Your air conditioning service company should be available whenever you need them for emergencies. It will do no good to call for help and leave a message for someone to call back when the office opens in a day or more. Silsbee, TX homeowners cannot afford to wait for help at someone else’s convenience. Thermacon Service Company is ready to help you with emergencies at any time of the day or night.
For emergencies, an air conditioning service technician will evaluate and repair the problem to ensure your unit works properly again. If any other potential problems exist, the homeowner will be advised about the need for further repairs.
Repairs to the ducting in the attic can prove costly; annual maintenance is the best prevention for these problems. Missing or torn insulation allows condensation to form and pool in the attic’s insulation and materials. Mold and fungus can grow, causing potential health problems. Rotting wood also attracts insects and vermin. To prevent this from occurring, have an air conditioning service clean and perform any necessary repairs. All the cooled or heated air will be delivered to the house instead of leaking into the attic. The system will not have to make up for the air loss, resulting in lower energy bills.
Maintenance of the inside unit includes the drain, filter and the vents. Pour a cup or two of household bleach into the drain pan and tube every month to kill algae and mold. The filters need to be cleaned or changed on a monthly basis to keep debris from interfering with the evaporator coils. The coils should be checked to ensure incoming air is not prevented from coming into contact with the metal. Refrigerant in the tubes absorbs heat from the air; the difference in temperature between the air and liquid causes condensation to form. This dehumidifies the air for the house.
Maintenance to the outside unit includes keeping the evaporator coils clean and the aluminum fins straight. Inspect the belts and hoses for signs of wear and cracking. A technician will fill the oil and refrigerant containers if needed. Care must be taken to keep any debris away from the unit. To protect the unit from the summer’s heat, build or purchase a screen to shade the motor. This allows the motor to run at a cooler temperature and save energy on the utility bill.
There are other steps a homeowner can take to lower their energy bill and stay cooler during the summer, including:
• Installing a digital thermostat
• Installing residential zoning
• Installing home automation
• Upgrading the attic’s insulation and ventilation
• Installing energy efficient windows, doors, ceiling fans and appliances
Thermacon Service Company proudly provides expert air conditioning service in Silsbee, TX. Their staff can help you maintain your existing HVAC system for the most efficient use of heating and cooling energy. If you are ready or need an HVAC system replacement, their friendly demeanor and knowledge of new technologies can help you choose a low-cost, energy-efficient HVAC system that will last for many years to come.