Repairing an air conditioner on your own isn’t advised. There are so many specialized tools and equipment you need to do the job right, and who wants to do it out in the heat? Instead, call our Green Valley residential HVAC repair team to do the job for you.
Living in Green Valley without AC is a sure way to a miserable time, so don’t live that way! Our NATE-certified technicians at Ambient Edge can come to your home anytime to diagnose and repair HVAC issues.
What Fails on HVAC Systems?
There are some common issues on residential HVAC that need the help of a professional. As systems age, especially in our climate, parts fail. It’s just like a car. With enough wear and tear, problems crop up that require repair. Here are some common ones.
Dirty Air Filters
You should check your filters monthly to see if they need replacement or cleaning. A dirty air filter will pollute your home’s air and make your system break down if it gets bad enough. It’s such a simple thing to do, and we can show you how to do it if you don’t know how.
If you don’t know what kind of filter your home’s HVAC needs, take a photo of the dirty filter and get the dimensions from the side of the existing filter. If you have a washable filter, read the instructions from the manufacturer on how to wash these properly.
Most important, set a reminder in your phone to check your filters monthly. Dirty filters are the easiest fix in the HVAC world, and it can save you a ton of money in the long run to get them replaced.
When a thermostat starts to fail, a few different things could happen:
- Your system cycles more often, raising energy bills.
- Your system doesn’t turn on enough
- Your system stops working completely!
If the issue is in your thermostat, this is a fix our professionals handle all the time. We’ll check the electronics and sensors for accuracy and repair or replace them. This inspection is also part of our maintenance visits, so consider signing up for twice-yearly maintenance from Ambient Edge through our VIP Club.
Without refrigerants, an air conditioner cannot work. If your system is blowing out warmer air than it should, you probably have low refrigerant. Our teams will inspect your lines for leaks, repair them, and refill your system with refrigerant.
Frost on the Coils
If your system has frost on it, it’s working way too hard and there’s a major problem somewhere. It could be one of the problems we’ve already talked about, or something deeper like a blower fan issue. Frost on your exterior unit is a bad sign and you should call us immediately for a repair.
How Can I Catch Problems Early?
The easiest way to catch problems early with an HVAC system is to get regular preventative maintenance. In Green Valley, we recommend a twice-yearly inspection because of how harsh our climate is. Systems have to work much harder here, so don’t think a single yearly inspection is enough!
Another thing you can do is look for unusual signs from your HVAC unit, such as:
- Incorrect air temperature
- Weak air flow
- Odd smells or sounds
- Condensation where there shouldn’t be
- Frost on the coils
- Hot and cold spots in the house
If you notice things like this, it’s time to reach out to our team for a Green Valley residential HVAC repair call. VIP Club members get 10% off all repair calls, plus avoid our service call fee—a $99 dollar value!
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Will I Be Pressured for a Replacement?
Some companies pressure people to get their systems replaced far too soon. An HVAC replacement can easily cost $5,000-$12,000 and up, so we think if your system can be repaired, it should be.
But all systems will fail one day. Most HVAC systems need more repairs after about 15 years of service here. Regular maintenance can extend the life of your home’s HVAC. When it’s time to replace your system, we will explain why and give you a cost analysis to show you it’s cheaper to get a replacement rather than a repair.
Sometimes, a replacement can pay for itself. If your system is old and inefficient compared to modern models, you could pay more for electricity than you need. Choosing an Energy Star HVAC system could make your replacement far cheaper long-term.
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Home HVAC Repair in Green Valley Is One Call Away
If you have pets, small children, or elderly people in your home, you must have a functional HVAC system. If a problem happens between maintenance visits, contact Ambient Edge to get one of our residential HVAC repair teams in Green Valley, NV, to fix your system. We’re available 24/7/365. Schedule your service today.