When the Nebraska temperatures creep into the 90s and continue to climb all the way into the 100s, we become more and more grateful for the air conditioning blowing out of our vents. You’ve probably heard stories of how it wasn’t very long ago that air conditioning was a luxury that only certain families enjoyed. Even though central air conditioning is a relatively modern convenience, only becoming common to the United States in the 1970s, it seems like an indispensable part of life today.
What if your air conditioner begins to lose its strength, though? If you are sweating inside your home while watching television (and not because you are watching a scary movie), it may be time to have your air conditioner professionally looked at. Fortunately, Eyman Heating, Cooling & Air can help you. Eyman’s trained professionals will be able to assess what needs to be repaired, or if you need to replace your air conditioner.
A central air conditioning system involves taking warm air from outside into a ductwork using a motorized fan. This warm air is cooled using refrigerant that is pumped from a compressor coil to an evaporator coil. The cold air is then pushed through connecting ducts into your home, where you enjoy the cool temperatures inside even during the peak of summer.
This process means there are a number of parts that keep an air conditioner working. There is an outdoor unit (which is where the warm air is pulled in), which contains the condenser coil, compressor, electrical components and a fan. There is an evaporator coil (usually inside), a series of pipes or refrigeration lines connecting the outside unit to the inside, refrigerant (which cools down the air), the ducts where the air is pumped through, and a thermostat for you to determine the temperature.
There are also variations on this process, depending on what kind of air conditioner you have. A split system is the most common, which has the condenser coil outside the house connected to the evaporator coil tucked into a cabinet or out of the way. A heat pump air conditioner is a variation that also pumps heat out of the house on very hot days. A packaged central air conditioner puts the evaporator, condenser, and compressor all into one single unit instead of splitting them up. Finally a mini-split system is much like a split system except much smaller and does not have the tubing to cool the whole house. Instead it is typically designed for only one room or a small space.
Any of these parts or kinds of air conditioners could potentially have an issue, making an air conditioner a complex piece of equipment to diagnose. The trained professionals at Eyman have experience in diagnosing air conditioner problems, though, and can diagnose quickly and effectively, saving you time and money.
Many air conditioners will last 15-20 years, but if yours is over 10 years it is best to pay close attention. Some signs your unit may be nearing its limit include excessive noise and dust, rising air conditioner utility bills, and cooling and humidity inconsistencies. If you notice any of these signs, it is best to call in the professionals to assess your air conditioner.
No matter what air conditioner you have in your home, and no matter what repair is needed, Eyman Heating, Plumbing & Air is who you need to call when the summer temperatures begin to creep into your home. Eyman will be there to help you no matter what is wrong with your air conditioner. When you call, one of our factory-trained, insured, and vetted techs will arrive at your home fast, work efficiently, and leave you with peace of mind and a working system.
Omaha has trusted Eyman for more than 60 years, and we are ready to earn your trust, too!
You can count on us to:
- Offer free estimates with no obligation
- Be honest and up front about our ability to repair your system
- Fully background check and vet our techs before allowing them into your home
- Come fully prepared to complete the job in a single visit, saving you time and frustration
- Never try to upsell you (our techs NEVER work on commission)
- Work with all makes, models, and brands
- Clearly explain the work to be done, and offer as many service options as possible
We know that your family’s health and comfort is your priority. That makes it our priority! You can trust The Big Red Truck!
If you have a repair emergency, call (402) 731-2727 for immediate assistance. To schedule non-emergency or routine maintenance, please submit the quick service request form.