Ensley HAVC Services for Repair
When most people call HVAC technicians, they tend to do so because they need their equipment fixed. Most people don’t consider the need for HVAC services until something goes wrong. As we’ll explain later, this is not a wise course to pursue, but it does mean that repairs make up a significant part of our business. This being the case, our technicians have the skills to repair many different aspects of heating and cooling equipment.
Regardless of the type of AC system you have, it consists of both indoor and outdoor units with some important parts: fans, compressors, evaporator coils, condenser coils, refrigerant, refrigerant lines, and so on. In addition, ductless mini-split ACs work their magic by using a heat pump. Any of these parts can malfunction in a variety of ways. Our repair team stands ready to fix them when they do.
Here is just a partial list of some of these malfunctions. Copper refrigerant lines can rust or corrode over time. If this happens, the refrigerant may leak out. It’s very important that you call an HVAC technician to fix refrigerant leaks, as they can be very dangerous. Another possible issue is that your evaporator coil has frozen. If this happens, the coil can’t evaporate refrigerant. Other coils may rust, accumulate debris, or otherwise sustain damage.
Heat pumps are at the center of both ductless ACs and the kinds of heating systems that we specialize in. They are thus an ideal segue into a discussion of our heating repair services.
A heat pump does not actually generate heat. Despite this, it can heat your home by moving heat around. There are a few different types of heat pumps, but the most common is the air-to-air type. When it is in heating mode, this pump takes heat from outside air — even when that air is cold — and transfers it indoors to heat your home. A series of parts must work together in order to accomplish this, including a compressor, a condenser coil, an evaporating coil, heat strips, refrigerant lines, refrigerant, and so on. As with a standard AC, any of these parts can break. Refrigerant can also leak out of a heat pump. Handling these issues requires skilled repair.
Heat pumps also have a special reversing valve that can reverse the flow of refrigerant, thus transitioning the pump from heating to cooling mode. Heat pumps can thus double as both heating and air conditioning systems. When this valve stops working, one or both of these functions can completely break down. We can repair reversing valves for you as well.
Installation of Heat Pumps and Air Conditioning
Our technicians can also install and replace all the same kinds of equipment they can repair.
With that fact in mind, here are some reasons why you might want to have us install a new AC or heat pump for you.
- Short cycling occurring on a regular basis
- Exploding energy bills that repairs don’t resolve
- A current HVAC system that is beyond 15 years old
- Repeated breakdowns and malfunctions despite repairs
- Strange noises or unusual odors coming from the system
HVAC system lifespans vary depending on the kind of system you have and a variety of other factors ranging from the frequency of maintenance to the intensity of use. However, HVAC systems typically last for about 10 to 15 years. As these devices age, they become less efficient and less effective. That is what leads to both higher energy bills and more frequent malfunctioning.