7 Common Air Conditioning Issues

Air conditioning is all about comfort and safety. When you come home from a July day baseball game or taking the family to an amusement park, you want nothing more than just to sit and relax in your cool air conditioned home.

Families also depend on air conditioning for their relatives’ safety. Having a cooling system is necessary for senior citizens and infants, who are more susceptible to heat stress, exhaustion and stroke.

When your air conditioner breaks down, it is important to get fixed quickly and correctly. Chud Indoor Air Comfort provides high-quality air conditioning repair for the Montgomery County, PA region.

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The cruel summer heat and humidity can cause many problems for your air conditioner. Listed below are seven common issues.

Seized Fan Motors

A seized fan motor can cause your air conditioner to not properly heat your home. It can also cause internal damage and potentially even a fire.

Loose Electrical Connections

Loose electrical connections in your air conditioning system can cause serious problems such as a fire. This disrupts the flow of electricity to your air conditioner.

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Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant leaks are harmful to the environment and can negatively impact your air conditioner’s performance and energy efficiency. We will fix your leak, test it and ensure your system has the correct amount of refrigerant.

 

Frozen Evaporator Coils

A dirty air filter, low refrigerant or blocked return air ductwork can impair your air conditioner’s airflow. This results in frozen evaporator coils.

 

Defective Compressors

If your air conditioner is shorting out or the motor is burnt out or broken, the problem is likely a defective compressor. Leaky valves make it much more difficult to create pressurized gas. Other considerations can be a low level of refrigerant and an old compressor that needs to be replaced.

Improper Dehumidifying

When your air conditioner is oversized, it can cool the room too quick and not remove all of the moisture. This allows humidity to remain in your home. Higher cooling coil temperatures may also reduce the dehumidification rate.

Excessive Cycling

Again, an air conditioner that is not the proper size for your home can result in problems such as excessive cycling. Your home will not be properly cooled as a result of this. Other issues could be low refrigerant levels and faulty relay switches.

If you are experiencing one of these problems, do not hesitate to contact us. Chud Indoor Air Comfort is your source for air conditioning repair and air conditioning installation for the Montgomery County, PA region. Call us today at 215-395-9683 or get in touch with us at https://www.chudcompany.com/.

What to Know About Indoor Air Quality

It starts with a tickle in your throat. This undetected problem quickly manifests itself in your life and shows itself through the red in your eyes, the congestion in your nose, the pounding ache inside your head and the fatigue that renders your body weak.

If the quality of air within your home is poor, you may suffer from some of these side effects. Although many of the side effects are common and short-term, years of exposure to pollutants can result in respiratory disease, heart disease and possibly even cancer.

Sources

To combat this issue, you must first know the sources of this danger. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, poor indoor air quality can come from multiple factors such as fuel-burning combustion appliances, tobacco products, building materials and furnishings, deteriorated asbestos-containing insulation, products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care or hobbies, central heating and cooling systems, humidification devices, excess moisture, radon, pesticides and outdoor air pollution.

How much pollution a source emits and how hazardous the emissions are the determining factors of indoor air quality.

Pollutants

Some of the dangers coming from these sources are listed below:

  • Asbestos: Harmful asbestos fibers can be released into the air during cutting, sanding or other remodeling activities.
  • Biological Pollutants: These pollutants include bacteria, viruses, animal dander, cat saliva, house dust, mites, cockroaches and pollen. If the humidity in your home is controlled, the effect of these pollutants can be minimized.
  • Carbon Monoxide: Tasting or smelling the fumes of this odorless, colorless and toxic gas can kill you.
  • Formaldehyde/Pressed Wood Products: High levels of formaldehyde have been proven to cause cancer. It is a chemical widely used to manufacture building materials and numerous household products.
  • Lead: Lead is widely-recognized to be harmful. Old lead-based paint is one of the most common source of lead exposure in the United States. Exposure can happen when lead-based paint is improperly removed from surfaces by dry scraping, sanding or open-flame burning.
  • Nitrogen Dioxide: This toxic gas is a highly-reactive oxidant and corrosive that can come from gas stoves, vented appliances, welding, kerosene heaters and tobacco smoke.
  • Pesticides: Most homes contain some type of pesticide. Exposure to this could result in irritation, damage to the central nervous system and kidneys, as well as increase the risk of cancer.
  • Radon: This radioactive gas can cause lung cancer and is the cause of over 21,000 deaths in the United States per year, according to the EPA.
  • Secondhand Smoke: Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 substances and can lead to lung cancer, heart disease and stroke.
  • Volatile Organic Compounds: These compounds are emitted as gasses and include a variety of chemicals that are found in widely-used household products.

Solutions

Chud Indoor Air Comfort, the premier air conditioning repair company in Northeast Philadelphia, can test your air quality to keep you and your loved ones safe. We will effectively filter the air you breathe and use our equipment to reduce the number of pollutants that enter your home. We offer air cleaners, dehumidifiers and UV treatment systems.

For information on how you can maintain a healthy home environment or our air conditioning installation services in Northeast Philadelphia, you can contact us by calling 215-395-9683 or visiting our website at https://www.chudcompany.com/.

Benefits of Routine Air Conditioner Maintenance

You are down at the park enjoying a nice, warm day outdoors. After a few hours, you and your family pack up your belongings and begin to make the trek home, hoping for ice water and air conditioning.

Entering the house, you realize that you aren’t greeted by a blast of cool air, but are instead engulfed with humidity. Coming to the conclusion that your air conditioner has failed you, you call the local air conditioning company to come out and resolve your issue. To your dismay, the cost for repair puts a serious dent into your budget and upcoming vacation plans.

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