If you’re familiar with any of these scenarios, you could really benefit from a regular heating and air conditioning repair service. Usually, towards the end of summer in Fort Worth, TX, you might start to notice some signs that your air conditioner is wearing down. You might be thinking to yourself, ‘Well, it’s the end of the season so it can wait until next year.’
Alternatively, you may have been avoiding the nagging suspicion that part of your heating system has a small leak. If this sounds like you, or you see any of the additional signs below, it might just be time to call your local heating and air conditioning repair provider.
Cooling or heating takes longer.
Are you finding yourself leaving the air conditioner running for more extended periods as the hot weather goes on? Or do you have to lower the temperature on your thermostat in addition to running an air conditioner? Alternatively, do you have to compensate for slow heating by increasing the temperature and leaving your heating running for longer? You shouldn’t be compensating for your heating and air conditioning systems in this way, so be sure to note how frequently this happens, and get in touch with a maintenance specialist to discuss possible causes and solutions.
Your energy bills are unexplainably higher.
Sometimes, energy providers can increase the rates they charge for units used. However, higher energy bills are also symptomatic of problems with the efficiency of your heating or air conditioning. You should be able to cool or heat your home all year long, without seeing many fluctuations in the prices that you usually pay. Leaks, in particular, can result in higher bills for a lower level of efficiency. If you can’t immediately spot the leak, a heating and air conditioning repair professional will be able to perform a home assessment to find and fix the leak for you.
Airflow is different throughout your home.
If you check all your vents while your air conditioner is running and discover there is barely any airflow coming from some of them, you might need air conditioning repair. If you’ve already checked that furniture isn’t obscuring vents, and open vents don’t have any immediately apparent buildups affecting airflow throughout your Fort Worth, TX home, a more in-depth look at your system is needed.
Strange noises coming from your heater or air conditioner
We know that some air conditioners can be noisier than others, and heating systems aren’t the quietest, but if you notice any unusual, irregular sounds, it’s worth noting these discrepancies. Excessive humming, bangs, rattles, buzzes, and groans are all indicators that your systems are working harder than they should in order to do what you’re asking of them. Whether the groaning noise is stopping and starting when your furnace does, or your air conditioner is exuding an unhealthy, constant rattle, our professional heating and air conditioning repair experts can diagnose the sound and provide a solution.
Short start-stop cycles
Short cycling is the process of your furnace or air conditioner turning on and off again multiple times throughout the day, instead of consistently running. Motors and other components use more energy in the start-stop process than just everyday running. Regular short cycling can play havoc with your energy bills, and also indicate a potentially dangerous problem with your equipment.
Sometimes it is difficult to determine if your air conditioner does need a service. If your air conditioner is always running and doesn’t cool properly, there are some simple things that you can check before scheduling a call for air conditioner repair.
- Check your thermostat.
- Turn the system off, reset temperature, and go through a cooling cycle.
- Clean or replace air filters.
- Check your electrical system.
- Make sure circuit breakers, switches, and connections are all in working order.
If these basic checks don’t result in any improvement, a One Hour technician can diagnose the problem. Call us to discuss, and we’ll help you figure out if you need a service call, and how urgent the issue is.
At One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, we provide a full range of services, and we look after many ventilation systems throughout Fort Worth, TX. If your central heating isn’t heating, your hot water tank is leaking, or your air conditioner is not as effective as it used to be, you can trust One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating to provide an emergency response for all significant heating and ventilation issues. No matter if it’s day or night, we offer a 24/7 service, 365 days of the year.
If it’s a minor issue like an air conditioner or a heat pump that’s just not playing nice, we can schedule a service call to help diagnose the problem within our regular service hours. For significant issues, we can send out a trained technician to service your repair needs straightaway.
Some of the things you can expect us to provide if you choose us to make your heating and air conditioning repair go-to include:
- NATE certified technicians
- Licensed, insured, and bonded technicians
- 24/7 emergency heating and air conditioning repair
- Repairs of all makes and models
- Commercial and residential repairs and maintenance
- Repair trucks fully-stocked with replacement parts
- Factory-authorized Dealer for replacements
- Services provided throughout Fort Worth, TX and Tarrant County
- Seasonal specials on repairs
- Financing available for new installations
- Home energy efficiency evaluations
- Preventative maintenance including tune-ups
The key to preventing regular, costly call outs for heating and air conditioning repair for homeowners, renters, and commercial businesses throughout Fort Worth, TX, is to adhere to a regular maintenance schedule and to be on the lookout for the warning signs that your systems are falling into disrepair. Our knowledgeable staff and trained technicians will discuss any symptoms you’re seeing and determine if you need heating and air conditioning repair. We also provide regular maintenance alongside our heating and air conditioning repair, so you never have to worry that small irritations will develop into larger issues for your home.