Preparing for Emergency Air Conditioning Repair
January 18, 2018
Air conditioning problems rarely occur at convenient times, so it’s important to know how to handle an emergency air conditioning repair. You need to know who to call and what to expect when you ask an HVAC company to repair your air conditioning unit.
In today’s article, we will explain the things you need to know.
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What You Need to Know About Emergency Air Conditioning Repair
Air conditioners are complex mechanical systems, so it can be a bit intimidating when you need an emergency repair performed. Fortunately, a qualified and certified HVAC company can handle any kind of air conditioning problem. A qualified company has all the experience, certifications, and licenses necessary to handle your project. Your contractor needs to have factory-trained and certified technicians who are professional and knowledgeable.
We recommend choosing an established local company and verifying their certifications and qualifications before hiring them. Your contractor needs to be licensed, insured, and bonded, and it’s a bonus if they’re certified with the North American Technician Excellence with an HVAC Certified contractor status. Researching this may take some time, so we suggest doing so before your air conditioner displays any problems. When discussing things with your HVAC contractor, they should provide you with a detailed quote that specifies which equipment was broken and a cost breakdown.
Once the contractor arrives and diagnoses your system, don’t be afraid to ask them as many questions as you need. Your contractor should clearly explain how they arrived at the prices for your quote and how they plan to fix your air conditioning unit.
Typical Air Conditioning Problems
It also helps if you know about some common air conditioner problems and how to solve them, so you know what to expect during your air conditioning repair project. For example, your air conditioner might be low on refrigerant. This may be because it was undercharged during the installation or because your system has a refrigerant leak. Your HVAC contractor should be able to locate and fix any leak and then charge your system with the right amount of refrigerant. Your system will perform better once the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer’ specification.
Frozen condenser coils are another common problem. A condenser coil typically freezes over because there is an obstruction in the ductwork or because of dirty air filters. A refrigerant leak or low refrigerant levels can also cause condenser coils to freeze. An experienced HVAC contractor can analyze your air conditioning system, figure out the underlying cause, fix the problem, and safely thaw out your condenser coils.
Emergency Fixes with Anderson Air Corps
Anderson Air Corps has over 50 years of air conditioning and heating experience, making us the best emergency repair choice. Our technicians are available 24/7 and we offer preventive maintenance services to ensure your system’s long-term performance. We also install durable and energy-efficient air conditioning systems from Carrier®.
Call us at (505) 855-9028 or use this contact form to learn more about emergency air conditioner repairs.