If you live in San Antonio, TX, you know just how hot it gets in your hometown. Summer in Texas means you need an air conditioner that is working in top form. bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio has been an integral part of the community for many years/ We are known for providing efficient, affordable, and expert plumbing, drain, and HVAC services.
An air conditioner repair is best conducted during the shoulder seasons before everyone is turning on their AC units and discovering they need an air conditioner repair company. There are multiple reasons to schedule your appointment in fall, winter, or spring. The first is you won’t have to wait in a queue. The majority of San Antonio, TX companies will charge a premium for air conditioner repairs conducted in the hottest part of the year.
Our values aren’t dictated by the weather. The bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio team is committed to providing affordable, dependable, adept drain, plumbing, and HVAC services. All of our team members are fully licensed and insured. Our HVAC technicians are NATE-Certified and have been trained to troubleshoot any model of an air conditioner.
If You Spot These Signs, It’s Time for an Air Conditioner Repair
Prevention is the name of the efficiency game when it comes to preserving your AC unit. At least once a year you should consider having professional, routine maintenance conducted on your entire HVAC system. Regular service catches small snags before they become big problems. In addition, routine maintenance boosts the effectiveness of all your HVAC appliances. Of course, an air conditioning repair can be necessary even with annual reviews, but service catches problems early.
Here are a few warning signs you need an air conditioning repair!
- Puddles in or around your San Antonio, TX home or business are a sure sign there is something amiss with your AC unit. Air conditioners extract warm air from your home to keep the unit’s evaporator coils from frosting over. If the coils don’t receive enough heat when operating then they will ice over. If it is hot outside and they melt the exterior section of the coils then a mixture of water and refrigerant may collect inside or outside your home near the air conditioner.
- The age of your unit will dictate how often you need an air conditioner repair. Particularly, units that still run on Freon. Freon damages the planet’s Ozone layer due to the high content of CFCs in the coolant. It is going to be an uphill battle if you need to refuel an old unit with Freon and be more costly. It might be worth considering purchasing a new model. Newer models use different (more environmentally friendly) coolants, tend to be more energy-efficient, and possess modern technologies that allow you to cool sections of your home.
- If you are hot all the time at home it is time for an air conditioning repair. An AC that blows out tepid or warm air is a telltale sign that the refrigerant isn’t at an adequate level. Consequently, the unit will struggle to perform efficiently and use up more energy due to the lack of coolant. This can add stress to the evaporator coils, compressor, fans, and other parts.
- Is your compressor shutting off repeatedly? Short cycling is a common problem that requires quick air conditioner repair. A healthy AC has an average cooling cycle of 20 minutes. This sequence begins with the compressor running for 10 minutes and resting for 10 minutes which allows the air conditioner to keep your space cool. Short cycling interrupts this procedure, stopping the compressor too early or letting it run too long. Short cycling is caused by low coolant levels, dirty air filters, frozen evaporator coils, and many other issues. It is crucial to act quickly if you notice short cycling. Routine service by bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio will catch these issues before they can damage your unit.
“I’ve been a loyal customer of bluefrog’s since I moved to San Antonio. I bought an older home and the previous owners told me that the air conditioning had been spotty for the past few years and would most likely need a complete replacement. They gave me a fair price on the property and suggest I call their HVAC repairman and I did. The original estimate from him was exorbitant! I called around while I was still living in Oklahoma and no one wanted to work with me from a distance. Finally, I called bluefrog, and their representative was so helpful and knowledgeable. The NATE-Certified technician went out of his way to help me choose the right unit and keep me in the loop during every step of the process. I’ve had an annual service for my entire HVAC system since then, and my energy bills are significantly cheaper than they were in Oklahoma City. If you need HVAC service, plumbing, or an air conditioner repair you should rely on bluefrog because they are the best in San Antonio!”
Emily Trent, San Antonio, Texas
“I kept finding water every time we turned on the AC this spring. My wife and I are naturally warm people and like to be on the cooler side, so we typically turn on the air conditioner in mid-March, at least during the day in San Antonio. I don’t know anything about air conditioner repair or maintenance. However, the puddles of water were a good indicator that it was time to find an air conditioning repair company. I Googled ‘offers from HVAC companies’ and bluefrog popped up. They had a great promotion and I called right away. They turned up the very next day and found the problem with the compressor. The technician had the parts readily available in his truck and completed the repair within less than two hours. The cost was affordable and worth every penny. If you need an air conditioner repair, HVAC or plumbing system needs attention you should give bluefrog a ring, you’ll be glad you did.”
Pamela Davidson, Boerne, Texas
For the highest quality HVAC services and more, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio today!