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Residential AC Repair

Residential AC Repair

It’s no secret that summers in Houston are brutal. Not only on people, pets, and vehicles but also on your home’s HVAC system. When the temperatures start soaring over 85° Houston homeowners are quick to flip on that air conditioner in no time. When your HVAC system is constantly running in temperatures as high as 103° in some cases, it can really put some wear and tear on the mechanical parts such as the compressor or condenser unit. If you find your unit is in this situation, there is no need to panic if you have Airteam on speed dial or even better if you have an MVP planned service agreement—you’re in good hands.

Cost of Residential AC Repair In Houston

Typically most Houston AC repair calls are during the summer when HVAC systems are pushed to their maximum nearly every day. That being said, even though a new unit is a significant investment, repair costs on the same unit may not be as expensive as you’re imagining. In fact, most Houston AC repair jobs cost about an average of around $300.00 in 2018.

Common Residential HVAC Repairs

No one wants to experience that feeling of the HVAC not blowing when it is over 100° during a summer heatwave in Houston. If your HVAC is not starting or is blowing warm air, and generally not keeping the home comfortable, you may be looking at one of these common problems.

Refrigerant Leaking

Air conditioners contain coolant or refrigerant, which is what allows the system to cool efficiently and removing heat from the air allowing it to blow cool air into the home. When installed, HVAC units are filled with refrigerant. If the unit was not filled enough or there is a leak somewhere in the system, this can cause the system to blow warm air or air that is only slightly cool. To fix this, Airteam will usually test the system for coolant leaks and fixing any leaks found as well as recharging the refrigerant to proper levels.

HVAC Drainage Trouble

An air conditioner’s cooling process results in condensation which is designed to flow away from the unit to a drain line or drip pan. However, in Houston, excessive humidity can cause issues with drainage and excess condensation builds up which hinders your HVAC performance and adds excessive humidity to the air in your home. If left to get worse, this problem could even damage the HVAC components such as the compressor.
Airteam can fix this by checking the condensate lines and the drip pan for any obstruction that would keep the condensation from draining and evaporating as it should. Sometimes it can be due to algae growth, foliage clogs, or rust. This is typically not terribly expensive to fix unless there’s damage to major HVAC components.

Compressor and Condenser Coil Issues

Two of the main components that cool the air that is pumping through your vents all summer long are the condenser unit and the condenser coils. Housed in the unit outside these components release the heat from the air inside your home and move it outside while cooling it over the condenser coils and returning it back cool. This is how your home is cooled, in a nutshell of course. When these components have a problem, your air conditioning simply will not cool the home. Common issues can be a broken compressor fan, frozen condenser coils or an overheated compressor usually due to wear and tear. Either way, the compressor and condenser coil repairs typically tend to be the costliest. However, with a solid planned maintenance plan from Airteam, you can be on top of your HVAC health and stop small inexpensive issues from turning into large, expensive ones.
Your Champions Of Comfort
Whether you need a brand new HVAC system or just need to replace or repair an aging unit that isn’t very efficient or reliable, AIRTEAM has all the bases covered. We can get you a new unit at a great price and guarantee a perfect installation, or we can repair your current system provided it is repairable. Contact us today stay cool for the summer.