Temperatures in Harvey, LA can range from cold in winter to very hot in summer. It is vital that your heating and AC must be working properly all year round. We at bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans suggest that you have your HVAC regularly serviced by one of our highly trained technicians. This will ensure that your HVAC is running safely and efficiently so that you save on energy bills. The service will give you peace of mind on those occasions when your HVAC is running all day and night, keeping you either warm or cool.
Occasionally the HVAC will break down and you will need a reliable heating and AC repair company to visit your home, to quickly fix the problem. Having to wait for a repair service is going to be a stressful time. This is especially true if looking after young children or older relatives. Life can soon get unbearable without a means to keep cool on a hot scorching summer’s day. That is why bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans will have someone on standby to fix your heating and AC problem swiftly.
Has Your HVAC Been Regularly Serviced?
This is the best thing that you can do for your HVAC, we recommend that you book your service during a quieter period like during the late spring or late autumn. As you can imagine, the middle of winter and summer tend to be busy times.
Warnings Sign That There May Be Problems
Even a well-maintained HVAC can break down and will need an emergency heating and AC repair. Calling somebody out in the middle of the night is always going to be expensive, but if you spot any warning signs you may be able to take remedial action and avoid an expensive call-out charge.
You See Frost and Ice Forming on the Evaporator Coils
The evaporator coils perform a vital task by removing heat and humidity from warm air being blown over them. There are several reasons why frost and ice can start to form on the coils.
The airflow over the coils is reduced – there could be several reasons for this. First, the blowing fan could be faulty. Second, the air filters could be dirty and need to be cleaned or replaced.
The evaporator coils are dirty – a dirt layer can build up and act as an insulating layer to reduce the rate at which heat is absorbed from the warm air by the coolant.
The coolant levels are low – If the HVAC has a small leak, the coolant levels will fall, resulting in frost and ice forming on the coil.
All these factors will result in the cooling effect been reduced from your HVAC, as not enough heat has been removed from the warm air.
Cleaning or changing the air filters is a job that you can do yourself. The more often you do this the more efficiently your HVAC will run and will improve the air quality in your home, as fewer dirt particles and pollen will enter. But all the problems listed above will be dealt with during a heating and AC service from bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans.
High Energy Bills
Another side effect of frost and ice forming on the evaporator coil is that the ice too will have an insulating effect and further reduce the efficiency of your HVAC. Ignoring the frost and ice will lead to the evaporator coils freezing over completely. You will need to turn off the HVAC to allow the coils to thaw. You could be without your HVAC for up to 24 hours. If the coil freezes too often it could lead to a heating and AC repair. As the coil freezes the other components in the HVAC, like the compressor, will begin to work harder to compensate. Any components that work harder will use more energy and will be more likely to overheat and need repair.
The Condenser and Cooling Fins Are Dirty
The main job of the condenser and cooling fins is to radiate heat from the coolant to the outside air. It is aided in doing this by an external fan. Since the condenser and cooling fins are located outside, a layer of dirt and grime will form on them. This is a bigger problem in a city with polluted air. It is also possible for weeds and moss to grow on them. Any dirt or weeds will need to be removed regularly, as they will form an insulating layer, reducing the rate at which the coolant can lose heat to the air. When the coolant arrives back at the evaporator coil it will be warmer and not be able to absorb as much heat from the warm air. This will reduce the cooling effect of the HVAC.
Again, cleaning the condenser and cooling fins is part of a heating and AC service from bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans.
Problems with the Furnace
The furnace is by far the biggest component in your HVAC system. A fan draws fresh air from the outside into a combustion chamber. Inside the chamber, the air is mixed with gas or other fuel, burns, and releases heat. Without enough fresh air, combustion is unable to take place, and it is important to clean the air vents and make sure they are not blocked. Air vents are also used to expel any dangerous exhaust gasses, like carbon monoxide produced in the combustion. It is also wise to fit your home with at least one carbon monoxide detector and test it regularly. A furnace also requires air filters to remove pollutants, and these too will need regular changing.
Cleveland’s Best Heating and AC Company
bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans has been the leading heating and AC service and repair company in Harvey, LA for many years and has gained a reputation for the highest standards of work at prices everyone can afford. Whatever your air conditioning problem please call bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans today.