Austin Central AC Repair by Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning The Top Air Conditioning Repair and Service Company in the Austin What makes us the best HVAC company in Austin? 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 512-592-3072 Emergency Service 24/7 Schedule Your Service Are you in the market for a dependable company to assist with all of your air conditioning repair needs? The best AC repair is one that doesn’t occur, but we all understand that's not reality. HVAC systems break down over time just like anything else, especially if ongoing air conditioner maintenance has been overlooked or neglected for too long. 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 horror stories about being left without air conditioning in the Austin heat. When you call Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, you know you’re getting quality service. We support all of our work with a written 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’ve been in business since 1978, and we proudly set the standard for the best customer service in the Austin community. You can rest easy knowing that your home comfort is our number one priority. What if I have to purchase an air conditioner replacement? We know that no one wants to hear that their air conditioning system needs to be replaced. This is why our experts will first make an effort to repair your damaged air conditioner. If your central AC has just given up and has no life left to give, we'll help you find the right replacement system for your home. The most important factor is that you realize all your choices for your air conditioning system, and that your home comfort and safety is taken into consideration during the service call. We realize a new air conditioning system is a important investment, so we’ll work with you to determine the best selection to meet your needs and budget while keeping the Austin weather in mind. You might 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 conditioning system is not cooling your home. You need frequent AC repairs. Your cooling bills keep rising. Cooled air coming from your vents is losing strength. Your AC unit is constantly running. The HVAC system is making odd noises. How do you figure out if you should contemplate an AC repair or an air conditioner replacement? If you're uneasy, the Dallas Guide to Air Conditioner Replacement is a great place to begin. Austin AC Repair Troubleshooting Checklist What to do before calling Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an AC Repair Check 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 doesn’t move much, making it appear as though there is a different problem. Older homes could have fuse boxes, in which case you're looking for a blown fuse. Examine your thermostat. You want to confirm that there are working batteries in it, it's on and that it's set to cool. There is no need to bring in the experts if a couple double AA batteries will fix your problem. Listen for odd noises coming from your air conditioning system. If you detect clicking, call Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning right away. Look for ice. If you do see ice on your AC unit in a Austin summer, you might have a refrigerant leak. Sometimes you can find ice on the lines going from your condenser (the big air conditioning unit outside your home with a fan on top) into your house. Refrigerant leaks must be repaired quickly, or you are in danger of damaging critical components of your air conditioning system. Change out your filter! We all neglect the little chores sometimes. Replacing the air conditioning system's filter is an easy one to forget. Blocked air flow from a very dirty filter can severely reduce your system's efficiency and lead to extra wear on components, like the blower motor. Evaluate your air vents. Your air conditioning system must breathe, which means sustaining air flow. If you have blocked air flow from your supply and return vents, it's possible you will have an AC repair during Austin heatwaves in the near future. Can you Repair an AC Coil Leak? We sure can. A leaking evaporator coil can be simple to spot, but expensive to replace. It's because of air conditioner repairs like this that we suggest an AC maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance and ongoing tune-ups can help to prevent more costly repairs down the road. Should it be determined that the leak cannot be sealed and repaired, our HVAC technicians can replace the faulty component. AC Coil Repair Cost: $400-$1,200 Can you Repair the AC Compressor? Usually 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 done, you might 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 work at one level, which means it will run full force as long as it’s on. The two stage compressors provide two different levels, so it can run a little lower on days that are cooler, which supports efficiency. The most efficient selection is the variable capacity compressor which has the ability to constantly correct itself to meet the desired temperature of the home. When the time arrives to get help with your air conditioner, you can depend on the qualified professionals at Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us at 512-592-3072 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions or arrange 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 extended periods of time without being maintained is likely to cause more headaches as time elapses. Whether it results in air conditioner service calls or means 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 may wear out, or several other important components may be impacted. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is avoidable stress placed on these internal parts, resulting in improper operation or premature failure. 3 Thermostat Problems From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated appropriately, there are lots of thermostat problems that could happen. If it has been a while since you last replaced your thermostat batteries, it may be time to do so in order to escape any issues with the settings you chose. 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 seems off with your pump. What you can do to get your AC Repair Faster Everyone wants relief quickly, especially in a blazing Austin heatwave. But it's a fact that the hotter it becomes; the more AC repair calls your local Austin HVAC companies receive. There are two actions you can take to get faster service. Keep an eye on the weather. If you hear in the forecast that next week is going to be hot and you know your air conditioner is old and not running as efficiently, reach out to Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and arrange a tune-up as soon as possible. Make sure you discuss your concerns and anything different you've observed about your air conditioning system. This will help us take a look anything that could result in a catastrophic failure during the hotter months. Take part in one of Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning's Service Plans. Not only do you have the extra benefit of receiving regular tune-ups for your air conditioner, which could stop the need for an AC repair completely. If something does occur, we’ll be ready for you. Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Repair If it cools, we can find a solution. Mini-split AC units are ideal options for historic homes that do not have the option for ductwork, tough to heat and cool spaces like garages or new additions where the AC system does not currently reach. Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can repair, replace, and install ductless mini-split air conditioning systems of any make and model. In the Austin metro, we have several newer homes and more are going up every day. Occasionally a newer home could still have heating and cooling challenges for specific rooms. We can install a zoning system to help eliminate any problem areas in your home that experience hot and cold spots. Some customers choose to use a mini-split system for this challenge as well. While we find these systems 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 Choose the Best HVAC Repair Company When you get started looking for an HVAC repair company, take a look at how many years the company has been in business. A well-established HVAC company will usually have the most qualified HVAC technicians on staff and a good number of clients who could be references. You should also ask for recommendations from family and friends in Austin. Look for a written 100% satisfaction guarantee. An air conditioner repair service from Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is supported in writing, because we're confident you will get the best AC repair service in Austin when you rely on our experts. Consider that whether it’s AC repair or replacement, maintaining your home comfort could be an investment. Since we depend on our air conditioning systems to keep our homes nice and cool during the warmer weather, it makes sense to look for quality service and products that we can trust.