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Fort Worth, TX is the fifth-largest city in Texas and the 13th-largest city in the United States. Several major companies have their headquarters in Fort Worth, including American Airlines Group, Bell Textron Budget Host, Chip 1 Exchange, Cash America International, GM Financial, the John Peter Smith Hospital, Pier 1 Imports, Pioneer Corporation, and RadioShack. Other prominent companies with a substantial presence in the city are AT&T, Bank of America, GE Transportation, Lockheed Martin, and Wells Fargo.
The climate in this area is characterized by long hot humid summers and temperatures are often above 90 degrees. With temperatures as high as this, heat exhaustion, dehydration, and heatstroke are not unusual. It can be a hazardous period for both the young and the elderly which makes heating and AC repair in Fort Worth, TX an important factor when caring for loved ones.
There can be serious health consequences with temperatures as high as this and so it is important to keep everyone cool and safe.
A dependable heating and AC repair service are vital for both homes and businesses in case something goes wrong. So, who do you call when your air conditioner isn’t working on a hot summer day?
Well, you call One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating. We will offer professional heating and AC repair service in the area. We offer emergency services twenty-four hours a day and 365 days a year. Whatever your heating and AC repair needs you can rely on us.
How Does an AC Unit Work?
An AC unit works as follows. A fan blowing warm air is blown across the evaporator coils. Within the evaporator coil is the refrigerant in a cold liquid state. The refrigerant absorbs the heat from the air, and it is turned into gas. As a result of this heat transfer, the warm air is now cooled and passes back into the room.
The refrigerant gas now passes through a compressor and is changed from low pressure to a warmer high-pressure gas. This now passes through a condenser which turns it back into its liquid state.
Outside air flowing across the condenser coil (along with the cooling fins around the condenser coil) help radiate the heat away. For this reason, the compressor and condenser are usually located outside the room and the evaporator coils within.
There are many reasons why an HVAC unit should break down resulting in the need for a heating and AC repair. But there are some signs that you should look out for.
Warning Signs That You Need a Heating and AC Repair
We at One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating of Fort Worth strongly suggest that you have your HVAC unit regularly serviced and maintained by one of our highly trained professionals.
We recommend this is carried out at least once a year, as it will help avoid unexpected problems before they arise. This ensures that your unit is working correctly and efficiently so that it provides maximum cooling with minimum energy input.
Problems with AC Units
Without regular service, you run the risk of expensive heating and AC repair bills. There are several warning signs you should be aware of:
- The unit does not turn on.
- The unit turns on but does not produce cool air.
- The unit works initially for a few minutes before shutting off.
- The unit makes strange noises.
- There is a smoky smell when the unit is turned on.
- There is the pooling of water around the unit
If you experience any of these signs you need a heating and AC repair immediately, Further use of the unit could further damage.
What Causes These Problems?
There are many components in an HVAC unit, any of which could break down, necessitating a heating and AC repair. Among the main issues are:
The refrigerant in your unit removes the heat and humidity from the air. When the refrigerant leaks it affects the whole process of the absorption and releasing of heat. Less refrigerant means less cooling.
Every AC unit requires a specific level of refrigerant within it., when the refrigerant level is low, serious problems can occur in the AC unit. Frost and ice can form on the evaporator coil which can cause damage to the coil. A heating and AC repair from one of our expert technicians will be needed to locate and repair any leaks. This can be a time-consuming and expensive process.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
Another cause of a frozen evaporator coil is a restricted airflow across the coil that can cause it to freeze. Odd as it seems evaporator coils need warm air circulating them to work properly. If the coil freezes you should avoid using the AC unit and call One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating of Fort Worth for heating and AC repair immediately. Further use of the unit could result in damage to the compressor. You should wait until the evaporator thaws.
There are other reasons why the evaporator coil can freeze, including dirty air filters, a dirty evaporator coil, and a blocked air return grill. These problems can be prevented by regular maintenance which will replace the filter and clean the AC unit.
A frozen evaporator coil or low refrigerant level can cause damage to the compressor. In both cases the compressor must work harder, causing it to overheat and burn out and result in expensive heating and AC repair bills.
Blocked and Dirty Condensers
The condenser needs plenty of airflow around it. Any plants, grass, and weeds need to be removed from around the condenser. Likewise, the condenser coil will not function well when it gets covered with a layer of grime and dirt. This is a major problem in an area with a lot of pollution and so the condenser needs regular cleaning.
The grime impedes heat transfer and will cause the condenser to work harder, increasing the wear and tear on it. Cleaning the condenser is a job you can do yourself avoiding the need for expensive heating and AC repair.
A regular inspection of your ductwork will ensure the joint seals are not broken or damaged (especially by rodents). The cooler air will then leak into the crawl space or basement of your home. Between 20-30 percent of an AC unit’s energy is lost in this way.
This not only drives up your energy bills but causes the AC unit to have to work harder. So, to reduce your energy bills, call One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating of Fort Worth for speedy heating and AC repair.
A thermostat will need to be calibrated correctly to make the AC unit more efficient in Fort Worth, TX. This is more of a problem with old dial-type thermostats. This is a problem that can be easily fixed by one of One Hour’s technicians either recalibrating your old thermostat or by replacing it with a new programmable thermostat.
There are two fans in your AC unit, one to blow warm indoor air over the evaporator coil to cool it and the other to blow outdoor air over the condenser to eject the heat outside the building. Reduced airflow over either can cause a breakdown, by either the evaporator coil freezing or the condenser having to work harder.
A faulty fan can be due to lack of lubrication, worn belts, a faulty motor, or too much dirt and grime. Regular maintenance from One Hour’s technicians can help prevent expensive heating and AC repair.
So, what does a clogged drain have to do with heating and AC repair? Well, the moisture that the AC unit removes from the air must go somewhere. Any condensation that your evaporator coil may produce should be removed via a drain line.
Most drain lines are usually blocked by a build-up of algae and/or mold. This blocked line can also increase the humidity indoors, create a musty odor, and cause water damage inside your home or business.
What Other Services Do We Offer?
One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating offer a wide range of HVAC services.
Air Conditioning Installation
There is an old saying that “nothing lasts forever”. This is very true of the HVAC unit. Eventually, it becomes uneconomical to keep repairing a unit. The parts may no longer be made. Newer systems are more reliable, saving on repair bills and providing peace of mind. Who wants to go through the inconvenience of a warm house and organizing heating and AC repair?
Older AC systems use refrigerants that are damaging to the ozone layer and have become more expensive as the supplies of these refrigerants start to decline. New types of refrigerants provide greater efficiency and comfort, decreasing our contribution to greenhouse gases and global warming.
Modern AC units are quieter leading to a more relaxing home environment. They are ‘Smart’ allowing you to control them from your smartphone remotely and allowing you to precisely control the climate in different rooms.
Heating Repair and Installation
Believe it or not, it does get cold in Texas and we offer a comprehensive range of repair and installation packages to suit your every need.
A Trusted Heating and AC Repair Company
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating has been serving Fort Worth and the surrounding area since 1988. We have many repeat customers, and many have been returning to us for over 20 years.
Why do people keep returning to us? Well because they trust us.
We focus on quality. Quality in our staff, quality in our products, and quality in our work. All our HVAC contractors are NATE certified and receive up to date training on the current techniques with continuing classes.
We stock a variety of dependable and high-quality products to give you many choices. Your comfort is our goal, and we are ready with HVAC solutions that work with your budget and requirements.
For your safety all our employees are drug tested, background checked and registered with the state of Texas.
You the customer are the priority, and we are determined to provide a customer experience that exceeds your expectations as well as solving your heating and AC repair service needs. If we are late you will not need to pay! Who else can promise that?
Remember Our Service Will be on Time or You Do Not Pay A Dime!
Customer Feedback from Satisfied Customers
“One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating of Fort Worth came to my house to install a new AC unit. My telephone call was handled promptly and professionally. The technicians were on-time and their workmanship exceeded my expectations. They were knowledgeable and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. My home was also left neat and tidy and I felt safe as everyone wore masks and gloves. The AC installation is working as expected. I can’t thank One Hour enough.”
Kelly Morales, Dallas, TX, November 2020
“Superb service from One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating. I have used them before, and they have always been very professional, courteous, and always quick to respond to my needs. I was impressed by several things, first, they are on time, a rarity nowadays. Secondly, they tidied up all the mess and wore a mask and gloves all the time. Lastly, the work was carried out to a high standard and they did not leave until I was happy. I can’t recommend these guys enough!”
Liz Adams, Dallas, TX, October 2020
” I would just like to thank you for the work done installing the air conditioning in the shop last week. During the whole process, the technicians have shown a high level of professionalism which has meant that the installation has been completed on time and without any incident.”
Joss White, Lake Worth, TX, September 2020
“One Hour recently carried out the installation of a new air conditioning system at our new office building. The entire project was expertly managed, on time, and within budget. We are all happy with the result. I have no hesitation in recommending One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating.”
Tim Anderson, Fort Worth, TX, July 2020
The team at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating is here for you!