Since 1993, Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has provided expert cooling services to residents throughout Santa Ynez and beyond. We’re family-owned and operated, our technicians are highly trained and certified to work on most major brands, and we back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Whether you need 24 hour air conditioner repair, routine maintenance, or a new system installation, you can count on us.
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Santa Ynez Emergency AC Repair
Homeowners in Santa Ynez know how scorching it can get during summer. And when the temperatures are at their peak, they push their air conditioners hard, which can cause them to break down, especially if the system is old or hasn’t been well-maintained.
However, not every AC problem requires calling a contractor for emergency repairs, but here are the most common situations that do.
If your air conditioner starts making unusually loud noises when it’s running, such as squealing, grinding, buzzing, or humming, it requires immediate attention. Whether it’s a loose fan belt or component, ignoring it could lead to total system failure.
It’s normal for your air conditioner to emit a strong odor when you fire it up for the first time after sitting idle during fall and winter. However, if you notice a burning electrical odor, shut it off and call for emergency repairs as soon as possible.
No or Weak Airflow
If your air conditioner doesn’t put out strong airflow, it could be a malfunctioning thermostat, a problem with the blower, or it could mean your system is ready to be replaced. Call an experienced HVAC technician to diagnose the problem as soon as possible.
4 Signs You Need a New Central AC Installation
When you own a home, you have a never-ending list of financial decisions to make when it comes to home improvements and repairs. And deciding when to replace your air conditioner versus repairing it is a challenge.
Most experts agree that replacing your air conditioner before it fails is better than waiting, but how do you know when the right time is?
Here are the four most common signs that say the time is now.
The average lifespan of an air conditioner is between 15 and 20 years, so if your system is reaching its limit, it’s best to plan on replacing it soon.
It’s normal for an air conditioner to break down more frequently during the final years of its life. So, look back through your repair expenses, and if you notice you’re calling an HVAC technician more frequently, ask yourself if it’s better to put your money towards a new system instead of repairing your old one.
Skyrocketing Energy Bills
Unless you’ve drastically changed your air conditioner usage habits, your energy bills should remain constant. So, if you notice higher than average energy expenses, it could be your air conditioner that’s to blame. Air conditioners lose efficiency as they age, causing them to use more power, and replacing it with a more efficient system can help bring your energy expenses back in line.
Your AC Uses Freon
If you have an old air conditioner that uses R-22 Freon as a refrigerant, it may be time to replace it. Freon was banned for sale and import in the US in January 2020. The only way to get a Freon recharge is by tapping into any existing stock, which is becoming increasingly cost-prohibitive. Most air conditioners that still use Freon are now past their prime and probably should be replaced.
If you’re unsure whether now is the time to replace your air conditioner, call one of our professional technicians for an assessment.
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Our HVAC Pros Are Ready to Help
Whether it’s a central air conditioner, ductless mini-split AC system, or alternative cooling solution, we have the perfect solution to your air cooling problem. At Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning, we offer a large selection of industry-leading cooling solutions and handle all types and brands of air conditioning repairs. We service all brands, including Carrier, Trane, Bryant, Lennox, Goodman, Rheem, York, Amana, and more.