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Common Central AC Problems

Call or request air conditioner service online today if are experiencing any of the following issues with your central AC unit:

Common Culprits of Breakdowns

Many of these problems are all caused by a few of the same components of your air conditioner. Some of the most common culprits that we see cause AC breakdown regularly are:

  • Dirty AC filter
  • Bad capacitor
  • Dirty evaporator coil
  • Dirty outdoor condenser coil
  • Failed motor
  • Loose wire connections
  • Plugged condensate lines
  • Freon leak (refrigerant) leak/low refrigerant levels

READ MORE: AC Repair Cost Guide

What to Check Before Calling for Air Conditioner Repair

Before calling for an air conditioning repair service, always check your filter first. If the air filter is dirty, then go ahead and change it out and give it sometime to see if your air conditioner starts cooling again. If it does, then you can avoid a service call! If it does not, then there is another underlying problem besides a dirty air filter. If your air conditioner is frozen, then make sure to turn it off before your service call so that it has time to thaw out and proper diagnostics can be run on the unit. Another item to check before calling for service is your thermostat. Is it set to the proper temperature? Is it on cooling mode as it should be?

Inspecting all of these items will help to ensure you’ve done all the standard troubleshooting and a service call is needed.

Recharging Your AC

tech holding refrigerantOften there is a refrigerant leak that is the reason your AC is not working. Refilling with refrigerant is always an option, but make sure it is the best option for you! Discuss with your HVAC repair expert the pros and cons of fixing the leak in your heating and air conditioning system and topping off the freon. Most often, there is no way to know for sure how long repairing the leak and recharging the AC system will keep your air conditioner operational.

Why Choose Quality Comfort for Your AC Repair?

  • Easy Scheduling

    Don’t want to talk to a human? No problem! Schedule AC repair service with us through our web chat or by using our online scheduler. But if you decide you want to talk to someone, we have real people you can communicate with from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week by calling our office.

  • We Fix Your Problem Today

    Our vehicles are stocked for heating and air conditioning service. This means we have the part you need ready to go, no waiting to order. This mobile parts inventory includes outdoor fans and fan motors, contactors, capacitors, refrigerant, air handler controls, transformers, indoor blowers, and air filtration products. If your system has proprietary manufacturer’s parts we will get you comfortable until the part can be delivered. We do recommend that if you have a frozen AC coil you turn the air conditioner off before we arrive at your home so that we can access the system properly when we arrive.

  • Same Day Air Conditioning Service

    Same day service is often available in most of our service area. We do our best to make our schedule fit your needs, especially during those hot summer days when you need HVAC repair fast! If you’re a Super Savings Plan member, then you get bumped up to first priority too!

  • Lifetime Repair Guarantee

    All of our air conditioner repairs come with a lifetime guarantee. If the part we repair or replace fails, we will fix it at no charge to you! Read more about that here.

  • Family-Owned, Not a Franchise

    When you choose us, you are choosing a company that is family-owned and operated right here in Cincinnati. Don’t settle for other HVAC companies that have sold to out-of-state firms.

Financing Available for Repairs

Lots of companies offer financing for new installations, but Quality Comfort knows that repairs are never planned so we also offer financing on repairs of $500 or more.

Besides convenient AC repair, we also offer these air conditioning services:

  • Air Conditioning Maintenance and Cleaning – Regular AC maintenance helps ensure less big breakdowns, greater efficiency and a longer life for your cooling system
  • Air Conditioning Replacement & New Installation – If your unit is old and repairs just don’t make sense or you’re looking to upgrade your AC unit to a more efficient model, our technicians and comfort advisors can provide you with a variety of options to meet your needs and your budget.

If your comfort problems exist mainly on upper levels where your home just can’t seem to cool down using your existing air conditioner, it may be time to look into a ductless ac unit. 

“Tech came out was professional, he was honest. Ended up being just my thermostat not being pushed completely into the wall… He didn’t try to lie to me. He gave me recommendations on other services no pressure. Gave me their Hero’s Program pricing because I’m a veteran. I will be using them again and getting other services as well.”

Kory, Google

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