Austin Area AC Repair, Replacement & AC Services
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Austin Heating & AC Services
Need heating and AC services in Austin? Your comfort is safe with All Austin Repairs company! Backed by more than three decades of experience, our courteous and reliable technicians have served as a trusted choice for homeowners throughout the community. Whether it’s time for an annual tune-up, routine inspection, or even an upgrade, our team is committed to fulfilling your household’s desired level of comfort and safety. By delivering premium-quality workmanship and five-star customer care, we make beating the Texas heat in the summer and staying cozy in the winter possible!
Signs that Your Air Conditioning System Needs Service
Is cold air not blowing out of your air register even though you set your thermostat to cool? Do you notice that some rooms in your home heat or cool slower than other rooms? Do some rooms not cool at all? Have you noticed a spike in your energy bill? Water marks on your ceiling? Or maybe that your AC system has totally stopped running. If you notice any of these signs, you should call an ac services professional as soon as possible. Every component of your AC system is connected, so one malfunctioning part could lead to further damage if it’s not addressed in time. How do you know if it’s really time to replace your air conditioner? What should you look for in a new AC unit? We’ll answer those questions and more in this guide to AC replacement.
Basic Operation of an Air Conditioning System
Before we get into the different ac services and replacements that All Austin Repairs offers, it’s important to understand the basic operating principles of your AC system. There are two types of systems: electric and natural gas. Electric AC systems use an air handler to blow air through your home while natural gas systems use a furnace. Both furnaces and air handlers are typically located in the attic.
Outside of your home is an outdoor unit, which is called a condenser. Inside the condenser is a compressor, a condenser coil, and a large fan. The compressor pumps cool refrigerant to an evaporator coil located either in the air handler or just outside the furnace. The evaporator coil gets really cold so that when the blower or furnace pushes warm air past it, the air is cooled. This cool air is then distributed throughout your home through a series of air ducts. Heat is absorbed by the evaporator coil, which warms the refrigerant moving through the coils. This warm refrigerant is then pumped back outside to the condenser coil, where a giant fan cools it off allowing the warm air to escape. This cycle is repeated until your thermostat detects that your home has reached the temperature you set it to.
In electric systems, the air handler contains an electric heater that- like the name suggests- uses electricity to produce heat. A blower inside of the air handler then blows air past the heater to distribute warm air through air-ducts and into your home.
In natural gas systems, a furnace takes the place of an electric heater. The furnace’s pilot light or electronic ignition lights the burner inside of a combustion chamber, creating heat in the furnace’s heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is a metal chamber that gets warm and heats up air as the air blows past it and into your home’s duct work.