Cooling Services and Air Conditioning Units for the Greater Louisville Area
Homeowners throughout the Louisville, Kentucky region understand air conditioners are essential for indoor comfort, especially in the midst of a hot, southern summer. Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is Louisville’s leading resource for air conditioning unit repair, maintenance, and air conditioner installation.
Serving as Louisville’s air conditioning expert, we are available around the clock to assist with your air conditioning unit, air handler, or heat pump issues. Trust our technicians for quick and reliable AC unit repair, air conditioning unit maintenance for improved performance, and expert installation of an efficient new central air conditioning system or ductless cooling system for your home.
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides the following cooling services in Louisville:
Brands We Service
Amana American Standard Carrier Daikin Goodman Rheem Ruud Trane, Inc Bryant Payne Day & Night Heil Tempstar Lennox Ducane Armstrong Allied AirEase York Coleman Luxeaire Maytag Westinghouse Frigidaire Mitsubishi ClimateMaster WaterFurnace Rinnai Navien Bosch Honeywell Aprilaire Trion Robertshaw SpacePak LG Fujitsu Lochinvar Burnham White Rodgers Weil McLain Samsung Friedrich Toshiba Comfort-Aire Bard Delta Moen Ameristar
Cooling Services in Louisville
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides complete air conditioning unit services, including repair, maintenance, and replacement or installation of all types of cooling systems, such as:
- Central air conditioning systems
- Air handlers
- Heat pumps
- Ductless air conditioning systems
When your air conditioner fails, you need fast, experienced help to get it up and running again
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides speedy and professional air conditioning installation, maintenance, repair, and service for your central air conditioning system. We’re available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When you need to replace an older AC unit, you have many options to consider. Our Comfort Consultants help you evaluate each option to find the solution that works best for your household’s needs. Our cooling technicians have undergone thorough training and make repairs on all models of cooling equipment. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, our team has received specialized training direct from the brand to ensure timely and complete installation of new Carrier air conditioning systems.
Don’t Let Budget Restrictions Stifle Home Comfort
In the summer, air conditioners in Louisville run around the clock, using a substantial portion of a home’s energy. A reliable and energy efficient AC unit makes a significant impact on your family’s comfort and energy savings. When you need a new air conditioner, shopping on budget could cost you more in the long run because of reduced energy efficiency.
Jarboe’s team of qualified Comfort Consultants help you find a new air conditioning unit that serves your family with cool comfort and quality energy savings for many years to come. Consumer financing may be an option that will help you get the new air conditioning system you need at a price you can afford – contact us today to learn more about our available options.
How much does a new air conditioning unit cost?
Air conditioning unit replacement installation varies in cost, as there are many equipment options available to Louisville homeowners. Each home has specific needs for capacity, cooling load, energy efficiency, and features that affect a unit’s price. The best way to find the cost of such a project in your home is to request a free estimate from Jarboe’s! A full system replacement typically costs thousands of dollars – financing is available to those who qualify.
What air conditioning unit is the best for my home?
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a complete range of Carrier cooling systems for use in your home. Finding the best solution that fits your needs is easy when you work with our skilled comfort consultants. Let our team determine your needs and share the central air conditioner equipment solutions that will deliver comfortable, affordable cooling for many years in your Louisville home.
Frequently Asked Questions
The most common problems an air conditioner will experience: A/C doesn’t turn on, not blowing cold air, A/C leak, making loud noises, and your A/C freezing up outside the unit.
There are many issues that could prevent your air conditioner from working correctly. One issue could be that you have a blocked or clogged condenser coil.
Most air conditioning units will last 12-20 years, depending on the type of system and how well kept the system is.
It would be recommended to increase the set point of your thermostat when you are away. We do not recommend turning off the unit entirely as it will take a significant amount of energy to bring the home back down to temperature and can introduce problems for appliances and furniture if the temperature and humidity get too high.
Dirty filters will cause poor cold air flow in your air conditioning system. This can cause more severe problems, such as your air conditioner freezing up and becoming inoperable.
Usually this happens because the compressor/outside unit has a problem, or your A/C is low on refrigerant.
Loud noises from your air conditioner can indicate that something is seriously wrong with your unit. The first thing you should do is turn off the system and call a professional to diagnose the problem.
Before resetting your air conditioner you should turn off your A/C at your thermostat. Once the unit is turned off, go to your circuit breaker box and reset the air conditioner from there. Wait 30 minutes, then turn the thermostat for your A/C back to the cool setting.
Signs that your A/C unit is broken include: uncomfortable temperatures inside your home, vents pumping warm air, and loud noises coming from your air conditioner.
For your air conditioning unit to run efficiently and effectively, regular maintenance is required. Preventative maintenance keeps your unit healthy and helps prevent larger issues from happening.
It’s recommended that you should clean your air conditioning coils at least once a year.
More advanced systems may run longer but at a lower energy level to increase the efficiency of the unit and comfort of the home.
SEER ratings measure the maximum energy efficiency over the range of expected seasonal temperatures. In general, good SEER values range from 14 to 16 for air conditioning units. These are most common. There are more efficient unit available to decrease the energy costs of your home.
Air Conditioning Troubleshooting to Try Before a Service Call
While it’s important to have your AC unit repaired or replaced right away when trouble arises, do take the time to perform some simple troubleshooting before you call us. Some system problems are easily solved without the wait or expense of a service call. Try these tips to fix your central air conditioner before you call for help.
Ensure there’s power to the air conditioner.
- Set the thermostat’s fan to ON to test unit power.
- If this doesn’t work and the thermostat display is blank, reset breakers to your cooling system at the home’s electric panel.
Verify vent air flow.
- Go from room to room and make sure that all registers and grilles are unblocked and open.
Check your thermostat’s batteries.
- Your thermostat may have batteries even if it is wired to your electrical system. Replace batteries in the unit if the display is blank.
Check your air filter.
- Air conditioning system filters may need to be changed more frequently in the summer. Check the filter and replace it if it is covered in contaminants.
Does the air conditioner turn on and off quickly?
- Verify no registers are blowing cool air directly on the thermostat.
- Replace a clogged air filter with a fresh new filter.
- If these solutions do not help, your unit may not be the correct size for your home – call Jarboe’s for help.
Does your home have power?
- There could be power outages in your area.
- Check the indoor and outdoor units’ ON/OFF switches – make sure they are flipped ON.
Remove obstructions from the outside air conditioner unit.
- Outdoor debris can block air movement through the cooling system. Remove twigs, leaves, grass clippings, and other items from the unit’s exterior and leave a two-foot open space surrounding it.
Verify thermostat settings.
- For your air conditioning unit to kick on, the thermostat’s temperature must be set below the current room temperature.
- Make sure the thermostat is set to cooling mode.
For air handlers, check:
- Make sure all access panels fit securely to the outside of the unit, as some units won’t turn on if panels are loose.
- Check the secondary drip pan for clogs. If the pan is filled with water, there is a clog preventing drainage.
Check your condensate lines.
- These lines can become obstructed for various reasons. Try blowing compressed air into the line to free up clogs, then pour a solution of half-bleach and half-water through the line to get rid of any mold.
If the air conditioner unit freezes:
- Dirty air filters restrict air movement, which may cause frozen coils. Replace the filter if it is covered with contamionants.
- Other causes could be dirty coils, a broken air handler fan, obstructed vents, or a low refrigerant charge.
Air Conditioning Terminology for Homeowners
When our technicians evaluate and work on your central air conditioner, you may hear them use one or more of the common terms listed below. For those outside of the HVAC industry, our terminology can be confusing if you aren’t familiar with these words. Find easy to understand definitions below so you are able to fully understand your air conditioning system and the work we do.
An indoor component of the cooling system. The air handler holds the blower motor that circulates conditioned air, as well as the evaporator coils.
Air volume moving through the HVAC system.
This is a connective piece that links ductwork to the register or grille within your home, made of sheet metal.
Checking the Charge
Your HVAC technician checks the charge of your air conditioning unit to determine if it holds the correct amount of refrigerant. Improper charge indicates a refrigerant leak that must be repaired.
Air conditioners have evaporator and condenser coils that facilitate the heat transfer process. Both may be referred to as simply “coils”. The evaporator coil is indoors; the condenser coil is outdoors.
Refrigerant moves from the indoor evaporator coil to the compressor before it reaches the condenser coil. The compressor increases temperature and pressure of refrigerant.
An air conditioning unit extracts heat – it doesn’t chill the air. The home’s air passes over evaporator coils which extract heat. Heat is released into the outdoors by the condenser coil. Thus, the air in your home feels cooler because excess heat is removed.
Fan Coil Unit
A fan coil unit is a type of HVAC system that heats or cools a home without the need for a ductwork connection.
Geothermal Heat Pump
Also known as a ground source heat pump, GSHP, a geothermal heat pump heats and cools a home using the earth surrounding the home as a source of heating energy as well as a receptacle for excess heat when cooling.
The grille is the metal cover that fits over the opening of the return air ducts in your home.
Heat pumps offer cooling as well as heating for Louisville homes through the transfer of heat between the air inside a home and the air outdoors.
Refrigerant cycles through the air conditioner system to absorb and release heat. Older air conditioning units typically use R-22 refrigerant. Since the Montreal Protocol began the phase out of R-22 refrigerant (also called Freon), newly manufactured air conditioners typically use R-410A refrigerant, also called Puron. Older air conditioners can be retrofit to use R-410A, but often it’s cheaper to completely replace the unit with a new air conditioner.
A split system air conditioner has both indoor and outdoor components, such as the common central air conditioning system or a ductless system. Components are linked by lines that carry refrigerant. A window air conditioner is not a split system.
Zoning refers to heating and cooling spaces within one home independently of each other, using the same air conditioners and heating systems. This is done using dedicated thermostats for each zone and a network of in-duct dampers to control air flow to living areas.
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