Anybody who lives in Arlington, TX will know how hot and humid it can get during the long summer months. Temperatures are often above 100 degrees during the day and can reach over 70 degrees during the night. With humidity levels to match, this is not a good time to have your air conditioner go down. With temperatures and humidity this high, it is not uncommon to have increased levels of heat exhaustion, dehydration, and heatstroke.
Having access to a reliable AC repair service is essential, you and your loved ones are at risk during a breakdown, and it is important to have somebody out quickly to do repairs. One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth delivers the most professional AC repair service in the Arlington area. Unlike many other AC repair companies, we have highly trained technicians available to respond to emergencies 24/7, weekdays, weekends, and on holidays. Our technicians carry in their vans the most common types of spares and can handle most repairs in a single visit.
Should You Have Your AC Unit Regularly Serviced?
Air conditioners are usually very robust pieces of equipment. Despite all the hard work that they do, they break down less often than you think. What you need during a hot Texas summer is peace of mind that nothing will go wrong. By having an annual service, you gain that peace of mind by reducing the risk of a breakdown and the need for an AC repair.
There are many other advantages to having your air conditioner serviced. The unit will now be running more efficiently, saving you money on energy bills. Air filters will be replaced leading to improved air quality, by allowing less dirt and pollen into your home. Any potential problems will be picked up before they become serious.
Are There Any Signs You Should Be on the Lookout For?
An air conditioner service will sort out most of the problems we are going to highlight, but if you have any concerns, you should contact One Hour for any help and advice. Ignoring these signs could lead to an expensive AC repair bill.
- Increased energy bills.
- Not enough cool air is coming from the unit.
- You see frost and ice forming on the evaporator coil.
- You notice strange noises and smells are coming from the unit.
- Puddles of water form around the unit.
What Causes These Symptoms?
Many components make up an AC system, and all of them need to be working properly to gain maximum efficiency. An underperforming component will mean that the other components will have to overwork to compensate. This could cause them to overheat and break down needing an AC repair.
Increased Energy Bills
Overworked components will use more energy and drive up your energy bills. Components can overwork for several reasons. Because there is not enough coolant in the system, the condenser and cooling fins are dirty, and that the air filters are also dirty.
Not Enough Cool Air Is Coming from the Air Conditioner
A dirty air filter will also reduce the amount of warm air blown over the evaporator coil. The coil will need a continuous supply of warm air to be blown over it, to work efficiently. The coil will absorb the excess heat and humidity from the warm air and the now cooler air will be blown back into the room. The less warm air blown over the coil will mean less cool air emerging from the air conditioner.
If there is not enough coolant in the system it will reduce the amount of cool air coming from the air conditioner and raising the temperature of your home or office.
You See Frost or Ice Forming on the Evaporator Coil
Low coolant levels could also be responsible for frost and ice forming on the evaporator coil. A faulty fan will also reduce the rate of airflow over the coil and as we have seen so will dirty air filters.
During a service from One Hour, the evaporator coil will be cleaned. Any dirt that has collected on the coil will act as an insulating layer further reducing the heat transfer from the warm air to the coil.
Strange Noises and Smells Are Coming from the Appliance
There could be many sources for strange noises coming from the unit. Any clunking or grinding noises might be the result of a faulty fan, with a worn fan belt or even bent blades being the cause.
If you can detect a moldy smell, watch out because this could be due to the AC drain been blocked. The water from the humid air is deposited in the drip pan and then transported outside via an AC drain.
Moss or mold could grow in the drip pan and drain line giving rise to the smell. Any loose connection could give rise to a burning smell. At the first sign of a burning smell, you should call One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth immediately, there is now a real danger of a fire starting.
Puddles of Water Forming Around the Unit
If the AC drain line becomes blocked, then the excess water in the drip pan has nowhere to go and it overflows into the air conditioner and then on your floor. If your air conditioner stops working, it may be worth checking the AC drain line to see if it is blocked by leaves or dirt and save you from an AC repair. There is also a chance that the line may freeze on a very cold day, but that’s not a likely event during a Texas summer!
Keeping Arlington, TX Cool and Safe in TX
Even a well-serviced air conditioner can break down and it is vitally important to rely on an AC repair company to help during the hot summer. One hour has a dedicated team of technicians on call 24/7. Should anything happen to your AC unit we will be around ASAP to provide an AC repair. Whatever your air conditioner needs please call One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth without delay. Remember we are “always on time or you don’t pay a dime when you trust One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Fort Worth and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, of TX!