Emergencies happen at the least opportune times. That’s why Hutchinson Cooling, Heating & Plumbing offers 24/7 AC repair services in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We have three generations of HVAC experience and an extensive range of knowledge and expertise to handle almost any type of unit out there.
We prioritize keeping you and your family cool no matter the time. During extreme weather, our team is prepared with emergency air conditioner units and trucks fully stocked with repair parts ready for immediate comfort.
Our certified technicians take the time to investigate each air conditioner before diagnosing it to provide an actionable list of recommendations prioritizing repairs for affordable cooling solutions.
We Repair Nearly Every Type of AC System
When it comes to air conditioning repairs, Hutchinson has got you covered. We can provide reliable service for nearly any type of system, with our trained technicians and state-of-the-art equipment leading the way.
From refrigerant replacement and thermostat repair to high-velocity unit repair, heat pump repair, and emergency repair services, our team is ready to help you stay cool. If the humidity makes it uncomfortable indoors, we also specialize in humidifier/dehumidifier services. You can trust Hutchinson with all your AC repair needs.
Is your home’s air conditioning living up to expectations? Hutchinson is here to help. We also recommend scheduling preventative maintenance each spring so you can enjoy a comfortable home all year round.
Plus, we offer special perks in our HVAC Maintenance Program, like priority service and repair discounts. Get in touch today and let us handle all your air conditioning needs.
What Causes Your Air Conditioner System to Stop Working?
There could be many factors causing your air conditioner to malfunction. The prime way to know for sure is to call an AC repair expert. Based on our experience, five main issues can lead your air conditioner to stop blowing cold air.
1. Frozen Evaporator Coils
Frozen evaporator coils can be a problem for many AC units. If the coils don’t receive enough airflow, condensation can freeze and cause ice to form on the coils. It creates a feedback loop that makes the situation worse over time. To prevent this, it’s important to:
- Keep refrigerant levels high.
- Change air filters regularly.
- Keep supply vents open.
- Increase fan speed if necessary.
- Check for thermostat failure.
- Inspect the condensate drain.
Additionally, make sure that window units are installed properly and angled correctly. If you have these preventive measures, you can reduce your risk of frozen evaporator coils and enjoy a cool home all summer.
2. Fan Issues
Fan issues can be a real problem for your air conditioner. If the fan isn’t working properly, it won’t be able to circulate air around your home and keep it cool.
Damaged belts or motors can make the fan non-operational, leading to unbearable temperatures during the summer months. To avoid this, you must call in a professional who can perform air conditioner repairs or maintenance on your unit.
3. Dirty Condenser Coils
Dirty condenser coils can be a major problem for your air conditioning system. The heat transfer process is hindered as dirt and dust build-up, leading to frozen evaporator coils. This reduced heat transfer results in less effective cooling and can only be solved with a complete repair.
Therefore, if you’ve noticed that your AC isn’t working as efficiently as it should be, contact the experts at Hutchinson right away to inspect the condenser coils and take the necessary steps to restore the system’s efficiency.
4. Thermostat Problems
Thermostat problems can be a real headache for your HVAC system. A stuck thermostat might cause it to continuously send coolant through the radiator, resulting in an overworked unit. Additionally, it might cause short-cycling, display inaccurate readings and ultimately stop working.
To prevent these issues, investing in an advanced smart thermostat could be the best option. Luckily, our specialists are here to help with the installation process.
5. Clogged Air Filter
A clogged air filter can cause significant issues for your AC unit. If you avoid regular maintenance, like replacing the filter on schedule, the airflow through the unit will decrease and make it harder to cool your house.
As a result, the evaporator coil could freeze and fail if pushed too hard. We recommend changing the filters once a month, especially if you use your AC often or have furry pets around. You can also install an advanced thermostat to get notified automatically when there is a need to replace a clogged filter.
How Much Does an Air Conditioner Repair or Installment Cost?
The price of repairing an air conditioner depends on several things, such as:
- The type of repair
- Unit type
- Age and condition of the unit
- Brand of the unit
- Whether there is a warranty
- The difficulty of the repair
- Parts needed
- Labor involved
Getting an inspection and diagnosis from a professional AC technician is important to know what to expect regarding pricing for your repair job. Fortunately, we have a Preferred Protection Plan that lets you spread the payments out over twelve months so that they can still receive the necessary HVAC assistance despite financial constraints.
Emergency Air Conditioning Repair Services
Emergency air conditioning problems can arise suddenly and without warning. Luckily, at Hutchinson Home Services, we offer 24/7 emergency air conditioner repair services throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. You never need to worry about being stuck with an unresponsive system.
Our technicians are licensed and experienced in quickly getting systems back up and running. We don’t believe in charging extra for out-of-hours repairs, no matter the time of day or night.
Our team offers fair and transparent price estimates based on your repair needs. So, if you’re faced with an urgent problem, rest assured that help is just a click away. Schedule an appointment online, and we’ll be right there to assist you.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.