Champaign Central AC Repair by Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning The Top Air Conditioning Repair and Service Company in the Champaign What makes us the best HVAC company in Champaign? We're called Service Experts for a reason - our HVAC technicians are NATE-Certified. Written 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We're licensed, bonded, and insured HVAC Contractors. Emergency AC Repair Service available 24/7. We service all brands, makes and models of air conditioners. People trust us - read our reviews! Call Today 217-689-2469 Emergency Service 24/7 Schedule Your Service Are you searching for a dependable company to help with all of your air conditioning repair needs? The best AC repair is one that doesn’t occur, but we all understand that's not reality. HVAC systems have issues over time just like anything else, especially if ongoing air conditioner maintenance has been overlooked or neglected for a long time. When the air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it's likely you’ll experience an increase in repairs and need for maintenance. It’s also not uncommon to hear horror stories about going without air conditioning in the Champaign heat. When you call Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, you know you’re getting quality service. We support all of our work with a written 100% satisfaction guarantee. We’ve been in business since 1956, and we proudly set the standard for the best customer service in the Champaign area. You can be confident knowing that your home comfort is our number one task. What if I have to purchase an air conditioner replacement? We understand no one wants to learn that they need to replace their air conditioner. This is why our qualified technicians will first make an effort to repair your damaged air conditioner. If your central AC has just given up and has no life left to deliver, we'll help you find the appropriate replacement system for your home. The most important part of the process is that you have all your options for your air conditioning system, and that your home comfort and safety is taken into consideration during the service call. We realize a new air conditioning system is a important investment, so we’ll work with you to make the best choice to meet your needs and budget while keeping the Champaign weather in mind. You may also benefit from rebates and other cash incentives from utility companies, manufacturers, and local and federal governments. Signs you could need an AC Replacement Soon Your air conditioner might give you some "warning signs" that it's struggling to keep working. Consider contacting an HVAC technician about a pre-emptive air conditioner replacement if: Your AC system is not cooling your home. You are calling for AC repairs more often. Your cooling bills are getting higher. Cooled air coming from your vents isn’t as strong. Your AC unit is consistently running. The HVAC system is making weird noises. How do you gauge if you should consider an AC repair or an air conditioner replacement? If you're concerned, the Dallas Guide to Air Conditioner Replacement is an ideal place to read up. Champaign AC Repair Troubleshooting Checklist What to do before contacting Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an AC Repair Check your breaker box for a tripped breaker. If the breaker is flipped, reset the breaker. It's worth flipping it off and on again even if it doesn't seem like it tripped. Some breakers will trip but the switch can’t move much, making it look as though there is a separate problem. Older homes might have fuse boxes, in which case you're assessing for a blown fuse. Check your thermostat. You want to ensure that there are working batteries in it, it's functioning and that it's set to cool. There is no need to bring in the experts if a couple double AA batteries fix the situation. Listen for strange noises coming from your air conditioning system. If you hear clicking, call Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning right away. Look for ice. If you do see ice on your AC unit in a Champaign summer, it's possible that you have a refrigerant leak. Sometimes you’ll notice ice on the lines running from your condenser (the big air conditioning unit outside your home with a fan on top) into your house. Refrigerant leaks should be repaired quickly, or you risk damaging vital components of your air conditioning system. Replace your filter! We all ignore the little chores sometimes. Replacing the air conditioning system's filter is an easy one to forget. Blocked air flow from an excessively dirty filter can harshly reduce your system's efficiency and offer extra wear on components, like the blower motor. Examine your air vents. Your air conditioning system has to breathe, which means sustaining air flow. If you have blocked air flow from your supply and return vents, it's possible you will face an AC repair during Champaign heatwaves in the near future. Can you Repair an AC Coil Leak? You bet. A leaking evaporator coil can be simple to spot, but expensive to replace. It's because of air conditioner repairs like this that we suggest an AC maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance and ongoing tune-ups can help to prevent more costly repairs down the road. Should it be determined that the leak cannot be sealed and repaired, our HVAC technicians are able to replace the faulty component. AC Coil Repair Cost: $400-$1,200 Can you Repair the AC Compressor? Usually if the compressor is shot, you're looking to replace it, not repair it. The compressor in an air conditioner is a critical component and the part itself is one of the costlier pieces of the system. If you have an old unit and the compressor is finished, you will possibly want to replace the unit. There are three types of AC compressors: single stage compressors, two-stage compressors and variable-speed compressors. The single stage compressors can only operate at one level, which means it will run full force as long as it’s on. The two stage compressors provide two different levels, so it can run a little lower on days that have milder temps, which supports efficiency. The most efficient option is the variable capacity compressor which has the ability to constantly adjust to meet the desired temperature of the home. When the time comes to get help with your air conditioner, you can depend on the qualified experts at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us at 217-689-2469 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions or arrange an appointment. AC Compressor Repair Cost: $1,350-$1,800 4 Things That Lead to AC Repair in Dallas 1 Lack of Air Conditioner Maintenance Letting your air conditioner work over lengthy periods of time without being maintained is likely to cause more headaches as time goes on. Whether it ends with air conditioner service calls or means a new air conditioning system, lack of maintenance, negatively impacts the efficiency and operation of your system. 2 AC Component Failure When your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently, the compressor and fan controls might wear out, or several other vital components may be impacted. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is preventable stress placed on these internal parts, causing improper operation or premature failure. 3 Thermostat Problems From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated appropriately, there are a host of thermostat problems that could take place. If it has been a while since you last switched your thermostat batteries, it may be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have in place. 4 Condensation in your Air Conditioner Your air conditioning unit will produce a large amount of condensation. Some air conditioners have an electric condensate pump with tubing that can be broken or clogged with algae or ice. Reach out to one of our friendly service technicians if you think something seems off with your pump. What you can do to get your AC Repair Faster Everyone wants relief fast, especially in a sweltering Champaign heatwave. But it's a fact that the hotter it is outside; the more AC repair calls your local Champaign HVAC companies take. There are two actions you can take to get faster service. Keep an eye on the weather. If you see in the forecast that the upcoming week is going to be hot and you know your air conditioner is old and not operating as efficiently, contact Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and arrange a tune-up as soon as possible. Make sure you let us know your concerns and anything different you've seen about your air conditioning system. This will help us take a look anything that could be the source of a catastrophic failure during hot weather. Join one of Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning's Service Plans. Not only do you have the added benefit of receiving regular tune-ups for your air conditioner, which could help you avoid the need for an AC repair totally. If something does happen, you’ll already be on our radar. Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Repair If it chills the air, we can find a solution. Mini-split AC units are good selections for historic homes that do not have the option for ductwork, hard to heat and cool spaces like garages or new additions where the AC system does not currently reach. Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is qualified to repair, replace, and install ductless mini-split air conditioning systems of any make and model. In the Champaign area, we have many newer homes and more are built every day. Once in a while a newer home may still have heating and cooling problems for specific rooms. We can install a zoning system to help mitigate any problem areas in your home that have hot and cold spots. Some customers choose to use a mini-split system for this challenge as well. While we find these solutions are reliable, it does happen sometimes that a mini-split system wears out and demands repairs just like a central air conditioning system. Communities We Serve Irving University Park Plano Frisco Fort Worth Coppell Richardson Farmers Branch Garland Flower Mound McKinney Arlington Grand Prairie Grapevine Mesquite Dallas Highland Park Hurst Colleyville Carrollton How to Choose the Best HVAC Repair Company When you begin looking for an HVAC repair company, take a look at how many years the company has been in business. A well-established HVAC company will typically have the most qualified HVAC technicians on the team and a bigger number of clients who could be references. You should also seek out recommendations from family and friends in Champaign. Search for a written 100% satisfaction guarantee. An air conditioner repair service from Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is backed up in writing, because we're confident you will get the best AC repair service in Champaign when you put your trust in our team. Keep in mind that whether it’s AC repair or replacement, preserving your home comfort can be an investment. Since we depend on our air conditioning systems to keep our homes nice and cool during the warmer weather, it makes sense to look for quality service and products that we can trust.