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Summers in Cleveland, TN will be very hot and humid. The temperature gauge can often rise above 100 degrees, and with humidity levels to match life can soon get unpleasant and hazardous if your air conditioner breaks down. Likewise, it is just as uncomfortable and you do not want to be sitting around freezing waiting for your heater to be repaired.
With so many companies claiming to offer a quality heating and air conditioning service, it can be too difficult to decide which one to pick. You want a company that offers a 24-hour emergency call-out service, one that fixes most problems in a single visit, and one that has an outstanding reputation for quality workmanship at an always affordable price. Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air ticks all those boxes, and has been offering a heating and air conditioning service in Cleveland, TN since 1989.
Have Your Air Conditioner, Heater, or HVAC Unit Serviced During a Quiet Period:
Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air would like nothing better than having your HVAC systems perfectly working all year long. We understand the stress that you undergo when your AC breaks down on a hot summer’s day. We would much prefer to visit during a quieter period during the spring or fall to give your AC, heater, and HVAC a routine, annual service.
A heating and air conditioning service is the best thing you can do for your units. It will ensure that everything is working safely and efficiently. The more efficiently the appliance is working the more money you will save on energy bills. Having the unit serviced during a quieter period will give you greater peace of mind and that your home or office is ready for those periods of extreme hot and cold.
What Is Involved During a Heating and Air Conditioning Service?
One of our highly trained technicians will go through a checklist of inspection, cleaning, and maintenance which will include:
- Replace or clean dirty air filters
- Check the thermostat and calibrate it, if necessary
- Check electrical connections and tighten any loose connections
- Clean indoor and outdoor units, both inside and out
- Clean condenser and cooling fins
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Ensure proper equipment cycling
- Clear and clean AC drain lines and drip pan
- Check the coolant levels and refill if necessary
- Inspect the fans, check the motor, and fan belt
- Inspect any ductwork for leaks and damage
- Make sure your heat exchanger is clean and working safely
- Check for dirty or blocked air vents
- And many other checks
When Do You Need a Heating and Air Conditioning Service?
Like most things mechanical we tend to take our air conditioners, heaters, or HVAC’s for granted. They work hard all year long delivering cool air in the summer and warmth during the winter. Without a regular heating and air conditioning service, you increase the chances of needing a costly repair. Be on the lookout for any of the following issues that may indicate it is time for heating and air conditioning service.
- Larger than expected energy bills.
- Frost and ice developing on the evaporator coil.
- Not enough cold or warm air coming from your unit.
- Strange odors and sounds coming from your unit.
- Pools of water around the unit.
Larger Than Expected Energy Bills:
Any underperforming component in the HVAC will cause the other components to work harder to maintain the temperature that you have selected. For example, if the AC’s evaporator coil does not absorb enough heat from the warm air blown over it, then the compressor works harder to force more coolant through the coil to compensate. Any component that needs to work harder will use more energy and push up your bills.
Frost and Ice Developing on The Evaporator Coil:
The evaporator coil needs a constant supply of warm air to be blown over it to work at its highest efficiency. If the airflow is restricted for any reason frost and ice may form on the coil. The coolant in the coil will absorb the excess heat from the warm air. It will cause frost and ice to form when there is not enough warm air flowing over the coil.
Dirty air filters will impede airflow, and these will be cleaned or replace during regular heating and air conditioning service. A faulty fan will also restrict airflow.
Should any dirt accumulate on the evaporator coil, this will act as an insulating layer and reduce the heat transfer rate to the coil and coolant. Low coolant levels will also lead to frost and ice forming on the coil. These issues too will be dealt with during a heating and air conditioning service from a technician working for Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air.
Not Enough Cold or Warm Air Flowing from Your Unit:
As we have seen earlier low levels of coolant will reduce the amount of heat absorbed from the warm air blown over the evaporator coil. The air blown back into your home will not be as cool. Any fault with the fan will reduce the rate at which air is blown back out of the unit.
Strange Odors and Sounds Coming from Your Unit:
If you ever wondered where all the moisture goes, it goes into the drip pan in your unit. It then continues outside through the AC drain line. Mold and algae could grow in the drain line and cause a blockage and could explain the smell of mold in your home. A faulty fan is often the source of many noises that you could hear.
Pools of Water Around the Air Conditioner:
The AC drain can become blocked for any reason, the excess moisture will start to fill up the drip pan. It will eventually overflow into your unit and then your floor or flood part of your lawn.
Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air serving the people of Cleveland, TN.
We at Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air understand how distressing it is for families to have their air conditioner. Heater, or HVAC breakdown. We are ready 24/7 to answer any heating or air conditioner emergency that you have. We will arrive promptly and will not leave your home until everyone is safe and secure.