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You wake up to find that your air conditioner is not working. It is already starting to get warm and soon, life is going to start getting extremely uncomfortable. You are worried about your family’s safety and need it repaired quickly, but who do you call? You need a reliable heating and air conditioning service, you need Metro Plumbing, Heating and Air. We have been repairing, maintaining, and installing AC and HVAC units in Cleveland, TN since 1989. We built up a hard-earned reputation for the highest standards of work at affordable prices.
When Do You Need a Heating and Air Conditioning Service?
We often take our air conditioners and HVACs for granted. They work hard all year long providing cool air in the summer and warmth on those cold days. The best thing that you can do for your units is to have them regularly serviced by one of Metro Plumbing, Heating and Air’s skilled technicians. Without a regular heating and air conditioning service, you will run the risk of a costly repair.
Not having regular heating and air conditioning service will only build up problems for the future and there are some early signs you should be on the lookout for that point to a breakdown.
- Larger than expected energy bills.
- Reduced airflow from your air conditioner.
- Warm or no cold air from your AC or HVAC.
- Strange smells and noises coming from the AC or HVAC.
- Puddles of water around the unit.
What Causes These Problems?
Dirty Air Filters and Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil requires a constant supply of warm air blown over to work effectively, or else frost and ice can start to form over it, and it can start to freeze. Any dirt layers that form on the coil will also reduce its efficiency and cause it to freeze. The air filters need to be replaced and the coil cleaned regularly. This is done as part of a heating and air conditioning service from Metro plumbing. The reduced airflow and dirty evaporator coil mean that the coil and other components must work harder to compensate, and this means they use more energy and so increase your bills.
Low Coolant Levels
Any coolant leak will reduce the levels in your system. Lower levels of coolant mean that the evaporator coil will not be able to absorb as much of the heat from the warm air that passes over it. This will reduce the amount of cool air coming from your air conditioner. Once again, the components start to harder and could overheat and burn out needing an expensive repair. Checking and topping up the coolant level is also part of a heating and air conditioning service from Metro plumbing.
Condenser and Cooling Fins Are Dirty
After absorbing the excess heat for the warm air, the liquid coolant is now changed into a warm gas. It is pumped outside by the compressor through the condenser and cooling fins and the heat is radiated to the outside air. It is important to keep the condenser and cooling clear of any dirt and grime and free from any weed and moss.
Any layer of dirt and grime will reduce the rate of transfer of heat to the outside air due to the fact it acts as an insulating layer. Any moss and weeds growing on the condenser and fins will obstruct the airflow over them. This will cause a reduction in the cooling effect and possibly a breakdown due to the components overheating. This cleaning is something you can do yourself but can be a part of a heating and air conditioning service from Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air.
Blocked AC Drain Line
Have you noticed the smell of mold coming from your AC or HVAC, then it could be due to a blocked AC drain line? The moisture from the warm air is collected in a pan within the AC unit after it has cooled. This water will flow outside your home via the AC drain line. The drain line may be blocked by mold and mildew growing inside the line, or by dirt and leaves gathering outside. The AC or HVAC may shut down because of a blocked AC drain line. On a cold day, the line could freeze, so it is always worthwhile checking the AC drain line before you call for a repair. Cleaning the AC drain line is a task you can do yourself, but it can be done as part of a heating and air conditioning service from Metro Plumbing.
Pools of Water Forming Around Your Unit
Another consequence of a blocked AC drain line is that the water in the pan cannot escape to the outside and can overflow the pan and form pools of water in the AC and HVAC and on the floor underneath. Another source of water could be a small leak in the unit.
Strange Smells Coming from the Unit in Cleveland, TN
During service, one of Metro Plumbing’s technicians will check to see if there are loose electrical connections and any signs of electrical damage. A loose connection may cause a short and explain why there is a burnt smell.
The inside of the AC or HVAC is also given a good clean. Any dust or dirt on overheating components could give rise to any burning smells. Any burning smell should start the alarm bell ringing, it is probably a good idea to call Metro plumbing to have it investigated.
Lack of any Maintenance
The AC and HVAC will not work properly, if air filters, evaporator coils, and condensers become dirty. Many of the aforementioned issues can be avoided with a regular heating and air conditioning service from Metro Plumbing, Heating & Air.
Metro Plumbing Serving the People of Cleveland, TN
We at Metro Plumbing, Heating and Air understand how disturbing it is for families to have the AC or HVAC breakdown. We pledge to put you and your family’s welfare first. We have technicians on standby 24/7, everyday including holidays. Our prices are honest and transparent so that everyone is assured of a good deal. If you have any problems with your AC or HVAC, call Metro Plumbing.