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Heating and AC repairs are required so that you can enjoy the summer and the winter. Sometimes we do not notice the signs that our HVAC unit needs to be repaired. Other times you are unsure of what type of repairs need to be carried out. It is always best to hire a professional to inspect and repair your air conditioning unit because there are many components in the system and some of these components can be damaged easily. Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air in Cleveland, TN advises that you have an inspection done if you are noticing any of these signs mentioned below.
In order for your AC unit to work, there must be enough refrigerant in the evaporator coil. This chemical removed the heat from the air as well as the moisture. If your refrigerant is low then your AC unit will blow out hot air or no air at all. It is difficult to replace your refrigerant yourself since the heating and AC system is hidden or there might be a leak that is causing the problem. Another problem might be that the evaporator coil is frozen. The evaporator coils’ function is to absorb the heat from the air. If the evaporator coil is frozen then a thin layer of ice has formed on it. This happens when the evaporator coil does not receive enough warm air. The evaporator coil is easily damaged thus it is advised to hire a professional heating and AC technician to remove the ice and make sure that the refrigerant is at an adequate level.
The air duct could be the cause of this problem. The air ducts are the channels that allow cooled air from your air conditioning unit to flow to the indoor space of your home. If your air ducts are damaged then the cooled air can be lost in the walls. You will barely feel the air and this might cause you to use the air conditioner more often. This will raise your electrical bill. Your AC unit will also work harder to produce the same amount of air. This will cause our air condition to wear and tear faster thus requiring a replacement sooner. In order to save money in the future, you should have your air ducts inspected to check for any damages. A qualified heating and AC technician should take a look at your air ducts to make sure that no air is getting lost.
If you are barely feeling the air from the AC unit then there could be a few things that would require repairs. The first would be the fans. In the air conditioner, there are two sets of fans. The first fan blows the air from your house over the evaporator coil. This cools down the air but the heat of the air needs to be removed. That is where the second fan comes in handy. The second fan blows out the hot air through the outdoor condenser which expels it outside the building. It could be difficult to reach and clean the fans without bending them. If they get bent then they must be replaced otherwise they will be useless. Thus it is better to hire professionals such as Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air in Cleveland, TN to assist with your heating and AC repairs. Another reason might be a dirty condenser which would cause your AC unit to work overtime to expel the hot air from your air conditioning unit. If pollution and grime have built up around the condenser coil then it would restrict the airflow. If the airflow is restricted then the AC unit will work harder to expel the hot air. This could increase the wear and tear on your AC unit.
Watermarks on the Walls
Once the evaporator coil has removed the moisture and heat from the air then that moisture needs to be removed from the air conditioner unit otherwise it will build up. There is a drain within the AC that has a pan where the water accumulates before traveling down the drain. Sometimes the drain can become clogged with grime and debris which will cause the pan to become full and overflow. Since the water cannot drain properly. It will leak out of the AC unit and it can cause damages to your heating and AC system. The water will also run down your walls and stain your ceilings. If this is left for too long then mold will grow on the wet spots which could be a health hazard. If you see watermarks on your wall then it is imperative that you get a heating and AC professional to inspect your AC unit to make sure that everything is in working order. They will be able to repair any components that are damaged and remove anything that is restricting the airflow within the AC unit.
Now that you have seen what to look out for when you need heating at AC repair. If you are noticing any of these signs then it is best to start looking for professional heating and AC repair technician. There are many places to choose from but Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air in Cleveland, TN provides a wide range of heating and AC services so that you do not have to shop around to find the best service for value for money. Their excellent service will make sure your home is at a comfortable temperature for summer and winter. They also provide plumbing services in the event that your plumbing system gives your trouble.
Contact Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air today to schedule an appointment.