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1st Choice Will Fix Your AC

In today’s world when it’s sweltering hot outside, it should be nice and cool inside thanks to your air conditioning. When the AC breaks, it’s so uncomfortable it’s hard to get through the hours until your HVAC technician arrives. When you call 1st Choice Heating & Cooling to fix your AC, you can be assured we’ll be at your home fast to resolve the problem before you have to break a sweat.

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Common Signs You Need AC Repair

Other than breaking down, your AC can show signs that it is in need of repair. If your AC is running all the time but you still feel high humidity in the air, or if your AC has a strange odor, there’s a good chance you’ll need to call 1st Choice.

Let’s talk about some of the ways in which your AC can tell you it’s in need of a visit from a technician.

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There isn’t enough air coming out of your vents. This can be a sign of blockage in your ducts or something more serious like a broken motor. Either way, a technician from 1st Choice can help you get to the bottom of the problem.

It’s muggy in the house. Noticing it’s humid despite the fact your AC is on? This is a great reason to call for AC services. This can mean a number of things are wrong with your system. A technician from 1st Choice will take a moisture reading and figure out what’s wrong.

There’s a foul odor coming from your system. If the air blowing from your vents smells wrong, it’s time to call a technician at 1st Choice. This can be the result of a dirty filter or something worse, like burned out components. A technician can pinpoint the issue and get to a solution.

Your air conditioner is making unusually loud noises. Your AC will always make some noise when running, but if it’s more than a background hum, it’s telling you that something is wrong. Squealing, grinding, jingling and other unusual sounds are all signs that you need AC repair.

Call 1st Choice First For AC Repair

If you’ve noticed your AC struggles to keep up with your air needs, you have a lack of airflow, there’s an increase in humidity, or you have any foul odors coming from your vents be sure to call 1st Choice Heating & Cooling at 262-547-2030 or contact us today. We can help you get to the source of the problem!

Should I repair or replace my air conditioner?

The age of your air conditioning equipment should be the first factor when determining whether to repair or replace it. A normal A/C system lasts around 10-15 years. A well-maintained system could last you 20 years or more. 

The second factor to consider is the 5,000 rule. This rule states that if the age of the AC unit multiplied by the cost of repair exceeds $5,000, the unit should be replaced. If it is less than that, the unit should be fixed.

If your AC unit is experiencing a breakdown, have 1st Choice Heating & Cooling evaluate it for repair. We’ll give you our honest opinion of whether it’s better to repair or replace the air conditioner.

Is it worth it to replace the AC compressor?

In many cases a dead compressor means you need to replace the whole air conditioning system. Replacing the compressor is a costly endeavor. Because dead compressors are more common in older air conditioners, it's often more cost-effective to start over with a new AC rather than pay to install a new compressor in a system that's already past its prime. 

Count on 1st Choice Heating & Cooling to give you honest advice on whether to replace the AC compressor or install a whole new air conditioner. We won’t steer you wrong.

Why won’t my air conditioning system turn on?

There's a high probability that the reason your air conditioner won't switch on is due to one of the following six frequent issues:

  1. Power Issues
  2. Thermostat
  3. Air Conditioner Needs to be Reset
  4. Shut-off Switch
  5. Inside Power Switch
  6. Clogged Condensate Drain Line

If the problem recurs, it is important to contact a specialist for additional troubleshooting. Furthermore, to avoid unpleasant surprises, it is critical to stay up to date with regular HVAC maintenance.

To schedule AC repair or to join our HVAC maintenance club, get in touch with 1st Choice Heating & Cooling today.

Thank You For The 1st Rate Reviews!

David Price
David Price
12:15 23 May 22
UPDATE: changing back to a 5-star review. Great customer service often boils down to how organizations resolve issues and recover from damaged reputations. Within a few hours after my previous 1-star review and interaction with the company, the owner did a little research to validate a previously purchased tune-up warranty that was offered from the previous business. He called me back personally to apologize and offer continuity of service at the original price. Really appreciate the company going above and beyond to resolve the issue and make it right. Thank you!
Jeri Conaway II
Jeri Conaway II
01:34 17 May 22
Anthony came out same day and used everything I had mentioned about the system to make a quick diagnosis of the issue. He then proceeded to walking me through what he was doing and why he was doing it. Very great experience and will be using them again in the future.
Brandon Flannery
Brandon Flannery
11:57 25 Apr 22
Mike was friendly and fast! He had my furnace up and running in a timely manor that allowed me to only miss a small window of the workday. He was very pleasant man to interact with, and our dog loved him too!

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