Air Conditioning Repair & Installation
In the Georgia heat, you can’t afford to go without reliable, responsive, and efficient cooling for long. A properly functioning AC unit can mean the difference between a cool, comfortable summer and misery in the heat. That’s why Stay Cool HVAC is committed to providing you with a solution for every situation and occasion, from preventive maintenance and repairs to full system installations. You can count on Stay Cool HVAC to bring the very best in customer service and support to every job, with our knowledgeable NATE certified technicians. We specialize in any of your air conditioning needs, from actual equipment to air quality and efficiency.
Common AC Problems
- One of the main reasons that an air conditioner doesn’t work properly is a clogged or dirty filter. Follow the manufacturer’s suggestions as to how often to change your air filter. Some are monthly, others every three months, while some are reusable and should be cleaned when they are dirty. One way to determine if a filter needs to be cleaned is to check if any light passes through it. If not, it’s time to clean it. Dirty filters not only reduce the flow of air but can also cause the AC unit to freeze.
- When the coolant starts leaking in the air conditioner, the unit will not perform correctly, and the temperature will fluctuate. The location of the leak will affect the cost of the repair so having this examined yearly by a trained AC technician is advised.
- Like the filter, the drain line can become clogged with dirt, dust, and lint. If it becomes clogged, the drain pan will fill up, and water will leak out potentially causing damage to the AC unit or whatever is around your pan.
- The compressor applies energy to the refrigerant and propels it through the coils to carry out heat exchange. If the compressor is not working, the AC unit will not cool your house. If there’s not enough refrigerant, the compressor will run hot and eventually seize. If there’s too much, the refrigerant will return to the compressor, which can cause it to
When to Replace Your Air Conditioner
In many ways your air conditioner is one of the most used machines in your home. Having it at its peak best is often recommended with yearly maintenance. However, like all other machines, even with yearly maintenance things can go wrong. By now you know what your air conditioner sounds like when it is running at full efficiency, so hearing strange noises of any kind indicates that there is some kind of problem. It can be a multitude of things, but getting it checked out right away is the smartest decision as it can save you a lot of money later on.
- When your air conditioner just isn’t blowing cold air, that is a definitive sign it’s time to call a certified technician in. On the other hand, there are times that certain rooms in your house may be colder than others, which is indicative of really low air flow. This problem can range from debris in the ductwork to compressor issues. It is highly advised to have a professional technician look at it.
- Unusual smells from AC. Dirt, mold and mildew inside your system or ductwork can cause unpleasant odors to circulate. Beyond just being unpleasant over time these could pose a health hazard and should be checked out by a professional.
- When you see water around your system. HVAC systems generate condensation and small amounts of moisture are normal but excessive water can indicate a problem. HVAC systems run on electricity and we all know water and electric are not a good combination. You should contact a repair technician right away.
- AC is turning on and off more often than normal. Your AC system will cycle on and off throughout the course of a normal day but if this is happening more frequently than normal when temperatures are not extremely hot there could be an issue. This “short cycling” puts additional stress on your system and can cause a breakdown if left unchecked
- Your AC has Ice or frost on it. Just like excessive water can be a problem, ice and frost can also be an issue. Ice or frost build up is usually caused by restricted airflow and can cause your unit to “freeze up”.
Whenever you detect signs that your AC system is not working correctly it’s a good idea to call an AC Professional. Your HVAC system is complex and has a lot of moving parts. Calling a professional right away can help eliminate more costly repairs down the road and ensures that you are comfortable during any weather.
Electrical problems are not issues that should wait for normal working hours. If your air conditioner is experiencing an electrical issue, such as constantly tripping your breaker, creating a burning electrical smell, or dimming the lights in your home when the system activates, it’s time to call for emergency AC repair service. Electrical issues are not only serious, they are not DIY projects, either—your AC professional has the experience and the technical knowledge needed to identify the source of the problem and solve it quickly to both restore home cooling and reduce your risk of a serious home electrical issue, such as a blackout or a fire.
When to Call a Professional
Many times, your AC system will continue to work even when there is a problem but delaying a small repair can end up leading to more costly repairs down the road. Your comfort and the cost of your energy bills are also concerns. An AC system that is not running properly is likely to be less efficient, run more often and may not be able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. The best policy is to call a professional at the first sign of trouble.
Stay Cool HVAC specializes in HVAC systems and is always available for your AC repair or replacement needs.
North Atlanta Service Areas
Alpharetta, Berkeley Lake, Buckhead, Buford, Dacula, Decatur, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Midtown, Norcross, Peachtree, Corners, Roswell, Snellville, Stone Mountain, Sugar Hill