During The Woodlands, TX summer, you use your air conditioner more than at any other time, so it must be in excellent condition. The best way you can do this is to have a heating and AC repair or service from one of Mr. Reliable Heating & Air skilled technicians. We service all the major brands of heating and air conditioning units and have expertise in heating and AC repair.
As your AC unit is likely to be on most of the time during the long summer months, we suggest that you have it serviced in early spring. Just like having a heating appliance checked in the late summer because this is a suitable time to have it serviced.
You will find it easier to schedule an appointment, but you gain peace of mind knowing that it will be less likely to break down when you need it most. This is because the heating and AC repair or service will pick up on any problems and allow you to have them remedied. Your unit will also run more efficiently saving you on energy bills.
But sometimes an emergency heating and AC repair are necessary, and we have technicians on standby 24/7 ready to help the people of The Woodlands, TX.
What Happens During a Heating and AC Repair?
Having an air conditioning service is something that Mr. Reliable Heating & Air strongly recommends to all our customers. The service represents excellent value as an average call-out charge and repair can run into hundreds of dollars.
During a heating and AC repair or service from us, many checks are performed, and these include:
- Cleaning and inspecting the inside of the unit.
- Electrical wires are checked for loose joints.
- Dirty air filters are replaced or cleaned.
- The coolant levels are examined and topped up if necessary.
- The Evaporator coils will be cleaned.
- Condenser and cooling fins can be cleaned
- Thermostats are inspected and recalibrated.
- The fans are checked for damage.
- The air ducts are checked for damage.
- And many other tasks during a heating and AC repair
In the event our technician comes across any issue, they will explain the problem to you and get your permission to undertake any repair work.
Warning Signs That Your Unit Needs a Heating and AC Repair
Your Energy Bills are Higher
When energy bills are on the rise, we need to be careful to reduce our running costs. One check done during the service is checking the coolant levels. Low coolant levels mean lower cooling output from your unit.
This causes the other components like the compressor into working harder to maintain the temperature and humidity levels in your home. The harder they work the higher your energy bills making heating and AC repair a necessity in The Woodlands.
Frost and Ice Appear on The Evaporator Coils
It may seem strange to see frost and ice on the coils on a hot day, but the coils need warm air blown over them to work properly. Without enough warm air the coils could freeze over, and the air conditioner shut down.
Another cause of the frost and ice forming is low coolant levels in the evaporator coils. The coolant absorbs the heat from the warm air, without enough coolant the air being blown back into your home will be warmer. If you notice frost and ice forming on your coils this may be a suitable time to schedule an air conditioner service.
Higher Humidity Levels
Warmer air will carry more moisture than colder air. As heat is removed from the warm air the moisture in it condenses into water and the now cooler air will be less humid. Low coolant levels in the evaporator coils will not be able to remove as much heat and so the air reentering your home will be more humid.
Faulty fans are often the cause of strange noises coming from your air conditioner. Screeching sounds are due to worn-out fan belts or bearings in the fan motor. Loud banging noises can be due to loose or bent blades striking the inside of the unit. Problems with the fan will reduce the amount of warm air blown over the evaporator coils and can cause the coils to start freezing over. The result is less cooling air from your unit.
Condenser and Cooling Fins Are Covered in Dirt or Moss
These components are located outside your home and can be often overlooked. They will get covered in dirt and grime, and even have moss and weeds grow on them. These act as insulating layers reducing the rate at which the heat from inside your home is transferred to the outside. Any moss and weeds will be restricting the flow of outside air over them.
The condenser and cooling fins need to be cleaned periodically to remove these materials so that they work more effectively. The cleaning can be done during an air conditioning service.
Damaged Air Ducts
During an air conditioning service, your air ducts will be inspected for damage. Any gaps in the duct due to damage or loose joints will allow cool air to escape into the crawl space. This is just wasting money as up to thirty percent of your air conditioner’s energy output is lost in this way.
A badly calibrated thermostat will record the wrong temperature inside your home. Based on these false readings your unit will be wasting energy in lowering the temperature too much or keeping the temperature and humidity too high. Either way, they will need recalibrating, during service from Mr. Reliable Heating & Air.
AC Drain Line and Drain Pan Need a Good Clean
After the warm air is cooled the excess moisture is deposited as water in the drain pan and then flows outside through the AC drain line. The increase in moisture levels creates ideal conditions for algae to grow and block the drain pan and line. They are cleaned during a service. If not, the drain pan will be blocked, and the water will overflow into your conditioner and could cause a short circuit.
A Dependable Air Conditioning Company
Mr. Reliable Heating & Air has been serving The Woodlands, TX for many years. After an air conditioning service, you will be able to rest assured that your unit is running safely and more efficiently. Whatever your air conditioner needs, call us today!
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