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Air Conditioning Repair

When air conditioners develop issues, homeowners often fear the worst. They may wonder whether they need to replace the entire system prematurely. However, this is often not the case. If your air conditioner is under 15 years old and has been well maintained, a repair will often do the trick and get the system back up and running again.

At Hill-Air Heating & Air Conditioning, our professional and knowledgeable HVAC technicians have the know-how and experience to make repairs for all makes and models of air conditioners, no matter what the issue may be. If your air conditioner is exhibiting issues it needs a repair or has completely broken down, contact Hill-Air for air conditioning repair service in Fairfield, OH, and the Greater Cincinnati area.

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Common Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

Time is often of the essence when it comes to repairing air conditioners. What might seem like a minor problem today, could balloon into a major, expensive issue a month from now. If you notice any of the following signs, you can count on Hill-Air for immediate AC repair services. Here are some of the signs your system needs repairs:

Poor Airflow

When there are issues within your air conditioner, you may notice inconsistent airflow and a lack of circulation in certain rooms that can cause hot or cold spots. This can be caused by a clogged air filter, dirty evaporator coils, or a refrigerant leak. Contact an HVAC technician to inspect your AC unit.

Rising Energy Bills

If your energy bills are heading due north, there could be an issue with your air conditioner. An inspection by an experienced HVAC technician can often solve the problem. Higher energy bills without any corresponding heat wave could be the result of a faulty mechanism, dirty components, or other issues with your AC system.

Strange Noises

Air conditioners run relatively quietly, so any loud or unusual noises are cause for concern. For example, a banging or grinding noise can indicate a loose or broken part. A screeching noise, meanwhile, could signal a fan issue in the outside condenser or compressor unit. A buzzing sound could be due to an unbalanced fan blade in your outside unit.

Unpleasant Odors

Unpleasant smells should also be inspected as soon as possible by a professional HVAC technician. Two of the most common odors are a burning smell caused by an electrical issue and a mildew smell that may signal the presence of mold due to a clogged condensate drain.

Short Cycling

Air conditioning short cycling occurs when your system turns off before reaching the set temperature, only to turn back on again a short time later. Short cycling can cause expensive components to fail and can also cause increased system wear and tear and higher energy bills. A faulty thermostat, a lack of refrigerant, frozen evaporator coils, or a clogged air filter are common causes.

The Benefits of Repairing Your HVAC System

Air conditioning issues never get better over time; they only get worse. By contacting Hill-Air for air conditioning repair service, you can reap the following benefits:

  • Improved Efficiency. Air conditioners that need repair run less efficiently, which can create comfort issues and cause energy bills to rise. Repairing your air conditioner can reduce energy consumption and improve its overall efficiency.
  • Enhanced Comfort. With improved efficiency, comes enhanced comfort. AC repair can ensure your system is operating at optimal capacity and providing cool air for a comfortable indoor environment.
  • Avoid More Costly Repairs. Air conditioners can often continue to operate even when issues are present. The longer you let issues linger, though, the larger and more expensive the repair will become.
  • Increased Lifespan. Regular maintenance and repair service can increase your system’s overall lifespan, preventing you from buying a new system prematurely.

HVAC System Maintenance from Hill-Air

To avoid repair issues from developing in the first place, it’s important to invest in regular AC maintenance service. For proper functioning, air conditioners should ideally be tuned up each spring. During a maintenance visit, an HVAC technician will inspect, calibrate, and clean all necessary components. Hill-Air offers an HVAC system Maintenance Service Plan. Among the many benefits of the plan include two HVAC tune-up visits per year, priority status, and reminders of when your service appointment is. Contact us today to learn more about enrolling in our maintenance service plan.

Is Your AC in the Fairfield, OH Area in Need of Repair? Contact Hill-Air

Since 1986, Hill-Air has proudly served the residents of the Cincinnati Tri-State area with timely, reliable, and professional heating and cooling services. We always put our customers first by offering outstanding and affordable home comfort services. If your air conditioner needs repair or is completely broken down, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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