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Flower Mound, TX needs a company that offers a high-quality and affordable AC repair service, and it gets it from One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas. Just check all our online reviews on objective websites. We have been established since 1988 and have many satisfied customers. We have NATE-trained technicians available 24/7, ready at a moment’s notice to deal with any AC repair that you need.
Can You Avoid an AC Repair?
The short answer is yes you can. Most people will wait until there is a problem before they call us. But many breakdowns can be avoided if you have your air conditioner routinely serviced every year. Each year an air conditioner will lose five percent of its energy efficiency, you can recover a lot of that back with regular maintenance which will also reduce your energy bills.
A service from One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas will give you peace of mind during the long summer season, knowing that your air conditioner is less likely to break down and need an AC repair. Even a well-maintained unit can still break down but keeping a lookout for the following signs will allow you to act in time before you need an expensive call-out and AC repair.
Any machine will make some noise and your air conditioner is no different. After a time, you will get used to your unit’s natural working sounds. But any strange noises can sound very alarming. Sudden loud squealing sounds can be due to worn-out fan belts or bearings in the fan motor.
Loud banging noises could be due to a bent or damaged blade striking some part of your unit. Noises like these require immediate inspection, the longer they go on the more damage will occur.
Call One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas if you hear any odd noises from your AC unit to avoid any emergency AC repair and the higher costs!
Each air conditioner has its own unique cooling cycle. Normally a cooling cycle consists of the compressor being switched on for about ten minutes, then switched off for ten minutes. If the compressor turns itself on and off before the cooling cycle is completed then you have a short-cycling problem which, if left untreated, can destroy your air conditioner. Your home will not receive the full cooling effect and the increased switching on and off will add to the wear and tear on the compressor, eventually resulting in it burning out and needing an AC repair.
There are several causes for short-cycling and will include, dirty air filters, low levels of coolant, and problems with the thermostats. All these shortcomings will be addressed during an annual service.
Your Energy Bills Are Going Up Sharply
The elevated temperatures and humidity will force people to have their air conditioners on most of the time during the summer, including at night. It should come as no surprise that your energy bills will increase at this time.
Yet, If you notice that they go up far more than you expect, there may be an issue with your unit. Short-cycling is the most likely culprit and will result in a reduced cooling effect coming from your unit. The compressor is working harder and so will the other components to maintain the temperature you have set. As they work harder each component will use more energy and your bills will skyrocket to outrageous tariffs.
Frost and Ice Appears on the Evaporator Coils
Frost and Ice can form on the evaporator coils for many reasons, and these include:
- Your coolant levels are low
- Fan not blowing enough warm air over the coils
- Dirty air filters restrict the warm airflow
- Dirt layers on the coils
It may seem a bit of a contradiction to have the evaporator coils freezing on a hot summer’s day, but the coils need a constant supply of heat or else they will freeze completely. The heat is provided by the warm air extracted from inside your home by the fan which blows over the coils to keep them from freezing.
Dirty air filters and faulty fans reduce the amount of warm air being blown over the coils, and this too will result in frost and ice forming. Any dirt that accumulates on the coils will act as an insulating layer and further restrict the heat flow from the warm air to the coils. If no action is taken the air conditioner will shut down. You will not be able to turn it back on again for as long as 24-hours, the time it takes the coils to thaw.
If your air conditioner repeatedly shuts down for this reason, then serious damage will occur, and you will need an AC repair or a new air conditioner.
Humidity Levels Increase
If the cooling effect is reduced the air that is blown back into your home will be warmer than you would like. Warmer air carries more moisture and so will be more humid.
Water Everywhere on the Floor and Inside Your Unit
Have you ever wondered what happened to all that humid air? As the warm air cools the moisture condenses into water and is deposited into the drain pan. It then flows outside your home via the AC drain line. If dirt, mold, or algae starts to form on either of them, then they will become blocked. The water will overflow the drain pan, soaking the insides of the air conditioner and your floor. The water could cause a short circuit and will result in the immediate need for an AC repair.
Your Unit Is Over Ten Years Old
As your air conditioner gets older it becomes less efficient and costs more to run. It is likely to suffer more breakdowns and will have reduced cooling output. Rather than spend more on repairs, it may be time to consider a new unit installed by the experts at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating serving Flower Mound, TX.
A Trusted Air Conditioning Company in Flower Mound, TX
Once you have a problem with your unit, please call One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas, and we will send a skilled technician around to your home quickly. Give us a call and let’s get this sorted before you or your family members begin to sweat.