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Our TX city. has very hot, humid summers. With temperatures often above 90 degrees, it is not unusual for people to suffer dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. This can be a hazardous time for both the young and elderly and therefore it is important to keep everyone cool and safe.
A dependable air conditioning service is vital for both households and businesses if something goes wrong. But where do you turn to when your air conditioner is not working on a hot summer day? You could search the internet, and type “Air Conditioning Service”, on your mobile.
The problem is that you are going to get many results returned and all claiming to be the best and cheapest. You want a company with many satisfied customers and five-star reviews, in which case, you want K&S Heating & Air.
K&S understands just how vital it is to have reliable air conditioning, during hot Texas summers, and is devoted to bringing the very best air conditioning service to the people of Garland, TX. Whatever your needs you can rely on us to help you when things go wrong.
Signs That You Need an Air Conditioning Service
We at K&S Heating & Air would recommend that you have your HVAC unit regularly serviced by one of our highly skilled technicians. We suggest that this service should be carried out at least once a year, as it will pick up on any problems and keep your unit running at peak efficiency.
We will check whether air filters are dirty and need replacing, clean the evaporator and condenser coils, clear the air ducts, ensure the coolant levels are at the right level, and many other checks. This will ensure that your unit is functioning properly and efficiently.
Problems with HVACs
Without a regular air conditioning service, you are taking the risk that your unit will break down needing costly repairs. There are several warning signs you should be alert for:
- Larger than expected energy bills.
- Diminished airflow
- Reduced cooling or heating from the unit
- Strange odors coming from the unit.
- The unit made strange noises.
- Water pooling around the unit
If you experience any of these signs you need an air conditioning service, so please call us immediately.
What Causes These Problems?
Many things could go wrong in an HVAC unit needing AC service. The main problems are:
The coolant in your unit absorbs the excess heat and humidity from the air in your room. Coolant leaks mean there is less in your unit and reduces the amount of cooling it can produce. Frost and ice can then form on the evaporator coil and so damage it. Your HVAC will need to work harder to maintain the same amount of cold air. This greater effort will not only increase your energy bills but will increase the wear and tear on your unit. A Garland, TX air conditioning service from one of our qualified technicians will be needed to find and fix any leaks.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
Reduced airflow across the evaporator coil can also cause it to freeze. Restricted airflow due to dirty air filters and blocked air return grills are usually the cause. Dirt can accumulate on the coil and if not cleaned it can also cause it to freeze. The dirt acts as an insulator between the warm air and coolant, so reducing the heat transfer. These problems can be avoided by scheduling a regular AC service from one of our trained technicians who will replace the air filter and clean the HVAC unit.
Condensers Are Dirty and Blocked
The condenser also needs plenty of air to flow over it to transfer the excess heat to the outside air. Weeds or anything else growing on the condenser will need to be removed and any dirt that has accumulated will also need to be cleaned away. Failure to do this will cause the condenser to work harder so increasing the wear and tear on it and it may burn out and need replacing.
Any leaks in the air duct will allow cold air to escape. Up to 30 percent of the HVAC’s energy can be lost in this way. You may want to clean the air ducts yourself, but it is not a job for the faint of heart. It is a dirty job, and you could disturb dirt and mold and allow allergens into your home. The ducts themselves are usually in hard-to-access places and you could damage them or even hurt yourself in the process of cleaning.
A thermostat needs to be calibrated and correctly placed to make the HVAC unit more efficient. A thermostat placed in direct sunlight will give a false and higher reading causing the HVAC to work harder than needed. A badly calibrated thermostat will produce the same effect.
The Age of Your Unit
Even the best-maintained units need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years. A newer model will be more energy-efficient and save you money in the long term. If your unit is needing more frequent repairs, it may be time to repair it. Each home has different requirements and not every model will suit, let K&S help you decide which is the best model for you.
The Most Reliable Air Conditioning Service Company in Garland.
K&S Heating & Air has been proudly serving the community of Garland for many years. Our technicians either live in Garland or in the immediate area. They have families and understand how important it is to offer a reliable air conditioning service during hot Texas summers.
You and your family’s safety are our main concern. If your HVAC system breaks down at any time of the day or night, we promise to at your home ASAP. We are on call 24 hours every day. We stock parts in our vans for most major models and will try our best to fix the problem in one visit.
Why do people use K&S Heating & Air? Well simplify put, they trust us, and they know we will not let them down.