When the summer heat is unbearable, you need to be able to depend on your air conditioning system to perform reliably in order to keep you and your family cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, all air conditioners have problems at some point and when it happens, you need experts to turn to for fast resolution to your cooling woes.Count on the professionals at San Diego Appliances Repair Company. We’re available, round-the-clock – for all of your air conditioning maintenance, repair, and installation needs.
We service all makes and models of:
Natural Gas Furnaces
Ductless Split Systems
Hot Water Heaters
Selecting a Reputable Air Conditioning Contractor
The comfort level of your home effects your day to day life, so regardless if you’re installing or repairing – you have a lot riding on selecting the right contractor for the job. Before you make the all-important decision, make sure you consider the following:
Licensed & Insured
You’d be surprised at how many unlicensed contractors there are, make sure your contractor of choice has the proper licensing and is insured for your protection.
Referrals & References
Getting a referral from a past customer can really instill consumer confidence. Don’t ever be shy about asking for references.
Make sure you do your research, reading online reviews can depict an unbiased level of service. Check out sites like Google, Facebook and Angie’s List.
A business’s presence is a strong indicator of their quality of work. If a company cares about their image, they’ll also care about doing the best work possible. Pay attention to a contractor’s website – is it professional and informative? Are their employees clean, courteous and knowledgeable? Are their trucks lettered and presentable or beaten down and rusted out?
Get It in Writing
Every professional contractor offers free estimates on new installations and quotes on all of their repair work. Before you agree to move forward on a project, make sure you have a written estimate on all work being performed.
5 Common Air Conditioner Problems & When to Call for a Repair
Air conditioner breakdowns always happen when you least expect them, and often during the hottest days of the season. Why? Because on hot, humid days your AC runs more frequently and for longer cycles pushing it to work harder than normal. If you experience an air conditioner malfunction, here are some signs of what to look for and when you should call in a professional:
TURNING ON AND OFF CONSTANTLY
If you feel that your air conditioner is constantly turning on and then back off again this could signify a few problems. If the air in your home is cool and maintaining its temperature it could mean that your air conditioner is oversized for your home. An oversized air conditioner will turn on more frequently, and run for short periods of time. The major downside to this is that it creates excess wear and tear on your system and it drives up your energy costs. If the air in your home isn’t cooling, and the air conditioner constantly cycles on and off, it could be an indicator of an electrical problem and should be looked at by a professional.
If your air conditioner is constantly running without properly cooling your home you could have the opposite problem as the above. It could mean that your air conditioner is undersized and it needs to work harder and for longer periods to effectively reach the temperature setting. It could also be an indicator that your air conditioner or one of its major components is beginning to fail.
WARM AIR COMING FROM VENTS
If your air conditioner is on and running but the air coming out of your vents is luke warm it could signify a problem. Before calling for a repair, we first suggest checking your thermostat settings. Make sure your thermostat is set to “cooling” and your fan mode is set to “auto”. If the fan is in the on position or is set to recirculate, your system is doing nothing but recirculating the warm air within your home. If the settings are correct and you are still experiencing the problem, check to make sure that your outdoor unit is not frozen. You can typically tell because the coil or lines will be encased in ice. If your system is frozen, turn it off at the thermostat and allow it to dethaw for an hour or two. If your system is still blowing warm air it could be a refrigerant leak or a failing compressor which both require a professional to evaluate and repair.
LITTLE TO NO AIRFLOW
Over time, dust and debris collect in your home’s ductwork and vents. This obstruction can eventually cause your system to work harder, increasing your energy costs and ultimately producing less comfort. We recommend replacing your filter and making sure that your vents are clean and clear of any dust that could be hindering proper airflow. If the issue persists, give us a call!
The two most common causes of an air conditioner leak are a frozen evaporator coil or a clogged condensate line. If your AC appears to be frozen, change your filter and turn off your system for a few hours allowing it to dethaw. If you have a blockage in your condensate drain it may require a service call for resolution.