As spring and summer bring higher temperatures, it’s important to have an air conditioning unit that runs with efficiency. At Wheeler AC and Plumbing, we want to keep our residents cool during the heat and provide our knowledge and experience. Staffed by highly skilled technicians, we provide quality air conditioning repair services that are affordable and rapid. To keep you from purchasing a new unit unnecessarily, we offer our expert knowledge to make simple but effective repairs that will bring new life to your existing equipment. We are always up front with our services, letting you know the costs and giving you the option of repair or replacement. When it comes to air conditioning, we are extremely proud to bring comfort to our customers. For more information on our services or to schedule a repair, call us at (480)988-5222 today!
Is Your Air Conditioner Not Keeping You Cool Enough?
Air conditioning systems incorporate many different components that must all work together to properly to cool your home. If you need air conditioning repair, it’s always best to call in a professional to ensure the issue is properly addressed. Wheeler AC and Plumbing is here to help you with all your air conditioning needs for a comfortable and cool home.
Getting to Know Your Air Conditioner
There are two main types of central air conditioning systems used in here in the Valley of the Sun, Split Systems and Packaged Units.
Slit Systems incorporate an indoor and outdoor component. There will be a condenser outside, and an air handler or furnace with a coil, typically in the attic or a closet.
Packaged Units have the same components but they are all in one unit, typically on the roof.
Having an understanding of your air conditioner and the factors that affect AC performance can help you spot the earliest signs that you need air conditioning repair. Below, we’ve provided a list of key components that keep your air conditioning unit running the way it should.
The indoor portion of your air conditioner is the evaporator. This is a coil typically located beside or above your furnace, or inside your air handler, in a split system. With a packaged unit it will be on the roof inside of the unit. Central air conditioners and furnaces share an air handler, which blows air across your evaporator coil into your ducts for distribution throughout your home. The evaporator coils should be cleaned annually as part of your regular air conditioning service.
Because your air conditioner also removes humidity from the air, the evaporator condensates and has a condensate drain that funnels excess moisture outside your home. This condensate drain should be cleaned regularly to prevent mold or algae growth and clogs that can cause backups in your home. If your evaporator is in your attic or on a second floor it most likely has a secondary condensate drain in addition to the primary drain outlet. You may notice two pipes outside of your house for each system. Often times one is up high and the other down low. When your system is running you should see water coming out of the lower pipe, water leaking out of the high pipe (the secondary) means your lower pipe (the primary) is most likely plugged up. If you see this it is important to have that primary repaired asap. If the secondary gets plugged up the only other place the water has to go is onto the drywall.
The outdoor component of your split system is the condenser. Although the condenser is designed to withstand the elements, it’s important to keep the area immediately around the unit clear of landscaping and debris to maintain proper airflow and prevent damage. The condenser also has a coil that should be cleaned regularly. This outdoor coil is similar to the radiator on your car. It helps to cools the refrigerant and compressor down. If it gets dirty and air cannot blow through as it should the compressor will run too hot. Just like a car motor if it runs too hot very long it will damage the compressor.
The Importance of Prompt Air Conditioner Repair
Air conditioning issues can range from a drop in cooling efficiency to a complete AC breakdown, requiring a new air conditioning system installation. Regardless of the problem you’re facing, calling for prompt air conditioner repair is the best way to restore home comfort and energy efficiency quickly, reducing operating and repair costs at the same time.
Worn or broken parts often cause ongoing damage to your HVAC system, which can lead to irreparable damage that may call for premature air conditioner replacement.
A damaged air conditioner is less efficient—the longer you put off repairs, the higher your energy bills will rise and the more strain you’ll put on your HVAC system, shortening its lifetime.
Drainpipe backups and ice formation not only affect your air conditioner’s function, they also cause water damage to the surrounding area and may even affect your furnace as well.
CategoryResidential Air Conditioning Service and Repair Companies
CreatedThursday, 06 September 2018
Group adminWheeler AC Repair And Plumbing