The midwest weather can be very unpredictable: One day it will be in the mid-60s and cloudy and the next day humidity and scorching heat will cause you to sweat indoors and outdoors. Stay comfortable regardless of the weather fluctuations with top-notch air conditioning. Stephens Plumbing offers reliable air conditioning repair and installation services for residents in the Chicagoland suburbs including Plainfield, Aurora, Wheaton, Naperville, Bolingbrook, and Downers Grove. Give our team a call by phone at (630) 968-0783 to receive assistance with an air conditioning issue.
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How Central Air Conditioners Work
At Stephens Plumbing, we install central air conditioners in homes. Believe it or not, central air conditioners have similar inner workings to a refrigerator, which is not surprising, since central air conditioners work to cool your entire household. Central air conditioners have 4 main components that ensure quick and effective cooling of your home.
The first part of a central air conditioner system includes condenser coils. Condenser coils are housed inside of your AC’s condenser unit, which is typically located outside of your home. This unit—which also includes the compressor and condenser fan motor—is in charge of cooling and condensing refrigerator vapor into liquid. The condenser coils inside of your condenser unit are important because this is the spot where heat is removed.
Without the condenser coils, any heat that is prevalent in your house would remain there. Once the heat is compressed within your condenser unit, the condenser coils will heat up and push any hot air outside of the unit. If your condenser coils are contaminated or malfunctioning, give our team of licensed technicians a call by phone at (630) 968-0783 or book an appointment online. Stephens Plumbing offers quick, efficient, and trustworthy air conditioner repair and installation services to homes in Downers Grove and other areas of Illinois.
After the heat cools down and compresses inside of your condenser unit (using the condenser coils), the liquid then moves to the evaporator coils. Unlike the condenser coils and condenser unit itself which is located outside of your home, the evaporator coils are located inside of your home. Typically, evaporator coils are installed on top of your furnace, and once the cooled liquid enters the evaporator coils, it turns into a gas. Evaporation coils are essential in providing cool air for your home.
Air Conditioning Fans
Located inside of your home’s furnace, the air conditioning fans work their magic before and after the condenser coils and evaporator coils. Prior to condensing the refrigerant vapor into a liquid, the air conditioning fans work to blow any warm vapor to the condensing coils. After the liquid cools down inside of the evaporator coils, it is transformed into a gas. This will cause the temperature of the evaporator coils to decrease.
Once these coils are cold, a fan inside of the furnace is activated. This fan is engineered to push warm air through the cold evaporator coils in your system. After the cold air exits the evaporator coils, it is distributed to each area of your house by the fan. If you are having problems with your evaporator coils, give the licensed HVAC technicians at Stephens Plumbing a call by phone at (630) 968-0783. We have the equipment, tools, and skills required to perform a repair or tune-up on your air conditioner.
5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs to Be Repaired
Now that you understand how an air conditioner operates, it is equally as important to know when you need an air conditioner repair service. In addition to installations, Stephens Plumbing also offers expert repairs. Not sure if your air conditioner needs repairing? Keep reading to become familiar with various signals of a failing system.
1.) Warm Air
The purpose of an air conditioner is to cool your home. If you ever feel warm air coming from your air conditioner and making its way into your home, you may have a problem. Refrigerant leaks and dirty condenser coils are two common problems that may cause your air conditioner to distribute warm air. To resolve this problem, get your unit inspected and fixed as soon as possible by a licensed air conditioner service technician in your area.
2.) Unusual Sounds
Your air conditioner system is designed to operate quietly. If you hear any usual sounds like banging, grinding, or clicking, then your air conditioner is probably not working properly. These unusual sounds are typically signs of internal debris or broken parts. If you hear any of these sounds, it is a good idea to call a professional and get your air conditioner checked out.
3.) Odd Smells
Bugs and mold can cause your air conditioning system to smell bad. Not only do odd smells mean that something is wrong with your AC system, but it can also create an uncomfortable living environment. Air conditioners are great because they help you feel cool when the temperatures are hot, and odd smells can make you uncomfortable.
4.) Low Air Flow
Your air conditioner is full of parts and mechanisms that allow it to keep running. One of these parts (as mentioned above) is a fan. An AC fan is responsible for blowing out cool air. However, air conditioner fans can run into problems. Dirty air filters and broken fan motors can both cause low airflow. If the air in your house feels warm or humid, give our staff a call by phone at (630) 968-0783 or schedule an appointment on our site.
While your AC is designed to stay dry and free from water and moisture at all times, sometimes, wetness can occur. Moisture may be caused by a blocked condensate drain line—a pipe attaching your outdoor unit to the unit inside of your home. Any leakage should be addressed immediately by calling an AC expert.
Let Stephens Plumbing Keep You Cool!
Stephens Plumbing serves Chicagoland residents in in areas such as Burr Ridge, Darien, Clarendon Hills, Aurora, Plainfield, Naperville, and Wheaton. If you are in the market for a new and efficient air conditioner, then let Stephens Plumbing help.
You can book an air conditioner repair or installation service appointment online through our booking system. Stephens Plumbing has expert contractors with new AC’s that will keep your home cool when you need it the most. We also offer other HVAC and plumbing services for furnaces, water lines, drains, water heaters, and humidifiers. Schedule a service appointment online or call our team at 630-968-0783.