Air Conditioning Repair St. Louis
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No matter how hot it is outside, your AC system should be at its best. However, St. Louis summers can definitely put your air conditioner to the test. At Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating, we know how inconvenient and uncomfortable it is when your air conditioner stops working, especially in the middle of a heatwave.
If your AC system goes out or isn’t blowing out cold air, call us! Our 24-hour emergency repair service ensures that you stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
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Air Conditioning Repair
Air Conditioner Repair Services
Whether your cooling system is new or old, Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating can quickly restore the comfort level in your home. With more than 30 years of experience, Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating has solved everything from minor issues with calibration to complete system failure.
Almost every homeowner has experienced some issue with their air conditioner. When you experience any decrease in comfort, strange noises or smells from your unit, a rise in energy costs, or leakage around your system, it’s time to call the experts. Air conditioners, unfortunately, don’t fix themselves. If you procrastinate, the problem is likely going to get worse and more expensive to fix. When one component malfunctions, it adds strain on the entire system, leading to further complications.
Common AC Repairs
Should you experience a problem with your AC system, it’s good to know a few common causes of AC repairs. Below are some of the most common issues AC repair technicians encounter almost every day throughout the hot summer months. Having a better understanding of these common problems can help you feel more at ease with the air conditioner repair process and better comprehend your AC repair technician’s information.
- Refrigerant leak
- Drainage issues
- Broken compressor fan
- Frozen condenser coils
Air conditioners contain refrigerant, which allows the unit to run efficiently by releasing heat from the air to cool it. When an AC unit is installed, it is charged with refrigerant. However, a poor charge or a refrigerant leak can cause the refrigerant level to fall below the correct amount. Several signs may indicate that the refrigerant in your system is low. Some of these include:
- Vents are not blowing cool air.
- The temperature you set your thermostat to is never reached.
- Ice on refrigerant lines
- The electric bill is higher than normal.
- Hissing or bubbling noise
To fix this issue, your repair technician will first fix the leak that was the source of the problem and then charge your cooling system with the correct amount of refrigerant.
A second common issue has to do with drainage. An AC system produces condensation, which should flow away from the equipment. However, a clog in the condensate drain lines or drip pan may cause moisture to back up into your air conditioner. When there is excess condensation, indoor humidity levels can rise and hinder your cooling system’s performance. It can also cause damage to other components.
To fix this issue, your technician will inspect the condensate lines and drip pan. They will clear any clogs and may be treated for algae growth to prevent clogs in the future.
Broken Compressor Fan
A broken compressor fan is a third common problem. An air conditioner’s outside unit houses the compressor, fan, and condenser coils. These parts work together to release heat from the air, transferring it out of your home. When the fan isn’t working properly, the heat transfer is hindered. This will not only prevent your AC from adequately cooling your home, but it can also cause the compressor to overheat.
Your technician will diagnose the issue that’s preventing the outdoor fan from working properly. The fan will be repaired if necessary, and the outside unit will be inspected to see whether the problem has caused any further damage to the system.
Frozen Condenser Coils
Frozen condenser coils are the fourth most common issue. These coils are located in the outdoor unit, and if they freeze up, your unit will not run properly. When the air can’t flow through your cooling system, it can cause ice to form on the coils. The cause is typically dirty air filters or blocked return air ducts. Low refrigerant could also be the cause, which would require a refrigerant charge.
St. Louis AC Repair
Whatever your issue, Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating will eliminate your stress and worry by getting your air conditioner back up and running! We are licensed, insured, and provide 24-hour services.
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