Waukesha Air Conditioner Maintenance Services
Repair and Installation of Cooling Systems
Functioning air conditioners are important, even in Wisconsin. AC repair and installation services are available to keep you cool when it gets too hot. Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning will inspect your cooling system for any potential concerns and let you know what may cause a problem and the solutions we can take to prevent you from being stuck without cool air. If there is an issue, we can correct the problem immediately or install a new air conditioner at your convenience.
Emergency Air Conditioner Repair and Routine Maintenance
Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning is available for 24 hour HVAC repair in Waukesha County. Our technicians answer the phone, so you won’t have to go through an answering service to reach us. After receiving your call, we arrive immediately to fix your air conditioner, so you don’t have to be without cool air all night long.
We always have spare replacement parts for a wide variety of HVAC systems, so your air conditioner can be fixed right away. You won’t have to wait another day for quality repair services no matter what time it is.
Residential Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repair Services
Is your air conditioner freezing up and you don't know why? Are you sweating on a blisteringly hot July afternoon because your air conditioner is on the fritz? Suffer no more—contact the residential air conditioning repair professionals at Hot Point Heating & Air Conditioning to get your AC unit running smoothly once again.
Commercial AC Installation Services in Waukesha County
We are experienced in installing a wide variety of air conditioners in Southeastern Wisconsin. If you need a brand new cooling system for a newly constructed commercial building or your 20 year old air conditioner finally gave out, give Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning a call. We provide commercial AC installation services at your earliest convenience, so you won’t have to endure the heat for long.
Air Conditioner Maintenance: Extend and Improve Performance
Your air conditioner is the unsung hero of the summer. Hot, humid days are no match for its ability to cool and dehumidify the air in your home. Until it breaks down, that is. Then, your home becomes worse than the deepest, darkest jungle and all you can do is call for emergency air conditioning repair.
Don’t run your A/C unit until it breaks. Having it professionally serviced every spring is a great way to make sure you can enjoy the summer without an uncomfortably hot, steamy house. Not only will you have a more comfortable home, you’ll also save big money operating the air conditioner. Dust and other debris builds up in the unit and causes it to work harder to cool your home. The result is a high energy bill and a shortened life for your air conditioner.
Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning provides routine maintenance on air conditioners throughout Waukesha County. Not only are our A/C tune ups done at flat rates, they also come with an HVAC maintenance guarantee. You have nothing to lose getting your air conditioner serviced by Hot Point unless you like sticking to the couch.
No Matter the AC Unit, We Know It
Air conditioners, like any other piece of technology, have seen huge developmental strides in effectiveness and energy efficiency over the last couple decades. Every day we run into several different types of air conditioners, including the following (among others):
- Central air conditioners
- Window air conditioning units
- Portable coolers
- Ductless mini-split AC systems
Regardless of what kind of unit is doing the cooling, we know how it works and how to get it up and running again when it's malfunctioning.
Common Air Conditioner Problems and Their Solutions
When your air conditioner isn't working right, it might not take a professional HVAC technician to get your unit back up and running. Some of the most common AC problems may be solved (or preferably, prevented) with some simple DIY solutions like replacing the filter, clearing away debris and dirt, and unclogging the drain line.
Why Bother with Air Conditioner Maintenance?
Many people think there’s really no point maintaining an air conditioner. Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning strongly disagrees. Just like you wouldn’t drive your car for 10,000 miles without changing the oil, you shouldn’t run your A/C unit for hundreds of hours without regular maintenance.
Neglecting routine maintenance leads to decreasing performance, higher energy bills and, eventually, an unexpected system failure, like the whole A/C unit freezing up. Cleaning the filters, fins and coils on your AC is the bare minimum maintenance necessary to keep it operating efficiently. Clean any built up debris in the coils and replace the filters regularly. If you have pets in your home, you should check the filter often, as shedding animals will cause them to clog quickly.
Complete maintenance of your air conditioner includes checking the refrigerant levels, measuring the amount of airflow through the coils, testing the system for any leaks and oiling moving parts. These tune up procedures are not something a homeowner should attempt. The trained, experienced HVAC technicians at Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning have the skill and equipment required to perform thorough system checks and repairs.
Beware of Typical A/C Repair Scams
Some companies will go to extraordinary lengths to cheat you out of a few bucks. When you invite an HVAC air conditioning repair technician into your home, you need to be sure they are reputable and won't pull any sales tricks on you.
Be aware of some of the most common air conditioner repair scams shady HVAC specialists will try to use against you. The best ways to ensure you aren't getting scammed is to employ only the highest rated and lisenced contractors and always get multiple quotes.
Trying to Fix the AC on your Own? Here’s What Not to Do
If you want to do more than just clean your A/C unit’s filters and coils, be very careful. You may permanently damage the air conditioner or even break the law. Here is just a small list of things you absolutely should never do when attempting to fix your AC:
Do not add refrigerant.
The level of refrigerant must be precisely measured and having too much can be just as bad as having too little.
Do not release refrigerant.
Any refrigerant removed from the system must be collected. Releasing it into the atmosphere is illegal.
Do not apply force to the fins.
The fins on your air conditioner’s fan are extremely delicate. Bending them is very easy and can cause your AC to stop working.
Never remove a dirty filter without replacing it.
Removing a dirty AC filter will increase air flow, which is good, but all the dirt and debris the filter was catching will now build up on your coils, which is very, very bad.
When it comes to maintaining your air conditioner, you should change the filter regularly and gently dust the coils and fins. Leave the rest to the trained professionals at Hot Point Heating and Air Conditioning and you can count on years of comfortable temperatures and low energy bills.
Should I Repair or Replace My Central Air Conditioner?
Hot Point maintains and repairs air conditioning units in commercial buildings as well as residential.
It can be difficult trying to decide whether to repair or replace your air conditioner. The cost of repairs and frequent professional maintenance can add up to the point where trying to prop up an aging A/C stops making sense. You need to consider the cost of repairs and the potential energy savings of newer air conditioning units.
Preventative Maintenance Makes Frequent Repairs Less Likely
Your best course of action to avoid this difficult decision is keeping your air conditioning unit in proper working order. Just like frequent oil changes stop your car from breaking down prematurely, routine, preventative maintenance can extend the life of your air conditioner while also improving performance.
Here are a few frequent routine checks you ought to make to ensure your unit is humming when you need it:
- Keep the drain line clear—occasionally pour a cup of bleach into the tube from inside the unit to eat away at buildup
- Make sure the drain overflow pan has no holes or cracks
- Replace your air filter every 1-2 months
Keep a close watch on your air conditioning unit. Routine maintenance extends the life of the unit and limits the amount of time and money spent on A/C repair service calls. If you don’t feel up to maintaining your unit by yourself or know air conditioner maintenance is something you’ll forget to do, Hot Point Heating offers guaranteed service agreements to ensure your system is always in tip-top shape.