Air Conditioner Repair


Whether you live in Old Town Alexandria or near Landmark, you want to come home to a cool home during the hot summer months. Alexandria’s hot and humid summers put a strain on AC systems, with daily temperatures in the summer regularly exceeding 80°F and the humidity soaring to 69%. This makes a properly working air conditioner a must to keep your family safe and comfortable.  AirPlus provides highly-rated air conditioner repair in Alexandria, Va.

Alexandria’s summer season lasts from the end of May well into September, so you need an air conditioning system and repair service you can rely on. Air conditioning systems cool homes, remove humidity, and filter out allergens. To keep your air conditioner working properly, be sure to have it regularly serviced. If your air conditioner does go out this summer and you find yourself sweating, AirPlus can get you comfortable again.

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How Can I Tell If My Home Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Is Broken

Common signs of air conditioner problems include leaking water, warm air coming out of vents, strange noises, a strange smell, ice or frost on the unit, or the air conditioner not turning on or cycling on and off. If your utility bills are unusually high, it is worth checking your air conditioner for problems as well. Sometimes a tune up is needed to ensure that your unit is running at top efficiency. If you suspect a problem, it’s important to call sooner rather than later. Smaller issues can turn into larger issues if left unchecked. 

Emergency Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Repair

Your air conditioner failing can quickly turn into an emergency during the heat and humidity of a northern Virginia summer. AirPlus is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take care of your family and your home in the event of an unexpected AC failure. Call (571) 470-7235 for a fast and reliable air conditioner or heat pump repair.

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How much will it cost to fix my home air conditioner?

The average cost for an air conditioner repair in the United States is $300—$400, but this varies widely depending on what is wrong with the unit as well as the brand of your unit, and could be upwards of $2,000.

Some of the most frequent repairs that need to be performed on AC units are:

Air Conditioner Compressor Repair

Your AC compressor is the “heart” of your air conditioner. It pressurizes and circulates the refrigerant throughout your system. It is a complex component involving refrigerant, a motor, and an electrical system, so it should only be handled by a certified technician. If you notice that your AC is constantly running, but your home isn’t cool; your energy bill is higher than usual; there’s ice on your refrigerant coils; or hear hissing or bubbling noises coming from your AC system, you may have a problem with your compressor. Compressors are an expensive part of your AC to fix, so if you suspect a problem, act quickly to catch it early.

  • The cost to replace a compressor is around $2,000.

Air Conditioner Fan Repair

AC units have two fans. The evaporator fan blows cool air throughout your ductwork and into your home. The condenser fan blows the hot air outside. Common fan problems include loose or bent blades, damaged motors, or belt issues.

  • Cost to repair fan motor – $300 to $650
  • The cost to replace a condenser coil (located on the outer unit, where warm air blows out of your home) — $2,000 to $3,000

Air Conditioner Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant leaks are one of the most common problems that air conditioners develop, but they are difficult to notice without maintenance. If leaks aren’t caught early, they can lead to several more serious problems for your AC unit, including burning out your compressor.

  • Cost to repair a refrigerant leak – $200 to $1,200

Air Conditioner Drain Line Maintenance

Your air conditioner dehumidifies your home by pulling water from the air. The removed water is collected in drain pans, then is pumped through the condensate drain line to the part of your AC unit outside of your home.

  • Cost to replace condensate drain line – $20 to $30
  • Cost to replace condensate drain pump – $250 to $450
  • Cost to replace drain pans – $250 to $600
  • Cost to flush drain line – $75 to $250

Air Conditioner Electrical Component Repair

Your air conditioner requires a set of complex electrical components to keep it running smoothly. Electrical repairs should not be attempted by anyone other than a certified technician and are among the most common air conditioner problems.

  • Cost to repair or replace breakers, relays, or fuses – $70 to $300
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Importance Of Air Conditioner Ander Heat Pump Maintenance

Just like you, your air conditioner needs its annual checkup. By scheduling an AC checkup, you can increase the lifespan of your HVAC system and catch small problems before they become big ones, thereby saving you money. Annual checkups and preventative maintenance ensure that your HVAC unit is working efficiently, which will also lower your monthly utility bills throughout the summer.

It is a good idea to get your AC serviced during the spring, before you need to turn it on and when maintenance technicians are less busy, but it’s never too late to get your AC checkup. Early summer is still a good time to have a skilled technician inspect your home’s air conditioner. Getting your AC cleaned and having necessary tune-ups done early in the season will ensure that you stay cool all summer.

Preventative maintenance for an air conditioner will involve the inspection of all aspects of your cooling system for potential problems and making adjustments to calibrate your system. Small maintenance issues can be taken care of during the annual checkup, and if a larger problem is caught, a seperate repair can be scheduled.

During your AC’s annual checkup, your AirPlus technician can:

  • Check refrigerant level and pressure. Low refrigerant level can indicate a leak, which can ultimately burn out your compressor, a costly repair. Incorrect refrigerant pressure can damage other components of your system.
  • Check electrical components. Electrical malfunctions are the most common cause of AC repairs. During your AC’s checkup, technicians can check that electrical components are operating at the correct energy levels and tighten electrical connections if necessary.
  • Clean evaporator and condenser coils to make sure your unit can properly absorb and release heat is working efficiently and cooling effectively.
  • Lubricate motors and other moving parts to reduce stress and increase the lifespan of the motors.
  • Calibrate the thermostat to ensure that it’s reading temperatures correctly.
  • Check the condenser for problems and prevent potential leaks.
  • Clean, check, and replace filters if necessary. A dirty air filter can cause a number of issues like insufficient cooling, excessive water leakage, and low airflow.

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