Choosing an appropriate A/C system is confusing if you’re doing it on your own. Let Air Crafts professionals provide a thorough evaluation of your home for the precise central air system. Gone are the days when simply knowing your home’s square footage determined the appropriate cooling system. If the contractor you are talking with recommends a unit solely based on your home’s square footage, then you’ll want to take that as a red flag and choose another contractor.
When it comes to cooling your house, a number of features affect the type of unit you need. Factors such as number and size of windows, number of bedrooms, number of occupants, your home’s orientation in relation to the sun, local weather, insulation, types of floors, exterior finish, and a long list of other factors. This is a rather comprehensive process, and the reason for this is to guarantee that you get the most energy-efficient system that will ultimately save you money.
If you avoid turning on your old air conditioner because you are afraid of high energy costs, you may want to consider replacing your unit with a new, energy-efficient model.
Once you have determined the A/C system that best suits your home, we then move on to the air conditioner installation process. Depending on the system you choose the process can be time-consuming or rather fast. Improper air conditioning installation is the primary culprit in many early air conditioning problems. That is why you want to hire the experienced professionals of Air Crafts. We use only factory-certified technicians to perform our A/C system installations.
During installation our trained professionals will:
- Inspect and seal your home’s duct system. Some retrofitting or additional ducts may be needed to accommodate the new A/C system.
- Verify that the refrigerant level in the new system is correct. Incorrect levels can lower efficiency by up to 20 percent and even cause a system breakdown.
- Provide sufficient space around the unit for future maintenance. Install a compatible indoor coil when an outdoor unit is to be replaced in order to reach the highest level of efficiency for the system.
- Place the condenser in an area protected from weather or landscaping.
- Verify that the refrigerant pressure and the airflow across the indoor coil meets manufacturer specifications.
- Install a programmable thermostat.
- Show you how to replace the air filter.
There are numerous reasons that could be causing your air conditioner to malfunction. Anything from refrigerant leaks to frozen evaporator coils can prompt a system breakdown. Our professionals have spent many years studying and practicing their craft, and they have experience handling all types of A/C complications. Sometimes, customers assume that their home needs a complete A/C system replacement, but there are common air conditioning repairs that will get your system working like new again.
Issues with your air conditioner are bound to come up, especially if your unit is older. These A/C breakdowns could be frustrating, especially when you aren’t sure if your system needs to be entirely replaced. Unless your central air conditioner is over 12 years old, your system may simply need a few minor repairs. It’s important to note that some issues could be avoided altogether through routine preventative maintenance, but if you can’t remember the last time your system was serviced, then you may want to call your contractor now.
Here are 5 Common Central Air Conditioner Problems:
Your air conditioner is not turning on.
This may be as simple as making sure your thermostat is set to “Cool,” and not “Off” or “Heat.” Also, make sure the temperature is set a few degrees below your home’s temperature. Or it may be a part failure; in which case, you’ll want to contact us.
Your air conditioner is blowing warm air.
This may be due to any number of issues with your A/C, such as dirty air filters, a bad compressor, and other possible problems. If your unit is blowing warm air, it may be time to call an expert like us.
Your A/C system is iced up.
Various factors may contribute to an iced system. A filthy air filter, low refrigerant, or various other com plications can be causing this. Although you can replace your air filter, stay away from handling refrigerant, and contact us.
Air conditioner is leaking water.
There are several problems that may be causing your air conditioner to have a pool of water around it. A clogged evaporator drain or a frozen evaporator coil are a couple of issues that may be causing this.
Air conditioner’s fan is not working.
This is commonly repaired by replacing the capacitor. But it may not always be the capacitor causing the fan to stop working.
The best piece of advice for avoiding these problems is to have your system serviced at least twice a year. And the best advice for repairing most of these problems is to Contact Air Crafts.