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Air conditioners are a must-have in Dallas, TX. Between the heat and the humidity here, we rely on this modern convenience and some of us wonder how our ancestors ever did without air conditioning. You will want to ensure that your AC unit keeps you cool throughout the summer months without the need for air conditioning repair. One way to ensure that your air conditioner is in peak condition and will hold up to the rigors of summer is to invest in an AC tune-up. Many of the things we own need maintenance and our air conditioners are no different. All AC units need basic care done every year and failure to do this basic maintenance will only shorten the lifespan of your AC unit and result in you needing expensive repair for your home. Most of the service calls for an AC repair we go to the homeowner did not have a tune-up done for quite some time. When you have an AC tune-up done not only can it help you avoid costly repair but it will also help you to extend the lifespan of your AC unit.
What is done during an AC tune-up that helps you to avoid air conditioning repair? Your HVAC technician will inspect your system’s air filters and change them if needed. Air filters are an important part of the healthy operation of your air conditioner and should never be neglected. In fact, dirty air filters are responsible for many of the air conditioning repair calls in Dallas, TX. We will also ensure that your system is properly operating. Your AC technician will calibrate your thermostat and measure the voltage and amperage ensuring that your system is getting the proper amount of electricity. Most importantly we will clean your entire system including your condenser coils. Dirty condenser coils are responsible for many repair calls. We will also evaluate the airflow from your system and make adjustments as needed. Also important, we will check your refrigerant levels and refill as needed. All moving parts of your AC system will be lubricated. Any debris, dirt, and grime in your system will be removed. We will apply biocide to your drain to ensure bacteria and mold do not take hold. Lastly, we will inspect and tighten all electrical connections as well as inspect every part of your system for wear and tear to help you catch any needed minor repairs before they become major air conditioning issues for your home. If you have not yet had an AC tune-up this year, why wait? One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas is here ready to service your AC unit and help you to prevent major repairs.
So now that you have had your yearly AC tune-up you may be wondering if your AC can break down. While an AC tune-up helps to catch problems early on, sometimes a working part of an AC unit gives out or malfunctions requiring air conditioning repair for your home. How can you tell when your AC needs a repair from an HVAC provider? We have compiled a list of warning signs that you should look for. When you see these warning signs you are in dire need of an air conditioning repair company. All air conditioners give warning signs that they are in need of air conditioning repair. If you take heed of these telltale warning signs and call for air conditioning repair as soon as one or more of these signs appear you can prevent further damage to your AC system and more importantly avoid going without cooling air during the hot and humid peak of summer in Dallas, TX. Let us discuss the top warning signs that your AC unit is in dire need of air conditioning repair.
Most AC units will give a warning sign by giving off strange noises. All AC units will make noise, but by now you should be accustomed to the normal noises your AC unit makes when cycling on and off. It is normal for some AC noise due to your unit’s compressor. It is when you start hearing sounds emanating from inside of the unit or your air vents that you have never heard before that it is time to call for air conditioning repair for your home. You never want to ignore strange sounds coming from your AC unit as this is often the first sign that your ac is in need of air conditioning repair. For example, if you hear clanging, banging, or rattling noise this is never good, as it can signal that either your ductwork has gone bad or your condenser unit may be in trouble. Another noise coming from your AC unit that signals the need for air conditioning repair for your home would be a buzzing sound coming from your unit. This often means an electrical issue which isn’t only bad for your AC unit it could be a potential fire hazard as well. Buzzing sounds can also happen due to your AC unit freezing inside. When your AC unit freezes inside it is often due to dirty coils which can cause the AC unit to freeze over, which is why we always recommend having an AC tune-up every year as this prevents this issue from ever happening as we clean your coils if they are dirty during every tune-up we do helping you to avoid expensive air conditioning repair. If you are hearing a hissing noise coming from your air conditioner you are likely dealing with a refrigerant leak. Not only will this affect the operation of your AC unit, if your refrigerant is leaking you want it fixed as soon as possible as refrigerant is expensive. You also want a company like One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas to do this as we will find any leaks and fix them so you do not have to call us a month later for more refrigerant. You also want to move on this issue as soon as possible because if you’re dealing with a refrigerant leak you should be aware that it is poisonous and is a risk to both you and your family. If you hear a clicking noise besides when you turn the unit on and off you have a problem needing air conditioning repair as this usually always signals an electrical issue. If you are hearing a grinding noise this is always an issue needing a repair from your local Dallas, TX AC repair company. Oftentimes when you hear this sound it is your compressor failing. If you hear this sound it is sadly a sign you may need a new compressor. There is news of hope however, if you hear this sound it could be as simple as an issue with your fan belt which is not as expensive as dealing with replacing a faulty compressor! If you are hearing a clunking noise coming from your outside unit chances are you did not have a good air conditioning repair company do your AC tune-up as this usually indicates that one or more parts in your motor need to be lubricated. If you are hearing a high-pitched sound coming from your AC unit it likely means an issue with your compressor. Your compressor will fail over time, especially if you have neglected a yearly tune-up. If you hear this sound you should turn off your AC unit and call One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas today before the issue gets worse.
AC Blowing Warm Air
The last thing you want on a hot summer day is to come home and turn on the AC only to be blasted in the face with a stream of hot or warm air. When you come home from a long day of work you are expecting to be greeted with a cool home. If you are getting warm or hot air blowing into your home you are in dire need of air conditioning repair to get to the root of the issue and fix it. This warning sign of a faulty or failing AC system is often due to blocked airflow in your system or a faulty compressor. Even your thermostat could be to blame, only a licensed HVAC technician can tell what the issue is for sure and make speedy repairs. Oftentimes this issue can be avoided altogether by having your yearly AC tune-up as your HVAC tech can normally spot the issue before it becomes a major issue to deal with. Another possible cause of your AC unit blowing warm air would be that you may be low on refrigerant, which is another issue that is prevented by a yearly AC tune-up. We cannot stress enough the importance of a yearly AC tune-up to help avoid expensive air conditioning repair. There is an old adage that holds true as far as the care of your AC unit goes and that is “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
if your AC turns on and then shuts off quickly, only to repeat this cycle over and over again you are dealing with a problem in your home that requires immediate air conditioning repair. When your AC cycles on and off rapidly it always means there is a serious issue going on with your central air conditioner. You do not want to wait on calling for air conditioning repair on this issue as if you ignore the issue it can lead to a total AC breakdown. Short cycling happens when your AC unit’s compressor runs for only a short time before it quits. When this happens your AC unit cannot complete the cooling process of your home. Not only is this a sign your entire unit is about to break down, it is also an indicator that your energy bills have likely increased as this causes more power to be used to try to cool your home. One cause of this issue is if your AC unit is not the proper size for your home. All AC units are designed to cover only so much square footage of a home. If your AC unit for example is oversized for your home it can lead to your unit short cycling, and this will eventually cause your entire unit to fail. Simply put you cannot have an AC unit that is too big for your home, it will simply make your AC unit turn off often as it was designed to cool a much larger home than what you have. This is why you need a trusted company like One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas to install your AC unit, we are experts at AC installation and what sizes of AC unit is needed for what size home. Some other issues that can cause AC short cycling and require air conditioning repair for your Dallas, TX home include ice build-up on your evaporator coils, dirty air filters, and a loss of refrigerant. Even a faulty thermostat can cause short cycling to occur which is why at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas we stress the importance of a yearly AC tune-up.
If any part of the AC unit is not working properly, it will create higher humidity levels in your home. For example, the condensate drain, which may be clogged, can cause your home to feel muggier than usual. Another issue could be there is not enough refrigerant in the coils. In this case, it’s best to give One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas, TX a call and we’ll send out a technician to diagnose and repair your AC unit. If the AC unit is not in need of repair, it’s possible that your unit is too small for your home. A system that is too small for the size of your home, simply cannot handle the amount of air inside. To make sure the unit is properly sized for your home, give us a call and a technician will inspect it.
If you have experienced any of these warning signs about your AC unit do give One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas a call for an air conditioning repair or a tune-up to avoid costly repairs. Call us today and join our family of loyal customers, where we treat each and every customer as if they were one of our own family. Remember if you have any of these warning signs and delay calling for air conditioner repair you could be risking further damage to your system and more costly repairs! We offer 24/7 service so call us today!