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Whether your AC system won’t turn on at all or is making a strange sound that has you worried, you’ll do well before (and during) the next Arizona heat wave to have a trusted AC contractor standing by for air conditioning repair in Scottsdale, AZ and the greater Phoenix area.
The Ideal Energy team is skilled in diagnosing and fixing home AC issues and breakdowns, and we service all brands of equipment and carry many common parts for speedy repairs of a variety of AC issues, including:
Weird AC noises
Warm air or insufficient airflow out of your AC vents
Water leaking from your AC unit
AC not turning on
Common Causes of AC Breakdowns
Need Tempe, Chandler, or Phoenix AC repair? Regardless of the issue you’re facing, if you’re looking for quality HVAC repair near you, Ideal Energy’s AC technicians can help you get to the source of your breakdown. Our NATE-certified technicians are skilled in diagnosing the problem and finding a solution. Below is a list of common issues with AC systems we see in Arizona:
In some cases, faulty wiring can make the AC system malfunction and can even create a fire hazard.
A refrigerant leak can cause low refrigerant levels that bring about a system malfunction, inadequate cooling, and high utility bills.
If your outside fan isn’t working, your system can overheat, resulting in further damage to the air conditioning in your Phoenix area home.
A faulty thermostat or lack of power can cause your outside system not to operate.
If your coil is frozen, due to a dirty filter, this can indicate an airflow restriction and cause your system to completely stop working.
If you have a split AC system and the upper condensate drain line is draining water, this indicates that your primary drain line is clogged and water is running through your secondary drain line, which will eventually rust your secondary drain pan and cause water damage to your ceiling or exterior wall.
AC Tune-Ups Promote Reliability
The best way to keep your cooling system running through the next Arizona heat wave is to properly maintain your system. The Ideal Energy team can prevent AC breakdowns by fixing minor issues before they become big ones.
When home AC systems aren’t cleaned properly, the airflow in the systems becomes restricted. Undercharged refrigerant levels also raise your cooling system energy use by 20%, according to Texas A&M. These common cooling system maintenance issues make your system work harder, using more energy to keep your home cool and causing more wear and tear on your cooling system.
Do I Need AC Repair or a New AC?
If your AC is not cooling your house, you may be struggling to know whether it would be smarter to pay for central air repairs or just bite the bullet and upgrade your HVAC system now to save money in the long run. While the situation is not always black and white and it can help to call on a professional heating and cooling technician to help you assess your situation, here are some general guidelines:
When to Repair Your AC:
Your AC unit is less than 10 years old
The cost to repair is less than half of the cost to replace
Comfort levels in your home are high and energy bills are reasonable
When to Replace Your AC:
Your air conditioner is more than 10 years old
Your current AC is struggling to keep your home comfortable and energy costs are rising
Keep in mind that an air conditioning system is a mechanical piece of equipment, and much like a car, things sometimes break in sequences. One day, one thing might need repairing when your AC system fails to cool properly but the next day, something else could be the culprit. This is especially true if your HVAC is over 10 years old. If you want to avoid headaches and playing “AC roulette” during the hot Arizona summer months, it might not be a bad idea to look into replacing your air conditioner before back to back issues start arising. It’s a slippery slope when it comes to older HVAC systems and getting ahead of it can give you peace of mind (especially on the weekends or holidays when it’s over 110 degrees outside)!
Ideal Energy: Your Cooling System Experts
As an HVAC contractor dedicated to customer service, Ideal Energy is highly trained in all aspects of air conditioning repair for your Chandler, AZ home. We deliver exceptional repair services and get to the bottom of your AC system breakdown, and we keep up on the latest HVAC industry innovations so we can offer you the best possible service.
Searching for the best AC repair in AZ? Call 480.839.0082 or contact us today to experience the difference when our team!
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