Air Conditioning Repair

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Air Conditioning Repair

There are a number of issues your air conditioning system can experience if it isn’t serviced regularly. Warm weather in the DMV region often spans from late spring to early fall, which means your AC system is working hard for the better part of the year. 

It’s important to have an HVAC professional conduct an inspection at the start of each cooling season to ensure there isn’t any damage to your air conditioning that will require repairs later in the summer when the heat is too much to handle. 

How long should my AC unit last?

Typically, individual air conditioning units last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, while new HVAC systems last upwards of 20 years. Due to advancements in air conditioning efficiency over the last decade, air conditioners over 10 years old may be ready for replacement. Newer air conditioners offer energy savings benefits that keep your monthly electrical costs low. 

The lifespan of your air conditioner also depends on how well you maintain it. Regular HVAC maintenance helps keep your air conditioning system running efficiently for longer so you don’t end up needing to replace anything prematurely. 

Read more: When to Get an Air Conditioning Tune-Up

What are common signs that my AC is broken?

Common symptoms of a broken air conditioner homeowners report to our HVAC technicians include:

Some of these symptoms do not require professional air conditioning repairs. For example, incorrect thermostat settings or a tripped circuit breaker could be the source of your air conditioning woes and, luckily, can also be solved relatively quickly and easily by yourself.

How do I reset an AC unit?

The first option we recommend is turning off your thermostat, resetting the air conditioner breaker in your circuit breaker box, and then turning the thermostat back on after a short rest period, about 15 minutes. If this doesn’t seem to do the trick, you can also check your outdoor HVAC unit for a red reset switch. 

If you’re still not able to get the AC running on your own, it’s best to call in a professional to assess the situation and perform any necessary air conditioning repairs. The above signs of a broken air conditioner can be related to more complicated air conditioning issues including:

How do I know if I should repair or replace my AC?

There are a few factors to consider that will help homeowners determine whether an air conditioning repair or full AC replacement is needed, including:

  • Age of air conditioner. If your system is over 10 years old, it may need to be replaced.
  • Efficiency. Outdated machines can add significant energy costs to monthly bills. 
  • Frequency of repairs. One-time issues are typically not causes for concern, but recurring problems may indicate it’s time for a full replacement. 

Read more: Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

What are the benefits of CroppMetcalfe repairing my AC?

Trust the 5-Star Technicians at CroppMetcalfe to conduct your air conditioning repairs quickly and safely, and provide advice on how to keep your cooling system maintained for prime efficiency and comfort.

CroppMetcalfe also offers HVAC service agreements to guarantee peace of mind for our customers. With our Bronze, Silver and Gold HVAC Service Agreements, homeowners can expect:

  • Priority Emergency Service
  • Planned Maintenance Inspections
  • Discounts on Repairs
  • Labor Coverage for Diagnostics and Repairs
  • Replacement Parts*

Call 1-800-462-7677 to speak with one of our HVAC experts or contact us online to schedule your air conditioning repair today. 

What locations does CroppMetcalfe provide air conditioning repair for?

CroppMetcalfe provides air conditioning repair services to the entire D.C. metro area including:

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