The last thing you want is an unbearably warm home. But what can you do when the air conditioner suddenly breaks down? Call Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc. for fast and reliable HVAC repairs.

Common Causes Of Emergency AC Repairs

There are countless reasons why an air conditioner can break down, but some causes occur more often than others. Whatever the reason, you want the help of Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc., a professional AC repair company. We have 40 years of experience helping homeowners throughout Central Illinois work through these causes for emergency repairs and many others.

Frozen Evaporator Coils

The evaporator coil inside your home’s air conditioner relies on constant air flow to keep refrigerant circulating. An air filter that's regularly changed lets the air flow.  A dirty air filter is a prevalent cause of frozen evaporator coils. But it’s not always the air filter’s fault. A broken fan, malfunctioning thermostats, and refrigerant leaks can all call for emergency ac repairs to fix a frozen evaporator coil.

Leaking Refrigerant

When the air conditioner was installed, the unit was charged — or filled — with the necessary amount of refrigerant it would need to operate during its lifespan. Generally, the refrigerant circulates throughout the coils for many years without issue. But as the unit ages, cracks and holes may develop at the connections and joints of the coils. As refrigerant leaks out, you’ll notice the air produced becomes warmer the longer the leak isn’t repaired. If you suspect a refrigerant leak, call Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc. for AC repairs.

Clogged Condensate Drain Line

As a home air conditioner chugs along during a hot summer day, condensation is produced by the evaporator coil. This moisture flows out of the home through the drain line. But over time algae and mold begin to grow inside because of the moisture unless the drain is regularly cleaned. Elevated humidity, musty odors, and water damage are persistent signs of a clogged condensate drain line.

Inexperienced Service Or Repairs

Changing the air filter each month is considered air conditioner service that the vast majority of people are qualified to do. Troubleshooting and repairing an electrical issue in the air conditioner thermostat? Few people are qualified to safely and effectively make the repairs. The technicians who work for an air conditioning repair company such as Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc. receive professional training and undergo continuing education in the HVAC industry. They make repairs using appropriate tools and techniques that not only protect the unit from another — and possibly larger — breakdown but keep you and your family safe.

Lack Of Regular HVAC Maintenance

Lack of regular maintenance is far and away the leading reason why Hoveln Heating & Cooling, Inc. is called for ac repair emergencies. Regular maintenance keeps the unit clean inside and out and allows our NATE-certified technicians to make any necessary repairs then instead of after. Repairs after they’re needed sometimes cost homeowners much more than they initially thought.

Delaying HVAC Repairs Is Costly

The definition of air conditioning emergencies often varies from homeowner to homeowner. The issue with the variance is some homeowners will delay calling an HVAC company and instead wind up paying a lot more in repairs or possibly installation. Air conditioners are one large, complex system that relies on many smaller, still complex systems to operate efficiently and safely. When one component breaks down, such as a malfunctioning thermostat, the entire system is eventually affected. If the issue isn’t repaired quickly, a system failure can result. In that case, repairs won’t solve the problem and installing a new air conditioner is necessary.