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Professional AC Repair in Houston
Summer never really ends in Houston.
Sure, we get a slight reprieve in the early months of the year, but basically, from April to December, it is summertime in Houston. If you think the heat and humidity are tough on you, imagine how hard it is for your air conditioning system.
Having a regular maintenance service for your heating and air conditioning systems can prevent many problems common to residential A/C units. Regular maintenance will also help reveal any new problems like small leaks or dirty filters that can be harmful to the efficiency and safety of the unit.
3 SIGNS THAT YOU NEED AC REPAIR IN HOUSTON
WARM OR “JUST NOT COLD ENOUGH” AIRFLOW:
Warm or “room temperature” air from your vents will point to one of two issues with your air conditioning system. Dirty air filters at the air intake are the most common cause, with a frozen evaporator coil being the other most reported issue.
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT WARM AIRFLOW?
Before contacting an AC repair in Houston company for your issue, try replacing the air filter located at the air intake or blower compartment just before the fan stage of the unit. Try doing a Google search for any number of “how-to” videos and blogs on replacing air conditioning filters.
If your filter isn’t the issue, you may have a frozen evaporator coil. Check around your A/C unit for any visible ice or frost, and if any is visible, turn off your air conditioning system. It’s also a good idea to turn off the circuit breaker that controls power to the air conditioning system. Doing so allows the coils to thaw out, which can be a twenty-four-hour or longer process. Unfortunately, there is no do-it-yourself repair for this issue, and you’re going to need assistance from a reputable HVAC company like Nick’s Plumbing, Sewer, and HVAC.
WEIRD SOUNDS FROM YOUR A/C UNIT OR VENTS
All air conditioning systems make some sort of noise as they go through their various operating cycles. Your AC unit should not be making sounds that belong in a horror movie, like banging, shrieking, and rattling are a sign that it’s time to call a professional AC repair company in Houston.
WHAT CAN I DO TO QUIET MY A/C UNIT DOWN?
Rattling, banging and buzzing sounds usually are an indication of a loose-fitting duct or another part somewhere close to the sound. Check that all air conditioning vent covers are securely in place and that the airflow through the vents isn’t obstructed.
While checking the vent covers, you may discover the source of the noise and be able to eliminate it. If you did, congratulations! Pat yourself on the back, you’ve earned it, kid.
Squeaking, whistling, and grinding noise coming from your air conditioner are usually a sign of more severe issues, like worn bearings in your compressor or fan motor. These sounds, as well as a host of other scary noises coming from your air conditioning unit, will suggest either the presence of a poltergeist or the need for a visit from your local AC repair in Houston company, Nick’s Plumbing, Sewer and HVAC.
YOUR AIR CONDITIONER STINKS!
Relax, we’re not trying to give your AC system an inferiority complex, but sometimes, air conditioning units (especially those that aren’t regularly maintained) can give off a foul odor. In the heating and air conditioning repair business, we refer to this as “dirty sock syndrome,” and it smells exactly as it sounds.
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THAT SMELL?
The most common cause of the smell is changing over from using the heater to the air conditioning, and most of the calls we get are during the change from winter to spring. Dust in your a/c system’s filters is a great place for mildew, mold, and fungus to adhere to, accumulate, and reproduce. Having your filters checked regularly and replaced consistently will contribute a great deal to getting rid of the issue.
If a filter change isn’t the solution, there could be a clogged drain pan or drain line beneath your A/C unit, causing mold or mildew to be drawn into the evaporator coil. If your unit is more than a few years old, it may be time to consider replacing your current AC unit with a newer, more modern, and efficient one.
Nick’s Plumbing, Sewer, and HVAC offers free estimates and free second opinions on all your heating and AC repair in Houston needs.
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