Why You Should Consider Cleaning Your Drains

Nov 19, 2021

Your air conditioning system is responsible for delivering cool air throughout your home. Thankfully, a typical HVAC system will last around 15 years before it needs to be replaced. However, it’s made up of several components that can break down along the way and shorten its lifespan. Unfortunately, catching these issues isn’t always as easy as your unit shutting off.

Sometimes symptoms pop up around or inside your home that can signal the need for repairs. So, how do you know if your AC is doing its job correctly? Our experts at Hobson AC have the answers. Keep reading to find out ways to be sure your AC is maximizing its efficiency.

To schedule an AC inspection with our experts, call us today at (817) 341-5142. 

3 Common Signs Your AC Isn’t Working Correctly

If you notice these common signs your AC isn’t working correctly, you should call a professional HVAC technician to inspect and repair or replace your system:

  • Warm air
  • Irregular cooling cycles
  • Foul odors

Warm Air

Warm air can mean several things in the AC world. While it may be an easy repair like restoring your fan or fixing thermostat functions, it can also signal the need for serious repairs like managing refrigerant leaks and electrical wiring in your HVAC system. Serious issues should be handled by professionals because electricity and chemicals are dangerous and can be deadly.

Irregular Cooling Cycles

The size of your unit can impact its cooling cycles. While an AC unit being too small for a room or home is a problem, one that is too big also causes issues. A unit that is too large for your home will shut off before a full cooling cycle is up because it reaches the intended temperature too quickly. This allows the room to heat back up before the next cooling cycle starts.

Irregular cooling cycles can also be due to a safety feature on your unit. A modern HVAC system may cut a cooling cycle if it detects voltage that is too high, in order to protect you and your family from electrical fires. Window air conditioners are often sold in 110-volt models, while central air systems need double the power to operate. 

Foul Odors

Depending on which strange smells your AC unit is emitting, it can mean different issues. Musty odors that have a hint of woodiness often signal mold or mildew growing in your unit, while a dirty sock smell likely indicates the need for a filter change. However, some odors can be dangerous, like a gas smell.

If you smell gas in your home or coming from your air conditioning system, you should open as many windows as you can and quickly call your local fire department to inspect your home for a potential gas leak. Gas leaks can poison humans and animals and cause fires in your home.

Trust Hobson AC With Your AC Repairs and Replacements

At Hobson AC, we understand the strange symptoms your HVAC system may be experiencing. Our qualified team can handle any of your AC repair or replacement needs. Serving the Weatherford area since 1962, we are leading experts in the HVAC industry.

Call our team of professionals to schedule your appointment today at (817) 341-5142. 

Why You Should Consider Cleaning Your Drains

Just because your drain isn’t clogged, doesn’t mean it’s clean. A truly clean drain line is one free of limescale, soap scum, residual food scraps, and corrosion. But how can you get a truly clean drain? Frequent cleanings!

Keep reading to learn more about why drain cleaning is important and how you can ensure your pipes are kept clean.

Why You Should Clean Your Drains

Over time, your drains retain a lot of what you throw away. If you aren’t careful, dumping food, paper products, and other solid items down the drain will certainly cause a clog. And materials like oil and chemicals will corrode your pipes over time, leaving you vulnerable to leaks.

Cleaning your drains will remove all that material that can get stuck over time, leaving your drains clean, flowing efficiently, and less likely to experience issues.

How to Clean Your Drains

You can’t really access your drains as you can other areas of your home that you clean, so it requires a different technique. While clearing a clogged drain is important, you shouldn’t stop after the water starts flowing again. True drain cleaning involves removing stuck material and grime that may be hanging on to the pipeline.

You can clean your drain with a safe home remedy like baking soda and vinegar. You can also periodically dump boiling water down the drain to break up and food clumps that may have formed, but aren’t causing a complete blockage.

Avoid cleaning your drains with chemical cleaners found in home stores, as these are notorious for corroding pipes. If you want to do a deep cleaning on your drain pipes, contact your local plumber, like our experts at Hobson AC who often use special enzyme concoctions that are safe and effective.

Drain Cleaning Experts in Your Corner

No matter what plumbing issues you may have, Hobson AC is here to help. Contact our experienced team today at (817) 341-5142 for more information and to make an appointment.


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