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Air Conditioning Repair in Minneapolis & St. Paul

Reliable Twin Cities Air Conditioning Repairs 

At Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, our skilled and NATE-certified technicians provide expert air conditioner repair service to the entire Twin Cities metro area. Since 1930, our family business has been going above and beyond to make people’s lives better through the practice of our trade. We offer same-day and emergency services to get the job done ASAP. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and approval from Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor, so you can trust our work to live up to the very highest standards. And with favorable reviews from customers across the area, there’s no reason not to trust your neighbors when you need St. Paul and Minneapolis AC repair service you can trust.

Call Standard Heating & Air Conditioning now at (612) 324-1015.

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How To Know When It's Time to Repair Your AC

If your air conditioner is less than 15 years old and is making an unusual noise, not cooling as well as expected, or has stopped working completely, you probably need to schedule an AC repair (if your cooling system is more than 15 years old, it may be time to think about replacing your air conditioner.) But before you call us, you may want to try a few things to see if you can improve the system’s condition on your own. Often, changing a filter or cleaning the outside of the condenser can fix your problem, as a dirty filter or condenser can limit an air conditioner’s ability to cool. In some cases, this can cause freezing, water leaks, and other issues, too.

What to do before scheduling an AC repair appointment:

  1. Make sure the thermostat is set correctly.
  2. Check to see if the furnace filter is clean, and change the filter if needed.
  3. Inspect the circuit breaker to make sure it wasn’t tripped. A tripped breaker could be the start of a problem or just a random occurrence. If it trips more than once, you should have a certified technician diagnose the problem.
  4. Look at the condenser (located outside your property) to make sure it is clean and has room to breathe. Shrubs and plants often grow too close to the condenser, preventing airflow, so check to see there are 12 inches of clearance on all sides as well.
  5. If you’ve lost power to your home or you are using a “Saver’s Switch” from your utility company, your air conditioner might not run. Find out if your Saver’s Switch is activated before calling a technician.

The Benefits of Timely AC Repair

When your air conditioner starts showing signs of malfunction, it's important to address the issue promptly to avoid further damage and costly repairs. Ignoring minor issues can lead to major breakdowns and potential safety hazards. Our team of expert Minneapolis and St. Paul AC repair technicians is dedicated to providing reliable and timely services to keep your home cool and comfortable.

Benefits of timely AC repair include:

  • Preventing major breakdowns
  • Improving energy efficiency
  • Extending the lifespan of your AC unit
  • Ensuring consistent indoor comfort
  • Peace of mind knowing your AC is in good working condition

Don't wait until it's too late. Contact our team today for fast and reliable AC repair services in the Twin Cities area.

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Common Air Conditioner Problems

Some of the most common AC problems to keep an eye out for include:

Air Conditioner Troubleshooting 

If Your AC Isn't Cooling Properly

If your air conditioning unit isn't cooling, it could be because of several possible issues:

  • Refrigerant issues: Your refrigerant could be low or leaking.
  • Sensor problems: If you have a window unit, the thermostat sensor could be knocked out of position. Carefully bend the wire holding it in place to properly position it.
  • Thermostat issues: Check your thermostat to make sure it is set properly and it is reading the correct temperature.
  • Drainage problems: Check your unit’s drain to make sure it isn’t clogged.
  • Dirty filter: A clogged filter restricts airflow through the unit, decreasing its efficiency and reducing its ability to effectively cool the air.

If Your AC is Blowing Hot Air 

An air conditioner that blows warm or hot air may have any of the following problems:

  • Low refrigerant levels: Insufficient refrigerant can cause the air conditioner to blow warm air. This could be due to a leak in the system that needs to be repaired by a professional AC repair technician.
  • Dirty or clogged air filters: Dirty air filters restrict airflow, leading to reduced cooling efficiency and potentially warm air blowing from the AC unit. Replace or clean the air filters regularly.
  • Blocked condenser unit: Debris, dirt, or vegetation obstructing the condenser unit outside can hinder heat exchange, causing the AC to blow warm air. Ensure the condenser unit is clean and free from obstructions.
  • Faulty compressor: A malfunctioning compressor may not adequately pressurize the refrigerant, resulting in warm air blowing from the AC unit. A professional technician should inspect and repair or replace the compressor if necessary.
  • Issues with the thermostat: A faulty thermostat may not accurately detect the temperature, leading to incorrect cooling settings and warm air blowing from the AC. Check and calibrate the thermostat or replace it if needed.
  • Frozen evaporator coil: If the evaporator coil freezes due to issues like restricted airflow or low refrigerant levels, it can cause the AC to blow warm air. Thaw the coil and address the underlying issue causing the freezing.
  • Damaged ductwork: Leaks or damage in the ductwork can result in cooled air escaping before reaching the vents, leading to warm air blowing from the AC unit. Seal or repair any duct leaks.
  • Electrical issues: Problems with electrical components such as relays, capacitors, or wiring can affect the AC's cooling performance, leading to warm air blowing from the unit. Have an HVAC technician inspect and repair any electrical issues.


If Your AC Isn't Turning On

If your air conditioner isn't turning on, it could be one of the following issues:

  • Thermostat issues: Ensure that the thermostat is set to cool mode and set at the desired temperature. Check the batteries if it's a battery-operated thermostat.
  • Tripped circuit breaker: Check the circuit breaker in your electrical panel to see if the breaker for the air conditioning system has tripped. Reset it if necessary.
  • Dirty air filters: Clogged air filters can restrict airflow and cause the AC system to malfunction. Replace or clean the air filters if they are dirty.
  • Blocked condensate drain line: A blocked condensate drain line can trigger a safety switch that shuts off the AC system. Clear any obstructions in the condensate drain line or call an AC repair technician for help.
  • Refrigerant leak: Low refrigerant levels can prevent the AC system from turning on. If you suspect a refrigerant leak, contact a professional AC technician to inspect and repair it.
  • Faulty capacitor or contactor: The capacitor or contactor in the outdoor unit can fail over time, preventing the AC compressor from starting. A qualified technician can diagnose and replace these components if needed.
  • Malfunctioning thermostat or wiring: Faulty wiring or a malfunctioning thermostat can prevent the AC system from receiving the signal to turn on. Have a professional technician inspect and troubleshoot the thermostat and wiring.
  • Broken compressor: A failed compressor will prevent the AC system from turning on. This is a major repair that requires professional assistance.

If Your Air Conditioner Air Flow Is Weak

Weak airflow from your return vents could indicate:

  • Clogged air filters: Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, leading to weak airflow from return vents.
  • Blocked return vents: Objects or furniture blocking the return vents can impede airflow.
  • Closed or partially closed dampers: If the dampers in the ductwork are closed or partially closed, it can restrict airflow.
  • Leaky ductwork: Holes or leaks in the ductwork can result in air loss before it reaches the return vents, reducing airflow.
  • Undersized return ducts: If the return ducts are too small for the system, it can limit airflow.
  • Malfunctioning blower motor: A faulty blower motor may not be able to circulate air effectively, resulting in weak airflow.

If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, it may be time to schedule a service appointment by calling (612) 324-1015. Customer education is just part of the deal when you work with Standard. Our technicians take the time to answer all the questions you may have.

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What to Expect from Your Service Appointment

At Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, our techs have worked with all major AC brands in many types of homes throughout the Twin Cities. We arrive promptly and come equipped with all the industry-leading tools and technology to get your system up and running again ASAP. Whether your AC unit is leaking, blowing warm air, refusing to turn on at all, or driving up your energy bills, our technicians have the expertise to take care of the problem and help your AC function as good as new again. And with maintenance and indoor air quality services to ensure sustained comfort, you’ll never regret hiring Standard Heating & Air Conditioning for your next air conditioning repair in St. Paul or Minneapolis.

When you schedule Minneapolis air conditioning repairs with our experts, expect the following:

  • A Standard Heating & Air Conditioning employee, not a sub-contractor.
  • Upfront, flat-rate pricing and an explanation of your options.
  • One-year parts and labor warranties on eligible repairs.
  • A fully stocked service vehicle with replacement parts for most repairs.
  • NATE-certified and highly trained technicians.
  • Friendly, courteous, and professional service that is respectful of your home (our team uses boot covers throughout the service process.)
  • Direct communication with you about your needs and options.
  • Licensed, bonded, and insured team members.

Call Today for a St. Paul & Minneapolis AC Repair Team You Can Trust

With certified, professional technicians covering the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area, Standard Heating & Air Conditioning has serviced over 500,000 customers. We’re ready for emergency repairs, have a fleet of technicians and service vehicles, and we are equipped with all the leading brands to deliver the best repair solutions. We also have the highest standards when it comes to technicians, employing the best in the business and providing continual training for our entire team. Plus with repair services for central AC systems, ductless systems, and more, there’s no piece of cooling equipment our experts can’t handle. Call now to take advantage of special deals and financing options, and remember, for the comfort you deserve, you can’t go wrong with Standard Heating & Air Conditioning.

Contact us to schedule your Minneapolis air conditioning repair appointment today! Dial (612) 324-1015 or send us a message online

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