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Air conditioning and heating is a luxury many people take for granted. Data shows that 60 percent of American households used central AC in 2015. This number has the most likely increase in volume. Over half of the households in America use central air and heating because it’s convenient, effective, and easy to use. It can also be easy to maintain with the help of a professional heating and AC repair provider. Preventive maintenance is key to reducing the amount of central HVAC system malfunctions and faults. If you live in the Rowlett, TX area, and are in need of repairs, contact K&S Heating and Air for all of your HVAC system needs.
Your HVAC System Basics
Understanding the way your spit HVAC air system works will help you recognize signs of HVAC system failure faster. By recognizing the signs and acting fast, you may prevent more damages from occurring. Split air systems use air ducts in the vents to move the treated air throughout the household. The air ducts and the thermostat are the only things that the air conditioning and heating appliance use that connects them. The heat is usually generated by a furnace or boiler of some kind, while the air conditioning system utilizes both an indoor and outdoor unit to cool the air in your home. Both systems need proper care and maintenance from licensed and experienced heating and AC repair providers.
Signs Your Heater Isn’t Working Properly
Pay attention to your heater. If you notice any of the following signs, you should contact a repair professional as soon as possible.
Entire House Is Inadequately Heated
If your home is not heated in some areas then you should have a heating and AC repair professional inspect and correct the issue. Central heating is designed to be effective. If it is not heating the home in its entirety then you may be dealing with a few problems. The cause of a home that is not being heated in its entirety may be as simple as a dirty filter or as complex as an incorrectly installed air duct. Regardless, it would be beneficial for you to have a professional heating and air conditioning technician assess your heating system and correct it accordingly. By hiring a professional to deal with this, you can eliminate any doubt and rest assured knowing that your heating system will be fixed properly and any underlying issues will be addressed.
Heat Is Not Turning On
If you turn on your heat and cool air is on, it could be that you mistakenly left the air conditioner on, instead of switching to the heating mode. However, if you have double-checked and cool air is still coming on, you may want to give it a few moments to warm off. Due to the nature of split systems, cool air may be leftover in the air ducts, before the hot air can be pushed out, the cool air has to be pushed out first. If the air in your vents doesn’t begin to warm up after this, you should contact your local heating and ac repair provider to figure out what the cause of this issue is. If you live in the Rowlett, TX, area and are in need of professional heating and AC repair, contact K&S Heating and Air.
The reason your heat isn’t working could be as simple as you’re an air filter change or a fuel leak. Either way, it’s important to have a professional correct the issue to help prevent it from happening again and to ensure that all underlying issues have been addressed. Preventive HVAC maintenance can prevent all of this from happening and help you save money on potential repairs.
Heating System Won’t Turn off
If your heating system is working but won’t turn off, you may want to check your settings on the thermostat. Sometimes the cause of this is because your air conditioning system was left on auto. If this is the case, you should turn it off and your heating should too. If your heating system continues to disperse hot air after this, you should call in a professional. A heater not turning off could be the result of a faulty or disconnected thermostat or some other connectivity issue. It’s best to let an expert assess the issue and fix it accordingly. Contact K&S Heating and Air for professional heating and AC repair if your heater refuses to turn off.
Signs Your Air Conditioning System Isn’t Working Properly
The air conditioning system may experience a lot of the same issues your heater may experience. Issues such as hot air blowing instead of cold happen all of the time and the concept is the same. Check to see if you have pushed all of the right buttons and if you have and it still doesn’t work, then you will need professional help. There are some malfunctions that are unique to your air conditioner, if you can recognize the signs ahead of time, you will prevent further damages and help increase the longevity of your HVAC systems.
Freezing Outside Air Conditioning Unit
If your air conditioning unit is freezing on the outside you have a serious problem. You need to contact a heating and AC repair professional right away, or else you run the risk of wasting energy and damaging your air conditioning unit. Freezing appliance components are really only a serious problem with air conditioners. The coolant inside of the air conditioning system helps prevent that from happening. If your appliance is lacking coolant, your system can end up frozen.
Refrigerants are sometimes referred to as coolant. Refrigerant is a revolutionary chemical that is turned is used to absorb heat and cool air. Coolant is usually in liquid form but can turn into a gaseous substance in higher temperatures. The refrigerant is moved back and forth between the indoor and outdoor units in order to cool the humid, hot air. Refrigerant is constantly recycled through your air conditioner and should rarely if ever be below. If your refrigerant is low, you can safely assume you have a leak. If this is the case, you should contact a professional heating and AC repair provider.
If you live in the area, and have experienced any of the mentioned malfunctions, you should contact K&S Heating & Air for all of your heating and AC repair needs.