Air Conditioning Repair: Insight You Can Use

air conditioning repairMost of us can agree that summer is welcome when it arrives in Aurora, Oswego, Plainfield, Naperville and Lisle (IL). We can also agree it brings its share of sizzle and steam, especially when the temperatures pull toward triple digits with humidity in tow.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned here at Beery Heating and Cooling, it’s that people might be able to manage even a few days without furnace heat in winter, but when the air conditioning doesn’t work in summer, just a few hours can be too long.

The summer heat keeps our crew busy serving our customers’ neighborhoods. Because we’re out in the field for most of the day, we also get plenty of first-eye account of what creates the need for air conditioning repair.

Air Conditioning Repair: The Greatest Cause

While different variables can factor into air conditioning that requires repair, the most common culprit we see is still a lack of consistent maintenance. We also understand why this is often the case. Our cooling systems are typically tucked away in our homes, and out of sight can frequently mean out of mind. We’re probably aware that the system is still running, but we’re not alert to the issues that may be brewing within it.

If we let the air conditioner remain beyond our thought for too long, it will begin to struggle without periodic attention to the many parts that work to keep us cool.

This includes checking and replacing the air filter at least every 90 days. You’d be amazed by what a clogged and dirty filter can do to a system. Not replacing a filter that may cost between $10 and $20 can result in air conditioning repairs that run into the hundreds and even the thousands.

Air Conditioning Repair: Why Age Is a Problem

Another common factor we notice is failure in an aging system. If your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, it’s around the time when a system replacement may serve you much better in performance and longer-term cost.

Today’s air conditioners are more efficient than those made 15+ years ago. They can often achieve the indoor temps you desire with less energy draw from the system.

On top of that, many air conditioners made before 2010 used R-22 refrigerant, which was discontinued as an environmental hazard. If you have a pre-2010 air conditioner with a refrigerant leak that needs repair, acquiring R-22 is very difficult, and when it can be located, it’s expensive. We’ve seen it go for as much as $150 per pound.

Many of today’s air conditioners also have much better warranties than past units did. Older models typically had just a one-year warranty. At best, some may have had five-year coverage. Current air conditioners often come with a warranty of 5 to 10 years for even greater security of ownership.

Air Conditioning Repair: Maintenance Just Makes Sense

The benefits of sticking to regular maintenance are too great to overlook. When you maintain your air conditioner in Aurora, Oswego, Plainfield, Naperville or Lisle, you do more than reduce the cost and frequency of air conditioning repair. You also support:

  • longer life of equipment
  • lower operating (utility) costs
  • greater system-performance capacity
  • greater comfort (a clean AC coil removes air moisture)
  • reduced equipment run time
  • safer operation

Here at Beery, we even offer a special Universal Savings Agreement Program with exclusive member benefits. When you become a member, you receive:

two yearly cleanings (one in fall for heating and one in spring for cooling). No more out of sight, out of mind – it’s already on the schedule!

priority service. You’re first in line ahead of non-program members.

no overtime charges. It doesn’t matter whether it’s day or night – you don’t pay extra for emergency service outside of normal business hours.

15% discount on all repairs (parts and labor)

Five-year parts and labor guarantee on repairs (excluding heat exchangers and compressors)

And of course we’re always here to support you as your local HVAC consultants. If you have a question or need concerning your cooling, we welcome the chance to assist you.

Here for Answers and Service

At Beery Heating and Cooling, we care about the comfort and safety of our neighbors in Aurora, Oswego, Plainfield, Naperville and Lisle. If you need air conditioning repair during another hot summer, we’ll be here for you. Simply give us a call at (630) 585-6444.

We also provide air conditioning repair and maintenance for nearby communities such as Sugar Grove, Batavia, North Aurora, Plano and Montgomery (IL).