Residential And Light Commercial HVAC Services For Chandler And The Phoenix Valley
When something goes wrong with your HVAC system, we’ll diagnose your problem, and explain all of your options so you can go back to being comfortable.
Our services include:
- AC Repair Chandler AZ Always Here To Assist You
- Air Conditioner Replacement
- Heater Repairs And Replacements
- HVAC Checkups
- Second Opinions
Why Our Checkups Are Better
We take a proactive approach with our checkups. At no additional charge we clear the condensate line to ensure it’s free from debris. This safeguards against condensation leaks during the humid months. Many competitors charge additional fees for this service.
Many issues can be caught during a service call. However, being a machine it needs to be understood some problems can’t always be foreseen. Anything with moving parts will eventually break.
We recommend an annual check up on each unit to ensure proper operation in the extreme weather of the Chandler, Arizona area. Some competitors say it’s important to have your air conditioner serviced twice a year. We don’t feel this is necessary unless you’re having operational or air flow problems. However, it’s important to have your unit serviced annually.
Interesting Air Conditioning Repair Questions And Facts
Q: How does air conditioning work?
A: Your air conditioner relies on a system known as the refrigeration cycle. As the liquid refrigerant goes through a variety of changes, it helps remove heat from the house. The refrigerant is a unique liquid that helps keep your home cool by changing from liquid or vapor depending on the temperature.
After changing due to a series of temperatures and pressures, it flows through the copper pipes. These copper pipes are unique in the fact that one is insulated while the other is un-insulated. Each of these copper pipes is connected to both the indoor and outdoor components that are comprised of your air conditioner.
How your air conditioner functions depends on the AC itself; however, each of them work to achieve the same goal: to keep your home cool. The most common air conditioner type is the air split system. Conveniently named this because of the way it takes heat and transfers it to the exterior of the home. It’s transfers the refrigerant to the exterior part of the AC- the large device responsible for all the whirring noises during the summer.
Only after the air has gone through the refrigerant cycle, will the air become cool within your home.
Q: How often should I change the filter in my AC?
A: The rate at which you change the filter for your air conditioning will depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to:
- The manufacturer’s recommendations.
- The air quality inside your home, as well as the outdoors.
- Whether you have pets, as well as the number of pets you own.
- How many people live in your home.
An average 1-3 filter will require replacement at the bimonthly mark. This is a great standard for most AC air filters. However, if you or some other family members suffer from seasonal allergies or related air sensitivities, you may need to consider regular replacements.
Q: Are expensive air conditioning filters worth it?
A: Typically, purchasing the “cheaper” filters is more desirable than purchasing the more expensive variety, particularly if you’re sensitive to the air in your home. One of the drawbacks to buying the cheaper variety is the fact you need to replace them more consistently, and this can add up quickly.
Yet, buying premium filters may not yield “premium” results. In fact, premium filters are notorious for restricting air flow due to the many filtering mediums the air must pass through before circulating throughout your home. Which air filter you purchase for your home is a matter of preference and budget.
Q: What makes air conditioning cold?
A: An AC functions by removing the heat through a series of cycles known as the refrigeration cycle. Through this complex cycle, heat is figuratively squeezed and then passed through cold copper-coils. It will them repeat this process repeatedly until the set point temperature has been achieved.
Q: What does it cost to run the AC 24/7?
A: The cost to run the AC is dependent on a few factors:
- The size of the home.
- Whether the AC is controlled by an electric thermostat.
- What kind of AC system is being used.
- If the AC is appropriate for the size of the home.
The easiest way to determine the actual cost of running an AC 24/7 may be determined by using the following methods:
1) Look at past electricity bills
You can avoid a lot of calculations by comparing your current electricity bill to your past bills. This may not be an option if you have no access to the previous bills. Past bills may be accessible by calling your electrical company, or the same website you use to pay your electrical bill.
2) Purchase a kilowatt device and using a calculator
Your may either borrow or purchase a jolliest device for this method. After following the instructions, you’ll enter the necessary info into specialized calculators which may be found online. Of course, this is only a rough estimate.
Q: What regulates air conditioning refrigerant?
A: A special sensor located in the evaporator outlet will increase or decrease the flow of refrigerant, depending on the the load subjected to the evaporator. As the refrigerant enters the evaporator, it’s exposed to a low-pressure atmosphere- due to the combined efforts of the suction from the compressor, as well as the expansion device. As a result, the refrigerant will expand and then evaporate, but before it can evaporate, it must absorb the heat from the air before passing by the evaporator.
Q: What causes an air conditioner to freeze up?
A: There are a variety of reasons for which will result in your air conditioner freezing up. In order to function properly, an air conditioner must have consistent and unrestricted airflow. Without proper air flow, the cold coil may freeze.
Oftentimes, the cause of the restricted air flow is due to dirty air filters, or closed air registers. Although the most common, these are not the only reasons for why your AC may be freezing up. An AC may also freeze up due to low refrigerant, dysfunctional fans,faulty thermostats, or even drainage problems.
Each of these problems may allow your air conditioner to run, but it won’t properly cool your home until the problem is discovered and remedied.
Q: What size air conditioner do I need?
Air conditioners are rated in a 1-5 tonnes system. The higher the rating,the higher the capacity to cool a larger space.
However, bigger isn’t always ideal. Too large of an AC system can quickly cause your electricity bill to skyrocket.
Calculating the heat load for your home will help determine the ideal size of air conditioner. To determine the heat load, you should take the following factors into consideration:
- Which direction your home is facing.
- The size of your home, or square footage, as well as how many windows your home has.
- Average ceiling height for your home.
- Whether your walls are insulated, and by what materials.
- Weather your attic is insulated, and by what type of materials.
- Your roof type.
The above points can affect the heat load differently. Heat gain is the rate at which your home accumulates heat; it’s also an important consideration,because it takes into account how fast heat enters your home, which may require a larger air conditioner to keep up with the demands.
As for the calculation, we’re here for you and able to determine the correct size, as well as make recommendations based on the above points.