Air Conditioning Repair Houston
Not running at all. Before calling for this problem, there are a few things you can check. First, confirm that the thermostat is set to “Cool” and the temperature is set correctly. Then, locate your main fuse panel, and determine if the fuse or circuit breaker has been blown or tripped. For a blown fuse, simply replace it and see if your Air Conditioner turns on. For a circuit breaker, simply reset it and check the AC again. If none of this works, then you may need the help of a trained technician from Uptown Heating & Services AC.
There is warm air or no air coming from the vents. This could be caused by several different things. Before you call, do this: Look at the outside unit and clear any leaves or debris that may be obstructing airflow to your Air Conditioner. Check ductwork to ensure it is still attached to your vent system. If these things check out, then the problem might be insufficient refrigerant in your Air Conditioner. If this is the issue, you must call an HVAC technician certified to handle refrigerant gas. Uptown Heating & Services AC will also check your system more thoroughly to see if there are other issues causing the problem.
Runs constantly or turns on and off frequently. This might indicate a sizing issue with your Air Conditioner. If the unit is too large for your home, it will cycle on and off too often. If it is too small, your unit will run constantly to keep your home at the appropriate temperature. Other things that cause improper cycling may be low refrigerant, faulty thermostats, and faulty relay switches. All of these things require an Air Conditioning technician.
Has drainage issues. If there is water leaking in and around your unit, your Air Conditioner condensation line may be clogged. If water is visible in the drip pan, you can try to unclog the line yourself by blowing compressed air inside the pipe to remove any obstruction. If that doesn’t work, you may need to call an Uptown Heating & Services AC to unclog the line. Likely, your contractor will also clean the line to eliminate any mold and mildew as well.
The unit is frozen. Blocked or restricted airflow can prevent your Air Conditioner from working properly. You can check and clean your air filters to help alleviate this issue. The coils should also be free of dirt and debris. Other potential causes of this problem are a malfunctioning blower fan or a faulty control relay. Your best bet in this circumstance is to call Uptown Heating & Air Conditioning.
Do You Need to Repair or Replace Your Current AC System?
If the AC is relatively new and can be fixed easily with a simple repair, you’ll likely choose the repair option. However, some HVAC experts say that if your unit is more than eight years old, you may want to replace it anyway. The reason is, HVAC systems have come a long way in terms of energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. Uptown Heating & Air Conditioning can run some numbers for you and help you decide whether the reduction in your monthly utility costs would offset the expense of installing a new unit within a reasonable amount of time.
Additionally, an HVAC specialist can inspect your current ductwork. Sometimes, leaking or damaged ductwork is the major culprit when it comes to cooling issues. Uptown Heating & Air Conditioning can often repair ductwork and help you reap the most benefit from your existing HVAC system.