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Denver might be known for its chilly winters, but summers here can become unbearable, too. Investing in an air conditioner will keep your home comfortable in all seasons. Need to install a new air conditioner in your Denver home or office? Think your AC is on the fritz or needs replacing? Our Denver AC repair specialists have got you covered!
Before you book your AC repair appointment, keep reading to discover some of the most common air conditioner problems for Denver homeowners, plus answers to frequently asked questions.
Here are the 3 most common AC problems we see in Denver:
- Refrigerant leaks
- Water leaks
- Thermostat problems
Refrigerant leaks can occur for several reasons. When installing a new air conditioner, your AC repair technician will ensure the unit has enough refrigerant to last throughout its lifetime. But wear and tear on certain AC parts can cause the refrigerant to leak. Refrigerant leaks are dangerous and require immediate attention from a Denver AC repair expert.
Water leaks may or may not indicate the need for AC repair, depending on where the leak is located. Indoor leaks are typically a sign of algae or mold growth in the unit’s condensate pump. They may also indicate a broken condensate pump. Book an annual AC tune-up to maximize the lifespan of your condensate pump.
Thermostat problems range from dead batteries to a broken sensor. Replacing the batteries yourself is easy enough, but we don’t recommend replacing your sensor unless you really know your way around a thermostat. (And unless you’re a certified AC repair technician, you’ll probably need some help!)
Check out our blog post for a more detailed breakdown of these common AC problems for Denver homeowners.
There are several reasons why your AC may not be cooling your home efficiently:
Many of these problems may have other causes — a faulty thermostat might need new batteries or a new sensor, for example. Some of these problems are easy DIY jobs, while others require the expertise of a licensed AC repair specialist.
If you're not sure what’s causing your AC not to cool properly, get in touch. Rest assured no job is too big or too small for our Denver air conditioning repair technicians!
Ultimately, it depends. Most AC repair specialists recommend replacing or cleaning your air filters once every 3 months. But you may need to do this more often if:
Cleaning your filters when needed not only keeps your AC functioning properly, but also saves on energy costs.
Keep in mind that not all AC filters are reusable. Some are disposable and will need replacing according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Not sure which type of AC filters you have or how often they need cleaning? Contact us and we’ll be glad to come out and take a look.
Unless you have the knowledge and skills of a licensed AC repair technician, we don’t recommend it! YouTube tutorials and a toolbox aren’t substitutes for professional maintenance. Also, attempting to fix your AC by yourself could void your warranty. (Not to mention incur additional AC repair costs.)
We say this not to dissuade you from maintaining your HVAC systems, but to save you the hassle of additional AC repair costs in case something goes awry. If you think your air conditioner needs repairs, leave the toolbox in the garage and call Golden West, your trusted Denver AC repair service.
Every spring and summer, thousands of homeowners and business owners across Denver trust us with their AC repair, maintenance, and installation needs. Here are a few reasons why!
Whether you live in downtown Denver, Aurora, Arvada, Lakewood, or another Denver suburb, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to our central location, we can respond quickly to any AC repair emergency throughout Denver metro.
Our trucks are stocked with everything we need to repair your AC unit. Denver homeowners just like you praise our fast response times to emergencies — it’s not uncommon for us to arrive at your home within an hour of your call!
Get in touch today to book your AC repair appointment. Got questions? Our friendly staff and helpful technicians will be more than happy to discuss your needs when you book.