In an Austin summer, your air conditioner is the single most important appliance in your home, and you need it to be working properly. After all, who needs a stovetop when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk? If your oven isn’t working, just stick the cookie dough in your car for a few hours!
Sadly, there isn’t an effective substitute for a broken air conditioner (unless there’s enough space for you to squeeze into your fridge). That’s why we offer fast, effective emergency AC repair 24/7, all year long. Plus, we offer an 18-month repair warranty and a lifetime warranty on new AC systems.
Is Your Air Conditioner Broken?
While there are some obvious signs your AC isn’t working, such as the fact your home or business is 20 degrees hotter than the thermostat is set, there are some subtle factors that can indicate your home HVAC system might be on its last legs. By getting air conditioner repairs or maintenance before it fully gives out, you may be able to save yourself from suffering through even an hour of unnecessary heat.
Some symptoms that you may need AC service, maintenance, or even emergency AC repair include:
Uneven cooling. If one room is becoming cooler than others or is particularly warm, it could be an issue with your air ducts. We can check your system and provide air duct cleaning, if necessary.
Odd noises from AC unit. Every air conditioner will make some noises as it turns on and off, but if you notice new rattling, clanging, banging, or anything out of the ordinary, it’s a good sign you need HVAC repair or maintenance.
Air isn’t cool. When the air blows from your vents, is it cool? If it seems warmer than normal or is even blowing hot, the problem could range from dirty air filters to a malfunctioning air conditioning unit.
Excess water dripping. Water dripping from your AC could indicate clogged condensate lines or leaking refrigerate, both of which can hinder your air conditioner’s performance and even cause water damage.
AC won’t turn on. If your AC won’t turn on after adjusting the thermostat and checking the circuit breaker, it may mean that your air conditioner fully gave out. While we’ll do our best to repair your AC, it could be time for new air conditioner installation.
Most of these signs point to a broken AC system, but we also service air-handlers, duct repair, and thermostat installation and programming. Basically, no matter what’s causing the problem, our expert service technicians can fix it.
Air Conditioner Repair Basics
Our goal at Daniel’s Austin is to not only fix your AC, but also inform you of what went wrong in the first place. While the actual repair process can get complicated, our technicians are happy to answer any questions you may have about the process.
In the meantime, we’re happy to be able to give you a basic rundown on a typical air conditioner:
- Evaporator. Cooling coils remove heat and humidity from the air using refrigerant.
- Blower. A blower or fan circulates air over the evaporator, dispersing the chilled air.
- Condenser. Hot coils release heat into the outside air.
- Compressor. A pump moves refrigerant between the evaporator and the condenser to chill the indoor air.
- Fan. A fan blows air over the condenser to dissipate the heat outside.
- Filter. Located in the AC unit to remove particles from the air.
- Thermostat. Control system to regulate the amount of cool air being distributed.
Air conditioners do a lot of hard work, and there are a lot of moving parts needed to take the hot air outside and make it cool air inside. If any of these parts are broken, malfunctioning, or need repair, it can throw your whole AC off. Proper and consistent AC maintenance can also help keep these parts working effectively without breaking down in the first place.
At Daniel’s Austin, we offer a variety of AC repairs, from home HVAC system repair to performing window AC maintenance. No matter what you need, our professional service technicians can help. Get in touch today to learn how we can help you!