Common A/C Problems & A/C Repair in Richmond, VA

Schedule An AppointmentDid you know your cooling system could be costing you hundreds of dollars in unnecessary energy costs? Perhaps what’s worse is you may not even know there is a problem until utility bills start increasing. 

When it comes to your HVAC system, seasonal tune-ups and preventative maintenance locate problems and inefficiencies in your air system before they end up costing you.

Get A/C Repair in Richmond, VA, or surrounding areas to help keep your HVAC system in good condition.

Common A/C Problems

There isn’t much worse than being stuck in the Richmond area’s heat and humidity without a working air conditioner. 

There are a host of reasons why your air conditioning may not be properly cooling your home. 

Before you panic and work up more of a sweat, check a few of the basics. 

Hopefully, it’s as simple as an improperly set thermostat or a clogged air filter. If not, Carroll Plumbing & Heating Inc. can take care of it. Read on to learn why your air conditioning might be malfunctioning.

The Unit is low, or void, of refrigerant

If the air conditioning unit is no longer blowing cold air, it may need a refrigerant charge. Only after an inspection of the A/C unit, and identification of a leak, should an A/C repair technician add more refrigerant to your unit.

You have thermostat troubles

Although small and discrete, a thermostat is the main control center of your cooling system. Discrepancies in settings can be the source of disrupted cooling cycles. There may also be an electrical disconnect somewhere between the unit and thermostat. This should be checked out by an HVAC technician. 

How to choose the best thermostat for your home.

There is a lack of essential maintenance

Sometimes easily overlooked everyday things are to blame for lack of cold air. Clogged air filters, obstructions around the outdoor unit, and blocked air vents are several reasons for cooling problems.

What you can do to prevent cooling inefficiencies.

You have aging, malfunctioning equipment

Another potential diagnosis is that your condenser fan or compressor is damaged and requires repair. This is easy for a professional to locate and fix. In other cases, it may be suggested that your cooling equipment is beyond the expected lifespan to meet your cooling needs efficiently.

Find out how to improve the life expectancy of your HVAC system.

You require seasonal maintenance

The cooling season’s onset is the optimal time to have seasonal service performed on your air conditioning systems. Likewise, in the fall, you should do the same for your heating systems. This is a full diagnostic service designed to ensure efficient operation and peak performance of your air conditioning unit.

Learn why seasonal service is so important.  

Ready to repair your A/C unit?

Whether you need a quick fix or a whole new cooling system, our knowledgeable technicians will work with you from the initial appointment and evaluation to recommend a custom solution for your HVAC repair that fits your cooling needs and your budget.

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