The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system helps maintain good indoor air quality by filtering the air to ensure it’s free from pollutants and circulating it throughout your home or office. At the same time, it also provides thermal comfort.
But sometimes, your HVAC starts to malfunction after years of service due to multiple component failures, which may include the thermostat, air filters, compressor, or electrical parts. Scheduling for heating and AC repair in San Antonio, TX ensures that you protect vital HVAC components from sudden failure while preventing your energy bill from skyrocketing.
Services by bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio
Heating and AC Repair
The HVAC system performs multiple functions. During summer, it keeps your home or workplace cool, while in the winter, heating components keep indoor spaces warm. Besides controlling indoor temperature, circulate fresh air, filter pollutants, and conserve energy. Heating and AC repair ensure that your HVAC functions optimally for longer.
Plumbing and Drain Repair
A properly functioning plumbing system also delivers clean and safe water to your home. While the drain ensures wastewater is safely disposed of away from your home. bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio technicians quickly detect and fix any issues with your plumbing and drains to ensure your water is free from contaminants.
Installing Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are smaller than traditional storage heaters. They are wall mounted, and they take up no floor space. And they are ideal for saving you on energy costs, as they are more energy efficient.
At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio, we offer expert installations and repairs to ensure your tankless water heater remains energy efficient throughout the year.
Water Heater Repair or Installation
Water heater installation and maintenance are important services for your San Antonio, TX home to ensure you always wake up to a hot shower.
As soon as you notice the early signs of a malfunctioning water heater, it’s time to call a professional for repairs or replacement. These signs include:
- Inefficient supply of hot water throughout your home
- The heater takes too long to heat the water
- Water leaks from your storage tank
- Your water heater makes strange noises
At What Point Should a Technician Check Your Refrigerant Levels?
Refrigerant is the chemical blend that circulates through your AC, changing from a liquid to a gas as it absorbs and releases heat to heat or cool your home. And it’s usually permanent, without the need to refill it.
A technician can inspect your system to ensure it has the optimum refrigerant levels to keep it uninterrupted throughout the summer. Below are the signs that you might have a leak in the system and your AC needs coolant.
The ducts are blowing hot air
Hot indoor air is a clear sign of low refrigerant in your AC. When the indoor temperature is higher, even when the thermostat is set to “cool,” it could mean the coolant is low or has escaped. Call a heating and AC repair pro to refill your coolant to the right levels to return the indoor temperature to normal.
Ice or frost
Refrigerant lines are designed to carry heat outside of the house. When there’s insufficient coolant in circulation, the evaporator coil turns excessively cold, changing the gas refrigerant into a liquid. And with more condensation, the lines or coils continue freezing. Since the compressor should not compress liquids, it can get easily ruined.
You notice water pooling near the HVAC
Due to ice and frost formation, water will eventually start pooling near your AC unit, a clear sign that a refrigerant line is malfunctioning. While a little wetness may look insignificant, it can easily cause a system failure, so you should quickly schedule a professional repair service.
You hear hissing
Coolant lines are highly pressurized. And so this causes any coolant leaks to make a shrill hissing sound as they escape a small crack or hole. But if you hear a gurgling or bubbling sound, it means it’s escaping as a liquid.
A professional heating and AC repair technician can help you identify the source and resolve any leaking ducts.
You smell chemical odors
A refrigerant such as Puron is usually odor-free, just like natural gas, but has an odor added to it to help detect leaks. This odor can be faintly sweet, ether-like, or acidic. And could indicate a coolant leak.
High energy bills
A leaking refrigerant makes your HVAC inefficient in reaching the thermostat settings. Low coolant levels make your system short cycle, a condition where the AC frequently turns on and off, never achieving a full cooling cycle. Each time it fails to achieve a full cycle, it consumes more electricity, turning on and off.
Higher humidity than usual
Apart from cooling your home, refrigerant fluid also lowers indoor humidity. And as coolant levels drop due to a leak, humidity increases, triggering low indoor air quality and mold and mildew growth on walls.
Ideally, your home’s indoor humidity level should be about 45%. When it’s over 50%, it’s too high. And when it’s less than 30%, it is too dry.
Why Consult a Heating and AC Repair Professional?
When hiring a professional heating and AC repair company, you can be confident that your HVAC is in good hands. Consulting a licensed and skilled technician helps to keep your warranty valid while assuring you that only quality replacements are installed.
Additionally, a professional HVAC technician knows how to troubleshoot any issues that could reduce the heating and cooling efficiency. And using the right tools and parts, inspect and repair quickly and efficiently.
Consult bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio Today!
Since our inception, we always focus on customer satisfaction when offering heating and AC repair services. Our San Antonio, TX technicians have years of experience handling different heating, cooling, and air conditioning models for new installations or quick repairs.
We are always ready to rescue the situation when your HVAC breaks down at odd hours. And our repair vans are fully equipped to handle any emergency. You can reach bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio at 210-876-1629 today to schedule heating and AC repair for your home.