Residential AC Repair
Summers in the Rocky Mountains are glorious, but even in this land of low humidity and cool nights air conditioning has become a huge part of our lives most of us can’t imagine going through a summer without it. Trust us, Climate Control Company knows this for a fact based on the number of panicked phone calls from anyone whose air conditioning stops working on a hot summer day.
Do your part to prevent breakdowns
Climate Control will always be there to fix your cooling system, but doesn’t it make more sense to prevent those costly breakdowns? Here are a few things you can do to help:
- Think clean—The outdoor condenser requires good airflow in order to cool your home efficiently. Start by cutting back any vegetation at least three feet. This allows for proper circulation. Then clean the condenser itself by rinsing off the cooling fins with a garden hose. Don’t use any high pressure nozzles as they can damage the fins.
- Clean the indoor vents & registers—Dust and dirt inside the house will always accumulate on HVAC vents and registers. Regular cleaning improves air flow and indoor air quality.
- Change your filters—Do you ever wonder why we mention this ALL the time? It’s because dirty or blocked filters are the single biggest cause of HVAC failures. Plan on changing your filters every 30 to 90 days depending on the type of filter and the environment. If you live on a dusty road or have multiple pets your filters need to be changed more often.
- Regular maintenance—Even when you take all the previous steps, your air conditioner still needs professional attention at least once a year. Call Climate Control to schedule a tune-up before the start of every cooling season.
When things go wrong
Despite your best efforts, chances are you will need an air conditioner repair at some point. Here are some of the most common repairs our Climate Control technicians deal with.
- Refrigerant leaks—Your air conditioner needs the proper amount of refrigerant, no more and no less, to cool properly. If it wasn’t charged correctly when installed or if there is a leak, the A/C will have a difficult time keeping your home cooled. Only a trained HVAC technician is qualified to add or remove refrigerant. Any refrigerant leaks should be fixed to prevent further damage to your system and the environment.
- Condensate problems—Your home is comfortable in the summer because the A/C not only removes the heat, but also humidity. The water has to go somewhere. In most cases it’s either drained or pumped to an area outside the house. If the condensate line gets blocked the water can cause damage to the air conditioner or overflow the condensate pan and flood the area around the indoor air handler.
- Frozen condenser coils—Oh, if we only had the proverbial nickel for every time we get a call on this. This usually happens because of reduced airflow commonly caused by, you guessed it, dirty or blocked filters. A low refrigerant level can also cause an ice-up. Because our technicians can’t work on the unit until it’s thawed out, we usually advise the customer to shut the A/C off so the ice can start melting before we arrive.
Murphy’s Law applies here
Air conditioner breakdowns seem to happen at the worst times. The day before you are scheduled to host the rehearsal dinner for a wedding or the hottest day of the year. Just know Climate Control Company is available 24/7 for emergency repairs, including nights, weekends, and holidays.