Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical is ready to meet every AC need in Delaware & New Jersey. Air conditioning is an essential part of any home. Harris experts provide trusted, high-quality service to ensure that homes remain comfortable and safe in summer and year-round.
Air Conditioning Services
Whether a home uses traditional air conditioning systems or ductless mini-split systems, Harris offers exceptional service. Mini-split systems are a modern and convenient alternative to the traditional air conditioning system, though they often pair nicely together.
Regardless of the setup, Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical technicians have the knowledge and expertise to navigate any air conditioning situation.
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Air Conditioning Installation
Installing a new air conditioner can be a complex process. There are more steps than people often realize, thus making a professional installation crucial. Cutting corners on an air conditioner installation can mean thousands of dollars in energy bills.
The first step in installing a new air conditioning system is to remove the refrigerant in the existing one. Per EPA Standards, it is unsafe to remove the old refrigerant by exposing and venting it. The ethical and legal way to remove the refrigerant is by using a recovery tank and recovery machine. In addition, the person who removes the refrigerant must receive EPA certification.
After the secure removal of the refrigerant, the next step in the installation process is to disconnect the electrical wiring. An emergency safety device, the disconnect box, is located near the air conditioner. Harris professionals understand the importance of removing both the disconnect box and the refrigerant safely and efficiently before installing a new air conditioner.
There are a few signs that a new air conditioning system is necessary. They include:
- Moisture buildup
- Lack of cold air
- Limited airflow
- Foul odors
- Higher than typical energy bills
Noticing any of the above signs is a reason to call an air conditioning professional to ensure a smooth and seamless installation.
Air Conditioning Repair
If a homeowner notices problems with their AC even after diligent maintenance, it’s time for professional repair. One of the first things an AC technician will check for is water dripping from the device. If there is leakage, the technician will inspect the pipes and tubes inside the unit to find the source.
If a device needs cleaning, a technician will begin by clearing out any trapped dirt and debris. The technician must also check the fin and filter on an AC device for any mold.
Aside from cleaning and washing the AC parts, a repair technician will inspect the coolant level. If the level is low, it means the device is malfunctioning. When the cooling coil loses its temperature, it causes issues with the AC unit.
Other parts of the air conditioning system our technicians will inspect include:
- The fan motor
- Condenser Unit
- Evaporator Unit
Harris technicians will check each part to ensure it’s working correctly. If a home needs a new device altogether, the technician will take all safety precautions to remove the old device and replace it.
Air Conditioning Maintenance
For optimal performance, air conditioners must receive maintenance. Failing to maintain air conditioner parts can result in malfunction or an early need for replacement. Most homes require air conditioning maintenance on an annual basis.
One of the most vital components to maintain is the air filter. Air conditioning filters gradually become clogged with dirt and debris. In addition, air can bypass a clogged filter and deposit dirt particles directly into the home. Soiled filters are not only a health hazard but can also cause the air conditioner to malfunction by inhibiting the coil’s heat absorption.
Changing the air conditioner’s filter alone can save homeowners up to 15% on their energy bills. A filter should get cleaned or replaced every month or every couple of months.
If there are pets in the home, it’s a good idea to check the filter more frequently. Refer to your manufacturer guidelines for recommendations on when to change your AC filter, too.
Other air conditioner components homeowners should check often are the coil fins. The coil fins are made of aluminum and can easily become bent out of shape. When this happens, it can obstruct airflow. Most air conditioner wholesalers have a fin comb available, a helpful tool to ensure the coil fins return to their original position.
Lastly, checking that window seals remain tightly closed and that condensate drains remain unclogged is vital. These simple steps can help homeowners get the most out of their air conditioning systems and avoid paying for costly repairs prematurely. In addition, proper maintenance will reduce overall energy costs.
Harris is Your AC Services Solution
Having a clean and functional air conditioning system is a must in every home. Homeowners should care for their AC devices by conducting basic cleaning and maintenance every year. Doing so will ensure the health of everyone in the household and prevent costly damage and high energy consumption.
If homeowners note a severe problem or know it’s time for a new installation, they shouldn’t hesitate to call us. Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical technicians have the expertise necessary to guarantee that an installation or repair goes as smoothly as possible.