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Garland. TX is a thriving city part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area and is home to more than 240,000 people. During the summer temperatures are often above 90 degrees, and should your AC unit break down, life can quickly become unbearable and dangerous. Increasing temperatures mean an increased risk of dehydration, and heat exhaustion, so it is important to have a regular air conditioning service. This will provide you with peace of mind and ensure that your unit is working at maximum efficiency. A regular air conditioning service will also mean that the air you breathe is cleaner, this is vital for somebody suffering from respiratory problems such as asthma.
We at K&S Heating & Air know all about hot Texas summers and are dedicated to providing the best air conditioning service to Garland. Whatever your air conditioning needs you can rely on us to help you.
Signs That You Need an Air Conditioning Service
Without regular maintenance, there is a good chance that you are going to suffer an AC breakdown at some point. Various parts in the AC unit will need regular cleaning and may also need to be replaced. This can be done as part of an annual air conditioning service and will help avoid the need for any expensive repairs.
You need to watch out for the following:
- Reduced airflow
- Weak cooling or warm air coming from the unit
- Higher energy bills.
- The unit makes strange sounds.
- Strange smells coming from the unit.
- The pooling of water near the unit
If you come across any of these warning signs you need an air conditioning service and you need to call us as any further use could cause further harm to the unit.
Can I Prevent These Problems?
There are some things you could do to prevent these problems from happening. The best thing is to organize an air conditioning service. The best time will be during the early spring. This is normally a quiet period, and it should be easier to arrange an appointment. You want to have any problems dealt with before the summer season starts.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
Have you noticed any frost or ice forming on the evaporator coil? If the evaporator coil has started to freeze you have to turn the unit and allow it to thaw. This is not something you want to do on a hot summer’s day. An evaporator coil contains coolants to absorb the heat and humidity from the warm air in your home. The coil needs a constant flow of warm air over it to work properly, or else it may freeze. As the coil starts to freeze the other components in the AC unit such as the compressor will have to work harder to maintain the temperature inside your home. This extra work will increase your energy bills and the wear and tear on the system.
You can improve the airflow by replacing any dirty air filter and by cleaning any dirty intake grilles. Keeping the air ducts clear of dust will also help. If the evaporator coil is starting to look dirty then it needs a clean. Any dirty layer will reduce the rate at which the heat is transferred from the warm air to the coolant and will also cause the coil to start freezing. These are jobs that you could do yourself, but if you do not feel confident enough or are too busy, they are part of an air conditioning repair from K&S.
Dirty Condensers and Cooling Fins
The condenser and cooling fins will radiate the excess heat from your home to the outside air. Because they are located outside, they will be covered with dirt, grime, and even moss and weeds. Like the evaporator coil, the condenser also needs to be kept clean to work efficiently. Any dirt will act as an insulating layer reducing the rate at which heat is radiated. Without regular cleaning, the condenser must work harder and could overheat. Cleaning the condenser is a job that you can do yourself, but it is part of a regular service from K&S in Garland, TX.
If you can smell something sweet and chloroform-like, then you could have a coolant leak. Each AC unit needs an optimum level of coolant in it for maximum efficiency. Reduced levels in your AC unit will mean reduced levels of cool air coming out. Once again you run the risk of the evaporator coil freezing over and other components working harder and burning out.
Any components overheating will also give off a burnt smell, as will faulty wiring or other electrical issues. Please do not ignore any burning smells from your AC unit and call K&S Heating & Air immediately.
Blocked AC Drain Line
Any moisture removed by your air conditioner will go through a drain line into a pan and then outside into a drain. The higher moisture levels in the drain line could lead to mold and mildew growth, and this smell could make its way back into your home.
The mold and mildew could block the drain line and cause the water to back up into your home causing increased levels of humidity and water pooling around the unit. The drain line could also be blocked by leaves and other debris outside and it will need to be checked and cleaned regularly. It could even freeze on a very cold day. Checking the drain line and pan are part of an air conditioning service from K&S, but it is always worth checking the outside drain line for yourself.
K&S Heating & Air working for Garland, TX.
K&S Heating & Air has been serving the community of Garland for many years. We believe that regular air conditioning service will considerably reduce the risk of your AC unit breaking down.
You and your family’s safety are our top priority. If your AC unit does break down, we aim to be around at your home ASAP. We have highly qualified technicians available at all hours of the day or night. If anything goes wrong, we will be there to put things right. Why do people use K&S? They use us, they trust us, and know we will not let them down.