Air Conditioning Service in Garland, TX
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Condensers Are Dirty and Blocked
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.
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.
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.
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.