Hillsborough Central AC Repair by Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning The Top Air Conditioning Repair and Service Company in the Hillsborough What makes us the best HVAC company in Hillsborough? We're called Service Experts for a reason - our HVAC technicians are NATE-Certified. Written 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We're licensed, bonded, and insured HVAC Contractors. Emergency AC Repair Service available 24/7. We service all brands, makes and models of air conditioners. People trust us - read our reviews! Call Today 908-448-2154 Emergency Service 24/7 Schedule Your Service Are you looking for a dependable company to take care of all of your air conditioning repair needs? The best AC repair is one that doesn’t occur, but we all know that's not reality. HVAC systems have issues over time just like anything else, especially if regular air conditioner maintenance has been forgotten or neglected for a long period of time. And once the air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it's going to require additional repairs and maintenance. It’s also not unusual to hear dreadful stories about having to manage without air conditioning in the Hillsborough heat. When you call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, you know you’re getting quality service. We back up all of our work with a written 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’ve been in business since 1973, and we proudly set the standard for the best customer service in the Hillsborough community. You can be confident knowing that your home comfort is our number one task. What if I have to get an air conditioner replacement? We realize no one wants to learn that they need to replace their air conditioner. This is why our experts will first attempt to repair your damaged air conditioner. If your central AC just won’t work and has no life left to give, we'll help you find the best replacement system for your home. The most important thing is that you realize all your choices for your air conditioning system, and that your home comfort and safety is taken into consideration during the service call. We realize a new air conditioning system is a big investment, so we’ll work with you to make the best selection to meet your needs and budget while keeping the Hillsborough environment in mind. You might also benefit from rebates and other cash incentives offered by utility companies, manufacturers, and local and federal governments. Signs you could need an AC Replacement Soon Your air conditioner could give you some "warning signs" that it's near the end of its life. Consider reaching out to experts about a pre-emptive air conditioner replacement if: Your air conditioning system is not cooling your home. You are frequently scheduling repairs. Your cooling bills are getting higher. Cooled air coming from your vents is losing strength. Your AC unit is always running. The HVAC system is making odd noises. How do you gauge if you should think about an AC repair or an air conditioner replacement? If you're uneasy, the Dallas Guide to Air Conditioner Replacement is a good place to start. Hillsborough AC Repair Troubleshooting Checklist What to do before calling Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an AC Repair Review your breaker box for a tripped breaker. If the breaker is flipped, you can try to reset it. It's worth flipping it off and on again even if it doesn't look like it has tripped. Some breakers will trip but the switch can’t move much, making it appear as though there is a different problem. Older homes may have fuse boxes, in which case you're searching for a blown fuse. Check your thermostat. You want to make sure that there are working batteries in it, it's operating and that it's set to cool. There is no need to bring in the experts if a couple double AA batteries will fix your problem. Listen for odd noises coming from your air conditioning system. If you detect clicking, call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately. Take a look to see if ice is present. If there is ice on your AC unit in a Hillsborough summer, it's possible that you have a refrigerant leak. Sometimes you’ll notice ice on the lines leading from your condenser (the big air conditioning unit outside your home with a fan on top) into your house. Refrigerant leaks must be repaired quickly, or you have the threat of damaging key components of your air conditioning system. Switch your filter! We all neglect the little chores from time to time. Replacing the air conditioning system's filter is an easy one to forget. Blocked air flow from a very dirty filter can harshly reduce your system's efficiency and offer extra wear on components, like the blower motor. Examine your air vents. Your air conditioning system has to breathe, which means preserving air flow. If you have blocked air flow from your supply and return vents, it's possible you will have an AC repair during Hillsborough heatwaves down the road. Can you Repair an AC Coil Leak? We sure can. A leaking evaporator coil can be easily noticeable, but costly to replace. It's because of air conditioner repairs like this that we recommend an AC maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance and regular tune-ups can help to reduce the chance of more costly repairs down the road. If it appears that the leak cannot be sealed and repaired, our HVAC technicians are able to replace the faulty component. AC Coil Repair Cost: $400-$1,200 Can you Repair the AC Compressor? Typically if the compressor is shot, you're planning to replace it, not repair it. The compressor in an air conditioner is a key component and the part itself is one of the more costly pieces of the system. If you have an old unit and the compressor is gone, you might want to replace the unit. There are three types of AC compressors: single stage compressors, two-stage compressors and variable-speed compressors. The single stage compressors can only operate at one level, which means it will run full force as long as it’s on. The two stage compressors provide two different levels, so it can run a little lower on days that have milder temps, which supports efficiency. The most efficient choice is the variable capacity compressor which has the capability to constantly correct itself to meet the desired temperature of the home. When the time arrives to get help with your air conditioner, you can depend on the qualified experts at Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. You can reach us at 908-448-2154 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions or arrange an appointment. AC Compressor Repair Cost: $1,350-$1,800 4 Things That Result in AC Repair in Dallas 1 Lack of Air Conditioner Maintenance Letting your air conditioner work over extended periods of time without being maintained is likely to cause problems as time goes on. Whether it ends with air conditioner service calls or means a new air conditioning system, lack of maintenance, is harmful to the efficiency and operation of your system. 2 AC Component Failure When your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently, the compressor and fan controls could wear out, or several other significant components may be impacted. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is unnecessary stress placed on these internal parts, causing improper operation or premature failure. 3 Thermostat Problems From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated appropriately, there are lots of thermostat problems that could occur. If it has been a while since you last switched your thermostat batteries, it could be time to do so in order to dodge any concerns with the settings you have in place. 4 Condensation in your Air Conditioner Your air conditioning unit will produce a large amount of condensation. Some air conditioners have an electric condensate pump with tubing that can be impaired or clogged with algae or ice. Call one of our friendly service technicians if you suspect something seems off with your pump. What you can do to get your AC Repair Faster Everyone wants relief fast, especially in a scorching Hillsborough heatwave. But it's a fact that the hotter it gets; the more AC repair calls your local Hillsborough HVAC companies gets. There are two steps you can take to get faster service. Look at the weather. If you see in the forecast that it is going to be hot and you know your air conditioner is old and not operating as efficiently, reach out to Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and arrange a tune-up as soon as possible. Make sure you discuss your concerns and anything different you've noticed about your air conditioning system. This will help us take a look anything that could be the source of a catastrophic failure during hot weather. Take part in one of Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning's Service Plans. Not only do you have the extra benefit of receiving regular tune-ups for your air conditioner, which could help you avoid the need for an AC repair totally. If something does occur, you’re already top of mind. Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Repair If it helps decrease your indoor temps, we can fix it. Mini-split AC units are ideal choices for historic homes that do not have the option for ductwork, difficult to heat and cool spaces like garages or new additions where the AC system does not currently exist. Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can repair, replace, and install ductless mini-split air conditioning systems of any make and model. In the Hillsborough community, we have a lot of newer homes and more are built every day. Occasionally a newer home might still have heating and cooling problems for specific rooms. We can install a zoning system to help mitigate any problem areas in your home that experience hot and cold spots. Some customers choose to use a mini-split system for this challenge as well. While we find these solutions are reliable, it does happen sometimes that a mini-split system wears out and requires repairs just like a central air conditioning system. Communities We Serve Irving University Park Plano Frisco Fort Worth Coppell Richardson Farmers Branch Garland Flower Mound McKinney Arlington Grand Prairie Grapevine Mesquite Dallas Highland Park Hurst Colleyville Carrollton How to Choose the Best HVAC Repair Company When you start looking for an HVAC repair company, take a look at how many years the company has been in business. A well-established HVAC company will likely have the most qualified HVAC contractors on board and a good number of clients who could be references. You should also seek out recommendations from family and friends in Hillsborough. Check for a written 100% satisfaction guarantee. An air conditioner repair service from Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is documented in writing, because we're confident you will get the best AC repair service in Hillsborough when you work with us. Consider that whether it’s AC repair or replacement, sustaining your home comfort could be an investment. Since we rely heavily on our air conditioning systems to keep our homes nice and cool in the warmer season, it makes sense to choose quality service and products that we can trust.