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Reading AC Repair & Installation

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A well-running air conditioning system can make a world of difference during the hot summer months. As temperatures rise outside, your home can be an oasis for you and your family, offering a respite from the harsh climate outside. Essig Plumbing & Heating understands how important it is to ensure that your unit will be ready for when you need it most, which is why we offer a full range of air conditioning services, including installation and repair.

To request a service, give our team a call at (610) 557-3302.

Prompt AC Repair in Reading, PA

If your AC unit isn't working like it should, it's time to call our team at Essig. Our air conditioning repair technicians are certified to fix a variety of units while offering recommendations for proper maintenance. One of the most common problems that homeowners experience with their AC system is when their unit stops blowing cold air. This can be due to several reasons, such as an unresponsive thermostat or a clogged air filter. Our team can run a diagnostic and locate whatever may be causing the problem.

Quality Air Conditioner Installations & Replacements

Your AC unit works hard in cooling your home and a day will come when the system needs to be replaced. At Essig, our team is certified to install new AC units for your home. We will assist you in finding an AC unit that meets the needs of your home while taking into consideration your budget. We take pride in offering high-quality products at competitive prices.

We offer a variety of AC unit types for your convenience, including:

  • Central air conditioning
  • Ductless mini-split
  • Compact window air conditioner

6 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner

We understand how frustrating it can be when your trusty, old war horse of an AC goes down. Repair or replacement can be expensive and in the meantime your home will be stuffy and uncomfortable. Here are six things that can help extend the life of your air conditioning unit and keep it running long into this summer and the next.

  1. Clean and monitor your outdoor unit.
    The outdoor part of your air conditioning system should be completely free of mulch, weeds, or other green matter. An overgrown AC unit will not be running properly, so if you do not maintain the area directly around it, you will pay for it later. Additionally, you should make sure the outdoor unit is properly placed. To function effectively, it needs to be sitting flat, level, and higher than the ground around it so that water cannot accumulate in the unit when it rains. Do not attempt to move or place an outdoor unit yourself. It is very easy to damage the lines running to and from your AC condenser.
  2. Change your air conditioning system’s filters.
    This is absolutely crucial to the longevity of your AC. One of our technicians will check this during your maintenance tune up, but checking or changing the filter once per summer is not enough. Summer brings dry, dusty conditions that when combined with things like pet hair or pollen can completely clog even a recently cleaned air filter.
  3. Clear your AC drain line.
    Your AC unit works to combat the humid effects of summer by removing moisture from your home. Make sure your system is equipped for this task by flushing 1 cup of chlorine bleach down your AC drain and rinsing it thoroughly with a gallon of water. This will help you keep it clean during the summer months. Another option is adding an “E-Z Trap” to your current AC system. The trap’s clear tubing allows you to clearly see any potential blockages to your drain line so you can manually remove them before they become a problem.
  4. Use a programmable thermostat.
    Turning up your home’s temperature when you are asleep or out of the house can save you a bundle on your energy bill. One of the benefits of installing a programmable thermostat can be preset to lower the temperature before you return home and ensure you will never just forget to turn your AC system on or off.
  5. Clean your indoor coil.
    Dirt can easily build up on the evaporator coils inside your AC which prevents them from properly cooling air before it is delivered into your home. The culprit behind dirty coils is often an old or clogged air filter. If the last filter you installed was of poor quality or if it’s been awhile since it was cleaned, your coils may not be functioning properly. In that case, one of our technicians can clean the coils for you, but its best to try and prevent it from coming to that.
  6. Schedule a regular tune-up.
    Sticking to a maintenance schedule can make all the difference when it comes to the longevity of your AC. Regular service visits from an Essig technician will keep your system humming along at peak performance.

If you have any questions about our AC services in Reading, please contact us online or give us a call!

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