Summer in Harvey, LA has its perks with the close proximity to New Orleans and all the Big Easy has to offer. However, love it or hate it, these bayous are sweltering in the summer months and the last thing you want to deal with is an unexpected AC repair.
The muggy conditions of a southern Louisiana summer can put stress on even the most robust air conditioning systems. That is why bluefrog Home Services highly recommend having one of our seasoned HVAC experts review the health of your unit during the springtime, so there aren’t any unpleasant surprises.
The Dangers of DIY AC Repair
NATE-Certified HVAC specialists undergo extensive education, training, and complete a long-term apprenticeship before they can independently work on any heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system. These cumulative experiences and education prepare them for the most technical and challenging AC repair the work has to offer.
While access to tons of information provided by the internet has made many tasks do-it-yourself jobs there are things that amateurs shouldn’t attempt to fix. An AC repair requires a deft ability to view the machine as a whole while insuring the individual components are functioning in tandem.
For example, let’s say you watched a YouTube video on how to refill the coolant in your air conditioner. Sure, the video may make you think this is an easy process but what that content creator isn’t telling you is that every model of air conditioner has different levels of coolant required to run efficiently. If you put too little or too much coolant into your air conditioner it may cause the evaporator coils to freeze or the compressor to work harder and eventually instead of a routine service you will need an AC repair.
Why Are Evaporator Coils Important
Coolant is a powerful material and if the evaporator coils are not receiving enough warmth then the coolant can freeze these parts. The evaporator coils are the way warm air from inside your Harvey, LA home is transformed into cool air.
The air conditioner pulls the hot air out of your home and passes it over the evaporator coils. In conjunction with the coolant and fan the air is changed from hot to cool and is pumped back into your house.
Frozen evaporator coils occur when there isn’t enough hot air to balance everything out. In return, the compressor and fan have to compensate for this deficiency and ice begins to form on the evaporator coils. Sometimes, evaporator coils can be defrosted over an entire 24 hour period but in many circumstances this action is too little too late and an AC repair is necessary.
Where Is all That Water Coming from?
If you find yourself wondering why the ground surrounding your unit is soggy or if water is pooling around it, then it might be time to schedule an AC repair from bluefrog Home Services in Harvey, LA.
A small drip coming from your air conditioner is pretty normal. After all, oxygen and coolant and motion can create fluid that needs to be expelled from the machine. Water in any quantity should be viewed as a red flag that your AC needs proper attention.
Red flags that you need an AC repair like frozen evaporator coils and puddles of water surrounding your unit are both strong warnings that you should act quickly. Air conditioners that are struggling place stress and electrical strain on themselves forcing them to work harder and harder to reach the temperatures you have set in your home.
As a direct result your electricity bill can sharply increase. This is yet another warning sign that something is really wrong with your unit. It is a false economy to believe that delaying an AC repair is a financially prudent decision. In fact, if you allow your air conditioner to continually struggle it can lead to permanent damage and force you to buy a new unit.
“Harvey is a great place to live. I moved here from upstate New York to get away from the half of the year that’s freezing with ice and snow and the whole works. I wasn’t prepared for what the city had to throw at me heat wise. I’ve visited a few times during May and September but nothing prepared me for how freaking hot it gets in June, July, and August! I bought an older home that had recently undergone serious renovations. I thought because the air conditioner was only three or four years old that I did not need to worry about getting it seen to. June rolled around and every day the temperatures rose to over 90 degrees and I started hearing a clunk, clunk, clunk, throughout the time my AC was running. It reached a boiling point when I woke up one night in a pool of my own sweat. The air conditioner stopped working. I quickly Googled emergency HVAC services, and found bluefrog who arrived at me house fast. The repairman came prepared. He was courteous, efficient, and best of the entire repair was affordable.”
Tina Williams, Harvey resident
“I’m fastidious about home maintenance. I didn’t used to be but signing up for routine plumbing and HVAC services made it easy. Before I came across bluefrog I had a spreadsheet with a list of necessary chores, due dates, and the cost. It was a lot to keep track of. The bluefrog Protection Program lets me skip the spreadsheet and comes with a free annual review of my systems. This is such good value and with work and kids it takes the guesswork out of caring for my home. I can’t tell you how grateful I am not to have to stress over these aspects of adult life. I can enjoy living in the Harvey community.
Max Gutfeld, Harvey resident
“The best HVAC Company in the Crescent City is bluefrog Home Services!”
Mary Lorena, Harvey resident
If you are in need of any expert AC services reach out to bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans today!