Central Air Services
Utah summers are hot and long. Last year in Salt Lake City there were several days when the temperature topped 100 degrees. A properly functioning air conditioner isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Humphrey Plumbing Heating and Air offers Utah residents the best central air service in town. Our technicians have the experience and training to properly diagnose and repair every type of air conditioner problem. A thorough diagnostic goes beyond identifying a broken part, a skilled technician will also test and check to see if there are other issues that caused the part to break. We have performed thousands of repairs on homes just like yours and we have the competence to get your air conditioner going so you can get on with your life. Humphrey Heating and Air are central air repair specialists. To speak with someone about our services call 801-294-2757 or use our online form.
At Humphrey Plumbing Heating and Air we are specialists when it comes to central air repair. Our technical diagnostic will include identifying the problem as well as any issues that are causing your air conditioning system to break down such as air flow problems, dirty fans, freezing up, low refrigerant, improper filter set up, drainage issues, dirty coils and more. We replace capacitors, fan motors, blower motors, contactors, limit switches, relays, and adjust refrigerant. Our friendly, knowledgeable technicians will provide options that will fit your budget and needs.
Air Conditioner Repair
If your air conditioner runs all the time without reaching the desired temperature you may have a problem with the refrigerant charge. Our technicians have the expertise to adjust the refrigerant level of your air conditioner. In many cases we can pinpoint the source of the leak and give options to repair it. These repairs may consist of pumping out the refrigerant and brazing the refrigerant line, after which the refrigerant lines will be pumped into a vacuum and recharged. We carry R-22 (freon) and R-410a (puron). These are the most common types of refrigerant used in HVAC systems.
Air conditioners are complex systems. In order for them to work they need to be properly sized. If an air conditioner is sized too small it will not cool the house on really hot days, too big and it will cycle on and off more than it should which will shorten the life of the air conditioner. There are many considerations we use when sizing and air conditioner. These include the square footage of the home, heat load, exposure to the sun, window size and quality, and more.
Central air systems are designed to have certain amount of air flow through the indoor coil. Issues with fans, blowers, filters, return air, and freezing can affect the flow of this air. Dirt and debris that restricts air flow will cause major problems. Coils, and fans will sometimes need to be disassembled and cleaned with heavy duty cleaners and/or pressure washing. Our technicians are not afraid to do the dirty work.
If your central air system is acting up or is just not working at all give us a call. In many cases we can provide options to improve your HVAC system so that it will run more efficiently and break down less often. We offer our services to cities in Northern Utah including Salt Lake City, Murray, Sandy, West Jordan, Magna, West Valley, Taylorsville, Draper, Ogden, Bountiful, Centerville, Woods Cross, Layton, Kaysville, Sugarhouse, and Holladay. Call us today and find out why thousands of home owners have chosen Humphrey Plumbing Heating and Air.
The R 22 Phase Out
Most central air systems installed before 2011 used R 22 refrigerant which is also known as freon. This type of refrigerant is being phased out due to its harmful effect on the ozone layer. Central air systems manufactured since 2011 use R 410a refrigerant which is also known as puron. Supplies of R 22 will become limited over time. The cost of this refrigerant has skyrocketed and will no longer be produced after 2020. If you have a central air system which is low on R 22 refrigerant it is in your best interest to make sure the technician servicing your system finds the source of the leak and repairs it as opposed to just topping it off.
What to check before you call
If your air conditioner is not working it may be something simple that does not require a technician. If nothing is coming on check to make sure the switch is on at the furnace and that the breaker is on. Also check the outside breaker and make sure that is on as well. If your thermostat flashes a battery icon try replacing them. Air conditioners that freeze up may just need a clean filter. Let your central air thaw out by turning it off for a few hours if it’s frozen then run it with a clean filter to see if that solves the problem. If not you will need a repair which we would be happy to help you with. Give us a call and we will send out a friendly and knowledgeable technician to diagnose the problem.