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Rockwall, TX has very hot, humid summers. Temperatures are often above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and do not cool off much in the evenings. If you have health problems or are very young and elderly these could be dangerous times.
If the air conditioner fails people can start to suffer from dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. A badly kept air conditioner will not stop dust, pollen, and other allergens from entering your home, causing difficulty for people with asthma or other respiratory illnesses.
K&S understands just how crucial it is to have reliable air conditioning, during a hot Texas summer, and is committed to providing the very best air conditioning service. Whatever your problem you can rely on us to assist you.
Signs That You Need an Air Conditioning Service
K&S Heating & Air would strongly advise you to have an annual air conditioning service from one of our highly trained technicians. Without routine service, you will run the risk of needing expensive repair bills. There are several warning signs you should be on the lookout for to avoid this happening:
- Reduced airflow
- Weak cooling from the unit
- Strange odors
- High energy bills
- Strange noises
- The pooling of water around the unit
If you experience any of these signs you need an air conditioning service immediately.
Cause of These HVAC Problems?
Less coolant in the AC unit will mean less heat and humidity can be removed from the air. Less coolant can also lead to less cold air coming from the unit and even cause the evaporator coil to freeze.
Your AC unit will need to work harder to deliver the same level of cold air output, putting more strain on the unit and increasing your energy bills.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
Another cause of a frozen evaporator coil is reduced airflow across the coil. If the evaporator coil has frozen, you should stop using the AC unit immediately and wait until it defrosts before you turn it back on again.
Dirty air filters, and a blocked air return grill, will all reduce airflow over the evaporator coil. A dirty evaporator coil will reduce the rate of heat transfer and can also lead to it freezing. A regular air conditioning service from one of K&S’s many highly trained technicians will help to avoid these problems.
Your condenser is usually located outside and will be covered with dirt or grime. As the condenser transfers the excess heat from your rooms to the outside, any dirt or grime will act as an insulating layer reducing the transfer of heat. Not having it cleaned regularly will mean the condenser will have to work harder so increasing the wear and tear on it.
Clogged AC Drain Line
Any condensation that your AC unit produces should be removed via a drain line. Mold and mildew could grow inside the drain line and cause a clog. This could increase the humidity levels, create a musty odor, and could cause water damage inside your home. This is a job you can do yourself, but it can be part of an air conditioning service from K&S.
Leaking Air Ducts
Air ducts need to be routinely inspected to ensure that the joint seals or the ducts themselves are not broken or damaged, to ensure that cool air will not escape through any gaps. It has been estimated that 20-30 percent of an AC unit’s energy escapes in this way, meaning higher energy bills for you.
A badly placed or miscalibrated thermostat will cause you to have higher energy bills. If the thermostat is placed in direct sunlight, it will mistake the temperature to be higher than it is.
A wrongly calibrated thermostat can produce the same effect. In either case, your AC unit will be struggling to reach the right temperature, and you may have a cooler or hotter room than you want.
One fan in your AC unit will blow warm indoor air over the evaporator coil and another will blow outdoor air over the condenser to remove the excess heat. A problem with the fan will reduce the airflow, causing the evaporator coil to freeze or the condenser to overheat.
If you hear a clunking sound, it could mean a loose or bent blade hitting the inner parts of your unit. A screeching sound can signify a worn-out fan belt. A regular air conditioning service from K&S can help avoid an expensive repair.
The Age of Your AC Unit
Even the best-maintained AC unit will 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.
Upgrading or replacing your unit will allow you to redesign your AC system. A Zoning AC System will allow you to deliver different air conditioning for each room. For example, a room that has more direct sunlight on it will need differing air conditioning during the day or night.
With such a confusing number of different systems on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you, so let K&S help you with your choice.
K&S Heating & Air – a Reliable Air Conditioning Service Company
K&S Heating & Air is a family-run business and has been serving the city of Rockwall, TX. for many years. We know how stressful and dangerous it is for families to have air conditioners break down on a hot summer’s day.
Your family’s safety is our main concern. If your AC system breaks down, we will respond quickly to your emergency call and all the work will be finished safely and to your complete satisfaction. Our prices are fair and transparent so that everyone is confident of an honest deal.
If your AC unit is not functioning properly or you just need an air conditioning service, K&S Heating & Air are here to help. Whatever your emergency please call us without delay, we will not let you down.