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Honest, reliable, and professional. If you are looking for a company that won’t take advantage of you but will handle your HVAC needs professionally and timely, Thompson Heating & Cooling is the right choice.”

– Dawn Douthat, Louisville, KY

Thompson Heating & Cooling offers air conditioning repair in Louisville, KY.

We all know Louisville, KY summers can be brutal. Nobody wants to be stuck in the middle of a hot day without a working air conditioner. Between the heat and humidity, there’s nothing better than being able to walk inside to a cool, refreshing atmosphere to help escape the heat.

When disaster strikes and you’re in need of an air conditioning repair, what are you going to do? Who are you going to turn to? Let the experts at Thompson Heating & Cooling in Louisville, KY be your go-to HVAC company. We are here when you need us most.

How to Know When You Need an AC Repair

The most obvious sign that you need an air conditioning repair is that it’s not working as you think it should. Maybe you get lukewarm air blowing in your home, maybe you get cold but inconsistent air. Either way, this definitely isn’t sustainable all summer long. If you notice your home is warmer than it should be here are a few things to check right away:

1. Put your hand near the vent.

Feel the air coming from the vent and ask yourself a few questions:

  • Can you feel any air movement? If you can’t feel any air movement, ensure the vent is open and try another vent in a different room. If you have no air movement, it’s time to call a technician for an air conditioning repair as soon as possible.
  • Is it cold, cool, warm, or hot? If you feel air movement, but it’s not as cool as it should be – that’s a problem with the AC unit. If the air coming out of your vents is warm or lukewarm, this is another sign it’s time to call a technician.
  • Is it strong or weak? Sometimes the air coming from your vents is cool, but it’s so weak – it makes no difference to the overall temperature inside your home. This could be due to a blockage in the ducts, or a problem with the fan. Either way, you’ll want to get an air conditioner repair scheduled so you can take advantage of the cool air your unit is producing.

2. Listen to your unit.

If your AC unit kicks on and off, it's time to call for an air conditioning repair in Louisville, KY.

Occasionally, your unit will kick on and off during the day, depending on how the temperature fluctuates. If your system is constantly turning on and off with banging, clanging, or squeaking and squealing, it’s a sign you should call an air conditioning repair contractor in Louisville, KY ASAP.

3. Check the unit itself.

Do you see pools of moisture around the indoor unit, or freezing ice around the outdoor unit? These are signs that your AC isn’t working properly and it’s time to contact an experienced HVAC technician. Keep in mind that refrigerant should be handled very carefully, so it’s best to call a Louisville, KY technician for any HVAC issues.

Repairing vs. Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Nothing lasts forever, even the best air conditioners. There will always come a point when it’s time for a replacement. However, you don’t want to waste money replacing a unit too soon. How do you decide when it’s time to replace vs. repair? Here’s a simple checklist to help you decide:

It’s time for a repair if:

  • Your air conditioner is less than 10 years old.
  • Your unit does not use R-22 as a refrigerant.
  • You have never had a repair before.
  • Your utility bills have stayed steady for the last year.
  • You have regularly maintained your unit each year.

It’s time to replace if:

  • Your air conditioner is older than 10 years.
  • The air conditioner uses R-22 (also known as freon).
  • This is the second, third, or fourth repair your unit has needed recently.
  • Your repair bill is more than 50% the cost of a new unit.
  • Your utility bills have slowly (or dramatically) increased over the last year.

This formula will tell you if you need to replace your AC unit or call for an air conditioning repair in Louisville, KY.

Benefits of Quality Air Conditioning Repair Work

Did you know your air conditioning can also help with asthma, allergies, safety, sleep, health, work productivity and concentration?  Turns out, the benefits of air conditioning go way beyond basic comfortability.

  • Air conditioning filtration reduces the amount of pollen, mold, mildew, and other airborne outdoor allergens in the home.
  • A cool home allows you to keep your windows and doors closed day and night to increase safety and security in your home.
  • When you are cool and comfortable throughout the workday it increases productivity.
  • Air conditioning provides a cool place to exercise without overheating during a great workout.
  • A reliable system allows you to program your thermostat to drop temperatures at night, which has been shown to encourage better sleep patterns.

FAQs About Air Conditioning & Air Conditioners

We realize that purchasing an air conditioning system is no small purchase. However, you may be paying for unnecessary maintenance and costly monthly bills anyway. Investing in a new system today will save you money for years to come. We have listed several of the additional benefits here, but our technicians can look at your current system and give you customized advice as well as financing options for a new system. Just call our office to get started and we can walk you through the entire process.

There are many air conditioning systems to choose from today. Choosing the best one depends on the size of your home, climate you live in, local utility costs, etc. Our technicians in Louisville, KY have a vast degree of knowledge and experience to help you decide on the system that best fits your specific needs.

We start with a detailed inspection to check the ductwork, insulation, piping, electrical, wiring, thermostat, filters, driers, registers, etc. Then we remove the old unit and replace it with the new one. The service ends with an additional inspection to ensure everything is working properly.

If all recommended maintenance and service actions are taken, an air conditioner in Louisville, KY can last 12 to 15 years.

Humidity levels can be reduced by a properly sized system. This allows the system to remove more moisture. We also have whole home dehumidifiers to control humidity.  If you notice your home is more humid than you would like, give us a call and we can help you to control the humidity levels.

R-22 is the common name for hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) also known as Freon. The United States Clean Air Act mandates that as of January 1, 2010, HVAC manufacturers cease the production of products that use R-22. If your system uses R-22 it can cost more for repairs.

Working with Thompson Heating & Cooling

Don’t be left hot and clueless when disaster strikes. Knowing how to recognize signs that you may be needing an air conditioning repair is the first step in being prepared.

Knowing who to call is second. When you need a reliable and fast air conditioning repair, trust in Thompson Heating & Cooling in Louisville, KY. Our licensed technicians will work hard and quickly to get you back up and running. Your comfort is our number one priority.

We are proud to offer service to those in the following areas: Louisville, La Grange, Crestwood, Prospect, Buckner, Ballardsville, Anchorage, Pee Wee Valley, and the surrounding areas.

If you need reliable air conditioning repair, don’t hesitate. Contact us today to schedule service.

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