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

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Heating and Air Conditioning Services

Although we’re famous for our climate, any San Diegan knows it can get hot in the summer and pretty cold in the winter. You can count on Bill Howe to keep your home comfortable year round. We’ve been in San Diego since 1980, and we’re available for all your heating and air needs such as installation, maintenance and repairs. Our highly trained technicians work on all types of heating and AC systems and we can repair or replace your existing system with a modern, high efficiency unit whenever you’re ready.

Air Conditioning and Heating Repair

As your system ages, components need to be repaired or replaced to keep the unit reliable and efficient. Bill Howe’s HVAC experts perform thorough inspection and diagnosis for any equipment experiencing issues or behaving abnormally. Our technicians are trained to provide repair or replacement options that are best for your specific use case. From worn belts and hoses, to compressors, condensers and electrical components, we’re ready to rehabilitate your HVAC system with out fully stocked trucks. We always provide an estimate for your heating or AC repair before you pay anything.

HVAC Replacement and Installation of New Systems

There comes a time when investing in a new system is more cost effective than repairing an old system, and Bill Howe’s experts can help you determine if replacement is the best decision for you. We know that replacing a heating and air system is a big investment. With Bill Howe, you’ll only be recommended systems that work best for your unique needs and your home. Our install team are experts at working with all kinds of systems and perform work quickly, getting your new system up and running in no time. Feel free to ask us any questions about efficiency, indoor air quality, system types and benefits or other questions you have! We’re here to make your life easier. If you have a newly built home, we can complete installation along with ductwork and any modifications that need to be made to accomodate your choice of system. We make sure there are never any unpleasant surprises. We work with traditional split and package units as well as mini split ductless systems and heat pumps.

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. We also background check and drug test our install and service technicians so you have peace of mind when we come to service or install at your home. Our technicians treat you and your property with respect and clean up after they finish AC or heating repair or installs. You can count on every team member at Bill Howe to be professional and courteous. Everyone at Bill Howe Heating & Air stays up to date on the latest HVAC technologies and recieved continous training. We learn new systems before we work with them in your home, and use state-of-the-art tools and equipment for diagnosis, repair and installation of HVAC equipment at 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.

Best San Diego AC Repair Services

Bill Howe is the 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 we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Our dedication to our customers is proven by our 100% satisfaction gaurantee, extensive warranties and maintenance programs to help you save money and enjoy more peace of mind with your HVAC system.

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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, 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 much 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 you 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.

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