Excalibur is Your Premier Air Conditioning and Cooling Expert
When it comes to air conditioning repair, replacement and maintenance, Excalibur has you covered. In our time providing A/C services to the Greater Phoenix and Greater Peoria areas, we have learned a thing or two about fixing and troubleshooting air conditioners.
Common Air Conditioning Problems You May Be Experiencing
Often, the issue with your air conditioning unit is fairly common and easily repaired. If A/C unit isn’t cooling, isn’t blowing air at all, or is blowing foul smelling error, it’s malfunctioning. Here are some common air-conditioning problems:
This is a chemical that cools air within the unit. When levels become low, it might signal a leak. We can repair leaks and recharge low refrigerant easily.
Outside Fan Not Blowing Properly
If the fan responsible for moving hot air out of your home is malfunctioning, your air conditioner may not work properly. Our technicians can inspect the unit outside to ensure the fan is functioning properly.
Coil is Frozen
If dirt and other debris has entered the unit, a frozen coil may be a symptom. It may also indicate obstructed ducts or low refrigerant.
Excalibur Suggests Best Practices for Maintaining Your A/C Unit
More than anything, it’s important to do proper, regular maintenance on your air conditioner or heat pump. It can extend the life of the unit as well as help reduce your energy costs. Here are some best practices you can do to keep your cooling system in tip-top shape!
Check Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filters
This should be something you do yourself periodically. The Excalibur Team can show you where to access the filter to check if it’s clean. A dirty filter can inhibit proper air movement can cause an A/C unit to malfunction completely.
Clear Area Around A/C Unit
Check the area surrounding your outdoor unit. Grass and shrubs should be kept trimmed and clear of the unit to provide adequate area for airflow. Always check for debris like leaves, sticks, and dirt, and remove those items from the cabinet vents. A good rule of thumb is to check it every time you do regular lawn maintenance. If lawn maintenance isn’t something you do often, then try to get outside at least four times a year to check.
Have Your Cooling System Serviced Regularly
Excalibur can gladly offer you a service contract that allows us to come to your home on a schedule that works for you. At that time, we can check on your cooling system whether you’re using a heat pump or traditional A/C unit. We will run air conditioner diagnostics and repair or replace parts as needed.
We Have the Right Tools to Fix Your A/C Unit in the Greater Phoenix Area
Troubleshooting aging or broken air-conditioning units can be difficult to do yourself. Usually, fixing an A/C unit requires a certain set of tools to properly diagnose the issue. Excalibur brings the right tools to the job so that we can fix your unit quickly and efficiently. We are particularly adept at using our infrared camera. This is an amazing troubleshooting tool. Thermal imaging allows the Excalibur team to find problems quickly. It can also help us find small issues that can save you lots of money. These small issues could be improper placement of a thermostat, insufficient insulation, or a poorly ventilating air conditioner that can throw off energy bills. Over the life of a cooling system, this could mean the loss of thousands of dollars for you.
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Have an Evaporative Cooler Instead of a Traditional Air Conditioner? No Problem.
Evaporative coolers, or swamp coolers, are another familiar cooling system in desert climates. They are a environmentally-friendly, ductless and electric alternative to air conditioners. It works by pulling warm, stale indoor air into the unit where it passes over damp pads to be cooled. The air is cooled to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool air then blows out of the unit and is circulated through the space. Evap coolers can stand alone or be mounted in a window. The maintenance is less than an A/C unit, but it’s not nonexistent altogether. You should check your filter and pad every few weeks to keep dirt, dust, pet hair and mold from taking over the unit. If you’re unsure how to check your swamp cooler pad and filter, we can show you the ropes.
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Knowing When It’s Time to Call a Professional
Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of air-conditioning or evaporative cooler repair jobs you can do yourself. You need a team of certified professionals to service your units. Besides installation and repairs, we can help you choose the right unit for your home. If you’re not sure about the type of cooling system your home needs, or how large the best unit should be for your space, our experienced technicians can help you. The Excalibur Mechanical Team is waiting for your call.