When you have an issue with any component of your HVAC system, turn to The AC Hero. We are known and respected for our 24/7 emergency services, experienced technicians, and dependable solutions. Our Fort Worth HVAC services include assistance with all leading brands of heating and cooling equipment, and we can repair and replace any HVAC system part quickly.
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HVAC Components We Handle
Do not wait to seek professional support if you notice a problem with any element of your HVAC system. Catching and addressing an issue early can help avoid larger difficulties down the road, including costly equipment failures. Should a serious problem occur, we also offer emergency 24/7 assistance.
Our Fort Worth HVAC services include help with maintaining, repairing, and replacing:
- Air Conditioners. When your A/C is on the fritz during a steamy summer night, you cannot wait days or longer for relief. Our technicians arrive fast in fully stocked trucks, allowing us to efficiently complete a refrigerant recharge, fix a clogged air conditioning drain, resolve sensor issues, or any other problem we might encounter. From filters and ducts to coils and conductors, our team is equipped to handle anything.
- Heat Pumps. Heat pumps use electricity to draw in heat from outside (or vice versa). Rather than generate heat, they move heat to where it is needed, using electricity in the process. Our technicians are prepared to service air-to-air, water source, and geothermal heat pumps to keep them running reliably and efficiently.
- Furnaces. Many homes rely on furnaces for heating. Whether you have a gas or electric system, our team can resolve any issue, whether your furnace is making strange noises, the pilot light is not functioning correctly, or you smell fumes. Uneven heating is also an issue we can address. Our technicians are committed to maintaining your furnace’s safety, reliability, and longevity.
- Ductless Mini Splits. Designed to accommodate smaller interior spaces, ductless mini-split air conditioning does not require a duct system. The air handler is located inside, while the condenser is positioned outside. Our team is trained and equipped to deal with any problem that can occur with this type of system.
We can also assist with indoor air quality. Indoor pollutants can easily become many times more concentrated than outdoor environments and produce adverse health consequences, so it is important to have your indoor air quality professionally examined and managed. Our services in this area range from a thorough duct cleaning to installing dehumidifiers and air purification systems.
HVAC Installation and Replacement
The right-sized system provides optimal comfort while simultaneously improving longevity and saving energy costs. We ensure every A/C system is installed properly so that every room receives the right amount of air conditioning all year long. If you have an older system that needs frequent repairs, we can make professional recommendations on replacement products that will eliminate performance issues and potentially save you a great deal on utility expenses. The AC Hero also guarantees its work, so you will be covered for the costs of parts and labor for many years.
Heating and Air Conditioning Repair
Our service technicians are certified to repair all types of HVAC equipment. They arrive at your home in vehicles stocked with common replacement parts, giving us the tools necessary to complete many repairs in a single visit. If your air conditioner is only blowing warm air, if you notice it is unusually humid inside, or if your unit will not start, our team can get to the root of the problem and fix it. You can rely on our Fort Worth HVAC services to detect issues you may not yet be aware of, including unusual sounds emanating from your equipment. Remember, the sooner you call for repairs, the less likely a minor issue will become a major problem.
Preventative Maintenance and Tune-Ups
Preventative maintenance helps avoid unexpected failures and improve energy efficiency. Our maintenance plan includes the routine installation of new air filters, cleaning A/C coils and motors, and checking on the function and control of safety components. Regular maintenance and tune-ups can save you thousands of dollars in more critical repairs and replacements and add five to seven years to the life of your A/C system.
How Can I Control Energy Costs?
You can save energy and reduce utility costs by purchasing energy efficient heating and cooling appliances and installing programmable or smart thermostats. These let you set your HVAC system according to when demand is higher, so less energy is used when, for example, you are at work or on vacation. Insulating your home, sealing air leaks, and installing energy efficient windows can also help you control energy costs. But not all strategies involve an investment. You can lower energy costs by replacing older lightbulbs with LEDs, or adjusting your habits by turning off electrical fixtures and appliances when not using them, hang-drying clothes, or washing dishes by hand.
How Can I Improve Ventilation Inside My Home?
There are many types of ventilation. Mechanical ventilation may be driven by exhaust-only systems, which use small fans to create negative pressure that removes stale air and moisture, or supply-only systems. These draw in fresh air, but stale air must escape through cracks and other points of air leakage. A balanced ventilation system controls inlet and exhaust airflow. You can ventilate your home naturally as well. While exhaust fans in a kitchen or bathroom may be necessary, opening a window can let fresh air in to cool your home, or let warm air out. Ventilation influences air quality, so remember to clean/change your air filter and install a dehumidifier if your HVAC system doesn’t completely remove moisture from your home.
What is AHRI?
The Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute, or AHRI, is a trade association that represents manufacturers of HVAC equipment. It oversees leading performance certification programs for indoor comfort and commercial refrigeration equipment. These include ARI Performance Certified for A/C and refrigeration equipment and components, GAMA Efficiency Rating Certified for space and water heating systems, and I-B-R for hydronic heating products. If a product is certified, it typically meets Energy Star standards. The AHRI also provides a source for education, research, workforce information, and industry shipment data.
What is Variable Speed Cooling?
Variable speed air conditioners can run from 30% to 100% capacity, which is controlled by a variable speed compressor or, in the case of an air handler or gas furnace, a blower motor. The technology allows the system to run at different levels depending on how much cooling you need. It reduces energy usage during the start/stop cycle and helps maintain the desired temperature, so it doesn’t need to compensate for temperature swings. Variable speed cooling also helps improve the temperature/humidity balance and allows more time to filter circulating air.
What is Two-Stage Cooling?
Two-stage cooling allows an air conditioner or heat pump to operate at different capacities depending on environmental conditions. A single-stage unit will run, at 100% capacity, until the preset temperature is reached, and turns off; but with two-stage cooling, a system can then run at partial capacity to maintain a set temperature. It may also run at lower capacity if it is cooler outside and less energy is required, so the compressor and circulating fan may operate at a reduced speed. Benefits include energy efficiency, more consistent comfort, and dehumidification.
What Does An HVAC Compressor Do?
Air conditioners operate via heat transfer and the compressor enables this function. This component compresses the refrigerant, raising its temperature and pressurizing it to form a liquid. It runs on the principle that heat flows from higher temperature areas to lower temperature ones and that gases flow from high to low pressure zones. As a result, excess heat is released into the cooler atmosphere. A blower fan is often used to help remove excess heat from the condenser coil. The compressor also manages the entire cycle, as hot pressurized refrigerant is pumped to the condenser and refrigerant in vapor form is pulled in from the evaporator.
Is A System With More Capacity Better?
It is not better to install a system that has more capacity than you need. People oversize their HVAC systems all too often, which can cause humidity problems. A larger system cools the house too quickly, before it can effectively remove humidity. This can lead to indoor air quality issues. If your furnace is oversized, then your home may be filled with hot air that, even during the winter, can make it too hot in some spots and too cool in others.
What Size HVAC System Should I Have?
System size, or cooling capacity, is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs). Determining the right sized HVAC system requires performing a calculation. There are different calculations but basically you want to know the size of the room in square feet, and multiply it by 25 BTU. For example, a 12- by 15-foot room requires an air conditioner of at least 4,500 BTU, but an experienced technician can perform a load calculation to get a more precise value. If you’re A/C is oversized or undersized, it may run constantly, cycle too frequently, or create uneven heating or cooling.