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Air Conditioner Repair in Columbus, Ohio

If the air conditioner in your Columbus, Ohio area home struggles to keep your family cool, turn to Buckeye Heating & Cooling for professional air conditioning repair services. Our NATE-certified air conditioning repair technicians are always available – count on our team for emergency cooling repairs when you need them! 

Give us a call if you notice these signs, which point to the need for air conditioner repairs: 

  • Warm air from vents 
  • Air conditioner turns on then off quickly 
  • System cycles more than usual 
  • Musty odors coming from your vents 
  • Surprisingly high electricity bills 
  • Loud noises when the system starts, runs, or stops 
  • System won’t turn on 

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Reliable Columbus Air Conditioning Repair Services 

Buckeye Heating & Cooling has been a member of the Columbus, Ohio community for more than 70 years. Our longstanding dedication to our neighbors has earned us a reputation as trustworthy and dependable. Our team is always ready and waiting to assist you when you experience cooling system troubles at home. 

A poorly performing air conditioner is no reason to suffer through the summer, with high levels of heat inside the home! Call Buckeye Heating & Cooling for thorough diagnostics that will uncover the cause of your cooling system issue along with accurate repair solutions that solve it once and for all. Our NATE-certified technicians perform repairs on all types of cooling equipment, no matter what brand or model. We pledge to fix your air conditioner or heat pump problem to restore reliable cooling in your home. 

Don’t put off calling for air conditioner repairs, even if the issue doesn’t seem major. Air conditioning malfunctions can worsen, creating a major problem in just a short period of time if you continue to run the system. Many Columbus homeowners think they’re saving money by putting off air conditioner repairs, but the reality is that waiting often causes the need for more expensive cooling system repairs. Waiting could also cause irreparable damage to the system, which means you’ll be looking at the need for air conditioner replacement instead of simple repairs with a much higher price tag. 

Prevent Repairs with a True Comfort Membership 

Regular maintenance tune ups help prevent the need for repairs to your air conditioner or heat pump. Join Buckeye Heating & Cooling’s True Comfort Membership and you’ll receive the following: 

  • Priority scheduling for services 
  • 2 maintenance tune ups each year 
  • 15% off repairs 
  • 5% off new HVAC equipment 
  • 2-year parts and labor warranty 
  • And more! 
  • Check Your Air Conditioner Before You Call 

Sometimes, air conditioning system issues are the result of simple error. In these situations, a quick assessment of your cooling unit can help you identify and fix these errors without calling for service. Here’s what to check: 

  • Thermostat: Make sure the system is set to COOL, that the fan is set to AUTO, and the temperature is set to your desired temperature. 
  • Outdoor Unit: Clear away debris blocking the unit, such as grass, mulch, or other particles stuck upon the fins, weeds and vegetation growing up around the unit, and items stored up against the unit. 
  • Air Filter: If the filter is clogged with contaminants covering its surface, dispose of the filter and replace it with a new one. 

Troubleshooting Common Air Conditioning Issues 

The following issues are common reasons Columbus area homeowners call for air conditioning repairs. Learn what troubleshooting steps you can try before you contact us for AC repairs. 

Air conditioner won’t turn on at all 

  • Make sure the thermostat has power – replace batteries, reset circuit breaker if necessary. Verify correct settings – system set to COOL, temperature set lower than the current room temperatures, which should trigger a cooling cycle. 
  • Check power sources to the system – check circuit breaker and reset tripped breakers if applicable, check ON/OFF switches on or near indoor and outdoor units and reset if needed. 
  • If your air conditioner still won’t turn on, contact Buckeye Heating & Cooling for air conditioning repairs. 

Warm air coming from vents 

  • Your air conditioner may feel like it’s spitting out warm air if the fan is left to run in between cooling cycles – the air conditioner isn’t making the warm air, it’s just the fan circulating the warmer air sitting within the ducts. At the thermostat, make sure the system fan is set to AUTO so it only runs with the air conditioner. 
  • Broken or damaged ducts could cause warm air to enter the duct system, making the air that comes out your vents warmer than expected. If you are able to access the ducts, look for damage and repair problem areas. If you cannot access the home’s ducts, call for inspection. 
  • Low refrigerant can cause an air conditioner to produce warmer air. Call Buckeye Heating & Cooling so our technicians can find and fix refrigerant leaks as well as recharge your system. 

Uneven cooling in the home 

  • Blocked registers can cause uneven cooling. Check the registers and vents in each room – make sure their louvers are open if applicable and the vent or register is unblocked. 
  • Leaking ducts can also cause uneven cooling. Call Buckeye Heating & Cooling to inspect and seal your ducts. 

Odd sounds from the air conditioner 

  • Screeching sounds can be caused by worn motor bearings or belts. 
  • Rattling and buzzing can be caused by loose parts within the system. 
  • Repeated clicking can indicate a relay problem. 
  • Screaming noise when the system starts for about 10 to 15 seconds indicates a possible compressor pressure issue. 
  • If your system makes any new and unusual noises, shut it down and call us for air conditioner repairs. 

Outdoor fan doesn’t turn 

  • The fan in your outdoor unit is called the condenser fan. It runs to move air through the unit to keep things cool and help with the heat transfer process. If the fan does not turn, the system’s compressor may be overheated. Turn off your air conditioner and allow it to cool down before starting the system again. 
  • The compressor may be damaged or the fan motor may have failed. These issues require professional repairs. 

Frozen air conditioner coils 

  • If your coils are frozen, turn the system off and allow them to fully thaw before using again. 
  • Frozen coils may be caused by a dirty filter. Check the filter and replace it if needed. 
  • Condensate line clogs can cause frozen coils. Remove water from the drip pan and flush the condensate line to remove clogs. 
  • Low refrigerant can cause cooling coils to freeze, requiring professional repairs. If your coils repeatedly freeze and you don’t find a filter or drainage issue, call for cooling repairs. 

Hiring a Contractor for Columbus Air Conditioning Repairs 

When your air conditioner is in need of repairs, you’ll need to hire a local cooling contractor. Selecting the right company often feels like a big task – Buckeye Heating & Cooling makes it a bit easier on you, sharing what to do when you need to find an air conditioning contractor. 

  • Ask for recommendations: Ask local friends and family if they have a preferred cooling contractor. Ask about their positive and negative experiences working with different local companies. 
  • Research contractors: Lookup information on contractors you may be interested in working with. See if they are licensed, what certifications they have, how long they’ve been in business, their customer service philosophy, and other factors you consider important. 
  • Check reviews: Look at a company’s online reviews with scrutiny. Look at both positive and negative reviews as well as how the company responds to them, to see how the company approaches customer complaints. 
  • Ask about fees: Contractors typically charge a service or diagnostic fee for repairs. Ask companies what it will cost to have them come look at your unit, how much it costs to diagnose the system, and if this fee is put towards your repairs should you hire the company. 

Why Choose Buckeye Heating & Cooling 

Buckeye Heating & Cooling has been Columbus’s choice for air conditioning service for over 70 years. The knowledge and skill of your cooling contractor can make a real difference in the quality and accuracy of your repairs. Trust our NATE-certified air conditioning repair technicians for precision cooling repairs no matter what type of system you have. Expect a satisfying customer service experience from start to finish! 

Experience True Comfort! 

Cooling system emergencies can happen any day and any time of day. We don’t want our neighbors to be stuck in the heat just because their air conditioners fail overnight, on the weekend, or during the holidays. Buckeye Heating & Cooling is available to you to ensure you always have access to an air conditioning repair professional in your time of need. For emergency air conditioner repairs in the Columbus, Ohio area, contact us today! 

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