Albany Central AC Repair by Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning The Top Air Conditioning Repair and Service Company in the Albany What makes us the best HVAC company in Albany? We're called Service Experts for a reason - our HVAC technicians are NATE-Certified. Written 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We're licensed, bonded, and insured HVAC Contractors. Emergency AC Repair Service available 24/7. We service all brands, makes and models of air conditioners. People trust us - read our reviews! Call Today 518-417-2938 Emergency Service 24/7 Schedule Your Service Are you searching for a dependable company to take care of all of your air conditioning repair needs? The best AC repair is one that never happens, but we all understand that's not reality. HVAC systems have issues over time just like anything else, especially if routine air conditioner maintenance has been forgotten or neglected for a long period of time. After the air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it's going to require additional repairs and maintenance. It’s also not abnormal to hear awful stories about going without air conditioning in the Albany heat. When you call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, it's not a gamble. We safeguard all of our work with a written 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’ve been in business since 1952, and we proudly set the standard for the best customer service in the Albany metro. You can relax knowing that your home comfort is our number one focus. What if I have to purchase an air conditioner replacement? We realize no one wants to find out that they need to replace their air conditioner. This is why our qualified technicians will first try to repair your broken air conditioner. If your central AC just won’t work and has no life left to give, we'll help you find the appropriate replacement system for your home. The most important part of the process is that you have all your options for your air conditioning system, and that your home comfort and safety is kept in mind during the service call. We understand a new air conditioning system is a large investment, so we’ll work with you to make the best choice to meet your needs and budget while keeping the Albany climate in mind. You could also benefit from rebates and other cash incentives from utility companies, manufacturers, and local and federal governments. Signs you might need an AC Replacement Soon Your air conditioner may give you some "warning signs" that it's near the end of its life. Consider contacting an HVAC technician about a pre-emptive air conditioner replacement if: Your air conditioner is not cooling your home. You are frequently scheduling repairs. Your cooling bills have been increasing. Cooled air coming from your vents is losing strength. Your AC unit is always running. The HVAC system is making weird noises. How do you know if you should think about an AC repair or an air conditioner replacement? If you're concerned, the Dallas Guide to Air Conditioner Replacement is a good place to start. Albany AC Repair Troubleshooting Checklist What to do before reaching out to Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an AC Repair Take a look at your breaker box for a tripped breaker. If the breaker is flipped, you can try to reset it. It's worth flipping it off and on again even if it doesn't seem like it tripped. Some breakers will trip but the switch won't move much, making it look as though there is a different problem. Older homes may have fuse boxes, in which case you're assessing for a blown fuse. Examine your thermostat. You want to confirm that there are working batteries in it, it's functioning and that it's set to cool. There is no need call for an AC repair if a couple double AA batteries will fix your problem. Listen for strange noises coming from your air conditioning system. If you hear clicking, call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately. See if there is ice. If ice is on your AC unit in a Albany summer, it's possible that you have a refrigerant leak. Sometimes you can find ice on the lines running from your condenser (the big air conditioning unit outside your home with a fan on top) into your house. Refrigerant leaks should be repaired quickly, or you risk damaging key components of your air conditioning system. Replace your filter! We all ignore the little chores once in a while. Replacing the air conditioning system's filter is an easy one to forget. Blocked air flow from an overly dirty filter can brutally reduce your system's efficiency and result in extra wear on components, like the blower motor. Examine your air vents. Your air conditioning system needs to breathe, which means preserving air flow. If you have blocked air flow from your supply and return vents, it's probable you will have an AC repair during Albany heatwaves down the road. Can you Repair an AC Coil Leak? Our experts can help with an AC coil leak. A leaking evaporator coil can be simple to spot, but costly to replace. It's because of air conditioner repairs like this that we advocate for an AC maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance and ongoing tune-ups can help to reduce the chance of more costly repairs down the road. Should it be determined that the leak cannot be sealed and repaired, our HVAC technicians are able to replace the faulty component. AC Coil Repair Cost: $400-$1,200 Can you Repair the AC Compressor? Typically if the compressor is shot, you're going to replace it, not repair it. The compressor in an air conditioner is a key component and the part itself is one of the costlier pieces of the system. If you have an old unit and the compressor is gone, you may want to replace the unit. There are three styles of AC compressors: single stage compressors, two-stage compressors and variable-speed compressors. The single stage compressors can only function at one level, which means it will run full force as long as it’s on. The two stage compressors offer two different levels, so it can run a little lower on days that are cooler, which benefits efficiency. The most efficient selection is the variable capacity compressor which has the power to constantly adjust to meet the chosen temperature of the home. When the time comes to get help with your air conditioner, you can count on the qualified technicians at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us at 518-417-2938 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions or set up an appointment. AC Compressor Repair Cost: $1,350-$1,800 4 Things That Lead to AC Repair in Dallas 1 Lack of Air Conditioner Maintenance Letting your air conditioner run over lengthy periods of time without being maintained is likely to cause more headaches as time elapses. Whether it leads to air conditioner service calls or it requires a new air conditioning system, lack of maintenance, is harmful to the efficiency and operation of your system. 2 AC Component Failure When your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, the compressor and fan controls could wear out, or several other significant components may be impacted. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is preventable stress placed on these internal parts, which can cause improper operation or premature failure. 3 Thermostat Problems From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated appropriately, there are a host of thermostat problems that could take place. If it has been a while since you last switched your thermostat batteries, it might be time to do so in order to dodge any issues with the settings you have in place. 4 Condensation in your Air Conditioner Your air conditioning unit will make a large amount of condensation. Some air conditioners have an electric condensate pump with tubing that can be broken or clogged with algae or ice. Contact one of our friendly service technicians if you think something is wrong with your pump. What you can do to get your AC Repair Faster Everyone wants relief fast, especially in a sweltering Albany heatwave. But it's a fact that the hotter it gets; the more AC repair calls your local Albany HVAC companies receive. There are two steps you can take to get faster service. Look at the weather. If you notice in the forecast that it is going to be hot and you know your air conditioner is old and not operating as efficiently, reach out to Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and schedule a tune-up as soon as possible. Make sure you let us know your concerns and anything different you've observed about your air conditioning system. This will help us inspect anything that could cause a catastrophic failure during the hotter months. Join one of Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning's Service Plans. Not only do you have the extra benefit of getting regular tune-ups for your air conditioner, which could prevent the need for an AC repair totally. If something does happen, we’ll be ready for you. Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Repair If it chills the air, we can find a solution. Mini-split AC units are ideal options for historic homes that do not have room for ductwork, difficult to heat and cool spaces like garages or new additions where the AC system does not currently reach. Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can repair, replace, and install ductless mini-split air conditioning systems of any make and model. In the Albany community, we have a lot of newer homes and more are being constructed every day. Sometimes a newer home might still have heating and cooling issues for specific rooms. We can install a zoning system to help ease any problem areas in your home that have hot and cold spots. Some customers decide to use a mini-split system for this problem as well. While we find these units are reliable, it does happen sometimes that a mini-split system wears out and requires repairs just like a central air conditioning system. Communities We Serve Irving University Park Plano Frisco Fort Worth Coppell Richardson Farmers Branch Garland Flower Mound McKinney Arlington Grand Prairie Grapevine Mesquite Dallas Highland Park Hurst Colleyville Carrollton How to Select the Best HVAC Repair Company When you begin looking for an HVAC repair company, check how many years the company has been in business. A well-established HVAC company will usually have the most qualified HVAC experts on the team and a larger number of clients who could be references. You should also get recommendations from family and friends in Albany. Look for a written 100% satisfaction guarantee. An air conditioner repair service from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is documented in writing, because we're confident you will get the best AC repair service in Albany when you put your trust in our team. Don’t forget that whether it’s AC repair or replacement, preserving your home comfort might be an investment. Since we depend on our air conditioning systems to keep our homes nice and cool in the warmer season, it makes sense to choose quality service and products that we can trust.