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Air Conditioning Repair

Professional AC Repairs in Riverside, CA

Summertime in the Riverside area can be a scorcher! Due to unrelenting heat for days together, your AC system usually works overtime to keep your home and loved ones cool and comfortable. And just when you need it the most, your AC system can collapse due to the constant pressures of hot days. And if your AC is stressed, you and your family end up stressed too!

Fortunately, the experts at Total Air Heating & Air Conditioning are quick to spring into action. The technicians at Total Air are fully licensed and certified. So when your AC is in distress, our team will arrive with the necessary tools and skills to take on any kind of AC repair. Whether your AC is a Carrier, Lennox or a Goodman you can be confident that the unit will be brought back to life quickly. Any make, any model, Total Air is here to repair your AC.

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Signs Your AC Needs To Be Repaired

Unit Is Blowing Warm Air: The specific job for an air conditioner is to create and distribute cool air throughout the house. If this is not happening it’s a sure sign that the AC unit needs to be looked at by an HVAC expert.
Thermostat Is Not Working: The thermostat is the center of command in an AC unit, communicating to the air conditioner the exact amount of cool air that needs to be generated. If the unit runs for small periods of time and then shuts itself off, or does not turn on at all, it could be an indication that the thermostat needs to be repaired.
Rising Electricity Bills: If your energy bills show a sudden spike even without more usage it could mean that your AC needs to be repaired or replaced. Higher power usage could mean any or all of these things: a broken thermostat switch, an old air conditioning unit or leaks in the HVAC ducts. Whatever may be the case, the AC unit is calling out for repairs.
Strange Odors: If the unit emanates a musty smell when it is switched on, there could be mold forming inside the air conditioner or in the ductwork. If there's a smell of burning, there could be a burned-out wire inside. Whatever it may be, your unit needs to be examined and repaired accordingly.

Your AC Fixed The Right Way, Fast

Trying to handle your AC problems yourself could lead to a lot of heartburn if something goes wrong. For one thing, if you don't fix your AC correctly, you could end up doing more damage and facing an even bigger repair bill when you call a professional. For another, DIY air conditioning repairs may void your warranty, meaning that the entire cost of the repair is coming out of your pocket.

The team at Total Air Heating & Air Conditioning will be happy to examine your air conditioner and suggest the right course of action to restore your home comfort. We've served the areas of RiversideCoronaMoreno ValleyNorco and Jurupa Valley since 2012 and know that we can have your AC unit repaired and bowing cold again in no time at all!

At Total Air we are proud of our ability to repair your AC unit on the same day of our visit! That is the Total Air assurance that we render to all our customers! Enjoy the comfort of cool air once again! Get in touch with us at  (951) 339-2926  today!

How much does home AC repair cost?

This is a difficult question to answer because there are so many factors that go into AC repair. However, we can give you some ballpark figures that can help you get an idea what type of cost you might be facing based on what needs to be fixed:

  • Refrigerant leak detection/repair - $225-$1600
  • Thermostat replacement - $115-$470
  • AC refrigerant charge - $100-$800
  • Condensing unit fan motor - $100-$700
  • Compressor replacement - $1350-2300

If you think something on your air conditioning unit needs to be replaced, have an HVAC expert give you an estimate so you know where you stand.

Why is my air conditioner running but not cooling the house?

Whenever your AC unit is running but not doing its job - namely, keeping your house cool - this is a sign something is wrong with your unit. Here are some possible causes:

  • Dirty air filter - If you’ve got a dirty air filter, your unit can’t breathe and won’t be able to get your interior good and cool. Check your filter and replace if necessary.
  • Blocked condenser unit - Dirt and debris from the yard can get into your outdoor unit and block its needed airflow. Carefully clean up your unit and make sure it’s clear of debris and see if that helps. If it doesn’t, you’ll need a technician to inspect the unit for other problems.
  • Frozen evaporator coil - If you see excessive condensation on your inside unit or even frost on your outdoor unit, the evaporator coil may have frozen over. This is one to have an HVAC technician check out.
  • Undersized AC - Did you just buy your home? It’s possible whoever owned it before you installed an air conditioner that doesn’t have the necessary capacity. Call a professional out to evaluate your home and see if you need a more powerful unit.
How do you know if your AC compressor is bad?

If your air conditioner’s compressor is starting to fail, you won’t get the comfort you’re paying for - and you might pay more for less, as your system will be working harder for longer. Some things to watch for:

  • Your air is cool, not cold - If your AC is struggling to keep the air at the desired temperature, that’s a telltale sign of compressor issues.
  • Rattling or banging sounds - Your outdoor AC unit will always make some sound, but if it starts to sound like someone is playing drums inside, get it looked at.
  • Tripping circuit breakers - If the circuit for your air conditioning keeps tripping, your compressor might be trying to draw too much power.
  • Visible damage or wear - Too much rust or dings on your outdoor unit? If the outside looks rough, chances are the inside is, too.