Summertime in Northbrook, IL can be extremely hot and humid. That’s why it’s important to have a trusted air conditioning repair service at your disposal. Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric has served Northbrook, IL and other beautiful communities throughout northwest Chicago for more than 90 years. You can count on our superior reputation and outstanding customer service every time you contact us.
While preventative maintenance is imperative for any air conditioning system, breakdowns still occur. If your AC unit develops a problem on a scorching sunny day, you need professional assistance – fast.
Ravinia Plumbing offers prompt air conditioning repair services on traditional and ductless AC systems. Our technicians are NATE certified and have deep industry knowledge and experience, allowing us to provide the most feasible advice and solutions for your unique situation. Our goal is to get your AC working, get your family cool and safe from the searing heat, and save you money by doing it.
Now, let’s take a look at some common AC problems and what you can do on your own to resolve some of them. It’s good to get to know how your AC system operates and what you can do to ensure that it’s operating as efficiently as possible.
Spending a little time here and there on preventative maintenance will go a long way towards maximizing the lifespan of your air conditioning system’s individual components. Of course, every mechanical component has a given lifespan. However, there are ways that you can optimize efficiency, which significantly helps to reduce wear and tear.
One of the easiest things to do to ensure efficiency in your AC system is to change your filters according to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule. Filtrating the air before it’s blown through your vents is important to keep airborne contaminants at a minimum. If your filter becomes partially clogged to the point where it’s impeding airflow, it can cause your system to work harder to cool your home, leading to increased wear and tear and higher energy bills.
It’s important to have proper airflow in an air conditioning system. Go outside and inspect your unit for grass, dirt, or other debris that might be blocking the air intake. Clear away everything so that the airflow is uninterrupted. Ensuring proper airflow into the unit increases overall operational efficiency.
It is quite common to find a window or door that’s partially open, reducing the efficiency of an air conditioning system. A 1-inch gap in a window can make your air conditioner work much harder than it should to reach your desired temperature. This is a remarkably simple fix to a very common problem. Just make sure the windows and doors are closed tightly.
The ducting of your HVAC system is intended to be airtight. Poor craftsmanship during installation and intrusion by animals like rats and mice can cause openings, which will decrease the efficiency of your air conditioning system. If the ducting is not sealed tightly, warm air will enter and cool air will escape, which is the opposite of what your air conditioning system is intended for.
If your AC system isn’t functioning properly, is making noise, or won’t power on at all, it’s best to call our friendly and helpful team for assistance. You don’t want to continue operating your air conditioning if a problem is developing. Unaddressed issues with air conditioning systems typically grow into much larger, more expensive problems to solve. In many cases, we are able to detect developing problems early enough before they lead to bigger, more costly problems.
There are various benefits associated with professional air conditioning repair services from Ravinia Plumbing, including:
Ravinia Plumbing is a multi-generational family owned business that thrives on traditional values of honesty, diligence, and compassion. We treat every customer like a dear friend and genuinely care about producing excellent results on every project – from the most basic visual inspection to a total system replacement. That’s why our customers continue to trust us through the years and recommend our service to others. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.
“The service technician who comes to the house is always very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I appreciate that the same technician comes to our home for our semi-annual maintenance checks.”