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Those living in Dallas, TX will need no reminding of just how hot and humid it can get during the summer. Temperatures can rise above one hundred degrees and higher in the Lonestar state. Most homes will keep our HVAC on for days and nights at a time, just to stay cool and safe. It can also get cold during the winter months. It is important to take good care of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, so you’re comfortable year-round.
One of our biggest nightmares is for the HVAC to break down and need a heating and AC repair. Fortunately, you can rely on the services of K&S Heating & Air. We have highly trained technicians available around the clock, to come to your aid at affordable prices and impressive expertise.
Evert year have your HVAC system serviced to help avoid heating and AC repair. This is the VERY best advice we give all our Dallas, TX we can give our clients: during spring have your AC inspected thoroughly, and in the fall have your heating unit checked for any potential issues.
After the routine, annual service, your HVAC will run more efficiently and use less energy. Any defects will be spotted and corrected before any heating and AC repair is needed. More importantly, you will have the added security of knowing that your HVAC is less likely to break down and need a heating and AC repair.
What Increases the Risk of a Heating and AC Repair?
Your Unit Is Over Ten-Years Old
Even if your HVAC has given you faithful service for years, it will reach a point where it starts to deteriorate more often and will need more repairs to keep going. Even a well looked after unit, will have a useful working life of between ten to fifteen years. As it gets older it will become less energy-efficient and produce less cool or warm air.
If your unit uses Freon (R22) as a coolant you may have found that it is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to source new supplies. It can no longer be manufactured in the United States, and only by recycling from old air conditioners can you obtain this chemical. It is bad for the environment and is dangerous to children and pets.
As your old unit starts to cost more to run, it may be more economical overall to replace your HVAC with a new AC installation. It is important to select the right sized model to best suit your needs..
It is a bit of a Goldilocks problem, if the new air conditioner is not powerful enough, it will not cool or warm your home adequately. If it is too powerful it will cut off before it achieves the right level of cooling or heating damaging the appliance and driving up your electricity bill. We at K&S Heating & Air are experts in the installation of new HVAC systems.
We fully support the government-sponsored Energy Star program that will advise you on what appliance is best for your home and your household needs while helping you pick a greener option to protect our planet. Our team of experts is happy to help you through the process of selecting a new unit and then review the installation process and how long it will take to complete.
Another widespread problem is short cycling. To obtain the maximum cooling effect from your HVAC, the compressor needs to work to the correct cooling cycle for your unit. Normally, the cooling cycle is ten minutes for the compressor to be switched on and another ten minutes where it is switched off. If the compressor is turned off or on too quickly your unit won’t produce enough cool air.. When the compressor is overworked like this, it is more likely to break down and you will need a heating and AC repair.
Frost and Ice Appears on the Evaporator Coils
It may seem like a paradox to see frost and ice appearing on the evaporator coils on a hot summer’s day. But the fact is that the coils need a certain amount of heat to avoid freezing. The heat is provided by the warm air from inside your home, blown over the coils by the fan.
If this airflow is restricted in any way, for example by dirty air filters or a problem with the fan, you will start to see frost and ice appearing on the coils. Another reason for the frost and ice forming is that there is not enough coolant in the evaporator coils. Without enough coolant, insufficient heat will be absorbed by the coils, and heating and AC repair will be required as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
By allowing the frost and ice to build up, you increase the chance that the evaporator coils will completely freeze over. If this is allowed to happen your air conditioner will shut down. It will be out of action for up to 24-hour as the evaporator coils thaw out. This is not something you want to happen when the temperatures outside are over one hundred degrees. If the coils freeze over repeatedly you will need expensive heating and AC repair.
Problems with the Furnace
There are so many common problems that can affect a furnace, and most issues are due to a lack of maintenance. Like the AC part of the HVAC, the furnace also has air filters that need replacing regularly. Dirty filters will reduce the airflow and you will notice that the heat from the furnace is not being cycled properly in your home.
Any dirt or blockage in the air vents will restrict the flow of fresh air to the combustion chamber. Without enough fresh air, the fuel will not be ignited. The vents remove exhaust gases, like carbon monoxide, which is produced during the combustion process of the furnace..
A Trusted Air Conditioning Company
K&S Heating & Air has been helping the people of Dallas, TX for a very, long time. We realize how important it is to offer speedy, affordable, and top-quality heating and AC repair service at any time of the year. We care about our Texan community and owe our success to our hard-working team members and faithful clients who appreciate our honesty, integrity, and mighty work ethic! Please give us a call if you have any problems with your HVAC system!