AC Repair Tucson

If you don’t believe the need for AC repair Tucson qualifies as a true emergency… then you’ve never spent a summer here!

ac repair TucsonIf you live in Tucson Arizona you know that the heat can set in a hurry. If you suddenly find yourself needing some residential air conditioning repair this summer so you can continue to live in relative comfort, there’s a decent chance you’re going to need either a dual capacitor or else some freon.

Most people of heard of free on and have a general idea of what it is, but usually have no idea about what a capacitor is or what it does. Not only is attend a sound complicated… it gets people worried because the sounds expensive too. The thing is, it’s not necessarily either one of those, no matter what your Tucson AC repair guy tells you.

You see, the truth about a capacitor is that changing one out to install a new one is quick and easy and the part is usually pretty inexpensive as far as replacement air conditioner component parts go. However, because the typical customer is not aware of these types of repairs and doesn’t look up this information, it can be a great moneymaker for HVAC service companies and repairmen.  It’s not a pleasant thing to hear, that’s for sure,  but it’s a fact that some business operations will take advantage of you if you let them.

For example, it wouldn’t be unusual for a company to be charging about $180 or more, plus their service call which might be anywhere from $50-$75 or more. Actually, some companies have been known to ask for over $300 for this part (plus the installation)… and they’re getting away with it! The thing that I like to remind anybody when it comes to writing a decent sized check for something like this is to make sure you get more than one quote for the job. Preferably three or more.

The thing is, if you have a good, honest and reliable Tucson HVAC company you can call on, you might very well get this whole job done, parts included, for less than just a service call up some of the less scrupulous outfits out there.

When you know you need AC Repair Tucson

If you suspect you might have a problem with your air conditioning units and you wonder if it could potentially be the capacitor, here are a few things to look for that are typical signs of a bad capacitor:

  • If you notice that the air is no longer cool blowing into your house you go outside and check AC unit and it’s not running, this is a typical sign you may have a bad capacitor.
  • If you’re hearing sounds like your air conditioner is wanting to turn on but then it quickly turns off again, this is another telltale sign of a potentially bad capacitor. Also, if you touch the top of your unit above where the fan motor is, be careful… it’s probably going to be very hot.

If you start experiencing conditions such as those described above, you should immediately turn the thermostat off to prevent any potential problems. You’ll want to call a qualified, licensed, insured and bonded Tucson AC repair company to come have a look and run a test. If you don’t have a solid relationship with one already, you might want to ask around to get some recommendations from your friends, family and neighbors. Knowing that someone else has had an experience, whether good or bad, with a particular contractor can save you a lot of time, heartache and especially money.

Then again, there are times when AC repair Tucson may not be necessary

On the other hand, there are a number of things that you can do to help prevent the need to call a refrigeration specialist at all.  Proper maintenance of your systems equipment, as per the manufacturers recommendations and technical specifications, can go a long way towards saving you money.

One of the most important things you need to remember to do on a regular basis is to change the filter.  If you ask any service tech, they will probably tell you that HVAC filters are the single, simple and low cost maintenance step that will prevent many an emergency call for heating and AC repair.  The fact is, clean filters will help your system (both the central air / cooling system and the furnace/heating system), run more efficiently as well as keeping the ducts clean, thereby saving energy and money on a day-to-day basis as well as saving on the service calls for AC repair Tucson to your home.