AC Repair in Phoenix, AZ
Dependable 24-Hour Emergency Air Conditioning Service in the Tucson Metro Area
Has your AC unit experienced a refrigerant leak recently? Are the vents or registers dirty? Or is your system actually blowing hot air instead of cold?
At Rainforest Plumbing & Air, we can take care of these issues and more. Our skilled technicians offer a full range of AC repair in Phoenix and surrounding areas. We have the skills, training, and technology to solve virtually any cooling problem you present them with. Since 1999, Rainforest Plumbing & Repair has been delivering satisfaction to local homeowners and business owners, and today we are known across the region for work that is fast, fair, and easy.
Every service we provide is backed by our up-front guarantee, which means the price you pay is the price we quote you upfront—no hidden fees, no last-minute surcharges, no tricks or surprises of any kind. Call Rainforest Plumbing & AC today for a free estimate, and find out how cool things feel when you step into the Rainforest.
Signs You Need AC Repair
1. Weird smells - As cooling air required condensation, there's excess moisture which can lead to mold or mildew growth in your unit and ducts as well.
2. Sounds that are off - Not all sounds mean the same thing, but with these breakdowns it's important to call in our specialists sooner rather than later for AC repair in Phoenix so that it doesn't get worse.
3. No air flow - If you have less airflow than before it could be ducts that need repair, but if you have no airflow then it's likely your blower fan that's the culprit.
4. Leaks or your unit is freezing over - Leaks in the condensate line or drain pan can be patched up no problem. If you have an air filter that needs changing too it could prevent the necessary airflow from regulating your coolant which could freeze your unit over.
5. Warm air - You either need to have your air filter changed or your evaporator coil cleaned, so call in our experts to uncover the issue and provide the right AC repair in Phoenix, AZ.
What is an Air Conditioning Compressor
A compressor is the driving component in an air conditioning or refrigeration unit. Your air conditioner uses a fluid called refrigerant to cool the air because it flows freely, it heats and cools rapidly, and it can change from a liquid to a gas quickly. When refrigerant is compressed and released, it gets very cold and cools the coils in your AC unit. Your AC unit’s fan (see below) then forces the air through these chilled coils, thus cooling the air down for distribution throughout your home or building.
Do Compressors Last a Long Time
Unfortunately, compressors don’t last forever. They can wear down over time, potentially even causing a refrigerant leak if a malfunction happens. If the air conditioner in your Arizona home has stopped working properly, you may need a new compressor. Luckily, Rainforest Plumbing & Air techs are trained to replace and install air conditioner compressors in your home or business—usually in the same day.
AC Capacitor Service
Like most electrical devices, AC units also use capacitors to control the power supplied to the various motors. A capacitor is much like a battery in that it helps regulate the power sent to the motors and boost the power when starting the unit.
If your AC unit stops working, it may be because the capacitor is damaged. This damage can be caused by normal wear-and-tear, or by events like nearby lightning strikes, which occur frequently during the Arizona monsoon season. The good news: replacing a capacitor is a relatively simple AC repair and we can get your Arizona air conditioning system back up and running in no time if this is the problem.
While the price of a new capacitor varies from unit to unit, you can be assured that your Rainforest technician will give you an accurate estimate for the capacitor and labor before he starts any work. Remember, no surprises—it’s our guarantee!
What to Know About AC Condensers
In Arizona, it is extremely common to have a split AC system. The condenser unit in these systems is located outside, and contains a large fan to blow air through the hot coil and to keep the unit cool. It also contains a weather-resistant compressor, which keeps the refrigerant moving. The advantage to split system air conditioning is that there is reduced noise inside the home and, since the unit is much larger than a window air conditioner, it is more economical.
Due to the fact that the condenser is outside, it is obviously subject to the elements. This is why it needs to be maintained regularly. Overgrown grass, weeds, or vines should be trimmed so that they do not block the flow of air. This is also true for the light-gauge aluminum fins on the side of the unit, which can accumulate a fair amount of dust and dirt over time. Fortunately, they can be cleaned using a fine comb and coil cleaner, which are available at most refrigerator supply stores. If your condenser unit stops working correctly or efficiently, it may be because it needs to be cleaned, or it may be an internal problem—potentially with the AC compressor. Fortunately, our Phoenix AC repair technicians are trained to repair and/or install all major kinds of condenser units, so give us a call anytime.
AC Fan Motor Repair/Replacement
Your air conditioning and heating system is most likely equipped with multiple fans to both move air throughout your space and assist in the cooling of the unit. Rainforest Plumbing & Air technicians can quickly diagnose your HVAC system’s fan problems and have your system back up and running in no time.
We stock many of the more common fans in order to expedite your repair quickly. Fans that we do not stock can usually be obtained in a few short hours so we can have your AC unit blowing cold air to comfort you and your family as fast as possible!
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Experiencing inconsistent room-to-room temperatures in your home or office? Call Rainforest Plumbing & Air to adjust or repair AC registers and achieve balanced air delivery.
Air vents or “registers” are what carry air throughout your home or building, allowing you to adjust the amount of air delivered to a specific area or room. They may be known by names such as diffusers, supply outlets, or grills, but their function is all the same.
Registers can be placed in a number of locations throughout your space, be it high on the ceiling, or low on the baseboards, windowsills, and floors. The location of the register depends somewhat on whether it is being used primarily for heating or cooling. Heating registers are placed in low areas of your space, while those used for cooling are installed higher up.
Registers also provide indications of whether your filters are doing a good job of keeping your system free of dust. If the metal covering on your register is caked with dust and debris, call Rainforest Plumbing & Air to change the filter, and start enjoying better indoor air quality before you know it.
Air Conditioning Service That’s a Cut Above
If you are tired of amateur-level AC repair techs in Phoenix, AZ, Rainforest Plumbing & Air is the solution you have been looking for. Our fully licensed and insured team has the comprehensive expertise to not only solve your current AC issues, but help your unit continue to be energy-efficient in the future.
Keep in mind, AC issues do not just go away on their own, and the longer you wait to call for a repair the greater the chance there is you’ll have to pay for a complete AC replacement, so do not hesitate to contact us for an estimate ASAP.
Customers love Rainforest Plumbing & Air because we offer:
- Up-Front Pricing/Consistent Communication
- Qualified Team Members/Quality Work
- Crime-Free Technicians/Same-Day Services for Residential and Commercial Properties
- Payment Plans/Financing Options/Money-Saving Specials
- Over 20 Years of Experience
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