Keeping your air conditioning reliable and efficient isn’t always easy, but with the professionals at Len The Plumber Heating & Air on your side, you can be sure that things will return to normal in no time.
We’re committed to helping you maintain a comfortable home day in and day out, delivering unmatched quality in service, products, and guarantees.
Signs You Need Same Day AC Repair
It isn’t always immediately obvious that you need AC repairs. Of course, a complete breakdown on a hot day makes it obvious you need to make an HVAC technician, but there are plenty of other air conditioning issues that warrant professional service:
- Your air conditioner is distributing lukewarm air or no airflow.
- Your circuit breaker trips frequently and needs to be reset to get your AC back on.
- You notice water or refrigerant puddling under your unit.
- You have frozen evaporator coils.
- Your energy bills are higher for no apparent reason.
- Your air conditioner emits banging, screeching, or buzzing sounds.
- Your air conditioner smells like exhaust, dirty socks, or burning.
24/7 Emergency Air Conditioning Repair for Northern Virginia Homes
Not every AC problem can wait until normal business hours. Our team is available for 24/7 emergency service because we understand that having no AC can be more than unpleasant — it can be a hazard in extremely high temperatures.
Len The Plumber Heating & Air can restore your cooling in no time to keep your family safe and comfortable.
Remember to schedule air conditioning maintenance to avoid future breakdowns. It’s a great way to catch potential problems before they become costly or hazardous, leaving you to deal with a long day without air conditioning.
Is It Better To Repair or Replace My AC?
While it’s usually best to repair newer units, it’s important to consider AC replacement for older systems, especially when faced with a major breakdown or malfunction.
If your air conditioner is over 10 years old, it’s likely less efficient and reliable. Any system over 15 years old should likely be replaced if a problem arises.
Newer systems, especially those still under warranty, often only need repairs to restore proper function.
The experts at Len The Plumber Heating & Air will gladly help you navigate your options and assess your system to make the right choice for your home, comfort, and budget.
Schedule AC Repairs in Northern Virginia
There’s no better team than Len The Plumber Heating & Air for HVAC services in Arlington, Alexandria, Dale City, and surrounding areas.
For over 25 years, we’ve provided outstanding home services our customers trust, always driven by a dedication to excellence.
You can always rest easy knowing your HVAC repairs are handled by highly trained technicians who prioritize upfront communication and exceptional customer service.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if my AC fails?
Troubleshoot your AC by flipping the circuit breaker, defrosting your unit if it’s frozen, and replacing the batteries in your thermostat. If those solutions don’t work, request service with an emergency HVAC technician.
Try to avoid using heat-generating appliances to prevent heat gain. If you’re facing a prolonged outage, opening windows for airflow can be a good idea, depending on the temperatures inside and outside.
How do I fix a leaky AC?
Water leaks from an AC usually result from clogs in the drainage line, which must be flushed. You could also pinholes in your drain lines, which require professional repairs.
Refrigerant leaks aren’t usually as obvious. You may notice frozen coils, hissing sounds from your unit, or no cool air. You’ll need a professional to seal the leak and recharge the refrigerant.
What should I do if my AC is frozen?
Thaw the system by turning the thermostat off and turning on the fan. It may take a few hours to defrost. In the meantime, change your air filter.
If the problem recurs, you’ll need professional assistance to determine what’s causing it.