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Air Conditioning Repair Services in San Diego, CA

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Prescreened Air Conditioning Repair Companies in San Diego, CA

Bill Prentice Heating & Air
1 Verified Ratings
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(760) 691-8005
6347 Celia Vista Drive
San Diego, CA 92115
Duct Dynasty Heating & Air
3 Verified Ratings
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(562) 967-7641
4401 Twain Avenue, Unit 6
San Diego, CA 92120
Solaire Energy Systems, Inc.
14 Verified Ratings
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(619) 610-0510
4562 Alvarado Canyon Road, Suite R
San Diego, CA 92120
The Right Choice Heating & Air, Inc.
72 Verified Ratings
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(562) 967-6469
1493 North Cuyamaca Street
San Diego, CA 92020
Reliable Enterprises, Inc.
189 Verified Ratings
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(877) 341-9189
18385 Saint Etienne Lane
San Diego, CA 92128

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Reviews of San Diego A/C Repair Services

Project: Repair or Service a Central Air Conditioning System
La Jolla, CA

Technician looked at problem and said the contractor that installed the air conditioner should fix it under warranty. If refused I should contact state licensing agency. I respect his candor and will use him should the installing contractor refuse to back his work.

Project: Repair or Service a Central Air Conditioning System
Chula Vista, CA

Ver y reliable, trusted opinion

Project: Repair or Service a Central Air Conditioning System
San Diego, CA

They did the work as promised and at a great price.


Unscreened HVAC & Air Conditioning Contractors in San Diego, California

TL Service Co.
405 Whispering Willow Drive Suite D.
Santee, CA 92071
Total Plumbing and Mechanical, Inc.
857 32nd St.
San Diego, CA 92102
B & B Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning
1637 E. Valley Park Way #138
Estindedo, CA 92027
Mechanical System Services
4801 Aberdeen St.
San Diego, CA 92117
American Residential Services-HVAC Installation
6162 Nancy Ridge Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121

Things to Consider Before You Hire an HVAC Contractor To Fix Your A/C:

  • Is this an emergency?
  • What best describes the nature of the problem?

    Unit not running
    No air conditioning in one location
    No air conditioning in all locations
    Not enough cooling in one location
    Not enough cooling anywhere
    Annual maintenance
  • How old is your current air conditioning system? (in years)

Ideas & Inspiration from San Diego HVAC & Air Conditioning Contractors

San Diego A/C Repair

As with every piece of machinery, an air conditioner from time to time will break down or malfunction. Aside from creating a less-than-comfortable environment, AC problems can cost you a lot of money in energy bills, especially if your system is allowed to run at low efficiency for months (or, in some cases, years) at a time. To keep your system running as smoothly and cost effectively as possible, a periodic visit from your local San Diego air conditioning repairperson will be a necessity.

Inspection and Maintenance
Calling a professional at the first sign of trouble can often save you a significant amount of money on air conditioning repair. San Diego is a city where temperatures are often agreeable, but as air conditioning is a luxury that can be used many months out of the year, an issue left unaddressed can not only become more expensive to fix, but can waste plenty of money along the way. As soon as you identify that there is definitely a problem, it's a good idea to call for repairs before that problem gets any bigger; though calling in a repairperson might be an expense you'd rather put off, your repair bill will typically increase the longer you put off service.

It is recommended that you get your system inspected once a year, even if it is running well. A licensed San Diego air conditioning specialist will be able to examine your system (for relatively little money) and tell you about existing problems, as well as diagnose problems that could occur in the future.

HVAC technicians are specially trained to repair your system, which is far more complex than many people might think. There are a few things you can do yourself, however, which will help keep your system running smoothly. First, always replace or clean your filter regularly. This is a very simple operation that anyone can do, and it will make a difference in how hard your system has to work to perform well. It's also a good idea to make a visual examination of the outside condenser unit. Make sure that it is in no way encumbered by surrounding debris or objects placed on top of it. If you see any large collection of ice on your condenser coils, it may be an indicator of a larger problem.

In some cases, problems that are too large, or have been neglected for too long, are not good candidates for air conditioner repair. San Diego residents that have very old systems, or systems that will be too pricey to fix will have several replacement options to consider.

Ductless and mini-duct AC systems are relatively new to the market, and can cool a home effectively and efficiently without the need for the massive amount of ductwork required in older systems. This can mean less noticeable vents, as well as a significant amount of freed up attic space. These systems are generally very energy efficient, and upgrading your current system can sometimes lead to long-term savings as well as a reduction of wasted space.

Heat Pumps
In and around San Diego, heat pumps are a viable alternative to conventional air conditioning. Not only are heat pumps extremely efficient, they can also provide you with both heating and cooling, eliminating the need for a separate furnace. Heat pumps are rarely recommended in areas where harsh temperatures (whether extreme heat or bitter cold) are expected, as they don't produce as much heat as a furnace or as much cool as a conventional air conditioner. While the climactic conditions in such areas are too hot or to cold to install heat pumps, San Diego is a near perfect setting for these devices. With temperatures that rarely go below freezing or into the triple digits, southern California homeowners will get excellent performance from a heat pump.

Prices of Air Conditioning Repair
The cost of San Diego AC repair is pretty comparable to prices across the country. According to our data here at HomeAdvisor, $350 is what most people across the country pay for air conditioning repair. San Diego is pretty much right on target with the national average, with many repairs made for around $100 or $200, and some going as high as $600. Once repairs get to be anywhere near $1,000, it's time to consider replacement. Installing a new central air conditioning system in the San Diego area ranges in price from $2,000 to $9,000.


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