Air Conditioner Repair Services
For cool comfort inside your home, you count on the air conditioner. Say thank you to it for its dedication by calling Bloomington Heating & Air for timely and quality a/c repairs and service! Our trained and experienced technicians diagnose and repair many brands and styles of air conditioners around-the-clock. Call us today to schedule a repair or maintenance checkup and turn your AC into the energy-saving cooling system all residents want!
*Bloomington Heating & Air does not service boilers, hydronic, attic, or high velocity systems.
Common Issues That Lead To AC Repairs
An air conditioner that needs repair is more than inconvenient, it’s an even larger installation bill waiting to happen. Think of one issue, such as a broken blower fan, as the catalyst. When one part of the unit isn’t working properly, the other components overwork in an attempt to compensate or they also stop working. Eventually, the entire air conditioner will fail beyond repair. Some of the most common AC problems can attributed to the following causes.
- A/C not blowing air: A faulty motor causes the AC unit to stop producing cool air.
- A frozen coil: This can be caused by low amounts of refrigerant.
- Temperature issues: A faulty thermostat can keep a system from cooling properly.
- A/C burning smell: Accumulated dust or faulty motor can produce a burning smell.
- A/C doesn’t turn on: Faulty wiring or motor issues can cause the system to fail.
- A/C not blowing sufficient air: Dirty filters block cool air from flowing freely.
- Leaking: A clogged condensate drain can cause the A/C unit to leak.
Check These Before Calling An HVAC Company
When the temperatures continue to rise, the last thing you want is to find the air conditioner isn’t working. And though we’re always a phone call away for AC repairs, here are four things to check before picking up the phone.
They’re supposed to be changed monthly, but somehow, the air conditioner’s air filter always falls by the to-do list wayside. If your unit is having issues, such as limited air flow, check the air filter first. Odds are it’s dirty and clogged and a quick trip to the hardware store for a new filter will solve the issue. If it doesn’t, give us a call for quick and quality cooling system repair services.
It seems like a no-brainer but check the thermostat display. If the display isn't lit, it's time to change the batteries. Another common issue that's easily fixed is the thermostat temperature. If there's more than one person in the home or business, there's always the chance someone else changed it to their desired temperature.
If the circuit breaker has tripped, use the thermostat to turn off the air conditioner. Then, turn the unit's circuit breaker on at the electrical panel. Keep the air conditioner off for 30 minutes before turning it back on. If the breaker trips again or the air conditioner doesn't turn on, call a professional AC repair company, such as Bloomington Heating & Air.
Vents & Ductwork
A closed vent or leaking ductwork can make it seem like the air conditioner is barely working or not at all, depending on how hot it is outside. While you can quickly open a vent, you’ll need the quality service of Bloomington Heating & Air to fix leaking or damaged ductwork.
A/C Safety Tips
Many people choose to install or perform maintenance to their cooling systems on their own. Some quick, do-it-yourself fixes, such as replacing the air filter regularly or changing the batteries in an electric thermostat, are useful and convenient. However, it’s a good idea to contact professionals for more complex AC repairs, especially if you are not certain about what you should be doing. In any case, make sure you take the necessary precautions and safety measures when handling your AC unit, such as the following:
- Always unplug HVAC units before performing any maintenance tasks, especially when cleaning or repairing system components near fans and motors.
- Make sure all window units are properly secured to prevent window units from falling and potentially causing serious injury or damage to objects below.
- Before installing and plugging in a new unit, check the voltage of the power outlet. If the unit has an irregular plug or requires a higher voltage, call a professional to add an adapter or a circuit, respectively.