AC Repair & Maintenance – Contactors

WHAT IS A CONTACTOR AND WHAT DOES IT DO? What Our Customers Ask About Contactors A Contactor is a device used to bring high voltage to your compressor to start and run it.  The contact points snap together through magnetic action each time your unit starts.  At startup, your compressor is pulling maximum current   ( […]

1 May 2019

HVAC Refrigerant or Freon Leaks

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE ONE AND HOW DO YOU FIND A LEAK? An air conditioning or heat pump system is sealed.  IT SHOULD NEVER BE LOW ON REFRIGERANT (FREON) UNLESS IT HAS A LEAK. Here are some ways we can locate leaks: Visual inspection for traces of oil leaking with the refrigerant. […]

9 August 2016
Air Conditioning

Freon R22 and The “Drop In” Myth

Crabtree Services: Today I am writing to try to inform consumers about an awful myth that is being spread around both by some HVAC distributors and HVAC technicians that there are “drop in” refrigerants that will affect homeowners to make uneducated decisions or choices by not being properly informed. This myth can in fact cost […]

9 July 2015
Air Conditioning

Common Air Conditioning Problems & How To Prevent Costly Repairs

Since central air conditioning systems are a necessity and mandatory components in most homes and businesses in the Raleigh, NC area this article will talk about some of the benefits and common problems that come with system ownership. Obviously the single biggest benefit to a properly running air conditioning system reduces both heat and humidity […]

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