Air Conditioner Repair for the Greater Louisville Area
When you require air conditioning repair, turn to Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. Our experienced air conditioning and heating technicians are available anytime, day or night, to assess your air conditioner or heat pump and present options that restore indoor comfort for your family. Get the answers you need to make informed decisions to repair air conditioning units or replace them.
The following symptoms are warnings that you may need air conditioning repair – call us if you notice any:
- Air conditioner produces warm air
- Energy bills are high without explanation
- Vents emit musty or abnormal odors
- Air conditioner cycles often
- Air filters are unusually dirty
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers repair service for all makes and models of air conditioning equipment. It doesn’t matter who made it or who installed it – we fix it! Call us when you first detect a problem with the performance of your air conditioner to ensure malfunctions are resolved before extensive damage is caused. Our technicians review all options with you before work starts, from repairs for your existing air conditioner to replacement with a new, high efficiency cooling system. Ask all the questions you need, as we are here to help you better understand your choices for HVAC services and how they affect the comfort of your family.
Before You Call: How to Fix Air Conditioning Problems with Troubleshooting
Most folks’ first instinct is to call our heating and cooling pros when their air conditioners fail to run correctly – and that’s great! However, sometimes your cooling troubles have a simple solution. When you know how to troubleshoot the air conditioner yourself, you may be able to save the cost of a service call!
Take these troubleshooting steps before you schedule air conditioning repair service:
- Thermostat Troubleshooting. Make sure all the settings selected on your thermostat are correct – COOL mode has been chosen and the set temperature is a couple degrees below the room’s current temperature.
- Exterior Unit Troubleshooting. Look around the exterior unit of your cooling system and remove any debris against it or in the nearby area. It’s not uncommon for grass clippings, leaves, and other lawn debris to get stuck along the unit’s fins, or weeds to grow up around it. If the fins on the outside of the unit appear damaged, call our technicians to repair air conditioning system components of your exterior unit.
- Air Filter Troubleshooting. A dirty filter impedes system airflow, which can prevent your home from achieving cool comfort. Replace a dirty filter with a fresh, clean on. Always inspect filters on a monthly basis and replace as needed.
Pair Air Conditioner Repairs with a Maintenance Agreement!
If you wish to prevent air conditioner repairs, there’s no better way than maintenance for your air conditioner or heat pump! Consider purchasing a CAIRfree Maintenance Agreement, and the benefits begin at your service call!
- 2 annual tune ups for heating and cooling equipment
- Priority scheduling
- 2-year parts and labor warranty
- 15% discount for repair work
- 5% discount for new equipment purchases
How to Fix Air Conditioner Issues with Jarboe’s
Some air conditioner repairs are more common than others. Below, our technicians explain common issues that arise with air conditioners and heat pumps, as well as the reasons that may cause such problems in your system.
The AC unit stops working completely.
- When the air conditioner shuts down unexpectedly, check the thermostat’s batteries. If the batteries are dead, replace them.
- If the batteries are still good, verify the thermostat is set in COOL mode and the set temperature is a few degrees under the current temperature of your home.
- If the thermostat isn’t the culprit, check that the breakers which control the air conditioner’s circuits are working properly. If breakers have tripped, reset them.
- If these solutions don’t get your air conditioner back up and running, call our technicians to investigate your system.
AC unit runs but doesn’t deliver cool air.
- If warm air comes from the vents throughout your home, the compressor or outdoor unit may be the source of malfunction.
- Low refrigerant can also cause this issue with your air conditioning system, which is a sign of a refrigerant leak.
- A broken or disconnected duct is another possible source. Breaks in the duct system allow unconditioned air surrounding the ducts to mix with the cool air traveling inside. Ultimately, lukewarm air arrives in your living spaces.
Uneven cooling from air conditioning system.
- Temperatures fluctuations are typically caused by duct leaks.
- Blocked vents may also prevent some areas of the home from reaching desired temperatures – check all vents to ensure louvers are set open.
- Poor insulation stops rooms from retaining cooling, leaving some warmer than others.
Water drips from the air conditioner.
- A clogged drip pan or clog in the condensate line prevents moisture produced by the heat transfer process from exiting the system, so it spills over the edges of the drip pan. The condensate drain components need to be flushed to remove clogs and keep condensation properly exiting the system.
- Low refrigerant can cause indoor coils to ice over, and thawing produces excess moisture so you may notice drips. If the coils accumulate ice, turn off your air conditioner and give the system time to thaw while you call your HVAC company for air conditioner repair services.
The air conditioning system makes strange noises.
- Screeching or squealing sounds originating at the blower motor indicate worn bearings or belts.
- Clanging, rattling, thumping, or banging point to issues with the blower motor or assembly.
- A smacking noise when the blower is in operation points to debris lodged in the blower or within the housing. Shut down the air conditioner and look into the blower compartment for debris – remove any you find.
- Clicking as the system starts up is a sign of relay problems.
The air conditioner has a broken compressor fan.
- The compressor fan sits in the exterior air conditioner unit and assists in the release of heat from the system. If the fan doesn’t work, the compressor is at risk for overheating. When the compressor overheats, the system can shut down to prevent equipment from becoming dangerously hot, which also stops cooling. You want to have the blower fan repaired before this malfunction creates damage to the compressor.
Frozen condenser coils in outdoor unit.
- If the condenser coils within the outdoor unit freeze, the cooling process is hindered because the coils cannot release heat. Freezing is often due to lack of airflow. Clear debris away from the unit’s exterior.
- Low refrigerant may cause condenser coil freezing. Your technician finds the source of the leak, repairs it, and recharges the system with adequate refrigerant.
How to Choose a Louisville Contractor to Repair Air Conditioning Equipment in Your Home
It doesn’t matter if your air conditioner needs emergency repairs or just a routine maintenance tune up – the heating and cooling contractor you select is important. To help you choose a reputable contractor to work in your home, consider the following points as you conduct a search.
Research Louisville HVAC companies.
Visit the websites of local HVAC companies. Find out how long they’ve done business in the area, their certifications, customer service approach, and other values.
Explore your personal network of family, friends, neighbors, and others to find out which HVAC companies they recommend. Those you trust won’t point you to a company who they had a bad experience with.
Evaluate online reviews.
Seek reviews from former customers on reputable sites such as Facebook or Google. See how the contractor responds to reviews, if the company seeks to resolve problems, and how they respond to criticism along with compliments.
Verify license and insurance.
Unfortunately, many HVAC contractors claim to be licensed, but are actually working under the radar. License numbers can be verified with the state, and should be displayed where the number is easy to find on the contractor’s website, vehicles, literature, and other materials. Ask about workers’ compensation insurance, liability insurance, and bonding – a reputable contractor will be willing to provide you this information.
Always get a written estimate.
Reputable HVAC contractors leave a written estimate that details the work proposed, including the cost of equipment and the details of proposed equipment, such as model numbers, SEER ratings, and other information.
Don’t be tempted by the lowest bid.
Budget is important, but there’s more to your selection than the cost. The most affordable contractor may not be the most qualified to work on your cooling system.
Why Choose Us
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has continuously earned the trust of Louisville homeowners since our first days in business back in 1986. Known for our fast and reliable air conditioner repair service, we help our neighbors achieve and maintain indoor comfort throughout our hot, southern summers. We know you have a choice in who to call to repair air conditioner issues – homeowners turn to Jarboe’s for our knowledgeable technicians and the technical expertise they deliver, as well as superior customer service. Technical excellence paired with high character makes the Jarboe’s team preferred to Louisville homeowners who need air conditioning services.
Available to You 24/7/365
Air conditioner repair isn’t just a 9 to 5 job! We know cooling system troubles don’t stop when our office doors close, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. Day and night, weekend, weekdays, and holidays, Louisville homeowners are able to contact Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to request a technician for air conditioning repair.
An important component of our core values is In Service to Others. It doesn’t matter when you need us, as we are always here to serve you.
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