Kansas City Central Heating & Air System Services
Family Owned & Operated HVAC Company in Jackson & Johnson
There’s a reason why central air systems are still one of the most popular methods of temperature control.
These reliable units can provide total comfort all year long, as long as they have been properly cared for by HVAC experts.
Let our team at 1st Priority Heating & Cooling and Construction, LLC provide the Kansas City central heating and air system services you deserve.
How Does a Central Air System Work?
One of the most common types of heating and cooling units in modern residences is a central air system.
Whether homeowners want warm air during the winter or cool air during the summer, they can use a single system to direct the temperature-controlled air through ducts.
These systems are often powered by electricity, though they may be fueled by gas as well.
Regardless of the power supply, the ductwork will effectively direct air into each room, operated by one thermostat.
Anyone considering this type of installation should consult with our experts to configure the most efficient way of arranging the ductwork.
Why Is My Central Air Conditioner Leaking?
Spotting a large pool of liquid beneath an air conditioner is never a good sign and figuring out the cause of the leakage can be challenging without professional experience.
In some cases, the condensate drain line may be blocked.
When the line fills up with debris like sludge, dust, mildew, hair, or even mold, it will cause the water to leak backward. Although there is a drip pan, it will eventually overflow if it is not unclogged in time.
Alternatively, there may not be enough refrigerant.
If the refrigerant in an AC system has decreased, it will cause the pressure to drop. This leads the evaporator coils to enter a cycle of freezing and unfreezing.
Whenever the coil starts to melt, it will drain into the drip pan until it overflows.
Regardless of the cause, it is important to have a leak checked out by our professionals as soon as possible.
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A central air system requires regular maintenance to ensure it operates efficiently and effectively. Here are some signs that your central air system may need maintenance:
- Reduced airflow: If you notice weak airflow coming from the vents or some rooms not getting enough cooling/heating, it could indicate a problem with the system's ductwork or filters.
- Uneven cooling or heating: If certain areas of your home are significantly warmer or cooler than others, it might signal issues with the system's balance or zoning.
- Increased energy bills: A sudden spike in your energy bills without a corresponding change in usage habits can indicate that your central air system is working harder than it should due to problems or inefficiencies.
- Strange noises: Unusual noises, such as banging, grinding, rattling, or squealing, coming from the central air unit can suggest worn-out or malfunctioning components.
- Strange odors: Foul or musty smells originating from the vents may indicate mold growth or other contaminants in the ductwork.
- Frequent on/off cycling: If your central air system frequently turns on and off, it might be struggling to maintain the desired temperature, possibly due to a malfunctioning thermostat or other issues.
- Water leaks: Puddles or moisture around the indoor unit may indicate a problem with the condensate drain or other issues requiring attention.
- Reduced cooling/heating capacity: If your central air system is no longer adequately cooling or heating your home, it could indicate problems with the compressor or refrigerant levels.
- Excessive dust: If you notice a significant increase in dust accumulation around your home, it might be due to dirty air filters or a problem with the air purification system.
- Age of the system: If your central air system is approaching or past its expected lifespan (usually around 10-15 years), it's essential to schedule regular maintenance and consider replacement options.
Regular maintenance by a professional HVAC technician can help address these issues and keep your central air system running efficiently, saving you money on energy bills and preventing major breakdowns.
It's generally recommended to have maintenance performed at least once a year, preferably before the start of the cooling or heating season.
With our detailed inspections and tune-ups, our specialists at 1st Priority Heating & Cooling and Construction, LLC can help residents prevent unexpected breakdowns.
To ask any question about our Kansas City central heating and air system services, call (816) 208-0820.