May 16, 2017
What do I do when I need Warrenton air conditioner repair?
Big news — we recently acquired TLC Services, an HVAC company based in Warrenton, Virginia. Since CroppMetcalfe is new to the Fauquier County region, we wanted to let our readers in the area know how to get air conditioner repair in Warrenton this summer.
If you think you have a broken air conditioner — and you were used to calling TLC Services — your new move is to talk to the CroppMetcalfe’s Warrenton AC repair team. Our experienced professionals can walk you through everything you need to know about air conditioning repair, replacement and maintenance for your Warrenton home.
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Common air conditioning problems
Evaporator Coil: Loud noises. Strange occurrences No, that’s not a ghost in your air conditioner — it’s probably the evaporator coil. In fact, most problems with your air conditioner can be traced back to the evaporator coil.
When your air conditioner unit gets contaminated, the coil can freeze, causing other components (like the condenser) to work even harder. You’ll know when it’s time to contact a Warrenton air conditioning repair pro if you’re experiencing:
- Increased humidity in your home
- Intermittent power without changing the temperature
- Warm air from your AC vents
- Clanging noises from the air handler
- Noisy condenser unit
Clogged or Dirty Air Filter: The air filter prevents dust, debris and allergens from entering the air supply in your Warrenton home. Many components of the air conditioner can malfunction or break if even a tiny amount of dirt or debris gets inside. A clogged or dirty air filter also means that your system will need to work harder to create fresh air, making it less efficient and requiring even more energy to cool your home.
Leaky Ductwork: Did you know you can lose 25 to 40 percent of your heating or cooling energy through holes or poor duct connections? In addition to producing higher energy costs, leaking ducts can make your Warrenton home perpetually uncomfortable regardless of the temperature setting. You may turn your AC setting lower during the summer in an attempt to feel cooler, but with leaks in the ducts, you won’t get the comfort you expect. Your rooms may also feel stuffy, as if they are not getting enough air circulation.
Tips to keep your air conditioner in proper working order
Tip #1: Replace the air filter every 6-12 months.
As you know, if the filter is clogged or dirty it can cause other components to work harder and malfunction. We recommend replacing air filters at least twice per year. You may even want to change the filters more frequently if you smoke, have pets or suffer from allergies.
Tip #2: Seal your ductwork.
Proper duct sealing helps your heating and cooling equipment run more efficiently. This means lower chances of unexpected breakdowns so you can save on air conditioner repair costs and reap the rewards of greater energy savings. Simply inspect the ducts for cracks and holes and cover any point where air can escape.
Tip #3: Regular inspection.
Inspect your air conditioner regularly to check for leaks and cracks. Better yet, call a professional technician to inspect your unit once a year. Experts at CroppMetcalfe will carefully look over your AC unit to ensure the system is running safely and efficiently.
When it’s time to call a professional.
Even when you might think you can do it yourself, Warrenton air conditioning repairs are better left to the experts. With complex parts, intense heating and cooling elements and dangerous chemicals, one wrong move can permanently destroy your air conditioning unit. CroppMetcalfe’s five-star technicians will point out any potential problem areas that may need to be repaired in the future, and fix anything that needs to be taken care of right away.
Signs you need a new air conditioner.
Keeping an eye and ear out for strange behavior from your AC system is the best way to anticipate repairs or catch an issue before it becomes a large problem. There are several warning signs that could mean your AC system needs to be replaced, including:
- Grinding sounds
- Increased or inconsistent humidity
- Aging unit, 10 years or older
Do you need air conditioner repair in Warrenton?
If you’re still not sure what’s wrong with your air conditioner, CroppMetcalfe is here to help you. Whether you’re experiencing an emergency, need an entire air conditioner replacement or would like to schedule your yearly tune-up, contact us online at your convenience.