Since 1980, KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning has served the residents of Palm Springs with dependable and 100% guaranteed AC installation service. Our technicians undergo continuous training to keep their skills sharp and stay on top of the latest technologies. Whether you need routine air conditioner maintenance or you have to replace your central AC system, KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning has the experience required to do the job right the first time.
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When Do You Need to Call an AC Contractor?
Fixing things around your house gives you a sense of accomplishment, and more importantly, saves money versus hiring a professional. However, some repairs are best left to highly trained experts because fixing them yourself could make matters much worse. Air conditioning repair is one repair that’s best left to the pros, and here are the most common situations when calling an AC contractor will save you time and aggravation.
No Air Coming Out From the Vents
Various issues could cause your air conditioner to stop blowing air, which is why it’s best to hire a pro to diagnose the problem. Sometimes it’s a worn-out part that requires replacing, and sometimes your air conditioner is past its prime.
The Air Conditioner Blows Hot
As in the case when your air conditioner fails to blow air, sometimes the air coming out is lukewarm or hot. And, as with the previous problem, there are a variety of issues that can cause this to happen, which is why you’re better off calling an expert who has the diagnostic skills and training to pinpoint the problem quickly
Your Air Conditioner Makes Loud Noise
Your AC should operate in near silence, with possibly a little ambient noise during startup and shutdown. So, when an air conditioner makes banging, squealing, or grinding sounds, it’s something that requires the help of a specialist to deal with.
The Air Conditioner Emits Foul Odors
The air coming out from your AC unit should be clean and fresh, so if you smell a musty odor or something burning coming out of the vents, it’s something you shouldn’t ignore and hope it goes away on its own.
Rising Electric Bills
If you’ve lived in your home for any length of time, then you should have a reasonable expectation for what your electricity bill is month to month. So, if you’ve noticed that your energy bills are creeping higher, and you haven’t changed your usage, the problem could be that your air conditioner is losing efficiency, which is something best diagnosed by a pro.
If you notice any of the above issues or if your air conditioner starts acting unusually, call the pros at KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning for assistance.
Four Signs It’s Time for Air Conditioning Replacement
Owning a home means that you sometimes have to make difficult decisions, decisions that can cost you significant amounts of money, such as replacing your air conditioner. Because replacing an AC can be an expensive hassle, it’s natural for people to want to put off replacing their systems for as long as possible. However, eventually, these machines reach the point where repairs stop making financial sense. Here are the four most common signs that it’s time to spring for a new AC unit.
No matter how well you maintain your air conditioner, eventually, the system gets too old and isn’t worth repairing. Unlike furnaces which are typically inside, the air conditioner sits outside exposed to extreme temperatures throughout the year, which causes them to wear out more quickly. So, if your AC is over ten years old, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it soon.
As air conditioners age, they tend to need more frequent repairs, so if you notice that your unit requires repairs every summer, it makes sense to stop sinking money into an aging system and to replace it.
Your Energy Bills Suddenly Spike
Unless you radically change your home’s energy use, your energy bills should remain relatively constant from month to month. And while it’s normal for your energy bills to fluctuate during summer as you rely on your air conditioner more, you should know what to expect. So, if you notice unusually high energy bills, it could be that your air conditioner is losing efficiency and working harder than usual to keep you cool. If your energy bills spike and don’t come back down, it could be time to look for a new AC.
Your AC Uses R-22 Freon
On January 1, 2020, companies stopped producing Freon in the US by order of the FDA. And while this may not seem like a big deal, it could affect your home, especially if you have an older air conditioner that uses this chemical as a refrigerant. If your air conditioner still uses R-22, you need to start planning on replacing it because if it breaks down or starts leaking refrigerant, you won’t be able to recharge it.
For any of these or any other issues with your air conditioner, you can rely on the pros at KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning for all of your AC repairs, regardless of the brand.
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Air Conditioner Service in the Coachella Valley
At KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning, your satisfaction is our top priority. We specialize in repairs and new AC installations. Our technicians undergo continuing education to improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technology, so they’re always able to fix your AC problem no matter what. With over 40 years in business, we’ve become the area’s preferred choice for air conditioner repair for several reasons, including:
- We’re dependable, and we guarantee our work 100%
- We have years of experience and can fix any problem no matter how complex
- We are fully licensed and insured
- We service all makes and models regardless of age
- We’re available for 24/7 emergency service at no extra charge