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If your air conditioner breaks down during the summer, it will not be long before conditions inside your home become unacceptable. Temperatures and humidity will rise, and air quality will deteriorate rapidly. The people of The Colony, TX need the services of a reputable AC repair company. They want somebody that can call at any time of the day or night, and has a reputation for punctuality, professionalism, honesty, and quality work at reasonable prices. That is why they choose One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas repeatedly.
Signs That You Could Need an AC Repair
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas believes that the best way to avoid an AC repair is to have your unit regularly serviced. This ensures that all the components will be running safely and as efficiently as possible.
If any repairs are needed after the service, they are more likely to be minor preventive repairs avoiding the need for expensive call-out charges. You can now rest assured that your unit is less likely to break down during the long hot summer months in our city.
Little or Weak Air Flow
This will mean that air will not be able to circulate well, and it will not cool your home properly. Weak airflow could be due to several reasons.
- Dirty air filters – these stop dirt and pollen particles from entering your air conditioner and then into your home. A dirty air filter will restrict the amount of airflow and need to be changed or cleaned periodically.
- Blocked air ducts – you may have inadvertently moved bedding, curtains, or furniture in front of the vents.
- Leaking air ducts – Did you know that up to thirty percent of the energy from your air conditioner is wasted through gaps in damaged or loose air ducts and joints.
- Closed damper valve – The damper valve controls airflow within a duct. They can be either manually or automatically operated. Automatic ones are controlled by your thermostat and if the thermostat is incorrectly calibrated the valve will get stuck in the wrong position.
- Faulty fan – The fan inside the interior part of your unit extracts and blows the warm air inside your home over the evaporator coil, where the heat is absorbed by the coolant. If the fan is damaged less air will be blown and this will reduce the cooling effect.
All these items will be checked during a routine service from One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas, but failure to deal with these problems will ultimately result in an AC repair. This is because a problem with one component will result in other parts like the compressor having to work harder to maintain the temperature you have set.
Your Unit Is Blowing Warm Air
This may be fine on a cold winter’s day but not during the summer. The most common cause of this problem is a lack of coolant in your air conditioner. The coolant in the evaporator coils absorbs heat from the warm air being blown over it. The air which is now cooler is blown back into your home.
If there has been a leak, there will not be enough coolant in your unit. The result will be less cooling effect and warmer air coming from the unit. The coolant levels will be topped up during the service.
A lack of coolant will cause the evaporator coils to freeze. You will first notice that frost and ice are starting to form on the coils. If this builds up, then any layers of ice will act as an insulating layer further reducing the rate at which heat is absorbed from the warm air, also reducing the cooling effect.
Any dirt that accumulates on the coils will also act as an insulating layer and have the same effect. Cleaning the evaporator coils is also part of a service. Ignoring the frost and ice forming will lead to an AC repair.
A more serious issue is that there is a problem with the compressor, if it is damaged in any way it is going to need an AC repair from one of One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas skilled technicians.
Your Energy Bills Have Increased for No Reason
Having your air conditioner on all the time during the summer in The Colony, TX will clearly increase your energy bills. But if there is a sudden spike in your monthly electricity rate there might be a problem with your unit. As we have seen earlier an issue with one component will impact the others in your air conditioner.
If you allow the evaporator coils to start to freeze over, the compressor and other components must work harder to maintain the temperature. The fact it is working harder means it will use more energy and push up your energy bills. It also means that the harder working component will get hotter with an increased likelihood that it will overheat and need an AC repair.
Water Leaks In or Around Your Air Conditioner
Any water inside your air conditioner could cause a short circuit and it may break down and need an AC repair. But where is the water coming from? An easy answer is from a loose water hose or valve. Another reason could be water is overflowing from the drain pan inside your unit.
The moisture removed from the warm air condenses into the drain pan. This water travels outside your home by the AC drain line. Should the pan or drain line get blocked for any reason, the water overflows the pan and into your unit and then onto your floor. The AC drain line and drain pan are cleaned during any service on your unit.
A Trusted Air Conditioning Company
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas has been offering quality air conditioning services to the people of The Colony, TX for many years. We know how important it is to offer a speedy AC repair service during the hot Texas summers and that is why we have technicians available 24/7 waiting for your call!