You have options when it comes to heating and cooling a home. Now all you have to do is determine whether you need a heat pump or an air conditioner. A heat pump might be the right answer, but only if you live in a moderate climate, so in most cases air conditioners are often the perfect choice. If you're still not sure, call us and we'll send over a highly qualified HVAC technician to perform a home audit to help you make an educated and confident decision.
When it comes to air conditioning, we specialize in emergency service. Our local HVAC contractors are trained and experienced in all types of makes and models, so you can be sure that they'll have your system up and running in no time. If you would like to try and fix your air conditioning system yourself, check out the DIY tips and tricks below.
Most central air conditioning systems are connected to a forced-air furnace or air handler. Therefore, there are quite a few maintenance-related issues that could arise. Both your furnace and air conditioning systems should have regular maintenance performed, which may include duct cleaning, blower motor cleaning or belt changes, air filter replacement, evaporator and condenser cleaning. The main thing to remember is that without proper airflow, your air conditioning system cannot absorb the heat inside your home and then distribute it to your outdoor condensing unit to get rid of. Conversely, if your outdoor condensing unit is dirty then it won't be able to discharge the heat causing your system to not cool your home.
Make sure to clean away any brush, grass, or any other materials that could be blocking airflow to your outdoor condensing unit. After that, get your garden hose and spray down the coil until there's no debris stuck to it...BUT MAKE SURE that you don't have the water pressure too high as it could bend the coil fins which could permanently damage your air conditioning system. Make sure to do all of this with the power off. During the fall and winter months, you can also protect your outdoor system from ice damage by using a unit cover. Make sure that the unit cover was designed to fit your specific unit. Your indoor unit is simple...change your air filter regularly.