this happens, you might also need to replace the tank.
Contact us as soon as your water heater starts acting up to minimize the risk of having to replace it.