Our air conditioners play a vital role in helping us cool and maintain comfort in our indoor spaces. Unfortunately, whenever there is an issue with our air. conditioners it can be a difficult problem to diagnose and an expensive one to correct. This is especially the case for systems that have not been maintained properly. The best way to avoid serious system breakdown is by staying on top of your annual maintenance.
The good news is, the team at Autumn Mechanical can help you. We have earned a reputation as one of the best AC repair companies in Spring, TX. At the first sign of an issue with your air conditioner, reach out to our team. We will quickly find the problem and come up with a solution that fits your specific needs.
Listed below are some signs to look out for that may indicate your unit is overdue for maintenance:
Sudden Increase in Electric Bill: If you notice a sudden increase in your energy bill that is not just due to higher outdoor temperatures, this may be an indicator that there is a problem with your AC system. It may be a simple fix, such as that your air conditioning system is low on refrigerant, or that you need to replace the air filter in your space, however sometimes it may be an indication of a more serious problem with your air conditioning system. Call the AC experts in Houston at Autumn Mechanical to quickly correct the problem with your unit.
Unusual Odors or Sounds: If you suddenly detect a new odor or sound coming from your air conditioning system, this typically is an indication of a change in the way your AC is operating. It may be due to a defective bearing in your blower motor, or something else. Have you noticed a burning smell? Was it just when you initially turned your heat on, or was it a continued smell that made its way throughout your space? A recurring burning smell will need professional attention right away. This may be due to an object or debris located near your auxiliary heating system. If you notice a musty smell, you may have an issue with the efficiency of your unit’s draining system. When moisture collects and cannot properly be removed, you can be left with the build up of mold or mildew in your duct system.
Decreased Cooling Performance: If you notice your air conditioning system is failing to get as cool as it once did, or is taking an extended period of time to give you the cooling comfort you desire, this may be an indication of a dysfunctional thermostat, defective control board, or dirty coils. The professional HVAC team at Autumn Mechanical can help you quickly determine what the issue with your system is, in order to restore your cooling comfort as soon as possible.
Inconsistent Temperatures: Inconsistent temperatures throughout your home or business may be due to a variety of different issues. Potentially, you may have gaps in your ductwork, or a portion of your duct system may be obstructed. It is also possible that the size of your HVAC system or your duct system is not adequate for your space. Additionally, uneven temperatures may also just be the result of improper insulation in your space. Whatever the issue is, our team can help you get the most consistent temperature in your home or business.
Humidity is High: If the humidity level in your home or business is higher than usual, your AC system may not be able to properly function the excessive moisture in the air because it is kicking off too quickly. This issue may be because your air conditioning system is too large for your space, however, this may also just be an indication that you have a faulty thermostat that is interfering with your AC completing a cooling cycle. Another reason that your humidity levels may be higher than they should be inside is that you have a poor ventilation system.
Common Air Conditioner Problems
If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it leaks. If it leaks, simply adding refrigerant is not a solution. A trained technician should fix any leak, test the repair, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. Remember that the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer’s specification, and is neither undercharged nor overcharged. Refrigerant leaks can also be harmful to the environment.
If you allow filters and air conditioning coils to become dirty, the air conditioner will not work properly, and the compressor or fans are likely to fail prematurely.
Electric Control Failure
The compressor and fan controls can wear out, especially when the air conditioner turns on and off frequently, as is common when a system is oversized. Because corrosion of wire and terminals is also a problem in many systems, electrical connections and contacts should be checked during a professional service call.
Room air conditioners feature a thermostat sensor, located behind the control panel, which measures the temperature of air coming into the evaporative coil. If the sensor is knocked out of position, the air conditioner could cycle constantly or behave erratically. The sensor should be near the coil but not touching it; adjust its position by carefully bending the wire that holds it in place.
When it’s humid outside, check the condensate drain to make sure it isn’t clogged and is draining properly. Room air conditioners may not drain properly if not mounted level.
Affordable AC Repair in Spring, TX
With over 30 years of experience in the air conditioning and heating business, the team at Autumn Mechanical has built a trusted reputation throughout the communities of Houston. Whenever you are looking for high-quality air conditioning and heating services at an affordable price, we can help!
Autumn Mechanical proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including Briarpark, Midtown, Sugar Land, Cypress, Pearland, The West University Place, The Heights, Spring, Willowbrook, Houston, Spring Branch, and The Woodlands. Don’t hesitate, give us a call today to find out what we can do for your home or business.
18812 Tomato St.
Spring, TX 77379
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