You usually find your AC doesn't work just when you need it most but the signs are often there long before we get to the point where it refuses to work altogether. All those little things like it being slow to get up to speed, or not putting out air as cold as you remember, or an unusual noise, or smell. All of these things are signs that an AC unit needs a little tender loving care. Don't be tempted to put it off either since AC units are not self-healing and a small problem now will only transform into a bigger problem later on. If you've taken a look at our list of AC repair costs you'll see there is a world of difference between the repairs that are billed in tens of dollars and those billed in thousands. So call us in early, rather than late.
Filters and Thermostats
A lot of problems are actually quite small like dust clogging the intake filters or thermostat units that are failing due to old age. We can fix those really simply and cheaply. The problems arise when you ignore those problems and internal overheating not only reduces the efficiency of the unit but helps lead to the eventual failure of more expensive components.
Refrigerant and Compressor
The refrigerant is key to the running of your AC, and is a little like the oil in your car; if the level gets too low then the system runs hot and will seize. Unlike the oil in your car there is also the reverse problem that if it is overfilled the refrigerant will work its way round and end up in the compressor which can also cause it to seize. The compressor itself is one of the big ticket items of AC repair so while you'll find lots of tips on topping up the refrigerant yourself a lot of people prefer to trust the pros – not least since a low level of refrigerant can also indicate a leak and it's essential to identify and isolate that before simply putting off the problem by topping up the levels. Don't let your AC run itself into the ground, get us in to take care of it before things get worse.
Fan Trouble and Condenser Coil
You know that box on the outside of your home? That houses the fan, the condenser coil, and the compressor and together they transfer the heat out of your hose to leave the interior cooler. Like a car engine system if they aren't working efficiently they will overheat triggering the cut out switch of your unit. Repairing (and maintaining) those motor elements is a common AC call out.
Electrics and Electronics
Like so many machines these days your AC is a sophisticated mix of motors and electronics so our operators are experts in identifying which component is causing problems and fixing it. From circuit board failures to arcing contacts we are the masters of AC electrics and electronics.