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Air Conditioning Repair in Hudson WI

Honest AC evaluation and repair in the Hudson community

Hurlburt Heating, AC and Plumbing strives to provide honest and affordable air conditioning repair in the Hudson area. We know just how difficult it can be to find reliable and trustworthy home service companies. We have been building our name in the HVAC business since 1959 and have expanded to employ a team of thoroughly trained and vetted technicians to take care of all your air conditioning needs.

What should I do if my AC isn’t working?

That’s easy! You should give us a call. But before you do that, there are a couple of things you can check yourself and maybe save a service call expense.

 

  1. Check your thermostat batteries. These should be changed at least once per year. If your thermostat batteries are bad, it won’t tell your AC to turn on or it could cause the system to turn on and off repeatedly. In the industry, we call this “short cycling.” 
  2. Change your furnace filter. We see dirty filters on the job far too often. Most people simply forget to check them until there is a problem. A dirty filter can cause all sorts of issues. Your AC might blow warm air or you could see ice build up on the lines if there is enough air restriction. 
  3. Look at your AC condenser. This is the part of the air conditioner that is outside. Take a look at the coils and see if there is a build up of dirt or cottonwood seed. If the outside of the AC is dirty, it will not be able to release its heat and will stop cooling effectively. You can fix this problem yourself with a simple garden hose and a spray nozzle. All you need to do is spray the debris out of the coils until they are clean. 
  4. Clean the drain fitting attached to the indoor A-coil. This coil sits right above your furnace but it is hidden behind the ductwork. You will see two copper lines going into the metal, as well as a drain fitting. Unscrew this drain fitting and clean it out. Sometimes the fitting will get clogged with debris and will cause the drain to back up and start leaking down through the furnace. You likely won’t see the water going into the furnace, but you will notice it on the floor!

 

If none of these fixes get your AC up and running, then it’s time to give us a call. 

It can get unbearably hot in Wisconsin at times. That’s why we have 24/7 Emergency Service

Our trusted team of technicians in the Hudson area are always on call for air conditioning emergencies. Children, older adults, immunocompromised individuals and even pets can have difficulty regulating their temperatures during heat waves. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need to.

My AC is cooling but not like it used to. Does it need repair?

The likely answer is yes. This is a common sign of an AC unit that has a leak somewhere in the system. One of the first signs of a leak is when your AC starts losing its ability to maintain the temperature setting at the thermostat. And when the leak gets big enough, it will start to freeze up and you will notice ice build up on the lines both inside and outside.

But first! Check your furnace filter. If it is dirty, that could very well be the culprit.

How long will my old AC last? 

There’s no way to tell for sure how long your air conditioner will last, but they typically last around 15 years before the compressor fails or it becomes more expensive to repair than to replace

That being said, preventative maintenance will increase the lifespan of your air conditioner. This includes changing your furnace filter on a regular schedule, keeping the outdoor condenser clean and having regular tune ups done by a trained professional. If your AC is on the older side, we highly recommend having an annual tune up performed every spring before summer gets in full swing.

Can you repair my R-22 air conditioner? 

R-22 coolant was phased out in residential air conditioners in 2010. This makes them very expensive to fix if they have a leak somewhere. In fact, it is probably cheaper to replace the whole unit than to recharge it. 

If your old R-22 AC has another part failure, like a blown capacitor, then it can be repaired as long as the refrigerant levels look good. That being said, the newest R-22 air conditioner is already 14 years old, making it near the end of its lifespan

How much does AC repair in Hudson cost?

It’s hard to give an accurate estimate without knowing what is wrong with the system. If you’re concerned with our costs, you can rest assured that we will discuss all repair options with you before we start working on your system so there are no surprises at the end of the day. 

 

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