Did you know that your cooling system could be costing you hundreds of dollars in unnecessary energy costs? Perhaps what’s worse is you may not even know there is a problem until utility bills start going up. When it comes to your HVAC system, seasonal tune-ups and preventative maintenance locate problems and inefficiencies in your system before they end up costing you.
Common A/C Problems
There isn’t much worse than being stuck in the Richmond heat and humidity without a working air conditioner. There are a host of reasons why your air conditioning may not be properly cooling your home. Before you panic into more of a sweat, check a few of the basics. Hopefully, it’s as simple as an improperly set thermostat or a clogged air filter. If not, Carroll Plumbing & Heating Inc. can take care of it. Read on to learn the reasons for an improperly working air conditioner…
Unit is low, or void, of refrigerant. If the air conditioning unit is no longer blowing cold air, it may need a refrigerant charge. Only after an inspection of the A/C unit, and identification of a leak, should an A/C repair technician add more refrigerant to your unit. Find out about the R-22 Phase-Out.
Thermostat troubles. Although small and discrete, a thermostat is the main control center of your cooling system. Discrepancies in settings can be the source for disrupted cooling cycles. There may also be an electrical disconnect somewhere between the unit and thermostat. This should be checked out by a HVAC technician. How to choose the best thermostat for your home.
Lack of basic maintenance. Sometimes easily overlooked everyday things are to blame for a lack of cool air. Clogged air filters, obstructions around the outdoor unit and blocked air vents are several reasons for cooling problems. What you can do to prevent cooling inefficiencies.
Aging, malfunctioning equipment. Another potential diagnosis is that your condenser fan or compressor is damaged and requires repair. This is easy for a professional to locate and fix. In other cases, it may be suggested that your cooling equipment is beyond the expected lifespan to efficiently meet your cooling needs. Find out how to improve the life expectancy of your HVAC system.
Seasonal maintenance required! The onset of cooling season is the optimal time to have seasonal service performed on your system. Likewise, in the fall before heating season. This is a full diagnostic service designed to ensure efficient operation and peak performance of your air conditioning unit. Learn why seasonal service so important.
Whether you need a quick fix or a whole new cooling system, our knowledgeable technicians will work with you from the initial appointment and evaluation to recommending a custom solution that fits not only your cooling needs, but also your budget.
Contact Carroll Plumbing & Heating Inc. today to schedule seasonal service or A/C repair.