Frequently Asked Questions

Common cooling and heating questions with answers to consider before you call Morrow Mechanical!

In order to save money on a service call for frivolous problems, homeowners should know a few tricks to try before they call for help. These tricks can save an unnecessary visit or at the very least they can provide technicians with valuable information that can help them make repairs more quickly. First, check the thermostat. If your thermostat needs a battery and doesn’t have power, try changing it and see if that fixes it. Next, check the breaker to make sure it hasn’t tripped. A tripping breaker isn’t a big problem as long as it doesn’t start happening frequently. For air quality issues like long heating or cooling cycles or humidity problems, try changing the filter first.
Some problems can be resolved with quick troubleshooting but many problems will require the attention of a professional. After trying to troubleshoot some of the easy stuff, some of the problems that will require a professionals help are:
  • Water leaks around the blower unit
  • Lack of hot air
  • Units that keep turning off or tripping breakers
  • Carbon monoxide detectors that keep going off
  • Burners that won’t light
  • A noticeable spike in heating bills
Morrow Mechanical can quickly determine the cause of your problems and propose a solution. Our technicians work quickly and precisely to restore your system to operate.
Traditionally, a central air conditioning system heats with electrical resistance coils or by burning fossil fuels. A heat pump gives the homeowner the freedom of saving money since both of those are expensive options. Heat pumps make a lot of sense in the Spring area because this climate is perfect to help a heat pump operate at peak performance. Heat pumps install easily by replacing existing units and can reach efficiency ratings that are unattainable by other heating options. Additionally, heat pumps are the most reliable and long-lived when compared to traditional options. If your current equipment doesn't need to be replaced then there is no reason to switch. However, if you're shopping around for an update, heat pumps are an excellent alternative to consider, especially as natural gas prices continue to climb.
Most people have experienced an AC unit that is freezing. During certain circumstances, the evaporator coil inside of the blower unit can freeze solid and cause complications like leaks and a lack of cooling. The causes of this condition can be:
  • Restricted airflow from dirty filters
  • A malfunctioning blower that doesn't move air efficiently
  • Refrigerant leaks
  • Condensate drain problems
Everyone is probably familiar with the smell that comes from a furnace as it is being turned on for the first time in the season. Sometimes the smell will smell burnt and send homeowners into a panic. In this case, the offensive odor isn’t dangerous. The smell is the result of dust that has built up in the burner while the furnace was idle. To prevent it, schedule fall furnace maintenance before starting the heater. If the burning smells seem different, like maybe plastic is burning or there is a metallic smell like an electrical fire, there could be a serious problem. Shut down the unit until the source of the smell is determined. Seasonal maintenance can not only prevent alarming smells but can also prevent safety issues from occurring.

Morrow Mechanical is ready to help you answer all of your AC and heating questions! Call 281-370-1566 today to get attentive, highly-rated service from our experts.