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Best Air Conditioner Repair in Louisville

Air Conditioning Repair for the Greater Louisville Area

When your air conditioner needs a repair, Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has experienced technicians available 24/7 to diagnose the problem and offer you options that are in your best interest. Our technician will explain the options so you can make an informed decision.

Call us if you’re experiencing any of the following problems:

  • Unusually high energy bills
  • Warm air coming from the vents
  • Musty, strange smells coming from the vents
  • Frequent cycling
  • Overly dirty air filters
Cooling Emergency?   CALL (502) 230-2951   Calls are answered 24/7/365

Before You Call

If your air conditioning unit is behaving strangely or making weird sounds, it may be time to have an expert look at the unit. Before you call someone to come out and inspect the unit, make sure you do the following:

  1. Check Your Thermostat. Verify the settings are correct and that you have it turned on to the right temperature.

  2. Check the Outdoor Unit. Walk around the outdoor AC unit and check for debris. It’s common for plants to grow too close and obstruct airflow. Sometimes after storms, debris including leaves, twigs and other yard waste get trapped in the vents. Clear away plants from around the AC unit. If something’s stuck in the blades or it looks like a blade is bent, call an expert.

  3. Check Your Air Filter. A clogged filter can hinder the performance of your air conditioner. Check it monthly and change as needed.

Consider Purchasing a Carefree Maintenance Agreement

One of the best ways to prevent repairs is to consistently maintain your air conditioning unit. When you purchase a Carefree Maintenance Agreement, you receive the following benefits:

  • 2 annual maintenance tune ups
  • Priority service scheduling
  • 2 year warranty on parts and labor
  • 15% off any repairs
  • 5% off any replacements

How Do You Know Your Air Conditioning Unit Needs to Be Repaired?

Below are common repairs that come up for air conditioning units:

The A/C 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, make sure the thermostat is in the “cooling” mode or position and at the temperature settings that you desire. If the thermostat isn’t the culprit, check the A/C circuit breaker. You might need to flip it to the “on” position. If these solutions don’t work, you’ll need an A/C expert to inspect the unit. 

The A/C works, but the air isn’t cold.

  • Most likely, if you’re having issues with your air conditioner blowing hot or warm air, it’s either a problem with the compressor/outside unit or your air conditioner is low on refrigerant. You may also have a return duct that is broken or disconnected and is pulling in unconditioned air from outside or an attic space. 

The A/C cools unevenly.

  • Temperatures fluctuations in a home are generally the result of leaks in ductwork, poor insulation, or blocked vents or registers. Ensure that the vents throughout your home are open, clean and unobstructed. 

Water drips from the air conditioner.

  • Refrigerant leaking from the drain line will make your house feel warm and may cause ice to build up over the coils and drip water. Frozen coils, however, are also an indication of airflow problems because of debris surrounding the A/C unit, a dirty air filter or obstructed return air ductwork. If any part of the air conditioner is frozen, turn it off, allowing it to defrost on its own, and call an HVAC technician. 

The air conditioner makes strange noises.

  • Screeching or squealing sounds that come from the blower motor indicates a motor bearing problem or a faulty belt that might break. 
  • Clanging, rattling, thumping or banging generally means there’s a problem with the motor or blower assembly. If you hear any of these noises, turn off the A/C and call a professional.
  • A smacking noise, like playing cards hitting a bicycle spoke, when the blower runs could mean something is stuck in the blower blades or in the housing surrounding the blower. Turn off the A/C and inspect the blower for debris.
  • Clicking sounds when the A/C turns on and off generally signifies a relay problem. A rattling noise that occurs when the fan turns the compressor on is due to a failing motor or loose hardware. 

The air conditioner has a broken compressor fan.

  • Your air conditioner’s outside unit is home to the compressor, fan, and condenser coils. These components work to release heat from the air, transferring it out of your home to produce a cool indoor climate. When the outdoor fan isn’t working correctly, the heat transfer process is hindered. Not only will this prevent your air conditioner from adequately cooling your home, a broken fan can cause the system’s compressor to overheat. An overheated compressor could trigger the air conditioner’s safety controls, turning your air conditioner off; overheating can also cause damage to the compressor itself, requiring home AC repair or compressor replacement. 

The air conditioner has frozen condenser coils.

  • If your air conditioner’s condenser coils, which are located in the outdoor unit, freeze up, your system will not run properly. Poor airflow through your cooling system can cause ice to form on the coils. Obstructions are typically the cause – such as dirty air filters or blocked return air ducts. Low refrigerant could also be the cause, requiring a refrigerant charge. A home A/C repair technician can diagnose the issue behind your frozen coils, resolve it, and safely thaw your coils to restore cooling in your home.

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How to Choose a Contractor in Louisville for Your Air Conditioning Unit

Whether your home’s heating and cooling system is in need of routine maintenance, emergency repairs or a total replacement, selecting a qualified HVAC contractor is an important, yet often daunting task. To ensure you hire a qualified professional that best fits the job, there are several important steps to take.

Do your research.

  • Check local companies and visit their websites. See what their values are, how long they’ve been in business, and how they approach their clients.

Ask for referrals.

  • Ask friends and family who they’ve used in the past and which contractors they recommend to perform work within your home.

Check trustworthy online sources for reviews.

  • Google and Facebook are reliable sources that provide unfiltered reviews for homeowners to check before calling an HVAC contractor.

Make sure they’re licensed, bonded, and insured.

  • Unfortunately, many HVAC contractors claim to be licensed, but are actually working under the radar. There is too much at stake. You don’t want someone who isn’t closing off your gas line, or properly disposing of refrigerant. A contractor should have their license number clearly marked on most, if not all, of their literature and on their website. Without a license, there is no insurance that the job will be done properly or that you can take recourse if it isn’t.

Your HVAC contractor should give you a written estimate.

  • Reputable HVAC contractors will give you a written bid that they will adhere to. It should include a list of everything that will be done, as well as the price.

Be careful with the lowest bidder.

    • There’s more to your selection than the cost. The lowest bidder may not be the most qualified contractor to perform work within your home.

Why Choose Us

Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has been earning trust in the Greater Louisville area with expert heating, cooling, and plumbing service since 1986. We believe the most important decision you have when needing HVAC or plumbing help is the team you choose to install or repair your air conditioner, furnace, plumbing, drains, and sewer. So, in addition to offering industry-leading company client benefits, we strive to ensure that our team members are not only technically excellent and continuously trained but are also of high character.

Available to You 24/7/365

Our team at Jarboe’s is committed to meeting the needs of our clients 24/7, every day of the year. One of our core values is In Service To Others, and whatever the day, whatever the time, one of our team members will be there for you.

Jarboe’s Service Area

Our Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling team works throughout the following zip codes shown on the map. Don’t see your location on the map? Call us… we’re growing every day!
Note: At this time, plumbing services are only available in Kentucky.

Call us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: (502) 324-1257

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Happy Client

“I give Jarboe’s An A+. Let me know what was going on. Answer any question I had. Was very clean workers. And clean up afterward. Set down and explain everything before they left. I would call on them anytime. I can’t leave out how nice they were. The person that set everything up was also very nice.”

Katrina W. ,

“Both times we needed help with our heating and air, we had the same technician Kenny, help us. He was friendly and helpful. Our first call was for our AC back in May. He was at our house until 2 am! The second time was in November for our furnace. He wanted to make sure that job was done right. He made sure that our family was comfortable before he left. He has no idea how much we appreciate his help. I would recommend this company to all of my friends and family.”

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