Air Conditioning (AC) & Heating Repair Services San Diego, CA | Bill Howe

Air Conditioning (AC) & Heating Repair Services in San Diego, CA

Guarantee year-round home comfort with Bill Howe’s HVAC install and service options. Your San Diego heating and air choice since 2007. Just ask your neighbor.

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  • Trusted in San Diego for over 4 decades
  • Experienced, certified technicians
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Heating and Air Conditioning Services

Experience uninterrupted comfort and healthier indoor air quality in San Diego with Bill Howe’s trusted air conditioning repair and heating services. With over four decades of excellence, our certified technicians ensure your home remains cozy year-round. From installations to tune-ups, count on us for all your residential and commercial HVAC needs.

Established in 1980, Bill Howe has been synonymous with exceptional service in San Diego. Trust in our skilled professionals for thorough AC repairs and heating care, reducing the chances of breakdowns and ensuring efficiency. Plus, with a team of experienced, certified technicians, we ensure the job is done right the first time, every time.

Bill Howe, Your Trusted Service Team

Your safety is always a top priority at Bill Howe. That’s why we only hire and train the best in the business.

Bill Howe air conditioning repair, maintenance, and service experts are:

  • Highly trained certified technicians
  • Prompt, professional, and courteous
  • Background checked
  • Drug tested
  • Treat you and your property with respect and clean up after they finish AC or heating repair or installs.

At Bill Howe Heating and Air, our technicians stay updated on the latest HVAC technologies through continuous training. We utilize state-of-the-art tools and equipment for diagnosing, repairing, and installing HVAC systems in your home.

We’ll take care of your system for as long as you decide to keep it and make customized recommendations when you decide it’s time to replace or upgrade your system.

Our Heating and Air Conditioning Repair Services Include

You can depend on Bill Howe for timely and exceptional heating and air conditioning services, including the following:

HVAC Repair

Has your AC unit stopped working? If so, it’s time to contact your local air conditioning repair experts at Bill Howe. Our experienced technicians, who are just a phone call away, have seen it all and know how to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair all types of HVAC systems. Look for other signs that signal the need for air conditioning repair, including loud and unusual noises, bad smells, reduced airflow, or sudden spikes in your energy bill.

Furnace Repair

Don’t let furnace issues leave you in the cold. Our experts have the experience to diagnose and repair common and uncommon problems with home furnace heating systems, keeping you warm and comfortable year-round.

Additional Heating and Air Conditioning Services

Our certified technicians will carefully remove your existing AC unit and install a new one that best suits your needs. We will examine the ductwork and remove and replace what doesn’t function properly. We won’t leave your home until everything is working perfectly. From mini-split to split and package heating and air systems, we have a wide selection of AC and heating units to keep your home comfortable all year.

One of the best ways to avoid frequent heating and air conditioning repairs is to schedule regular maintenance. Regular tune-ups can improve your unit’s efficiency and lifespan. Our certified technicians provide a comprehensive inspection, filter replacement, and maintenance service, and can spot any issues before they become a problem. An annual inspection can minimize the risk of unexpected failure and AC repair.

The thermostat turns the air conditioning unit on and off. You can adjust the temperature settings on it to maintain indoor comfort levels to your desired setting. If it malfunctions, your AC won’t run efficiently, which can even lead to breakdowns. Our certified technicians can calibrate, replace, or install a new thermostat, including Smart Wi-Fi thermostats for your connected home.

It’s never fun when your heat pump won’t turn on or off. Your energy bill can spike, and your home won’t be as comfortable as you’d like. Our heating repair experts know what to look for when heat pumps fail. And when it’s time for a new heat pump, our highly trained technicians can install a new one to keep your home nice and cozy when it’s cold outside.

When to Call Bill Howe for AC and Heating Repair

It’s more than an inconvenience when your HVAC system isn’t working correctly. You might even see an increase in your energy bill and notice the effects of poor indoor air quality. When your air conditioner isn’t working correctly, it’s time to call Bill Howe.

  • Thermostats can malfunction: our trained technicians can calibrate or install an upgraded unit, such as a Smart Wi-Fi thermostat.
  • A buildup of dirt and grime on the pilot light and burners can impede gas flow. Annual maintenance ensures that they are kept clean.
  • Air filters can get clogged. Replace them for better airflow. When you schedule a heating repair service, we will inspect and replace the air filters if needed.
  • Vents can get dirty, making it difficult for air to seep through. A visual inspection will determine if the vents are dirty. Dirty vents contribute to poor indoor air quality.
  • Ducts can crack and leak, which can cause the HVAC system to work harder. Replacing leaky and cracked ducts will help the AC run more efficiently and save you money on your energy bills.
  • Wiring can become brittle and damaged over time. Damaged wiring can affect the current that flows through the wire, causing power issues, intermittent function, or worse.
  • Ignition switches can go bad. When the ignition switch fails, the pilot flame will not turn on. This can cause cool air flow, circuit breaker trips, short cycling, and other problems with the furnace. Our experienced technicians can replace the ignition switch and return warm air to your home.

Best San Diego AC Repair Services

Bill Howe is the most trusted name in heating and air conditioning repair in San Diego. We have been providing top-tier service for our customers for over 40 years and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and over 4-thousand reviews on Google.

Our dedication to our customers is proven by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, extensive warranties, and maintenance programs to help you save money and enjoy more peace of mind with your HVAC system. When it comes to HVAC repair, we know Howe!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The most common issues that indicate the need for air conditioning repair include refrigerant leaks, corrosion of wires and electronic components, water leaks, and dirty filters. These problems can cause issues like intermittent functioning, temperature fluctuations, a unit that refuses to turn on, an unresponsive thermostat, a system that takes a long time to heat or cool your home, and high energy bills. Most of these problems are preventable with routine maintenance and repair.

If your system runs but doesn't heat or cool well. You notice rattling, grinding or loud humming noises, air ducts and vents are noticeably dirty, your unit emits an odor, you see leaks or water puddles near the unit, or you notice a change in airflow or indoor humidity. These are all signs that you should call for air conditioner repair.

In general, an HVAC system should last between 15 and 25 years. However, it depends on the type of system you have and its maintenance history. A heating and air conditioning system that gets annual inspections and regular filter replacements will have less wear and tear on the components, which means it should last longer. How often the system runs also impacts its lifespan. For instance, if you like to keep it cold in your home during the summer with the AC running most of the time, the unit will wear out faster than if you set the thermostat several degrees warmer. Regular maintenance and inspections, along with performing AC repair when necessary, will keep your unit functioning at peak efficiency until it's time to replace it.

Common signs your heating system needs to be inspected include:

  • Lasting or strange smells - When using your furnace for the first time during the year, there may be a slight smell. However, you may have a furnace issue if the scent does not go away or if an odd odor appears suddenly.
  • Difficulty starting the unit or unit randomly turning off - A furnace that struggles to turn on or keep running needs attention.
  • Non-blue pilot light and/or carbon monoxide detector goes off - A yellow flame can indicate that the gas isn’t getting burned off completely and producing carbon monoxide in the process. If a carbon monoxide detector shows levels of CO in your home, contact Bill Howe for professional heating and air conditioning repair.
  • Low or no heat - If the system isn't heating your home quickly or at all, it's a sign that your furnace needs attention.
  • Humidity - If you notice the humidity levels in your home are higher than usual or have moisture around windows or on surfaces, this is a sign that your system is not performing properly.
  • Rising energy bill - A large increase in your energy bill can also mean your heater is not functioning properly.
  • Furnace unusually noisy - If you hear persistent humming, rattling or buzzing noises coming from your furnace then it is time to get it repaired or replaced.
  • Increased dust levels - Your HVAC system may need a cleaning or air filter replacement if you notice more dust or soot around the house while it is running.

If you notice any of these signs, call for heating repair before you’re left in the cold.

Your furnace utilizes fuel (such as natural gas, propane, or oil) to generate heat, which is then circulated throughout your home by a blower. This hot air travels through pipes (ducts) located within floors and walls, ensuring even distribution. Before being reheated and recirculated, the cool air is filtered upon its return. This entire process is orchestrated by your thermostat, which communicates electrical signals to your furnace.

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