Air Conditioning Repair
Once summer rolls around, you look forward to spending time outside, enjoying the sunshine and the warm weather, but, once you get too warm, you want to escape inside to the cool, comfortable interior of your home. However, if your air conditioner isn’t working properly, then you could walk into a house that’s warmer inside than it is outside, and that can leave you feeling frustrated and unsure of what to do. At G&R Heating and Air in Gilberts, we can provide expert air conditioning repair when you need it most. If your AC is acting up, making strange noises, or simply won’t turn on, then give us a call at (224) 419-5324 to see how we can help. We offer 24/7 emergency service, so if your air conditioning goes out in the middle of a hot summer’s night, we’ll be there before morning to get everything running smoothly again.
How Old Is Your Air Conditioner?
Most central air conditioning units will last between 15 to 20 years, so if yours is nearing the end of its lifespan, then it’s not unusual for it to begin experiencing problems. You may not need to replace it quite yet, but you will need to make sure that it has the proper repairs from time to time. If you notice that your AC isn’t pushing as much cold air as it used to, or the air that comes inside is very humid, then it could be time for a thorough inspection by a certified HVAC provider.
Finding The Problem
Once we arrive at your home, we’ll begin by speaking with you about what issues you’ve noticed with your air conditioner. You may have told us some things over the phone or when you contacted us online, and we’ll confirm with you that those things are still occurring with your cooling system. After that, we’ll get to work on finding the problem within your AC unit. There could be a number of reasons why your AC isn’t cooling your home like it should, ranging from a clogged refrigerant line to bad wiring.
Common AC Problems
There are a number of common problems that can plague a residential AC system. At G&R, we’ve encountered nearly every issue under the sun, and we know how to fix your system quickly. If we’ve never seen the problem before, then you can count on us finding a solution as fast as we can.
Refrigerant is what cools the air as it moves through your air conditioning unit. If there’s a leak in the refrigerant line, then the result could be warm air being pushed through your home. It’s important to fix a leak in the refrigerant system as soon as possible, and our team knows how to find and repair the problem quickly.
Dirty Air Filter
The air filter for your AC unit is there to catch dust and debris as air passes through the system. If the filter becomes too dirty, then proper air flow could be impacted, and your system won’t be able to work at optimal capacity. It’s a good idea to check the manufacturer’s suggestion to see when your filter should be changed. There are some filter models that can be cleaned, but if you’re unsure where to start, then give us a call today.
Clogged Drainage Line
The condensation that builds up as warm air is cooled has to go somewhere, which is why your AC unit has a condenser pan and a drainage line. If the drainage line becomes clogged, then the pan will fill and water can leak into parts of your system that you don’t want it to. This can lead to system damage that could be more costly to repair than a clogged drainage line. Should you notice this problem, please call us right away!
The compressor inside your AC is what provides energy for the refrigerant as it moves through the coils and cools the warm air. If something goes wrong with the compressor, then there won’t be enough energy for the refrigerant to cool the air, which can lead to a warm, uncomfortable house. Your system won’t be able to complete the proper heat exchange, and letting this go on for too long can lead to lasting damage.
Bad Wiring Or Connections
Your AC unit runs off of electricity, and if there’s bad wiring or faulty connections somewhere in the system, then the result could be a series of failures. The contactors in the unit start the compressor, blower motor, and condenser fan, and if these contactors are worn or broken, then there won’t be enough electric current to start everything. If the wiring from the breaker is bad, then your system could overheat or not turn on at all.
These are just a few of the common problems that can pop up with your AC system. If you notice any strange noises or smells coming from your central air unit, or you can’t seem to get your system to run for more than a few minutes, then please contact us right away. As we said, we’ve encountered these and many other types of AC problems, and we’ll work tirelessly until we find the solution to what’s troubling your air conditioner.
Repairing Your Cooling System
As a homeowner, you want your house to be a comfortable place where you enjoy spending time. When it comes to AC repairs, you may adopt the “wait-and-see” method, where you give your system a day or two to see if it sorts itself out. While a strange noise may go away as the system runs, that doesn’t mean that the problem has disappeared as well, and it’s important to have a qualified HVAC provider look at your AC unit as soon as possible. When it comes to repairing your cooling system, time can be of the essence!
As our HVAC technician works on your system, you can rest assured that they will keep you informed of what they find, what repairs are needed, and how long the process will take. If you have questions along the way, then the tech will be more than happy to answer them. After all, our end goal is to make sure that you feel confident that you made the right choice in calling us, and that your system is working properly before the tech leaves your home. If they have to go and get replacement parts, they’ll do so quickly and efficiently, returning as soon as possible to finish the repairs.
Expert Emergency Repair
We know that AC problems don’t often happen at convenient times. The system may break down in the middle of the night, and when it’s been 80 to 90 degrees outside during the day, your house has absorbed all of that heat. It releases that heat during the night, and your AC helps keep the inside of your home cool and comfortable. Should something go wrong with your cooling at 2:00 a.m., then you could wake up sweating and very upset. At G&R, we’re dedicated to providing exceptional service, no matter what time the clock reads. With our 24/7 emergency service, you can count on us to be there as soon as we can, ready to make the repairs that your AC unit needs. We know that no one wants to be woken up in the middle of the night because the house is too warm or because the air conditioner is making noise, and we’re here to provide the peace of mind that your system will be fixed before morning.
Routine AC Maintenance And Tune-Ups
One way to avoid a cooling system shutdown in the middle of the night is to schedule routine AC maintenance and tune-ups. Once or twice a year, one of our expert HVAC techs can come to your home, inspect your system, and make the necessary repairs. These can range from major to minor fixes, and, as always, the tech will let you know what those fixes are. By being proactive, you can keep your air conditioner running smoothly, and avert any issues that could impact the system’s efficiency, not to mention your wallet.
Your AC Repair Team
When it comes to choosing an AC repair team, it’s important to consider how punctual they are, what type of service they provide, and how well your system runs once they’re done. At G&R, we’ll honor your time by arriving when we say we will, we stay up-to-date on changes to AC system technology, and we won’t leave your home until you’re satisfied that your AC is running as it should. We’ll always respect you and your home, and we’ll always be honest about what needs to be done in order to get your air conditioner running once more. At the end of the day, we want to be a team that you can trust in any situation that involves your air conditioning system!
Areas We Serve
In addition to serving Gilberts, we’re proud to offer expert AC repair to those living all across northwest Chicago. If you live in Schaumburg, Elgin, Naperville, or any of the neighboring communities, then please contact us today. We’re a family-owned and operated company, and in our years of serving the greater Chicagoland area, we’ve helped many people find the comfort they want inside their homes. Call us today at (224) 419-5324 or use the form below to get in touch. A member of our team will gladly answer your questions and help you schedule a good time for your AC repair.