You rely on your air conditioner to keep you comfortable when temperatures soar. If it breaks down in the middle of summer you can look forward to hot, sticky, humid conditions until it’s been repaired. Extreme temperatures can even be dangerous, especially to the elderly.
There are a variety of problems that can cause your air conditioner not to function properly: it could be that your thermostat or sensor is not working correctly, or the motor or compressor may have failed. A dirty filter or evaporator could also cause problems, or you might be low on refrigerant.
It’s important to have an experienced and trustworthy technician examine your system; improper care — like adding the wrong refrigerant, failing to fix a leak or making other errors – can create even more problems. Turn to the professionalism and technical expertise of One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating® to make sure the job is done right. The HVAC experts at your local Opie’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® in St. Cloud, MN will inspect your system, diagnose what went wrong and thoroughly explain what your options are.
A simple cleaning may get your unit back up and running, but you may need to replace a part, or it might make sense not to repair and consider replacement of the air conditioner. If purchasing a new unit is the best solution, our technicians will help you understand your options in choosing the right size for your home that best fits your lifestyle. Our experts will advise you on the systems most appropriate for your needs and the layout of your home. Options may include:
- Room units, which may be your best bet if you only need a room or two chilled.
- A split system, which separates the outdoor compressor and condenser from the indoor component, and may be appropriate if your home is already equipped with proper ductwork.
- Evaporative coolers, which use evaporated water to cool down air and work best in arid climates.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling accounts for nearly 50 percent of the average household’s energy use. Our experienced HVAC experts at Opie’s can advise you on the most energy-efficient models, install your equipment properly, take away the old unit and clean up afterward. Remember, many air conditioning problems are caused by improper installation, but our top-notch service ensures that your unit is set up correctly, the first time.
Regular maintenance will ensure your air conditioner is working at top efficiency and can extend its lifespan. Set up an annual maintenance check with a One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating technician to clean the unit, check on the refrigerant, and make sure the system is in safe working order. Call our team in St. Cloud today to help you with any issues that may arise, whether it’s maintenance, repair or replacement. We’ll be there to help when you need us.