Greater Little Rock, Arkansas Air Conditioning Services
Are you considering purchasing a new air conditioning unit or are you dissatisfied with how your current unit operates? You’ve come to the right place!
With nearly 50 years of air conditioning experience, the experts at BR McGinty can diagnose, repair, replace or install any cooling system. Whatever the situation, our experienced staff of Little Rock, Arkansas AC service technicians and installation crews are ready to solve any problem.
Our air conditioning services include:
- Preventative Maintenance
- Repair and Replacement
- New Construction
- Room Additions
- Ductless Systems
Preventative maintenance is the key in prolonging the life of your air conditioning system. There are numerous benefits of annual maintenance: healthier indoor air quality, lower utility bills, safer operation, and more. Neglecting preventative maintenance will almost certainly lead to a steady decline in the performance of your air conditioning unit.
Common Air Conditioning Problems
Although there are numerous reasons why an air conditioner may need to be replaced or repaired, there are a few that are more common than others. Knowing these reasons may help you understand what a professional technician is referring to when you discuss a problem and your options on how to correct it.
Faulty wiring or a faulty thermostat are two of the problems that often prevent the air conditioning unit from getting power or functioning correctly. It can also cause a possible trip in the circuit breaker. Another common problem is low Freon. Low Freon can indicate there may be a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. Be sure to contact us if any of these problems occur. One of our talented Little Rock, Arkansas HVAC technicians will be able to fix the problem in no time!
To serve our clients better, we offer 24/7 emergency air conditioning repair services. We don’t want your comfort to suffer just because a problem occurs after normal business hours. Air conditioners are designed to cool your home and keep it comfortable all day and night, so you can rely on BR McGinty’s team to get repairs done efficiently, anytime.
Air Conditioning FAQ
How can I keep my electricity bill down during the summer?
There are several steps you can take to keep your utility bills low. Keeping the thermostat at a reasonable level is the easiest thing to do, but you also need to consider how well your home is insulated, the efficiency of your air conditioner, and how much shade your home gets. Get more information here.
Is my air conditioner big enough for my home/business?
The best way to determine this is by having a professional air conditioning technician do an audit of your space. But you can also look out for a couple clues. If you find that your current unit is running constantly just to keep up on an average summer day, it may be too small. Conversely, if the air inside feels cool and clammy, the unit may be too big to manage humidity effectively.
My air conditioner runs all the time. Is this a problem?
On extremely hot days, your air conditioner may have to run constantly in order to keep up. At a reasonable setting on a cooler day, however, there could be a problem. The air conditioner may be too small, it may need to be cleaned, or a part might need to be replaced.
What kind of regular maintenance is needed?
To keep your HVAC system running efficiently and to keep the air in your home clean at any time of the year, you should replace the filter every month or two depending on its condition. Besides the filter, you should have your system checked out by a professional AC technician at least once a year. This check is best done in the spring, before you need to use your air conditioner.
How often should I clean my air conditioner?
Just like any piece of machinery, parts of your air conditioner needs to be cleaned every so often in order to keep running as efficiently as possible. This can be done during a yearly system check by a professional AC technician.
Can you make the air coming from the AC colder?
Not for a brand new unit. But if you have an older air conditioner, we can clean the condenser coils, change the filter, or even shade the unit itself. An air conditioner that sits in direct sunlight on a hot day will have a harder time doing its job than one in the shade.
Can I replace my window air conditioners with a central air conditioner?
This is possible, but if your home has never had a central air conditioning system, the installation cost can be very high. However, central air systems are more efficient than window units, so in some cases the investment could pay off in the long term.
Should I worry about AC theft?
In the past few years, thefts of parts of air conditioners or even entire units has been increasingly common. This is due to the high price of copper, and thieves have been known to steal units from home and businesses, even when they’re occupied. If copper theft is a problem in your area, it may be wise to invest in some security measures like a cage. Also, check existing security measures like good fencing, gate locks, etc.
Do air conditioners harm the environment?
Since the Montreal Protocol in 1987, the use of chemicals, including refrigerants, that include ozone-depleting CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) have been steadily phased out. Refrigerants that include CFCs are no longer used in new air conditioners or by technicians. AC units also use a lot of electricity. Still, more efficient units, better refrigerants, and more environmentally-friendly methods of generating electricity are being developed all the time.
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