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There are two things that any homeowner in Mansfield, TX. will be afraid of happening. One is that your air conditioner will break down on a hot, humid summer’s day, and the other is that the furnace will not work on a cold winter’s day. Should either event occur, life will quickly become intolerable. You want a reliable heating and AC repair service to visit your home as soon as possible.
Minuteman Heating & Air have been providing a heating and AC repair service to Mansfield, TX for many years and have established a reputation for quality work at affordable prices. We are open for business twenty-four hours a day every day. Whatever your heating or AC repair needs you can depend on us to fix your problem quickly.
Warnings That You Need a Heating and AC Repair
Minuteman Heating and Air would highly recommend that you have an annual service from one of our highly trained technicians. Without one, you will increase the risk of needing a costly repair.
HVAC problems could reveal themselves in many ways.
- Larger than expected energy bills.
- Reduced airflow from the HVAC unit.
- The HVAC does not provide any hot or cold air.
- Odd smells coming from the HVAC.
- Strange noises coming from the HVAC unit.
What Can Cause These Signs?
Ice and Frost Forming on the Evaporator Coils
The evaporator coil has cold liquid coolant pumped through it to absorb the heat from the warm air blown over it. The liquid coolant now changes to a warm gas and the air is cooled and blown back into the room. If the evaporator coil is dirty or does not receive a constant flow of warm air blown over it, it can freeze over. An early indication of this is frost and ice starting to form on it.
The evaporator coil needs to be cleaned regularly and topped up with coolant by a heating and AC repair company. Dirty air filters will also reduce the airflow over the coil, and these will need to be replaced. All these tasks are done during one of Minuteman’s air conditioning services. Putting off a service will mean that other components in the HVAC will have to work harder to maintain the temperature you have set. This will lead to higher energy bills and overworked components increasing the likelihood that they will break down if you need a heating and AC repair.
Not Cleaning the Condenser and Cooling Fins
The warm coolant gas is now pumped around the HVAC by the compressor. The compressor squeezes the gas so it is now at a higher pressure and temperature. This hotter gas now passes through a condenser and cooling fins, with the excess heat now transferred to the outside air.
The condenser and cooling need to be cleaned regularly too. Any dirt that has accumulated will act as an insulating layer and reduce the rate of transfer of heat. The condenser will also need a constant flow of air over it to work efficiently. So, any moss and weeds growing on the condenser and fins will also need to be removed to avoid blocking the airflow. Not doing this will cause the HVAC to overwork to compensate and may cause components to overheat and burn out, and so need a heating and AC repair.
A Faulty Fan
If the fans that blow air over the evaporator coil and condenser are faulty, the HVAC will not work as efficiently. A faulty fan can be the cause of many strange noises from the HVAC. Screeching sounds could point to a worn-out fan belt or worn-out bearings in the motor. A damaged fan could overheat and burn out and like other overheated components and could be the source of any burning smells. Checks on fans and components are part of a regular service from Minuteman. But ignoring these signs could result in an expensive heating and AC repair.
A poorly calibrated thermostat or poorly positioned one will increase your energy bills. A thermostat placed in direct sunlight or near an open window will misjudge the temperature to be higher or lower than it is and cause the HVAC unit to work harder.
Open Windows and Doors
The best way to cool your home in the summer with the air conditioner on is to keep your windows and doors closed. It is also the best way to keep your room warm in the winter. An open window will create different temperature regions in your home, causing the HVAC to work harder.
The AC Drain Line Is Blocked
If you ever wondered where all the humidity and moisture disappear, it is removed to the outside via an AC drain line. If this line is blocked by mold or mildew growing inside the line, the water will back up into the HVAC and cause the drain pan to overflow. This may explain why there are puddles of water around your HVAC as well the increased humidity and even the smell of mold.
Problems with the Furnace
The furnace is by far the largest component in your HVAC system and has similar issues as the air conditioner part. A furnace has a fan that draws fresh air from the outside into a combustion chamber where it is mixed with gas or other fuels, causing it to burn and produce heat. The air vents need to be regularly checked to make sure that they are not blocked. A regular supply of fresh air is needed in and the exhaust gases need to be expelled out. A furnace will also need filters to remove any pollutants, and these will need regular changing.
Mansfield, TX’s Leading Heating and AC Repair Service Company
Minuteman Heating & Air is a family-run business, and we understand how distressing it is for families to have the HVAC fail. You are going to need a heating and AC repair at some point, but you can reduce the risk of that happening by having the HVAC regularly serviced by one of Minuteman’s highly trained professionals. We are on call 24/7 and will respond swiftly to any emergency that you have.