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 512-596-1257 Emergency Service 24/7 Schedule Your Service Are you searching for a dependable company to take care of all of your air conditioning repair needs? The best AC repair is one that doesn’t occur, but we all recognize that's not reality. HVAC systems have issues over time just like anything else, especially if routine air conditioner maintenance has been forgotten or neglected for a long period of time. And once the air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it's only a matter of time before it requires more maintenance and repairs. It’s also not uncommon to hear dreadful stories about having to manage without air conditioning in the Austin heat. When you call Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, you can be confident in the quality of our service. We support all of our work with a written 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’ve been in business since 1980, and we proudly set the standard for the best customer service in the Austin metro. You can be confident knowing that your home comfort is our number one task. What if I need an air conditioner replacement? We realize no one wants to find out that they need to replace their air conditioner. This is why we will first try to repair your malfunctioning air conditioner. If your central AC just won’t work and has no life left to give, we'll help you find the appropriate replacement system for your home. The most important factor is that you are aware of all your selections for your air conditioning system, and that your home comfort and safety is kept in mind during the service call. We know a new air conditioning system is a important investment, so we’ll work with you to make 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 offered by 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 asking about a pre-emptive air conditioner replacement if: Your air conditioner is not cooling your home. You are frequently scheduling repairs. Your cooling bills are getting higher. Cooled air coming from your vents is losing strength. Your AC unit is always running. The HVAC system is making funny noises. How do you gauge if you should contemplate an AC repair or an air conditioner replacement? If you're uneasy, the Dallas Guide to Air Conditioner Replacement is an ideal place to read up. Austin AC Repair Troubleshooting Checklist What to do before contacting Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an AC Repair Check your breaker box for a tripped breaker. If the breaker is flipped, reset the breaker. You can flip it off and on again even if it doesn't appear to have tripped. Some breakers will trip but the switch won't move much, making it appear as though there is another problem. Older homes could have fuse boxes, in which case you're searching for a blown fuse. Check your thermostat. You want to ensure that there are working batteries in it, it's functioning and that it's set to cool. There is no need for an AC repair call if a couple double AA batteries will fix your problem. Listen for strange noises coming from your air conditioning system. If you notice 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 could 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 vital components of your air conditioning system. Replace your filter! We all disregard the little chores from time to time. Replacing the air conditioning system's filter is an easy one to forget. Blocked air flow from an overly dirty filter can harshly reduce your system's efficiency and result in extra wear on components, like the blower motor. Examine your air vents. Your air conditioning system must breathe, which means preserving air flow. If you have blocked air flow from your supply and return vents, it's probable you will face an AC repair during Austin heatwaves at some point in the future. Can you Repair an AC Coil Leak? We sure can. A leaking evaporator coil can be simple to spot, but costly to replace. It's because of air conditioner repairs like this that we advocate for an AC maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance and consistent tune-ups can help to prevent more costly repairs down the road. If it appears that the leak cannot be sealed and repaired, our HVAC technicians are able to replace the faulty component. AC Coil Repair Cost: $400-$1,200 Can you Repair the AC Compressor? Normally if the compressor is shot, you're going to replace it, not repair it. The compressor in an air conditioner is a vital component and the part itself is one of the pricier pieces of the system. If you have an old unit and the compressor is finished, you will possibly want to replace the unit. There are three categories 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 have two different levels, so it can run a little lower on days that have milder temps, which helps with efficiency. The most efficient option is the variable capacity compressor which has the power to constantly correct itself to meet the chosen temperature of the home. When the time comes to get help with your air conditioner, you can count on the qualified technicians at Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us at 512-596-1257 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions or set up 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 work over long periods of time without being maintained is likely to cause challenges as time passes. Whether it results in air conditioner service calls or it requires 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 preventable stress placed on these internal parts, which can cause improper operation or premature failure. 3 Thermostat Problems From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated properly, there are a host of thermostat problems that could take place. If it has been a while since you last swapped out your thermostat batteries, it might be time to do so in order to escape any problems with the settings you have in place. 4 Condensation in your Air Conditioner Your air conditioning unit will produce 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. Reach out to one of our friendly service technicians if you think something isn’t right with your pump. What you can do to get your AC Repair Faster Everyone wants relief as soon as possible, especially in a sweltering Austin heatwave. But it's a fact that the hotter it is outside; the more AC repair calls your local Austin HVAC companies gets. There are two actions you can take to get faster service. Keep an eye on the weather. If you notice 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 schedule a tune-up as soon as possible. Make sure you share your concerns and anything different you've observed about your air conditioning system. This will help us check anything that could be the source of a catastrophic failure during hot weather. Take part in one of Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning's Service Plans. Not only do you have the additional benefit of getting regular tune-ups for your air conditioner, which could help you avoid the need for an AC repair completely. If something does occur, you’ll already be on our radar. Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Repair If it chills the air, we can help. Mini-split AC units are good choices for historic homes that do not have room for ductwork, hard to heat and cool spaces like garages or new additions where the AC system does not currently exist. Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is qualified to repair, replace, and install ductless mini-split air conditioning systems of any make and model. In the Austin area, we have many newer homes and more are going up every day. Once in a while a newer home might 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 prefer to use a mini-split system for this problem as well. While we find these systems are reliable, it does happen sometimes that a mini-split system wears out and demands 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 start 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 share testimonials. You should also ask for recommendations from family and friends in Austin. Check 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 work with us. Don’t forget that whether it’s AC repair or replacement, preserving your home comfort might be an investment. Since we expect our air conditioning systems to keep our homes nice and cool during the warmer weather, it makes sense to find quality service and products that we can trust.