Have your Charlotte furnace repair completed before the frigid air arrives so you can stay warm and toasty all winter long.
As home owners, we quite often forget to have the furnaces checked before the frigid, artic air rolls in. Then, as Murphy’s Law would have it, on the coldest night of the year, the furnace goes out. Spending the night shivering, wrapped in blankets waiting for the repairman to arrive is no fun. If only we had remembered to have the furnace checked before the cold air arrived.
Heating units typically show signs before they break down. These issues can help you identify when you to have your heating repair work performed before the cold weather arrives.
No one wants to spend a night shivering in the cold, waiting on a heating repair technician to come out and fix their heat. Have your furnace checked now to ensure that it is heating properly and none of the issues below are evident. If there are issues, better to have your heating repair completed now, instead of in the middle of night.
The buildup of ice and frost is a sure indication that your air conditioner is not running properly. This could be due to reduced or no airflow and/or low refrigerant levels. Running your air conditioner in this condition can cause permanent damage. Call Patterson Heating and Air Conditioning in Charlotte for repair services.
The first thing you should do when you notice your air conditioner is frozen is to shut it off and let it defrost. There are numerous reasons why this occurs.
A malfunctioning thermostat often results in uncomfortable fluctuations in room temperature. The room may be too cold one minute, and then feel hot the next. The thermostat is failing to sense the room’s temperature, or it is feeding incorrect information to the HVAC system regarding cycling times. To determine whether the thermostat has failed, shut down power to the HVAC system, and then push the thermostat’s fan switch from “Auto” to “Run.” Make sure that the settings on the thermostat are as set correctly. Make sure it is set to “AC” then set the thermostat at least 5 degrees higher than your normal setting. Check that the system comes on. If it doesn’t, but the fan continues to run, there may be malfunction with your thermostat.
Summertime is the season for family get-togethers, barbecues, and fun. The last thing you need to interrupt your plans is to have your air conditioner to break down. But how do you know if your Charlotte AC unit just needs a repair or if it needs to be replaced? Here are some guidelines to help you to determine which option is best for you.
Service Life of HVAC Systems
Air conditioning systems have an average service life of 10-15 years. When your unit reaches ten years of age, it loses efficiency and may be overworking to keep your home cool, which not only puts a strain on your system, but also increases your utility bills. Replacing an old unit will not only improve your home comfort, but a new high-efficiency HVAC system will save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.