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Air Conditioner Maintenance

Is Air Conditioner Maintenance Important in Colorado?

Your AC unit is like your car. You can’t expect it to run efficiently after months of no use—it needs to be properly maintained and taken care of or you will experience (sometimes costly) problems! Keep your air conditioner running like new by scheduling air conditioner maintenance with American Veteran Heating & Air. Our commitment to complete customer satisfaction includes offering affordable AC maintenance that will help keep your air conditioner in peak condition. Our air conditioner maintenance service includes a tune-up of your cooling system with a thorough inspection and cleaning so that we can identify potential problems before they erupt into major repairs.

Our air conditioner maintenance includes inspection, calibration, & maintenance of:

  • All thermostat settings
  • All electrical connections
  • Compressor and compressor terminals
  • Condenser and condenser oil level
  • Lubricating all moving parts
  • Air flow and temperature drop
  • Amp and volt draw on motors
  • Level of refrigerant charge and checking for leaks
  • Inspecting the condensate drain
  • Evaporator coil (when accessible)
  • Replace 1” filter
  • And cycle test for proper operation

Colorado Homeowners Love Our Maintenance Agreements

Now that you know why maintaining your air conditioner yearly is so crucial to your home comfort, you can make it an important part of your Spring to-do list. With prompt and professional attention from American Veteran Heating & Air, you will appreciate how hard we work to put your home’s cooling on the right path. We offer a comprehensive maintenance agreement that grants you priority service and scheduling, as well as discounts on related services. Sign up now to get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your AC is in good hands.

Air Conditioner Repair

Top-Rated Air Conditioner Repair in the Colorado Springs, CO Area

At American Veteran Heating & Air, your comfort is our top priority, and we never cut corners or provide lackluster service! Our team has been providing air conditioner repair to homeowners for over 23 years! This time translates into us knowing exactly how to bring you air conditioning services that exceed your expectations. We’re never satisfied until you are, and above all, we care!

When you think about getting your air conditioner repaired in Colorado Springs, trust the experts at American Veteran Heating & Air to take care of the issue. Not only are we the best and most experienced HVAC company, we offer competitive pricing when matched against our competitors. You can trust American Veteran to explain the problem and solve the issue with no tricks or gimmicks. We have certified and trained technicians that are consistently being educated on the newest technology available today. After our visit we guarantee our work for the life of your system! If you have a problem we will return at no cost to diagnose the issue. Any parts we replace are covered with an original manufacturer’s warranty, so you can be sure that you are in good hands. Call today and find out for yourself why we are the most trusted name when it comes to air conditioning repair.

Our air conditioning repair will always have your best interests in mind—regardless of what that means! Trustworthy, honest, and dependable service are the cornerstones of our commitment to you, and we will stop at nothing to ensure you get the very best.

Air Conditioner Installation

Whether summers are really getting hotter or we’ve lost our tolerance for heat as we grow older, lots of us are tempted to yank out noisy, dripping window air conditioners and replace them with quiet, efficient whole-house central-air-conditioning systems. But we don’t take the idea any further. Those of you with forced-air furnace ducts in place worry that modifying the heating system will be costly and result in inefficiency. And if you don’t have ducts, you can’t imagine how they’re going to be added without destroying the house and costing a bundle. But adding central air is easier and less costly than you might think.

When added to an existing forced-air heating system, central air is surprisingly affordable and can be done by one or two technicians in a day or two, often with little or no change to the ducting.

For a house that needs ducts, the costs and work time can be double. But our technicians that are highly experienced in retrofitting can cleverly hide ductwork behind walls, in the back of closets and up in the attic with minimal cuts into walls and the ceiling and very little mess.

Selecting a Unit

The first order of business — and maybe the most important decision in having central A/C installed in your home — is selecting the right equipment.

Heat-Gain Calculation

Our technicians will start their evaluation of your house by determining the heat load calculation. This tells us the heat gain your home is subject to. The calculation is relatively easy to perform and will reveal what size unit you need. Though strongly influenced by where you live, several factors affect the size unit required, including the amount of wall and attic insulation you have; the types and placement of windows and doors; and the orientation of your home to the sun. 

Choosing an HVAC Company

As you search for AC Installation companies to install your new air conditioning system, trust the experts at American Veteran Heating & Air to provide you with safe and reliable service that gets the job done. Homeowners in Colorado Springs, CO know that we have the team and the experience to provide you with flawless AC installation.

When you work with us, you can feel comfortable knowing we are fully licensed and insured and that all of our technicians go through full background checks. We also offer 24/7 service in case of an after-hours emergency and insist on using a flat-rate pricing model that ensures you will never have to worry about added costs or hidden fees on your bill.

Air Conditioner Replacement

According to Energy Star, you should consider replacing your AC when it’s over 10 years old. So in a perfect world, you should only have to replace your A/C once every 10—maybe 15—years. But, as with all mechanical equipment, A/Cs can wear out sooner than their expected lifespan. A worn-out A/C could be the result of a system that was installed or sized incorrectly, or because it wasn’t maintained annually.

So is it time to replace or repair your current A/C? You’ll know if you see any of these signs:

  • Your A/C has frequent breakdowns

Does it seem like your air conditioner is constantly breaking down? If so, your A/C’s probably on its last leg. Instead of shelling out money for every little repair, it may be more cost effective to simply replace the air conditioner—especially if your unit is 10+ years old. We’ll go into more detail about repairing or replacing later in this article.

  • You have high energy bills

Older A/C units lose efficiency as they age and break down. This means that they consume more power to cool your home, which raises your monthly utility bill. Additionally, if your air conditioner is over 10 years old, it will have a relatively low SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) rating. SEER tells you how energy-efficient your air conditioner is. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the air conditioner. If your air conditioner has a SEER rating less than 13 (like many older units do), you’re paying too much in energy bills and you should consider a newer, more efficient unit.

  • Your home has fluctuating humidity

Air conditioners are built to cool and dehumidify your home’s air. So if your home feels humid, it could point to a faulty A/C that may need replacement.

These signs point to a problem with your A/C regulating humidity:

  • Your home feels muggy
  • You notice moisture around your windows
  • You have mold growth (and no visible water leaks)

Contact American Veteran Heating & Air if you notice any of those symptoms.

  • Your home’s size has changed

Did you add or take out a room? Or did you do any extensive remodeling? These affect your home’s layout, which also affects what size air conditioner you need. An air conditioner that’s too small won’t cool your home well and it won’t last long. An A/C that’s too big will short cycle, which also shortens the A/C unit’s lifespan. We can perform the necessary calculations to determine what size unit best fits your home.