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Top Five Symptoms Your Home Air Conditioning System Needs Service

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In Arizona, air conditioning is a serious matter.  When your home air conditioning unit is not running efficiently,  not only are you in danger of it breaking down completely, but the unit is running up your electric bill.  Just like a car, small issues can turn into expensive problems when they are not addressed immediately.  Of course, regular maintenance is the best way to avoid expensive problems.

In the meantime, below are the top signs your air conditioning system is in need of service.

1. Not getting cool: It’s the most obvious sign that your air conditioning system needs service. It might need refrigerant, the filter might need to be cleaned, the thermostat could have an issue or it might even need a new compressor.  Just as there are many things that might cause a lack of cold air, there might be more than one solutions to get you comfortable again.

2. Unit making odd sounds: A little listening goes a long way.  Know your AC unit and the sound it makes when it is running efficiently.  That way you will know what it sounds like when a fan is going out, it running loud or making a clanking sound.  A residential AC unit is a complex machine and small parts can go out and create a big noise.

3.  High electric bill: Part of living in Arizona is higher electric bills in the summer months. However, watch for unusual spikes, ask neighbors about their bill or call SRP or APS to ask what kind of bill you should have based on your square footage and home style.  An excessive bill is a red flag your AC unit is working harder than it should and needs service. It could also mean, save you thousands over the next couple of years by installing a more efficient unit for your home and lifestyle.

4. Your home AC unit is more than 10 years old: Unfortunately AC units don’t last forever. Most have a life span between 10-12 years, depending on the quality of the maintenance over the life of the unit.  Even if you have never had a problem with your unit, if it is more than 10 years old, a professional inspection is a good investment.

5. The unit is leaking water: Water puddles around a central air conditioning unit, is not normal. Water means something is leaking, not flowing or freezing.  A quick visual check during the first months of summer for potential leaks is a great way to avoid some of the more costly problems.

Just remember, your AC Unit needs maintenance.  We recommend an HVAC inspection 2x per year to keep your family comfortable, your electric bill manageable and to avoid emergency repairs.

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Maureen Webster
Maureen Webster
23:23 15 Oct 21
Steven was very professional, courteous and efficient. We appreciate that he wore a mask in our home and made helpful suggestions for us. We appreciate Hobaica for all our needs.
Kay Campbell
Kay Campbell
20:02 14 Oct 21
Hobaica Services is a company I can trust! They were responsive and on time. Steven was polite, professional and his work was immaculate. I highly recommend Hobaica Services
Nancy McDowell
Nancy McDowell
14:23 14 Oct 21
Amer has been our service technician twice now and has been very helpful and professional both times.
Powell Family
Powell Family
02:56 13 Oct 21
I highly recommend Binh. He is very knowledgeable and great to work with.
John Lake
John Lake
19:03 12 Oct 21
Hobaica has always maintained top notch professionals. John Miranda serviced the unit this morning. Would recommend them for any air conditioning/heating issues
Joyce Backlund
Joyce Backlund
11:43 12 Oct 21
Ryan with Hobaica is the best! He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, and works hard to make sure his customer is happy. Thank you Ryan for going the extra mile, it is truly appreciated.
Mee Young Um
Mee Young Um
23:32 11 Oct 21
Our AC blower motor broke twice since mid-June. Hobaica came to replace it twice since then. However, we noticed that our AC wasn't blowing enough air as it did previously, but all technicians from Hobaica couldn't figure out what was wrong with our system or even claimed that it was working properly. Our system could not maintain the set temperature during the afternoons and was constantly running, causing abnormally high electrical bills. Finally, after multiple technician visits, Binh T came and found out that the blower motor was not programmed properly and replaced it with a new one for the "third" time. Our AC is finally blowing sufficient amount of air from the vents!! Thank you so much, Binh T, for being professional and knowledgeable on this matter! We cannot thank you more.
Alfred Tabeek
Alfred Tabeek
00:51 09 Oct 21
Travis did a great job replacing the Moen cartridge in my shower. He even offered to install the escutcheon, stop tube and handle that I expected to do myself. I appreciated that. Travis is professional, does high quality work and is an overall great guy to work with. It was a job well done.
Wesley Paxton
Wesley Paxton
22:06 08 Oct 21
Travis did an exceptional job of installing my new WiFi thermostat and made sure everything worked before he finished the job.

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