So you have some air conditioning problems and you're thinking you can tackle this one yourself?
If this is you, keep reading. If not, go to our Air Conditioning Repairs page by clicking here.
Well, you're absolutely right! You can do your own air conditioning repairs, regardless of rather it's straight air conditioning, an air conditioning heat pump, or a gas furnace.
So let's get right into it and make your A/C Problems a thing of the past.
I'll never forget the time in my younger years when one of my appliances broke and I spent hours trying to fix it. After completing the repair, the unit would not turn on. It was like I had created a new problem, because I remembered that it had turned on before but simply wasn't working properly.
Frustrated, I called up a company to come out and fix the darn thing. The technician walked in, looked behind the appliance, and plugged it into the outlet...Walla! Fixed! That'll be $80.00 please.
I couldn't believe I overlooked something so simple, and I was angry that I had to fork out $80.00 for such a task.
The morale of the story is to think simple, and to diagnose the actual problem when troubleshooting.
Nothing makes you feel more stupid than to have a serviceman come out and charge you $80.00 to flip a breaker back on or to do some other simple task.
So to begin with, we'll cover some common Air Conditioning Problems that are a cinch to fix.
When your a/c unit won't turn on or only hot air comes out of the vents when your in the cooling mode. Check the circuit breakers.
If you have one a/c unit located on the roof or ground-this will in turn have one circuit breaker(Usually labeled AC or air conditioning).
If you have two units, called a split system air conditioning unit, (you'll typically have one unit in the closet, garage, or attic, and the other on the roof), this type of system will have two circuit breakers (one breaker for each unit). One labeled ac and one labeled air handler. Check them out by turning them completely off, and then back on.
Did you check to see if your thermostat is on? If it is on, did you turn the thermostat down below the temperature of the room when calling for cooling or above the temperature of the room when calling for heating?
Are your air conditioning filters clean? Believe it or not, if they're dirty enough, your system will not function properly.
If your air conditioning filter(s) were extremely dirty, and you already replaced them, but you're still not getting cool air, it could be that your system has iced up do to the lack of air flow.
Turn your a/c system to the off position and turn the fan on only switch for a few hours to quickly melt the ice. Then return to normal operation. If that works...great! If it works only for a little while and the same problem returns, then your unit is either low on refrigerant or their is some other airflow problem that needs to be looked at.
If the simple troubleshooting methods above didn't solve your Air Conditioning Problems, then try visiting our
advanced air conditioning troubleshooting section by clicking here.
Most people who have Air Conditioning Problems don't have the time or patience to figure it out themselves, afterall, their comfort is suffering and they want their air conditioner fixed ASAP.
If you live in the Phoenix metro area and you just want your Air Conditioning Problems fixed.
Give us a call at 480-343-2530
Air Conditioning & Heating
Repair, Service, & Maintenance
1334 W. Pepper Pl
Mesa, Arizona 85201
Air Conditioning Phoenix and the following cities in Arizona: Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Gold Canyon, and Apache Junction.
Types of systems we service: Air Conditioner, Heat Pump, Gas Heating, Furnace, and Electric Heat.
All major brands including:
Mastercool, Trane, Amana, Ruud, Goodman, Carrier, York, Goettl, Payne,
Lennox, Rheem, Bryant, Heil, Kenmore, and Coleman.
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Air Conditioning Reviews
Easy to work with great service
by George Arechiga
I manage 2 duplex units a total of 4 homes in Arizona and when I need service I call the A/C handyman. He is easy to work with and I don't feel like he is over charging me he has very good rates. And he shows up when he says he will. I really like his service.
Honest Air Conditioner Repair
by Ethel Duplisea
Bradley was recommended to me by a family member. It was one of the best reommendations I have received in some time. A/C Handyman is on time, proffesional and charges a fair price. Thank you Bradley.
Quick and Excellent Service
My A/C wasn't blowing cool, so I called at 7:00 am on a Friday. He showed up at 8:30 (when he said he would BTW) the same day! Added freon, and didn't try any hard sell tactics. Would highly recommend his services.
Delivered on his Promises
by John Birch
(2482 E Waterview Place, Chandler, AZ, 85249, USA)
I saw Bradley's company in a comparison against most all the other Hvac companies in my area... while others sounded good, I was not impressed with what customers wrote about their service and fairness on pricing.... I think Bradley is extremely honest and you really do get pricing that is half of the other HVAC companies... Nice! Bradley is also the owner which I like. Nothing like dealing directly with the person that owns the business that you are buying from!!
by Leah Vega
We have two air conditioning units in our home, and every year before the hot weather hits we like to get our air conditioning units serviced to make sure they are working in the most optimum condition. The gentleman that came out to service our units was very courteous and professional. I will definitely be using this company in the future for all of my a/c service needs.
Fair, Honest, and Responsive
I called Brad early sunday AM. By 10:00 AM, the air was cold and I was relieved not to have a ridiculous bill. I have had some bad experiences with AC companies in the past but his timeliness, friendly manner, and fair prices were a huge relief. Brad's my AC guy from now on... thanks Brad!
Found my AC guy! Thanks
by John Shumway
(Queen Creek, AZ)
I do IT consulting on my own so I thought that there must be smaller companies with hard working honest guys around that do AC work. Google brought up Bradley's web page, and actually read the testimonials and thought I would give him a shot. Bradley came and diagnosed the problem to be a motor, he spent an hour making sure, and returned after obtaining the part and finishing up the other work he had scheduled that day which ended up being 11:00pm to replace it so my family could get some sleep. NO WAY would a large company have come that late, at least not without extreemly heavy fees. Thanks for the fair price and Excellent service!
Quick and good service!
by Joe Andreyka
(Gold Canyon, AZ, USA)
We got fast service when we needed it, and our a/c problems were solved, and our service rep was courteous and dependable.
Thank you! Joe and Janice Andreyka
by Valerie & Don
(Apache Junction, AZ)
Brad had all the parts necessary for fixing our unit quickly. I would highly recommend his services. The charges were very reasonable.
Thank you for your expertise and very Quick Service!
Excellent Service and Knowledge
by Randall Thompson
(La Habra, CA)
I live in California and own a rental in Mesa, Az. I have used Brad as my A/C guy for a few years now because he is always there when I need him and I feel that he is honest and upfront with all details of the job. He knows A/C repair very well and gets right to the problem. Being from out-of-state I feel vulnerable to unreputable servicemen. I feel lucky to have found Brad.
Quality Service That is Reliable and Dependable
by Laura Foster
Brad is the AC expert that I rely on for all repairs and questions. In fact, we are buying a new A/C unit through Brad and he will be installing it this month! I recommend him to all of our friends. He is honest, extremely knowledgeable and reliable. He comes when you need him and you can always bank on what he tells you!
Dependable, Professional Service
by Doug Hersho
Having a rental property in Gilbert Arizona while living in Houston Texas requires reliable contractors that you can depend on for servicing. A/C Handyman has filled this requirement beyond expectations. One phone call is all it takes and you know that you don't have to worry about constant followup. Bradley will see to it that the problem is analyzed, reported back to you and repaired as required professionally. I highly recommend their service.