Nobody likes to find out that their heating system is not working on the coldest day of the year. When you need emergency HVAC repair, call us at Holbrook Heating & Air Conditioning for quick and trustworthy service at a fair price.
We’ve been in the business for over 35 years serving Central New York, the Capital Region, the Southern Tier, Hudson Valley and the Rochester area. We know how to diagnose and repair any problem, and will have your home back to normal in no time.
Although the best way to avoid emergency HVAC repair is through HVAC preventative maintenance, we know that sometimes things just happen. Whether it’s a malfunctioning thermostat or a dirty filter, we can solve any problem without extra hassle.
Common Emergency HVAC Repair Problems
We’ve been in the business for over 35 years and we’ve seen a lot of the same issues come up again and again. Some of the most frequent emergency HVAC repair calls we get are because of:
Fuses help protect your HVAC unit’s motor or compressor from overheating. If a technician suspects that the motor has gone bad, the breaker is one of the first things he or she will look at.
Each unit has three contactors: one for the compressor, one for the condenser fan motor, and one for the blower motor. These contractors will create an electrical connection when they are needed for heating or cooling. In a properly functioning unit, this will engage the compressor and motors. In a poorly functioning unit, arcing and pitting can form on the contactor. This makes it difficult for the electrical current to pass which hinders the motor from starting.
The run capacitor helps your unit’s motors run at a consistent speed. The start capacitor gives the compressor a quick jolt to start rotation. If either of these capacitors burns out, it will need to be replaced by an emergency HVAC repair technician.
The gas valve is used to supply gas from your gas line to your unit. If the gas valve is corroded, it will need replacement.
Drain lines can frequently become clogged with dirt or algae. When this happens the drain pan will fill, water will leak over and water damage will occur.
If leaks exist in the condenser or evaporator coils, they can’t be repaired. However, if a refrigerant leak is found in another location, our emergency HVAC repair technicians can recharge the unit.
The compressor is the heart of your AC unit and is located with the condenser coil. If your unit is lacking refrigerant, the compressor will heat up and eventually become stuck or jammed. If there is an excess of refrigerant, the liquid will get back into the compressor which is one of the most common causes of HVAC unit failure.
Condenser coils are located outdoors with the compressor and therefore exposed to a variety of natural elements. They often get dirty and should be cleaned yearly. This can be accomplished with a water hose while the unit is turned off, but if the dirt and grime get bad enough, a chemical cleaner may be required.
The evaporator coil will be located either in the attic, if you have a split system, or outdoors. This coil only requires cleaning approximately every three years or as suggested. However, if the evaporator coil cracks, an HVAC professional will need to fix the break.