If you have lived in Charleston, SC, you will know that the summers are often long and hot. By hot we mean that they are often above 90 degrees with humidity levels to match. This is not a good time to have your air conditioner break down, especially if you are looking after young children or older relatives. It is also very stressful if your furnace or water heater has decided to die on a cold day.
In an emergency, you need a dependable air conditioning and heating service company; one that operates 24/7, on weekends and holidays. An air conditioning and heating service company that has many trained technicians available and carries many spare parts for most AC and HVAC manufactured products. You need Carney & Son 72 Degrees Air Conditioning and Heating of Charleston, SC. We provide the highest standards of work at very affordable prices.
Do You Need an Air Conditioning and Heating Service?
We at Carney & Son 72 Degrees Air Conditioning and Heating, highly recommend that you have an annual air conditioning and heating service from one of our many skilled technicians at least once a year.
A regular service will ensure that your air conditioner, heater, or HVAC are working safely and efficiently. You will also get peace of mind knowing that there is less risk the key appliances in your home will break down when you need them most. We suggest that you book your service during quieter periods like during the late spring or autumn.
Be on the Lookout for Any Problems
Even the best-maintained HVAC will break down periodically, but there are some warning signs that you can be on the lookout to avoid that expensive repair.
- Larger than anticipated energy bills
- Reduced airflow and cooling effect
- Reduced air quality
- Strange smells
- Strange noises
- Water pooling around the unit
Larger Than Anticipated Energy Bills
A component in your HVAC can be affected if there is a problem with the other components. For example, if the airflow over the evaporator coil is reduced for any reason, frost and ice can start to form on the coil and it could even completely freeze.
This will cause the coil and other components to have to work harder to maintain the cooling effect. This increases the risk they will overheat and break down. Harder working components will use more energy and drive up your energy bill.
Reduced Airflow and Cooling Effects
A coolant leak means you can expect a reduced cooling effect and a warmer home during the summer months. Less coolant means less cooling. The coolant is in a liquid form in the evaporator coil and changes to a hot gas after it absorbs the heat from the warm air from your home that is blown over it.
The warm air is now cooled and blown back into your home. Without enough coolant, the warm air will not have a chance to be cooled enough resulting in less cool air entering your home. Topping up coolant levels is part of a regular air conditioning and heating service from Carney & Son.
If the fan blowing the air is damaged, then frost and ice can also start to form on the coil, further reducing its effectiveness and reducing the airflow coming from your AC unit.
Reduced Air Quality
A dirty air filter will also reduce the airflow over the evaporator coil, compounding the effects of low levels of coolant and faulty fans. A dirty air filter will not stop as many dirt or pollen particles from entering the AC unit and then your home. This will degrade air quality, increasing the stress on sufferers of chronic breathing conditions such as Asthma. Dirty air filters will be replaced during a regular air conditioning and heating service from Carney & Son.
During an air conditioning and heating service, one of Carney & Son’s technicians will check for any loose electrical connections, solder, and other signs of damage. A loose connection may cause a short and explain any burning smell. If one of the components is overworking, it will heat up and may give off a burning smell. If you smell any burning, you should call Carney & Son straight, there is now an increased risk of a fire.
Any strange noises coming from your unit can be disconcerting. A faulty fan can often be the source of that strange noise. Loud screeching sounds could mean a worn-out fan belt or bearings in the fan’s motor. A bent blade could be striking a part of the unit and create a chunking sound. Odd noises are never a good sign and need investigation. Hoping a problem will go away will only lead to an expensive repair.
Water Pooling Around the Unit
People forget that there is an AC drain line. The excess moisture in the warm air is collected in a pan located in the AC unit. It then flows outside through the drain line. Because of the humidity in the line, moss and algae can grow in the drain line and block it. The water in the pan has nowhere to go and overflows into the AC unit and on the floor.
Other Problems Related to Air Conditioning and Heating Service
The condenser and cooling fins need a clean to remove any layers of dirt and any moss or weeds that have grown. These reduce the transfer of heat to the outside and airflow over the condenser and fins.
A poorly calibrated or positioned thermostat will increase your energy bills. If placed in direct sunlight or near an open window it will misread the temperature and cause your AC or HVAC to work harder than it should.
The Top Air Conditioning and Heating Service Company.
Carney & Son understands how worrying it is for families to have their AC or HVAC fail. We put you and your family’s safety first. Our team will respond quickly to any emergency call and all the work will be finished safely and to your total satisfaction.
Living without a working AC or HVAC unit would be unthinkable for most people so if your AC or HVAC system is not working properly then call Carney & Son 72 Degrees Air Conditioning and Heating of Charleston, SC.
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