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Properly maintained air conditioners usually operate reliably, but increased demand on hot summer days can sometimes prove too much. A number of things can go wrong with an AC unit, so call our professional HVAC contractor right away if you experience any of these problems:

  • Unusual sounds: If you’ve had your air conditioner for a few years, you know what it should sound like. An AC making noise—such as squealing, popping, buzzing, or snapping—warrants calling an HVAC technician.

  • Strange odors: The air coming from your supply registers should smell normal. Strange odors could warrant an emergency AC repair, especially if you detect the smell of burning electronics or rotten eggs.

  • No cold air: Sometimes, the air handler runs just fine, but the air entering your home feels lukewarm. First, make sure the thermostat is set to “auto,” not “on.” Then, try replacing the air filter. If that doesn’t help, you may need a professional to repair the condenser or evaporator coil.

  • Weak airflow: If you hear the AC running, but little to no air exits the supply registers, check the filter. If it’s clogged, replace it. Other possibilities for weak airflow include a dirty blower fan, leaky ductwork, or faulty zoning dampers.

  • No function at all: Perhaps the most obvious reason to schedule AC repair is if the cooling equipment refuses to operate. Improper thermostat calibration or a faulty component may be to blame, but first, make sure the air conditioner is plugged in and that no circuit breakers have tripped.

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Set Aside the Financial Stress

Most people dread having to call a repair specialist of any kind because they expect to get hit with hidden fees and ridiculous charges. We simply don’t work that way. Instead, we respect our customers enough to make sure they understand and accept the cost of the parts and work that are needed. We tend to have all of the necessary equipment right on our truck to complete standard repairs without any delay, or any additional costs.

In addition to offering fair and upfront prices, we also provide our customers with financing options to help deal with this surprise bill. Not everyone can handle an unexpected expense like an AC repair, which is why we are happy to make several financing options available. To learn more about this possibility, please speak with a member of our friendly staff.

There are countless air conditioning systems in use at any given time here in RVA. These systems have to work overtime during the hot summer months, of course, as it is hard to find relief from the kind of all-day heat that fills up this part of the world. As a company which specializes in air conditioning repair, Genstar Heating, Cooling & Home Repairs is the smart choice to bring your AC unit back up and running in no time at all. Whether you are calling during normal business hours or in the middle of the night, we’ll be happy to help. Thank you for visiting, and we look forward to serving you!

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