AC Repair Services in Lancaster, OH
Air Conditioning Repair Done Right.
When a residential cooling system breaks down it comes as a surprise. We understand that this is a stressful event. Because of this, our friendly team support team here at Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning is standing by, ready to assist whether it’s a cooling emergency or non-emergency. Remember, your comfort comes first! Don’t hesitate to schedule AC Repair services today!
A/C Repair Quick Guide
Common A/C Problems
Emergency Repair Services
Repair vs. Replacement
Common A/C Problems
Are you having problems with a stubborn A/C unit? If your AC is showing any of the following symptoms, these are considered common and may require a professional for repair.
Low Refrigerant Levels
Refrigerant is the substance that absorbs heat out of the air in your home and pumps it outdoors. If you are low on refrigerant, a problem that is caused by a refrigerant line leak, you may notice that your AC isn’t providing enough cool air, is making a hissing noise, or is short cycling. If the refrigerant level is too low, your AC may not function at all.
Dirty evaporator coils
Refrigerant cycles through your evaporator coil where it is able to absorb heat. Over time that coil may collect a coating of dust and dirt (your filter can only do so much). When that happens, it limits the ability of the refrigerant to absorb heat. This will lead to short cycling and it may cause the coil to ice over.
Blower motor problems
Your blower motor powers the fans that pull in hot air and push out cool air into your house. Obviously, if there is a problem with the motor, then the fans won’t operate well either. Listen for screeching noises that indicate a dry or worn out fan belt. You may also discover a blower motor problem by reduced or nonexistent airflow.
If you struggle to get your air conditioner to turn on, it could be a mechanical problem or an issue with your thermostat. Our professionals can help you no matter what the issue is. We’re the experts in AC Repair!
Troubleshooting Your Air Conditioner
If your AC isn’t cooling or is causing other issues, we’ve put together a guide to troubleshoot some common air conditioner problems. Schedule professional services today!
Blowing Air, but not cool air
This could be a result of something blocking airflow anywhere in your system — filters, registers or compressors. Low refrigerant levels could also be the culprit. Without the right refrigerant level, heat and humidity cannot efficiently be removed from the air.
Unit is frozen
Ice on the coil impedes airflow and greatly reduces its effectiveness. Do not chip away at the ice with a sharp object. Instead:
- Remove any debris or snow that may be blocking the unit.
- Check for leaking gutters that may be dripping water onto the unit, and repair them.
- Call a service technician to troubleshoot defrost issues.
- Confirm nothing is obstructing airflow (i.e. snow, leaves, etc.)
- Check the thermostat – Make sure the fan is set to “on” or “auto,” then try to drop the temperate 5 degrees and give it a moment.
- Check the Filter – Replace dirty air filters regularly.
If you can’t get the air conditioning system to activate at all, then you most likely have a blown circuit breaker or fuse, improperly set or faulty thermostat, or an internal switch being off. Call an expert for help!
AC Repair & Replacement Services in Lancaster, OH
Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?
All homeowners find themselves asking this question eventually. The answer is different for each home and set of circumstances. The following suggestions are based on our years of experience. If the system is less than 10 years old, it is worth repairing, especially if the cost of the repair is reasonable. However, if you have invested in constant repairs over the years – especially on a machine that is 10-15 years old or older, it’s likely ineffective. Don’t throw away hard-earned money on an AC that will likely give out soon. It makes more sense to invest in a new, energy-efficient cooling system that gives you the peace of mind you need for the next several years of hot, dry summers.
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You Should Repair Your A/C if:
- The repair is relatively cheap and simple.
- This is your first need for repair
- The unit is under 10-15 years of age
You Should Replace Your A/C if:
- The cost of repair is too high
- A long history of repairs
- Unit is over 15 years of age
Emergency AC Repair in Lancaster, OH
Experiencing a Cooling Emergency?
Check these few things before giving us a call:
- Make sure the unit has power.
- Verify your air filter isn’t clogged.
- Check the thermostat batteries, replace them if needed.
- Check for tripped circuits or blown fuses.