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Emergency A/C services In Slidell, LA
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Emergency A/C Services
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Here is a list of the 10 most common issues we find wrong with air conditioners and heaters in Slidell, LA.
#1 Clogged Drain Line
Common issue #1 that causes the need for emergency a/c services is the evaporator coil pan and the primary drain line gets clogged.
The evaporator coil has an internal pan that needs routine maintenance to prevent algae build-up, and if left unserviced you may need emergency a/c services.
If your system hasn’t been serviced in the last year it may be possible that you have algae in the internal evaporator coil pan and in the primary drain line.
When your drain line and coil pan is full of slimy algae it doesn’t allow the water condensation to flow through. When the water can’t go through the drain line it will often back up.
If your system has an emergency shut off switch it will shut the system off.
The most common need for emergency a/c services #2 is a bad capacitor.
Most split A/C and Heating systems in Slidell have capacitors in the inside and outside equipment.
If you have a capacitor that’s bad on the indoor air handler or the outdoor condenser then the system will not operate correctly.
#3 Low Refrigerant
The most common need for emergency a/c services #3 is low refrigerant. If you need Emergency AC Service In Slidell because of refrigerant then give us a call.
Sometimes when we are on emergency a/c services we arrive and determine the system is low on refrigerant, we will check the system for leaks before adding refrigerant in the system.
Some Technicians will immediately jump to the conclusion the system is low on refrigerant. Many times after connecting gauges the readings will have you thinking the refrigerant is low.
Many other aspects of the system should be checked before you just start adding refrigerant.
However, if it’s low and no leaks can be found then it can be added and get the system back on.
the most common need for emergency a/c services #4 is a bad capacitor.
Some systems have contactors on the inside and the outside system. If the contractor isn’t transferring power then the system won’t come on.
Contactors are one of those parts on a system that gets worked a lot. The contractor has a significant amount of wear and tear due to the workload.
There are several things that can happen to a contractor that will prevent them from working properly.
If you have a contractor on your system that’s not working properly then we have several various types on our service trucks and can replace yours with the exact one you need and get you back up and running.
If you have a bad thermostat then the system will not function at all or it may only partially function.
Some systems need emergency ac services on a very specific thermostat to operate the exact system it’s designed for. Other systems can use a universal style thermostat and get you back up and running.
#6 Condenser Fan Motor Emergency AC Service In Slidell, LA
The condenser is the unit that’s outside your home and, if the fan outside isn’t running it may be a bad motor. Before going through all the work of removing it I would varify it’s actually bad.
Far too often the capacitor is bad and the motor is still good. If you have a bad condenser fan motor we have the tools and the specific type of motor your system needs.
We usually can have it replaced the same day and get you back up and running.
Emergency a/c services common issue #7
Some A/C & Heating systems in Slidell, LA have a transformer that converts power going to the control board.
If the transformer is bad power will not be transferred to the control board and the system won’t operate.
#8 Control Board
If your system isn’t running at all or is only operating in certain modes then you may have a bad control board. We visit many homes in Slidell that have bad control boards.
Some neighborhoods in Slidell get an excessive amount of electrical surges. We have had success in preventing control boards from getting fried by installing a whole-home surge protector.
If your control board is bad we can get one installed fast and get your system back up and running.
#9 Emergency pan Emergency AC Service In Slidell, LA
If something isn’t operating correctly on your system and water fills up the emergency pan it will most likely engage the safety shut off switch.
The emergency pan has a safety shut off switch that shuts the system off so water won’t overflow and damage the ceiling of your home.
If your emergency pan is full then you should give us a call because something else is going on with the system. We will have to do some troubleshooting to determine what’s causing the emergency pan to overflow.
The compressor is the main motor in the outdoor condenser. Quite often someone in Slidell will call us and say they think they have a bad compressor.
However, when we arrive we find the compressor isn’t 100% bad it’s just not working because the thermal overload is preventing it from coming on.
If this is the case we can perform the appropriate test to check and determine if the compressor is bad or if it is just out on thermal overload.
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Either way, we have the material and equipment required to get your system back up and running fast.
That’s the list of the 10 most common issues we run into with Heating and A/C systems requiring Emergency AC Service In Slidell, LA
Obviously, there are many more issues that can be wrong with an HVAC system here in Slidell, LA but I wanted to list the ones we most frequently come across.
Search through the various pages and blog posts I have. I have written troubleshooting and diagnostics on many brands’ makes and models.