What are the qualities of a qualified HVAC technician?

In the event that your heater stops working this winter, it’s important that you have someone you can call for fast and reliable service. In other words, you want a qualified HVAC technician.

However, with all the cooling and heating companies and contractors out there, how do you know if you’re hiring the right person? In this article, we’ll review the seven most important qualities that a great HVAC technician has, and why the technicians at our company—Ace Air Conditioning—embody those values.

The Ace Air team is here for all your cooling and heating needs in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The 7 qualities of a qualified HVAC technician

1. NATE certification

Let’s start here. We’d argue that this certification from the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program is essential for any trustworthy HVAC technician to have.

NATE is the largest and most reputable certification organization for HVAC technicians. Numerous distributors and contractors around the country partner with NATE to ensure their workers have the knowledge necessary to work on homes. It shows the technician has obtained certain knowledge in the field, and you want that expertise put to work on your home’s HVAC.

At Ace Air, our technicians are NATE-certified professionals who combine their extensive training with real-world, in-the-field experience.

2. Good company backing

Your HVAC technician should be backed by a reputable company. Here’s how you can separate out high-quality companies from the rest:

  • Go online and see what kind of reviews the business has earned on sites like Yelp and Google.
  • Talk to your friends, family members, and coworkers about companies they have worked with in the past.
  • Check out the guarantees of the different companies being considered.

3. Background-checked

The company you hire from should background-check every single employee. The technician you hire may end up working in and around your home. For your peace of mind, you want to be confident this individual does not have a serious criminal history or issues with drug or alcohol abuse.

4. Licensed, bonded & insured

In addition to having the proper licensing, the company you hire should also be fully bonded and insured. Working on any system around your house can be dangerous. If you hire a technician without insurance, then you could be liable for any injuries that occur or any damages that they do to the system or your home.

5. Organizational skills

You want someone who will be punctual and show up on time to work on your house. This is especially important for the initial house visit when the technician comes out to examine your HVAC system. When you hire technicians from a company like Ace Air Conditioning, you know you are getting someone who is passionate about the craft and will not leave you waiting for hours on end.

6. Communication skills

The HVAC technician should know what he is doing, but it is also critical for this person to explain it to you in terms you can understand. You deserve to know precisely what is going on with the system, so you can take steps to avoid it in the future. Part of good communication involves providing an accurate quote that will not be wildly off from the final price.

7. Trustworthiness

At the end of the day, you need to hire someone you feel comfortable letting into your home. This involves listening to your gut, and while it may not be scientific, there is something to be said about knowing whether you can trust someone. Part of this trustworthiness involves not tacking on any hidden fees at the end of the process, so make sure you keep an eye out for any guarantees the company makes.

Want to work with a qualified HVAC technician? Call Ace Air.

You will be incredibly uncomfortable if you have to go without your air conditioner or heater for any length of time, so make sure you hire the experts at Ace Air Conditioning. We have been in business for 60 years, so we know exactly what we are doing. We are available 24 hours a day, so if you have any questions about our services, feel free to contact us.

Why you should schedule a fall heat pump tune-up

If your home relies on a heat pump for both summer cooling and winter heating, the system hardly ever gets a break. It runs to keep your home cool in the summer, and it works hard to keep it warm in the winter. Ideally, homeowners with heat pumps should schedule two annual service appointments: one in the late spring to get the unit ready for the summer ahead and another in the fall to make sure it’s ready for cooler temperatures. In this article, we’ll make the case for scheduling a fall heat pump tune-up with our experts here at Ace Air Conditioning in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

To have one of our friendly, expert technicians out to your home to inspect and maintain your heat pump or other HVAC system, contact us today.

Call Ace Air to schedule your fall heat pump tune-up now.1. Give your heat pump system a break

There’s never really a good time once the summer heat hits to be without cooling. Likewise, you don’t want to go without winter heating when the outside temperatures drop. A heat pump tune-up can help you avoid the need for winter or summer repairs. Scheduling maintenance right before the intense summer heat or winter cold arrives is a great way to give your system a breather.

Once the system is off, our technicians can identify any parts that are wearing out and either repair or replace them with new parts. They can have your system up and running again before you really need it.

2. Increase the system’s lifespan

Most new heat pumps—and HVAC systems, in general—come with a manufacturer’s warranty. When you read the fine print of the warranty, you are likely to discover that there is a clause that requires you to schedule regular maintenance to keep the warranty intact. Failing to do so can not only void your warranty but also cause your system to need replacement before its time.

Just like an annual checkup with your doctor can prolong your life, a fall heat pump tune-up can increase the lifespan of your heating and air conditioning unit. Technicians can diagnose problems early before they become catastrophic. What begins as a loose bolt can end up frying your heat pump and making the whole system shut down. It’s in your best interest to find problems while they’re still easy to fix.

3. Avoid untimely breakdowns

A tune-up helps you avoid sudden problems. It is unusual for a breakdown to happen out of the blue. Typically, a system failure starts with something as simple as a loose bolt or a worn-out part. A fall heat pump tune-up can catch these small issues before they become colossal ones.

When the technicians from Ace Air Conditioning arrive to work on your HVAC system, they inspect all the moving parts. They look for signs of normal wear-and-tear to see if each part still has some usefulness left. If it does not, they can replace it with a new part. They may remove excess grime that has built up. Finally, they can tighten anything that’s loose so that it doesn’t rattle completely apart.

4. Cut down on your energy use

Your heat pump is designed to make your heat pump more energy efficient. It removes heat from inside your home during the summer, cooling the air. During the winter, it does the opposite, bringing warm air inside. A tune-up helps it stay efficient and helps you maintain a reasonable electric bill.

Schedule a heat pump tune-up with our team

We want to keep your heat pump working when you need it most. Contact us today to schedule a seasonal tune-up.

There’s a new Carrier air conditioner for every home

Need a new air conditioner this summer? With the heat and humidity here in Southwestern Louisiana, you don’t want to just wait around. At Ace Air, we’re proud to install Carrier air conditioner and heat pump systems. As a Carrier Factory-Authorized Dealer, our technicians have both the training and tools to install your air conditioner right. Call us for a free in-home estimate, and we’ll match your home and your cooling needs to the right system.

As one of the world’s largest and most trusted HVAC manufacturers—not to mention the company that practically invented air conditioning!—Carrier has a diverse lineup of air conditioning systems available for fast installation here in the Lake Charles area. In this article, we’ll review their top-tier model—the Infinity® 21—as well as two other lines of air conditioners that might be a good fit for your home.

Call Ace Air for a free in-home estimate on a new Carrier air conditioner such as this newly installed model.

To have a professional evaluate which Carrier air conditioner is right for your home, call Ace Air for a free in-home estimate here in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The Infinity® 21: An energy-efficient powerhouse

The Infinity 21 Air Conditioner with Greenspeed® Intelligence is not only Carrier’s most advanced air conditioner—it’s actually one of the most energy-efficient, high-performance air conditioners in the world. Take everything you expect out of an air conditioner and then raise your expectations: this AC unit is that efficient, that quiet, and that good at cooling your home. That’s why Energy Star rated it as the most-efficient air conditioner on the market in 2019.

The Infinity 21® is able to accomplish all of this through its variable-speed functionality, which allows it to adjust its own speed to make small changes to your home’s indoor temperature and humidity. This allows it to reach 21 SEER—a level of efficiency that is nearly unparalleled in the industry.

Is this system right for your home?

If you want the very best in summer cooling, energy efficiency, and low-noise performance, the Carrier Infinity 21® might be a great fit for your home. After all, this model represents the very best that Carrier has to offer. To learn more about this system, call your friends at Ace Air Conditioning for a free in-home estimate.

The Infinity® 17: A mid-tier pick that packs a cooling punch

While not as efficient as the Infinity 21®, the Infinity 17® is still one of the most efficient and powerful air conditioners in the world. We recommend the Coastal variant of this air conditioner, given how close we are to the Gulf of Mexico here in Lake Charles. The Infinity 17® reaches 17 SEER and also features variable-speed control for greater energy efficiency and noise reduction. Like all Carrier systems, this one comes with Carrier’s well-known reliable engineering and 10-year parts limited warranty.

Is this system right for your home?

This is a great mid-tier air conditioner for your home. Carrier manufactures the Infinity 17® in multiple sizes, which means that the team at Ace Air can find the perfect fit for your home’s size and cooling needs. A better match between the air conditioner and the home means greater energy efficiency and performance, as well as a longer system lifespan. Call us today to schedule your free in-home estimate.

The Comfort™ 16: Straightforward, affordable cooling

Carrier’s Comfort series of high-performance air conditioners are a perfect option for many homes here in the Lake Charles area. These systems get up to 17 SEER and feature WeatherShield™ protection for a longer system lifespan and lasting value for your home. This line of systems often have a lower installation cost than many other air conditioners on the market, but still come with the manufacturer’s outstanding reliability, superior design, and 10-year parts limited warranty.

Is this system right for your home?

If you are in the market for an affordable air conditioner that still represents a great, long-term investment for your home, we recommend the Carrier Comfort line of systems, including the Comfort™ 16. Call the team here at Ace for a free in-home estimate on a new Carrier system, and we’d be happy to tell you more about these AC units and what makes them a great fit for your home.

Weighing upfront cost versus long-term efficiency gains

When deciding on a new air conditioner, keep in mind that a higher upfront cost may be offset by a lower long-term cost by way of energy efficiency. An air conditioner that costs less to install today but is less efficient will eventually cost more than an air conditioner that costs more to install but will provide 15+ years of greater energy efficiency every summer. Something else to consider: Ace Air offers financing with approved credit on new systems, which means you don’t have to settle for one system over another based on the cash you have on-hand.

To get a free in-home estimate and talk with one of our professional HVAC technicians about your cooling installation options and our lineup of new Carrier air conditioner units, call us today!

What are packaged systems? Here’s why one may be a fit for your home.

Even an experienced homeowner may tilt their head when they hear the phrase “packaged system.” This is a cooling and heating system that you may have never heard of before. Simply put, a packaged system—also known as a “package unit”—is an all-in-one comfort solution for your home. It has the entire system “packaged” together in a single cabinet, making it ideal for smaller homes with space limitations. These units also are a perfect fit for homes that don’t have the indoor space to fit extra parts like coils, air handlers, or a furnace.

Carrier packaged systems are an all-in-one solution to your comfort needs.

A Carrier packaged system.

With a package unit, all the parts and pieces are usually outdoors, attached to the side of the building or on the roof. Homes without a basement or crawl space are perfect candidates for packaged systems, but any home could benefit from one as well! Read on as we discuss the benefits of this type of system, how it works, and how it can help you save money each month.

For a free in-home estimate on one of our Carrier or Trane packaged systems, call Ace Air for a free in-home estimate here in Lake Charles. Our technicians can help match your home to the perfect new packaged system.

What are the pros and cons of a packaged system?

Before we jump into the benefits and disadvantages of a packaged system, let’s talk about what kind of packaged systems exist. Here are some packaged units you may recognize:

  • Packaged Gas/Electric System
  • Package Heat Pumps
  • Package Air Conditioners

A packaged unit may not be right for everyone. To figure out whether one could work in your home, we’ve compiled a list of common positive and negative aspects of each. Take these into consideration as you think about whether a packaged unit could work in your space:

Installation: Quick and easy installation. Installation is generally more affordable, as well. Roof Leaks: If not installed properly, a rooftop packaged unit could end up leaking into your home, just like any air conditioner placed on the roof.
Size: Great for compact spaces, doesn’t take up much room and is generally out-of-sightOutdoor Environment: A packaged unit has more of its parts and components exposed to the elements. 
Quality: All components are assembled in the same controlled factory environment, ensuring more efficiency 
Noise level: Usually, a package unit is quieter than a split-system unit, making your home more comfortable

Finding the right fit for your home

Before you make the jump into any specific type of heating or cooling unit for your home, do your research. Talk to a professional! Call the team at Ace Air. We can discuss your options and recommend certain solutions. Don’t attempt a DIY solution and don’t choose an unqualified technician to work on your home. Refer back to the pros-and-cons list above, as well as your own research, before making a final decision!

As a homeowner, you have the power to make your home comfortable. In addition to heating and cooling services, Ace Air performs indoor air quality tests, checks ductwork, and cleans out dirt, debris, or mold from your home! Why neglect the space that you use every single day? You could have contaminants in the air due to inefficient systems in your home. Get the home upkeep knowledge and services you need today from an expert at Ace Air!

Why a packaged system could work for you

If you have a smaller home or are replacing your older AC system, a packaged system could be a great fit for you. You’ll hear the unit less often, you’ll save space in your home, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of an efficient, all-in-one unit! Additionally, any service or maintenance will be a breeze, because the technician will only have to check out one unit instead of all the components of a split-system unit. With a trusted team doing the installation work, you don’t have to worry about leaks, breakdowns, or other issues, especially when you schedule regular maintenance as well. That’s the key to keeping your home running smoothly—calling your HVAC team regularly for check-ups and service!

The team at Ace Air here in the Lake Charles area can help repair, maintain, or replace cooling and heating units in your home. We’ve been in service for more than half a century and have long been a trusted and experienced home service provider! The choice is clear—choose Ace Air and call us today!

Here’s how new AC installation will improve your home’s comfort

If you’ve ever experienced an overheated home in the middle of summer, you understand just how uncomfortable a broken-down AC unit can make you feel. Even a poorly functioning AC unit can cause major efficiency problems for your home. You’ll end up spending even more money on repairs or parts, only to have your aging unit break down again. The answer is new AC installation. In this article, we’ll explain why.

Call Ace Air to learn more about your new AC installation options here in Lake Charles.

Ace Air makes new AC installation easy! Call us for a free in-home estimate on a new Trane or Carrier air conditioner.

Whether your AC unit is rundown and slow or not working altogether, you can improve your home’s comfort—and energy bills—by having Ace Air install a new air conditioner in your home. Call us today for a free in-home estimate here in Lake Charles.

What are new air conditioners capable of?

Today’s air conditioners are more advanced and capable of cooling your entire home. You’ll be able to see almost-immediate savings on your energy bills when you upgrade to a new AC unit. Ace Air has a team of professional, friendly technicians ready to install a new unit for your home and answer any questions you may have. Why wait to feel cool and comfortable in your own home?

An older AC system has to work extra hard to bring cool air to the rooms in your home. A newer unit has updated materials and manufacturing, including energy-balancing systems, to increase efficiency and decrease both noise and the risk of a breakdown. Invest in a new air conditioner that’s built to last. We work with both Carrier and Trane systems, industry-leading manufacturers who design and create top-of-the-line models.

Upkeep and maintenance

With a new air conditioner comes new homeowner responsibilities. To ensure your AC unit works at its full capacity, choose a trustworthy HVAC company you can call for regular checkups and repairs. Here in Lake Charles, that company is Ace Air! Preventative maintenance is one of the best ways you can keep your AC unit ready for anything. What’s the point in installing a brand-new air conditioner only to treat it the same way as your old, run-down unit?

During an AC tune-up from Ace Air, one of our certified technicians will run through a maintenance checklist and notify you of any problems or issues. There’s no DIY solution for an AC model—only professional, trained experts should examine and repair a unit. You will notice increased efficiency and an overall smoother-running AC unit when you keep up with regular upkeep and maintenance.

Choosing a professional

When it comes to choosing a professional to care for your HVAC systems, you should research reviews and pick a company that is dedicated to superior service. The team at Ace Air has the know-how to improve your home’s heating and cooling systems and meet your energy needs. For brand-new units, we even offer financing options with approved credit.

If it’s been more than a few months since you’ve had your unit inspected, it’s time to call a professional company for maintenance or upgrades. Don’t neglect one of the most vital parts of your home any longer.

How long your AC should last

When taken care of correctly, your AC unit can last many years, even decades. The life expectancy industry standard for an air conditioner is 10-15 years, if taken care of with regular maintenance. When maintenance falls to the wayside or if the unit hasn’t been looked at in years, that number is at risk of dropping significantly. Some units become clogged, damaged, and less efficient over time. You may not even notice the delayed effects of an air conditioner on its last legs. Your home may still feel relatively cool, and you may not even hear clunking noises, but your AC unit could be slowly breaking down.

Call Ace Air for new AC installation here in Lake Charles

The team at Ace Air can bring maximum comfort to your home through our excellent service and care. Don’t delay—learn more about upgrading your AC unit and receiving regular service by calling us today!

Here are our best tips for staying cool this summer

Everyone in Louisiana knows that summer doesn’t start on June 21—the hot weather moves in much earlier. The heat, humidity, and bright rays of sunshine work together to beat down on your home, your family, and your skin. If you’re left unprepared—or if your air conditioning unit is on its last legs—you’ll find that summer can be unbearable. While you’re out enjoying a day at the pool or off on vacation, keep these tips for staying cool in mind so that your home stays comfortable all throughout the summer.

If you need air conditioning services here in Lake Charles or the surrounding communities of Southwest Louisiana, call your friends at Ace Air. We offer 24/7 emergency repair, tune-ups, new system installation, and much more!

One of our best tips for staying cool this summer in Lake Charles is having our team ensure your air conditioners are running right.How to stay cool at home

Make sure your air conditioner is working properly

First things first: having a properly working air conditioning unit is the key to staying cool at home during the summer. Some homeowners ignore the warning signs that their AC unit is dying—if your unit is old, outdated, or making funny sounds, it’s time for a tune-up or repair. You may not even think anything is wrong, but once an expert takes a closer look, you could find hidden problems. For excellent AC service in the Lake Charles area, call the team at Ace Air. We handle all makes and models and can get your home cooled down fast.

If your air conditioning is on its last legs, consider upgrading to a new unit. You’ll be glad you did. Imagine the hot, stuffy nights spent in your living room compared to the crisp, cool air you’ll feel each time you walk through the door. At Ace Air, we install both Carrier and Trane air conditioners. Call us for a free in-home estimate here in the Lake Charles area.

Other ways to keep your cool this summer

Invest in floor fans if you like to stay extra cool throughout the night. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your indoor temperature to 78F when you are home to save money on energy bills. Find whatever temperature is most comfortable for you!

Additionally, you can stay hydrated at home by drinking six to eight 8 oz. glasses of water during the day. Wear light clothing to stay comfortable indoors. You can even store your heavier blankets and sheets away and bring out lighter, breathable fabrics. There are many measures you as a homeowner can take to prepare your home for hotter temperatures.

Staying cool outside

When you venture outdoors here in Lake Charles, be sure to remember these three important things: 1) sunscreen, 2) hydration, and 3) summer-friendly outdoor activities.

Sunscreen is a necessity, not only for summer, but also for year-round outdoor play. No matter what SPF level sunscreen you buy, you should reapply every 2 hours for full protection from the sun. Sunscreen is a crucial must-have for this summer. Even on an overcast day, you could get sunburned!

Stay hydrated while you’re outdoors, especially in this humidity. Insulated water bottles are both eco-friendly and budget-friendly—they’re reusable and keep your liquids cold all day long. Drinking water, even if you aren’t thirsty, will help keep you healthy and hydrated. If you’re feeling tired, groggy, or grumpy, you may just be dehydrated.

This summer, find a nearby pool and go for a swim! You can find summer-friendly activities that are cheap, fun, and relaxing for the whole family. Sit under the shade and read a book, enjoy an indoor museum or mall, or grab some shaved ice at Mama Shine Shaved Ice and More!

How to make the most of your summer dollar

Whether you’re enjoying summer inside or outdoors, you’ll want to stay within your budget and save money whenever possible. If you go away for a vacation, set your thermostat to a higher temperature, but don’t turn that AC completely off! You’ll come home to a stifling hot home, and it may cost more to bring the temperature down.

Save even more money by taking advantage of HVAC coupons, like the ones we offer at Ace Air! You can rest easy knowing a certified professional is taking care of your air conditioning unit. Our professionals can answer any of your questions, from thermostat care to proper AC maintenance.

If you make a conscious effort this summer to stay cool—and stay within budget—you’ll see major savings on your upcoming energy bills. Need air conditioning services this summer? For friendly, efficient service, call the team here at Ace Air.

Call Ace Air for more tips for staying cool this summer

For more than 60 years, the professional HVAC contractors at Ace Air Conditioning have been the guys you can trust. As a family owned local business, it is our great pleasure to deliver exceptional service to each and every one of our customers. We can keep you cool all summer long!

Here’s why you should upgrade to a new air conditioner this summer

Spring quickly moves into summer here in South Louisiana. If it hasn’t started already, your air conditioner is about to be put through the gauntlet by the heat and humidity that the Lake Charles area is known for. If you have an older air conditioner, there might be a point this summer where you realize that you need to replace it. In this article, we’ll review the signs that an older AC unit needs to be replaced, as well as the benefits of upgrading to a new system.

Call Ace Air to get a free in-home estimate on your upgrade to a new air conditioner this summer.

At Ace Air, we’re proud to install both Carrier and Trane air conditioners here in the Lake Charles area.

Ace Air offers free in-home estimates on new Carrier and Trane air conditioners here in Lake Charles, Louisiana. If you’re ready to make the switch to a new air conditioner this summer, we’re the team to call, and we’re ready to help!

Why should you upgrade to a new air conditioner this summer?

Your AC is getting old

Every cooling and heating system has a maximum lifespan. Typically, an air conditioner lasts around 10 years. As your AC unit ages, it doesn’t work as efficiently as it once did. AC repairs can increase in cost as your unit gets older and new technologies can make your AC obsolete—especially on the energy-efficiency front. While buying a new air conditioner is an initial investment for any homeowner, the energy savings and much lower annual repair costs could be worth it.

Your energy bills are increasing

As a combination of both age and obsolescence, an aging air conditioner is more likely to experience higher energy bills as the years go by. This is because the system is using more energy to cool your home than before. If you’ve been watching your energy bills skyrocket, it’s a good idea to consult with one of our technicians and have them address your air conditioner’s needs.

A new Carrier or Trane air conditioner can help lower your energy costs. In fact, Energy Star-rated systems can reduce your overall summer electricity bills by as much as 20 percent—all while making your home more comfortable.

Your home doesn’t feel cool and comfortable

Your air conditioner not only sends cool air into your home, it also dehumidifies your home to make it less muggy. If your home feels much more humid than it typically does when the air conditioner is running, this could be an indication that the system is no longer able to keep up with the cooling needs of your home.

Some rooms feel too cold, others feel too hot

When your home isn’t cooling satisfactorily in some rooms, it could mean that the AC has lost its ability to cool efficiently. Many new Carrier and Trane models come with variable-speed settings, which mean that they can adjust how much they run in order to keep your home at the perfect temperature without major hot or cold swings. This, in turn, means better comfort throughout your home and lower overall energy bills.

Your AC constantly needs service and repairs

If you’re consistently and constantly experiencing repair issues with your air conditioner, that might be a sign that you need to upgrade to a new system. As AC units age, they tend to become more likely to break down as a result of the cumulative wear-and-tear inflicted on them by more than a decade of Louisiana summers. These repair costs can quickly add up for homeowners here in Lake Charles.

Get a free in-home estimate from our team

At Ace Air, we offer free in-home estimates on new Trane and Carrier air conditioners. To get a free in-home estimate, contact us today. Also, be sure to ask us about our HVAC financing, available with approved credit.

Here are the 5 most common causes of air conditioner failure

Climate control is one of the best ways to beat the heat and humidity of a Louisiana summer, which is why you expect the system to work when you turn it on. If your HVAC equipment doesn’t function properly, it’s important to call Ace Air for 24/7 air conditioner repair in Sulphur, LA as soon as possible.

5 common causes of air conditioner failure

Here are the 5 most-common reasons air conditioners fail during the summer—and what you can do to ensure that your air conditioner keeps working as it should, even on the hottest nights of the year.

Call Southern Air for air conditioner repair in Sulphur, LA.1. Lack of professional maintenance

Your air conditioner has a lot of complex parts and components. Much like your car, it needs regular care and attention to ensure that it’s working properly. With professional, preventative maintenance from an Ace Air technician, you can make sure your cooling system is in proper working condition. Call our team in the spring to schedule your AC tune-up—it’ll make a world of difference when it comes to preventing breakdowns.

Here’s the flip side of that: without expert maintenance at least once per year, your air conditioner is at much greater risk of breaking down this summer.

2. Thermostat failure

The thermostat is the central nervous system of your HVAC units. It commands the unit to turn off, turn on, or run in a certain way. If the thermostat isn’t functioning properly, you could run into multiple cooling problems over the summer: a house that doesn’t cool down like it should, extra stress on the equipment, or catastrophic energy bills. Any of these are a sign that you need to call us for air conditioner repair in Sulphur, LA.

3. Frozen coils

Your air conditioner requires a constant and consistent flow of air for proper operation. Any disruption or blockage could cause the coil to freeze—even in otherwise hot weather. To keep this from happening, replace your HVAC system’s air filter on a regular basis, and periodically have your ductwork examined and cleaned of potential blockages.

4. Refrigerant leaks

Your air conditioner works by using refrigerant to remove heat from indoor air before pumping it back inside. If your system doesn’t have sufficient levels of this chemical, it won’t cool as well. It’s important to diagnose this problem quickly, as a coolant leak causes your unit to run longer while also creating an environmental hazard.

5. Tripped circuit breaker

It takes a lot of power to operate an HVAC system, which is why you’ll often find this equipment on its own electrical circuit. If your home isn’t cooling, head to the fuse box and look for a blown fuse or tripped breaker. You can remedy this issue yourself, but consult an electrician if it keeps happening.

Call our team for 24/7 air conditioner repair in Sulphur, LA

These are just five of the reasons air conditioners commonly break down in the summer. However, you should always have a professional technician diagnose the issue and give you more information—after all, every AC unit is different and every issue is unique. Call Ace Air for expert, 24/7 cooling repair here in Lake Charles, Sulphur, and the surrounding areas of Southwest Louisiana. Our team is ready to help!

Now’s the time to start thinking about your spring AC tune-up

You probably know that annual maintenance is important for your HVAC system. But, do you know why it’s important? Here’s what you need to know: a spring AC tune-up increases your summer energy-efficiency, helping you keep costs low all year long. Plus, regular maintenance increases the lifespan of your HVAC unit.

It's that time of year again: time to schedule your spring AC tune-up with Ace Air.

Schedule your spring AC tune-up with the professionals here at Ace Air.

Don’t take just our word for it! The Environmental Protection Agency and EnergyStar both encourage consumers to have an annual tune-up for optimal performance. A spring tune-up prepares your unit for the summer months, so you’ll be ready as the temperature goes up.

To schedule your tune-up, contact us today!

Here’s what our spring AC tune-up includes

If you were going to go on a long trip, you’d have your car tuned up before you left, right? In a similar way, it’s your AC that’s gearing up for a long, hot trip through the humid Louisiana summer season. It deserves the same care.

Trust your AC tune-up to the experts here at Ace Air. Here are just some of the things we look at when we inspect and tune up your air conditioner or heat pump:

  • Lubricate motors and moving parts that might be covered in dust, reducing the stress on the system.
  • Check refrigerant levels to ensure that there are no leaks, offering you confidence that your system will keep you cool as the days get hotter. It also protects the environment from release of toxic gases.
  • Tighten electrical connections that might be loose, which is one of the most common issues that we see each year.
  • Clean the evaporator coil. This coil picks up dirt and grime in the air throughout the year. Cleaning it in the spring helps the unit work more efficiently.
  • Check the thermostat for proper calibration. If your thermostat doesn’t read the right temperature, the AC won’t work properly.
  • Clean the condensate pan and drain. Stagnant water can cause algae, mold and mildew to grow in your system, which can cause the drain to clog, leading to water damage. The AC will also switch off.

Schedule your AC tune-up and maximize your summer comfort and savings

A spring AC tune-up can save you time and money in the summer. On the hottest days of the year here in South Louisiana, you can rest easy knowing that you made the smart decision to have the professionals at Ace Air take a look at your system. Ensure that your air conditioner, heat pump, or ductless system is ready for the summer ahead by calling us to schedule your tune-up.