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Summer in Wylie, TX, can be very hot and uncomfortable. When you combine the temperatures in the ’90s and the humidity, you rely greatly on your air conditioner to stay cool inside the house. The last thing you want is for your air conditioner to break down during the hottest time of the year. Without a properly functioning AC, it will be impossible to get comfortable in your own home.
The best way to prevent a complete breakdown is to recognize the signs that you need Air Conditioner Repair. If your system is experiencing any of the issues listed below, it is best to call an HVAC tech immediately.
#1 No Cool Air
If no cool air is coming from the vents in your home, it will be difficult for your home to reach the desired temperature. Before you schedule an appointment for air conditioner repair, you should check the thermostat settings. First, make sure it is set to the cooling mode. Next, make sure that the temperature inside the home is warmer than the thermostat setting. If it isn’t, the system won’t kick on.
If the thermostat is set properly, you should schedule an appointment for a repair. The compressor could be broken, or your system could be low on refrigerant. It would take the knowledge of an HVAC tech to determine the cause of the problem to make the necessary repair.
#2 Poor Airflow
If the airflow coming from the vents in your home is poor, it will be difficult for your air conditioner to keep your home at the desired temperature. Poor airflow will cause your air conditioner to work harder, which can cause a significant spike in your energy bill. Also, the excess pressure on your system will reduce the system’s maximum lifespan.
There are a few issues that could be causing the problem.
- Dirty air filter: If your air filter hasn’t been cleaned or changed in some time, it can affect the airflow in your home.
- Dirty air ducts: Over the course of a year, up to 15 pounds of dust, dirt, pet dander, and debris can build up inside the air ducts. Over a few years, it can pile up to the point where it can obstruct the air coming from the vents, resulting in poor airflow.
- Broken mechanical parts: If your system’s fan or blower are broken, it will be difficult for the cold air to reach the vents, resulting in poor airflow.
It is best to schedule an appointment for air conditioner repair as soon you discover the problem. An immediate repair will save you money. It will also protect your air conditioner and you will be cool and comfortable sooner.
#3 Thermostat Issues
The thermostat in your Wylie, TX home is your air conditioner’s brain. It tells you the system when you turn it on and off and how cool you want your home to be. If your thermostat isn’t functioning properly, your air conditioner won’t either. If your thermostat is experiencing any of the following issues, schedule an appointment for air conditioner repair.
- The thermostat won’t turn on.
- The thermostat is unresponsive.
- The temperature in the home doesn’t match the temperature setting.
- Your air conditioner constantly kicks on and off.
If the HVAC tech determines that your thermostat is malfunctioning, they can discuss your options with you. You can replace your old thermostat with a programmable one. You can program the thermostat to turn up and down at various times of the day. For example, you can program the thermostat to increase the temperature when nobody is home, then decrease the temp before returning home to ensure that your house will be cool. You can also have a Wi-Fi thermostat installed. You can control your thermostat using your Smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection.
#4 High Humidity In the Home
The air conditioner in your home is designed to do more than keep your home cool. If it is also designed to remove the humidity from the home, keeping it more comfortable. If your home is suddenly humid, you should schedule an appointment for a repair. The most common solution to this problem is to have the system recalibrated. The issue could be something more serious, and the system has reached its maximum lifespan. If this is the problem, you will need to have your system replaced. An HVAC tech can inspect your system to determine the best way to resolve the problem.
#5 Strange Smells When the System Is Running
If you smell a strange sound when the air conditioner in your home is running, you should schedule an appointment for air conditioner repair.
If you smell a moldy smell, mold could have built up in the air ducts or the system itself. When this happens, mold spores can circulate through the home, putting your family at risk. Breathing in mold spores can cause allergy symptoms, respiratory issues and can affect your immune system. If a family member has a chronic respiratory issue, the mold spores will worsen their symptoms and their condition. The sooner you call for a repair, the sooner the air quality in your home will be safe for breathing.
If you smell a burning, pungent smell, you should turn off your system immediately and schedule an appointment for a repair. The smell could be coming from burning wires, which can result in an electrical fire. It is best to avoid using your air conditioner until it can be repaired.
#6 Moisture or Water Pooling Around the Air Conditioner
There should never be any moisture around the air conditioner. If there is, you should call for air conditioner repair immediately. You could have a clogged or broken condensate hose, which is a simple fix but should be repaired immediately. The moisture can promote mold growth, bringing on a new set of problems.
Pooling liquid is a more serious issue. There could be refrigerant leaking, which is serious. If there is refrigerant leaking, your HVAC tech will need to refill the refrigerant to keep your home cool.
#7 Strange Sounds
The air conditioner in your Wylie, TX home should be relatively quiet when it is running. If you hear anything more than a quiet hum or click when the system kicks on and off, you should schedule an appointment for air conditioner repair. There could be a loose or broken belt or a loose part. It is best to call an HVAC tech as soon as the issue arises.
Why Choose K&S Heating & Air?
If you need to schedule an appointment for air conditioner repair, schedule an appointment with K&S Heating & Air. Our employees have over 100 years of combined experience, which should give you peace of mind that we can handle any job you have for us, whether big or small.
Our HVAC techs are licensed, insured, and NATE certified. They also must pass a background check and a drug test before they are hired so you can trust the person you allow in your home.
To schedule an appointment for air conditioner repair or any other HVAC service, give us a call today.