Air Conditioning Repair in New Orleans
Professional AC Repair In New Orleans, Metairie & North Shore
Expert AC repairs, performed by qualified professionals you can trust, will keep your AC unit performing at its best all summer. When you call a locally owned and trusted HVAC company like Stuart Services, you get quality air conditioning repairs from fully licensed, insured, and background-checked technicians with up-to-date training and the most advanced tools in the industry. Whatever AC problem you have, we’ll pinpoint and resolve it ASAP.
Reliable Air Conditioning Repairs in New Orleans
When outdoor temperatures are on the rise, the last thing you want to deal with is a malfunctioning AC unit. You can rely on Stuart Services to provide the fast, effective AC repairs you need. Our NATE-certified HVAC technicians have comprehensive experience and extensive training with all types of air conditioning systems, including ductless mini-splits, heat pumps, and central AC units.
Whenever you have an air conditioning issue, we’ll troubleshoot and diagnose the problem quickly. Then, we’ll get your AC working again with minimal downtime. We even offer emergency AC repairs, so you won’t have to wait long to get help.
Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair
When your vents start spitting out warm air, or you have no airflow, it’s pretty clear something’s wrong with your air conditioner. Other signs of AC trouble can be less clear-cut. Knowing how to recognize a need for AC repair prevents continued system damage and more expensive repairs.
Call Stuart Services for air conditioning repair if you notice:
- Weak airflow from vents
- Frequent cycling on and off
- The thermostat temperature isn’t reached or maintained
- Bad odors
- Refrigerant leaks
- Loud or unusual noises or vibrations
- Frozen evaporator coils
- Poor indoor air quality
Most of these signs point to common issues that are easily repaired. However, if your air conditioner is over 10 years old, needs a major component replacement, or the necessary repairs would be too expensive to be cost-effective, your technician will talk to you about air conditioning replacement.
Preventative Air Conditioning Maintenance
Once your air conditioner is back up and running, we can keep it that way with routine maintenance service. AC tune-ups:
- Reduce the risk of breakdowns
- Ensure components work efficiently
- Reduce the need for major repairs
- Allow technicians to catch and resolve issues before they develop into costly repairs
Stuart Services makes maintenance simple with our Home Safety Plan with benefits including two annual maintenance appointments, exclusive discounts, priority scheduling, and more.
Choose Stuart Services for Your New Orleans AC Repair
The Stuart Standard means NATE-certified HVAC technicians are doing excellent work in a courteous manner. We keep our workspaces clean and tidy and wear shoe covers to protect your home.
Stuart Services has been serving local families since 1956. We appreciate and respect our customers, and it shows in our reviews. We offer upfront pricing and back up our top-quality, affordable AC repairs with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you troubleshoot a broken AC?
When your air conditioner malfunctions, there are a few things you can try before calling for professional AC repair.
Start with the basics:
- Check the circuit breaker in your panel box and make sure it isn’t flipped
- See if your air filter is clogged and replace it if necessary.
- Make sure your thermostat is set to cool with the fan on auto.
Finally, make sure your outdoor unit isn’t frozen. If it is, let your system thaw completely and dry out before turning it back on.
If your air conditioning issues persist after taking these steps, an HVAC technician should inspect and repair your unit.
Should I turn my AC off while on vacation?
You don’t want to leave your air conditioner off completely because water damage, mold, damaged appliances, and more can occur in a hot and humid home. Many items in your home are built for indoor temperatures only, so you might be surprised by what fails if the temperature gets too high.
However, you don’t need to keep your home as cool as you would while you’re at home. If you want to save energy while you’re away, bump the temperature up a few degrees, but don’t set it any higher than 82 degrees Fahrenheit to be safe.
What are the most common causes of air conditioner malfunction?
Refrigerant leaks resulting in your system not being able to carry heat away, electrical and sensor problems, thermostat issues, airflow problems, and drainage problems cause most AC malfunction or failure.
Substantial mechanical problems are a little rarer, though blowers, fans, and compressors can go out. In those cases, you may be better off with an air conditioning replacement.
How can I improve my air conditioner's performance?
Keeping up with routine DIY tasks such as replacing air filters at least every three months is step one of making the most of your AC.
The second would be scheduling annual maintenance with an HVAC technician. They’ll inspect and clean your unit so they can identify any repair needs and provide the right solution.
If you have a drafty home, poor insulation can also severely impact AC performance and efficiency, so reinsulation is a must.