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Should I Do My Own Repairs to My HVAC System in Fort Mill, SC?

DIY Air Conditioner Repair?

DIY home repairs are a routine part of life for the average homeowner. Nobody wants to spend unnecessary money, but should your air conditioner be one of the items on your DIY checklist? Probably not… unless you’re a licensed HVAC contractor, it’s best to leave repairs to the professionals. Here’s why:

It Could Be Dangerous

Air conditioners run on electricity. Electrical currents can cause serious bodily harm, even death. Even if you think you’ve turned off the electricity at the breaker box, electrical currents could still be flowing and thus shock you when you begin to try to work on your unit.

You Could Cause More Damage

Have you ever tried to fix something only to do more damage? Now imagine that it’s your air conditioner. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s best not to tinker around or you could cause more damage. What could have been a simple fix could lead to a more serious, and much more expensive, problem. You may have watched YouTube videos on how to change a capacitor, but if it’s not performed correctly you may end up with more than a bad capacitor.

Warranty

Whether you have a limited manufacturer’s warranty or purchased an extended warranty, attempting repairs yourself could void your warranty on your air conditioning system! Remember to contact a certified HVAC technician to perform annual maintenance and repairs on your system. The professionals at R & B Climate Control in Fort Mill, SC have been taking care of the community for over 10 years.

Neglecting annual maintenance by a professional will lead to unnecessary wear and tear on your unit and a manufacturer will not warranty the equipment unless it has been kept in a good, working condition. Annual maintenance is what keeps your unit clean and functioning properly.

Extended warranties usually function the same as the manufacturer’s warranty. All repairs and maintenance should be done by your licensed HVAC professionals.

Then What Can I Do in Fort Mill, Indian Land, or Rock Hill?

Change your air filters monthly. This cuts down on dust and pollen in your home as well as helps your air conditioner to operate more efficiently.

Keep the unit clean and free of debris, such as bushes, tree limbs, and leaves. Dirty condenser coils may cause your unit to blow a fuse, cause a refrigerant leak, or might be the reason behind problems with your blower or fan. Maintenance plans will ensure your unit is clean, but you can do this yourself in between scheduled visits from an HVAC technician.

Why is my air conditioner blowing fuses in Fort Mill, SC?

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Summers in Rock Hill and Fort Mill are hot and humid. Because your air conditioner works harder over the summer months, it’s more likely to blow a fuse at that time. While a blown fuse is normally not a big deal, it could be a sign of more serious problems. Read on to find out more information, at R & B Climate Control we’re here to help!

A clogged or dirty filter

If your filter is clogged or dirty, it creates extra pressure internally on your air conditioner and the air conditioner may blow a fuse to protect itself. This is an easy fix and can be taken care of by preventative measures. Replace your air filters once a month.

Dirty condenser coils

Just like the air filters in your home, your air conditioner will have to work harder if your condenser coils are dirty. Check your air conditioner and make sure that the condenser coils aren’t covered with dirt and leaves. (That’s the box outside your home with the fan turning) Remove any plants or tree limbs that may be too close to your unit and the source of unwanted debris build up.

Loose electrical connections, low refrigerant, malfunctioning parts

If your air filters and condenser coils are clean, it’s time to call R & B Climate Control in Fort Mill to diagnose the problem. It might be that there is a loose electrical connection in your fuse box. Your HVAC technician from R & B is a trained professional and can diagnose and repair the problem.
Low levels of refrigerant can cause your air conditioner to blow a fuse. Your HVAC technician will check for refrigerant levels, also called freon, and determine if there is a leak.
If you have malfunctioning parts on your air conditioner, then this may also be the culprit. You’ll need to call your HVAC technician at R & B Climate Control to check if the motor, compressor, capacitor, and condenser fan are all working properly.

Don’t wait until the problem gets worse? Call R & B Climate Control to schedule your HVAC maintenance today. (803)489-8721

Donation to Local school athletics Department

R&B Climate Control is thrilled to be pledging their community support again this year to the Fort Mill School’s athletics. The schools raise money by selling the water bottles at athletic games and school events.

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Waters Donated to Local school, Indian Land S.C.

Waters Donated to Local school, Indian Land S.C.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               At one of last year’s games, Fort Mill High School athletics presented R&B Climate Control with a plaque honoring their generous contribution and continued support.

Boosters Co-VP-Fundraising, Lori Hillman commented, “R&B Climate Control approached me on partnering with the high school. We were trying to come up with a way they could help the athletic program and touch each team.  It was their idea to provide water during each of the three seasons for the teams to sell, and make a profit on.  It is a huge source of income for the high school. Water is our most popular drink and they have made a huge difference in what we can provide for all of our teams, from what we benefit from the sale of water in concessions.  We are so proud to be on our second successful year working with the community through R&B Climate Control.  We owe them a huge THANK YOU!”

“We were looking for a way to reach out and help the community and felt what better way to give back to our local kids,” said owner, Russell Klara.

With over eighteen years’ experience, R&B Climate Control’s motto is simple: “Fix it right the first time.” In addition to their heating and air conditioning services, they also offer a wide variety of energy efficient units, helping to save customers’ money on their energy bills.

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Indian Land’s Baseball Team helping unload

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For more information, or to schedule a free in-home estimate on any heating and air issue, please call 803-547-2055.

Why Isn’t My Furnace Working?

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How to identify problems with your furnace It’s Winter, and even with this year’s mild winter we’ve already had a few cold snaps and freezing temperatures. If your furnace stops in the middle of winter, you don’t want it to stay down for very long. Especially if it’s something that you can take care of yourself. There are two very basic types of problems with a furnace. The first is that it won’t turn on at all, and the second is that it won’t function properly when it is on. Whether you want to call them signs or problems, today we have the 3 most common ways for you to tell that something has gone wrong.

Furnace Start Failure

The single most obvious problem with a furnace is that won’t even turn on. Whether you fail to hear the fan kick in, the sound of energy running to the blower motor, the noise of gas to the furnace, or the roar of flames from the furnace itself, a dead furnace is just that: dead. Common problems come from the thermostat, lines, circuit breaker, and pilot light.

#1 you should check is power. Examine your circuit breaker box and make sure the circuit breaker labeled for heating hasn’t been tripped. If it has, reset it. You should also check to see if your furnace has an emergency cut-off switch at the furnace and make sure that isn’t turned off.

Thermostats-Hero#2 Check your thermostat. Is it set properly? Is it correctly reading the room temperature? If the answer is yes to both questions the thermostat may be broken. It could be a switch issue or it could simply be failing to send a control signal to your furnace. Either way it should be replaced. If the thermostat is working and you’re simply receiving cold air, then you likely have a furnace problem.

#3 Finally, check the pilot light and fuel source. If you have an electric furnace there could be a problem with the heating element. If you’re getting cold air, it’s because there’s nothing to heat it.

 

Furnace Fan Activates with Cold Air

Sometimes you’ll find that the fan kicks on but the system only seems to deliver cold air. If you can, check the pilot light to make sure it’s on. If you hear the sound of fuel but don’t see a pilot light, shut down your furnace and call a technician immediately. If the pilot light is active but you still aren’t getting heat call us. Problems with the pilot light and fuel systems should be worked on by a professional.

Of course, there are other signs you should be on the lookout for are: strange smells or sounds that, when the furnace is running can hint at further problems. If your furnace itself is beeping or making noise, then it definitely needs your attention. While we always hope that nothing will go wrong, it’s nice to know you have professionals you can count on.

Give us a call at (803)547-2055  for any of your heating and AC service needs!

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