Cooling systems have a way of misbehaving just when we need them most — often after a long afternoon of yard work. The best way to avoid an emergency is with regular AC maintenance services, but when your cooling system suddenly acts up you probably need air conditioner repair. The experts at Jacobs are highly trained to accurately diagnose cooling problems and provide a quick solution.
If your cooling system is more than 10 years old you may want to consider replacing it, but in many cases a simple fix is all you need. Our step-by-step troubleshooting guide can help you determine if a DIY solution is possible or if it’s time to call a professional. These are some common signs you might need an AC repair:
If your thermostat is set lower than your home’s current temperature but your vents are still blowing warm air, something is wrong. It may be restricted airflow or a compressor issue. Jacobs technicians can identify the problem and get your system back to work in no time. In some cases we may recommend an AC replacement.
Warm air is bad enough, but sometimes malfunctioning air conditioners have trouble blowing any air at all. If your system is not properly circulating air, a clogged filter or a broken part may be the culprit. Other times bad airflow means your system is reaching the end of its life.
Hot summer weather and stale air are not a happy combination, especially for any allergy sufferers living in your home. Unpleasant odors can be a clue that your HVAC system needs a tune up. A full AC cleaning service often solves the problem. It’s the easiest way to improve the smell and overall quality of your indoor air.
A well-maintained cooling system should be nice and quiet. Rattling, grinding, or whistling sounds can signal a loose part that needs adjusting. In some cases, weird sounds can indicate a more serious problem. Jacobs technicians can evaluate your air conditioner and recommend a solution.
Air conditioners aren’t everlasting. Even the highest quality systems need to be replaced eventually. Jacobs experienced consultants can examine your air conditioner and help you determine if a repair or an AC replacement is the best solution.
If your monthly energy bills are rising, a newer system may provide better, more efficient cooling.
If your AC system has been steadily declining for a while, a repair may not be enough to solve the issue.
When ongoing repairs become a perpetual headache, a new system is typically the best and most cost-effective solution in the long run.
Systems that are 10+ years old are typically good candidates for replacement.
If your cooling system is giving you trouble, don’t hesitate to give Jacobs a call. Our technicians know how to perform repairs and maintenance on all major air conditioner brands. For problems that can’t wait, we offer 24/7 emergency HVAC services at 503-234-7331. For regular repair services, here’s what to expect:
Just like your car, your air conditioner needs periodic tune-ups. Regular AC maintenance is the best way to keep your cooling system in top shape, prolong its life, and potentially avoid more costly repairs down the road. It also keeps your manufacturer warranty valid.
Jacobs offers regular maintenance agreements with several different plans to choose from. All of our agreements feature Saturday service, scheduling reminders, and monthly payment options. Our highly qualified technicians receive extensive factory training to ensure they are caught up with the latest industry standards. They can even give you tips to improve efficiency and minimize the likelihood of future repairs.
Jacobs experts are equipped to handle even the most complex HVAC problems. All our technicians are certified through North American Technician Excellence (NATE). They are also mobile dispatched, so they can pull up a history of any service work we’ve done for you in the past. Our services are Energy Star Compliant and backed by a warranty so you can trust the integrity of your system for years to come.