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The humidity and heat throughout the summer in Georgia make air conditioning a necessity for comfort. Gordons Heating and Air LLC focuses on efficient and reliable AC repairs and the surrounding areas. Our commitment to quality repairs and customer service is why we’ve been the first call when the AC goes out during the summer for many years!
Air Conditioner Repairs
From time to time, your loyal air conditioner will need repairs. After all, it works along through the hottest months of the year without a second thought. Gordons Heating and Air LLC is an AC repair company dedicated to quality service and repairs the first time, day or night. The following are some of the most common repairs we make to residential and commercial air conditioners.
Wiring / Electrical
Even though there are many wires and electrical components running through your AC unit, wiring and/or electrical issues usually don’t appear. The electrical connections and contacts can become corroded over time and cause electrical shorts. Our technicians are trained and experienced in checking for a wiring and/or electrical issue during any appointment.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil will freeze if it’s too dirty, from a lack of regular maintenance, or the blower can’t create an airflow. A dirty coil won’t be able to absorb heat as it transfers refrigerant to the heat pump. Or, if there’s a lack of airflow, heat isn’t pulled from the coil and the refrigerant freezes up inside.
If you have central AC, the outside fan is the fan mounted at the top of the unit, underneath the protective screen. It expels the heat from inside your home back into the great outdoors, meaning if there’s an issue, this heat transfer won’t be as efficient or happen at all. Beyond being uncomfortable inside, the AC compressor may overheat and be damaged, causing extensive repairs or possible replacement to get the system up and running again.
Your air conditioner’s performance and efficiency hinge on the exact amount of refrigerant used. Low refrigerant only happens when the system was undercharged at installation or it has a leak.
Air conditioning has been a standard feature in southeast Georgia homes for years. The months of oppressive heat and humidity make it a requirement for comfort in our homes. But if you find yourself needing to install an air conditioning system, call the residential HVAC company residents have called for years, Gordon’s Heating & Air.
Split (Ductless) System
A split system AC is often found in homes where many window AC units are or would be used, or new home addition. Also known as ductless systems, a split system has a wall-mounted indoor unit that works with a compressor installed outdoors. Without required ductwork to function, a split system is very energy efficient.
With central air conditioning, cool air circulates through your home using supply and return ducts. As the air warms again during circulation, it leaves through the return ducts, and the cycle repeats. Central AC is either a split-system or packaged unit.
As the name implies, all major parts of the air conditioner are packaged in one location with a packaged system. The cabinet housing everything is either on the roof or on a concrete slab next to the home’s foundation. Since packaged systems usually have electric heating coils or a natural gas furnace, they end the need for a separate furnace.
Like its ductless counterpart, a split-system central AC has the condenser and compressor located outside while the evaporator is indoors. Many of these systems house a furnace or indoor heat pump.
Terms You’ll Hear When Choosing an Air Conditioner
When it comes time to start deciding what type of air conditioner to have installed, Gordon’s Heating & Air will help you pick one best suited for your home or business. During the process, you’ll hear us use these terms.
A British Thermal Unit is how much heat is required to increase or decrease the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. For air conditioners, each unit is measured in tons or the amount of heat a unit can remove from the air in one hour. One ton equals 12,000 BTUs so a four-ton unit is able to remove 48,000 BTUs of heat from a building in one hour.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) is the seasonal energy efficiency rating for air conditioners. This rating is considered subjective as seasonal cooling needs vary across the country so two air conditioners with the same SEER would have different efficiencies in Southeast Georgia and Southeast Wyoming.
BTUs are the units used to measure how much heat an air conditioner can remove from a home in one hour, or the capacity of a unit.
Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) is a ratio of the unit’s cooling capacity to power input in watts. Though it’s an older equation used to measure a unit’s efficiency, EER uses a constant indoor temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, an outdoor temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and a 50 percent humidity level to calculate the year-round efficiency. Generally, the higher the EER, the more efficient an air conditioner is as this rating can be applied to units purchased in different climates.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
Routine air conditioner maintenance can nearly guarantee efficient and effective function of your air conditioner for many years. A high-quality, well-maintained system can last more than a decade with average use and demands. It’s recommended to have your air conditioning system checked and maintained twice a year before the summer arrives and after. By having the system looked over by Gordon’s Heating & Air twice a year, we can identify potential issues early, before they become expensive emergency AC repairs later.