Top 6 Frequently Asked Air Conditioning Questions

Top 6 Frequently Asked Air Conditioning Questions

Your air conditioning system may still be a mystery and a puzzle to you. And surely, you have questions in mind about your unit, which you are hesitant to ask with your service provider. Trying to find straightforward answers to these questions can be frustrating especially if they do not come from the experts.

To help you put the pieces together, we have made a handy guide of A/C queries with smart answers you will want to know.

  1. How often should I service my A/C unit?

Servicing your unit depends on your system, but experts advise to have it done at least once a year. We recommend that you schedule a periodic system inspection three or four times annually with us to ensure your unit’s performance all year-round.

  1. Why do the leaks in my air conditioner mean?

A leaking air conditioning unit indicates a clogged condensate drainage system, dirty air filters and low refrigerant. When clogging of the air filters and condensate pipe occurs, ice may build up and melt into water once exposed to heat.

  1. What’s the best thermostat temperature for my home?

The recommended temperature setting for residential spaces during summer is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit when everyone is at home. But if you are all away, you can reduce your cooling costs by setting the temperature between 78 to 80 degrees.

  1. At what temperature should my air conditioner operate?

Your A/C unit should blow in cold air in your room at a minimum of 15 to 20 degrees. Depending on your indoor humidity, it may take longer for your cooling system to cool your room, so allow your air conditioner to run for 10 to 15 minutes.

  1. Can I change my outdoor unit but retain my indoor unit?

Replacing your outdoor unit only may cause a mismatch in the system. Take note that both your indoor and outdoor unit work in harmony to achieve your desired level of comfort. It is always best to replace both units for maximum efficiency.

  1. Should I purchase a bigger air conditioner?

The popular air conditioning myth says a larger unit performs and cools your room faster. However, this is not how things work for your cooling system. Your air conditioning unit should neither be too small nor too large for your home. You should buy the right size depending on your home’s load requirements.

Do you have any questions about your cooling system? Don’t think twice! Contact our experts at Kirk Air Conditioning and Heating today.


Is It Time for A/C Tune-Up? Check These Signs

Is It Time for A/C Tune-Up? Check These Signs

With a humid and warm climate in Dallas, TX, keeping up a well-working air conditioning unit is necessary especially this summer.  If your cooling system does not function properly, your summer can be miserable. Most often, your air conditioner will show clear signs that urgent tune-up or repair job is needed.

We have pointed out three (3) common signs that an A/C tune-up is necessary.

  1. Irritating and Strange Noises

A hiss or tick sound coming from your air conditioner indicates loose, worn out or broken parts. The different sounds that it emits signals different problems in the system. A squealing noise may indicate a tripped belt or bearings of the motor. If it’s a buzzing sound that you hear, it’s a sign of malfunctioning compressor, loosed or damaged A/C components. Have your system checked by professionals as soon as possible to prevent bigger problems.

  1. Unusual Odors

You are lucky that your air conditioning unit gives signs when it needs tuning or repairing, and one of those are bad smells coming from it. An odor problem like rotten, musty/moldy, burnt-wire or stinky smell could mean a dirty air filter or excess water in the condensing unit. Usually, the odors are not as dangerous as you think. They are only indications that your system needs servicing.

  1. Poor Airflow

Two of the most common causes of low airflow in any residential or commercial space are dying compressors and clogged air filters. When the compressor malfunctioned, your A/C may fail on its job in blowing cool air in the entire house. With a broken compressor, your indoor air may feel warmer than normal as the system barely cools your home. Meanwhile, clogged air filters can hinder air from passing easily through the ducts and other A/C components. Failure to fix these issues right away can impact the quality of your indoor air, or worse, lead to respiratory problems.

Certified A/C Tune-Up Service at Kirk Air Conditioning & Heating

Feel your HVAC system and be alert of any problem that may arise. Call Kirk Air Conditioning & Heating for professional A/C inspection and tune-up as soon as you notice these signs. Our team will act on the problem immediately and provide quality results. Do not compromise your comfort with a malfunctioned heating and cooling system during extreme seasons.

Call or send us a message today for your HVAC concerns and needs.