In the stifling heat of a mid-summer’s eve, it is indeed quite difficult to even think of existing without a fully functional air conditioner that is able to keep the room all nice and suitably cool.
However, there just might come a time when just simply switching on an AC unit on will not be able to bring any measure of relief at all. And this is in spite of the fact that ostensibly there really would not seem to be anything wrong with the unit as such. Such as the fact that the fan is working absolutely fine, and furthermore the remote is fully functional, and the power from the mains is being supplied properly t the unit too. However, if the AC unit does switch on and it works well in the sense that the blower is throwing air in the room and the thermostat seems to be working as well, then this means that there just might be a refrigerant gas leakage somewhere in the unit’s gas circulation system. This is a problem that no amount of DIY (do it yourself) can possible fix and as such it should only be looked at, by the relevant experts in the field of Heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX.
o AC split unit not working effectively? Try and take a look at the ducts
However, even though leaking refrigerant gas is usually the single most common reason for low or even no cooling by the system, but nevertheless it is not necessarily the ‘only’ culprit or causative factor of this problem. On the contrary, there is a quite a strong probability that the whole thing could easily turn out to be a problem with the overall ‘ducting’ of the air flow passageways connected to the split ac unit in your home or office. While many a rank amateur in the field will just simply charge your air conditioner full of the refrigerant gas it needs and then leave, but the real experts in Heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX will proceed to methodically make sure that all of the problem factors have been successfully eliminated, before settling on the actual reason that has led to the leak as such.
In this case, ducting deserves special mention due ot the fact that it is an important component of many, if not most, air conditioning equipped climate controlled environments; unfortunately, though, it seldom if ever gets the kind of attention it deserves. If the air ducts carrying the air are in any way miss-aligned or for that matter, not placed properly enough. That is, should there be any inadvertent mistakes in both placement as well as alignment, than the chances are that the ducts just might end up being more prone to leakages and all of that cold icy air will effectively end up being ‘lost in transit’ so to speak.
And should this eventuality be to take place in any split ac unit’s ducting system (windows based ACs don’t have any ducts to begin with), then you can rest assured that you will be sure to be paying markedly higher power bills overall. This is primarily due to the fact that the AC compressor itself will methodically try and attempt to ‘over compensate’ for the loss of temperature control because of the leakage of the cold air, by working all the harder. Furthermore, as any specialist in Heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX will be able to tell you, the leakages in the ducting system of your ac unit basically mean that all of that cold air that the AC is essentially cranking out, will effectively be wasted.
o Fixing any refrigerant gas leaks in the system
As it had been mentioned earlier, leaking refrigerant or cooling gas is the single most common cause of ACs that refuse to cool properly. (irrespective of the fact that such ACs may be split units or if they are window based units). This generally occurs when the AC unit has not been switched on for extended periods of time, for example during the fall and winter seasons.
What happens is that the gas sitting in the system effectively stagnates at a particular spot and eventually it will burrow a hole and leak out and escape into the atmosphere. Not only will it mean a visit from the resident experts in Heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, but also in the long run, this gas will also play a highly detrimental role in the overall environmental degradation of the whole world.
This is why, in order to basically avoid a trip from highly skilled professionals who know the science of Heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX, as well as to keep your overall environmental footprint low, it is important that you should switch your AC unit on, for at least half an hour, every week or so. This will mean that the cooling gas present therein will constantly remain in motion, and so too will the chances of a gas leakage be, substantially reduced.
However, in case the gas really has leaked then you should not hesitate to call in the experts at Heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX in order to do the needful. You should always remember that they are the specialists here and can doubtless, do a far better job than any resident novice.
You can find a whole lot more information on both leakage related issues as well as duct cleaning by logging on to the One Hour Heating and Air website. This is because the good people at ‘One Hour Heating and Air’ are the true blue experts in the Plano TX area and are also widely considered to be amongst the very best in their field, and can therefore easily conduct all manners of Heating and air conditioning repair in Plano, TX.