That hot, humid Philadelphia weather is heating up again and that means it’s time to fire up the old air conditioning unit. Your HVAC unit has probably taken a lot of punishment over the winter and there’s a chance it’s not running as well as it did last year. If that’s the case, it can create all sorts of problems, from inconsistent temperatures to loss of efficiency to higher electric bills. Don’t waste time with a sluggish air conditioner; call Drainworks Plumbing and Heating for an AC evaluation today! Here are some of the most common air conditioner issues we see:
The filter in your air conditioning unit has a big job to do; it cleans all the air going into the unit so it doesn’t suck in dirt, pollen, and debris. When it gets clogged up, not only does it make your unit run less efficiently (which will mean higher energy bills), it can also lead to all that debris getting blown out into your home. This can be a huge problem for people with allergies and it just leads to an overall reduction of air quality inside your house. Luckily, replacing filters is a fairly simple and inexpensive way to get your AC unit running better.
Your air conditioner is a sealed system that’s packed with refrigerants like Freon which exchange heat to make it cooler inside your home. If you have a coolant leak, your AC unit won’t be able to cool the air as efficiently, meaning you’ll be paying more money in electric bills for half the cooling performance. In addition, coolant chemicals can be toxic, so it could be dangerous to come into contact with them, not to mention the potential environmental damage that could happen when coolant leaks outside. If you notice a coolant leak, it’s important to call for a repair as soon as possible.
Air Balance Problems
Do you have one room that’s freezing cold while the rest are too warm? The problem is likely caused by an imbalance in your air flow. The ducts that carry cold air around your house are equipped with baffles to control air flow, but if they’re not set up correctly, you’ll end up with a different temperature for every room in your house. Adjusting them can be difficult or even dangerous, so be sure to call a qualified HVAC technician to take a look at your baffles.
Whether you’re having air conditioning problems at your home or business, Drainworks Plumbing and Heating can help! We’ve been Philadelphia’s choice for plumbing, heating, and AC repair for almost 30 years, so you know you can trust us to get the job done right the first time. We also know that air conditioning emergencies can be dangerous in the summer, which is why we also offer 24 hour emergency service for air conditioning, heating, and plumbing to ensure we’re there for you when you need us. Call Drainworks at (215) 333-8780 any time of the day or night, 365 days a year (and that includes evenings, weekends, and holidays).