At some point, you are undoubtedly going to encounter operational problems with your air conditioner. No mechanical system can ever be 100% problem free, and an AC operates under much strain. As soon as you have reason to suspect that there is a problem with your system, schedule a repair with one of our Portland, ME AC repair and maintenance experts.
At Pine State Services, we have 50 highly-trained techs on staff who are ready to tackle any cooling system problem you are facing. We are always available and can handle most emergencies the same day. Rain or shine, we will be here for you to repair your residential central air conditioner, commercial rooftop AC, or ductless mini-split system.
Reliable AC Repairs in Portland, ME
If your AC breaks down and you require a quick solution, contact our cooling professionals. We have 24 years of experience providing the right answer to all types of AC problems. We even offer 24/7 services for issues that cannot wait until tomorrow.
Reach out to our AC technicians when:
- There is no air coming out of the vents
- The air conditioner is not turning on
- There is no cool air
- The unit is leaking
- The compressor will not run
- The AC never shuts off
- The system is making strange noises
- The condenser is not running
- The coil is frozen
- There is a peculiar odor coming from the unit
- The thermostat requires frequent adjustments
- The temperature is uneven throughout your home
- The unit trips the circuit breaker
Preventative Maintenance for Air Conditioners
Some people address service needs before they become a problem and some do not. Despite only using your AC system for just a few months during the year, these systems still require routine maintenance to stay reliable, efficient, and sanitary. Regular tune-ups can keep your system running at optimal performance, prevent damage, and increase its lifespan.
Standard AC maintenance involves several steps, including:
- Cleaning or replacing the air filters
- Cleaning and rinsing the indoor and outdoor coils
- Cleaning and clearing the condensate pan and piping
- Checking for small problems that could result in significant damage
To make sure that your system is in tip-top condition, rely on our Portland, ME AC maintenance and repair experts. No matter what type of cooling system you have, we have the skills and tools to perform effective tune-ups and repairs.
AC Service FAQs
If I Replace My Outdoor Unit, Do I Need to Also Replace My Indoor Unit?
In most cases, yes! Air conditioners and heat pump outdoor units are manufactured to match with the indoor unit. Replacing one without the other can cause a strain on your cooling unit and result in reduced performance / efficiency.
How Often Should I Change My AC Air Filter?
On average, air filters should be changed every 90 days. But if you have allergies or are more sensitive to dust/pollen, Sergeant Sam recommends replacing them every 45 days.
My Air Conditioning is Not Working—What Can I Do?
One of the most common reasons why an air conditioner might not work is a tripped circuit breaker cutting off the power to the unit. If this is the case, simply reset the circuit breaker. Another reason why your AC is not working could be because of a faulty thermostat. If the thermostat isn’t working, your cooling unit won’t know when to turn on.
How Long Does the Average AC Last?
The average air conditioner lasts between 10-15 years. The make, model, and maintenance of the unit also plays a role in how long it will last. For those who keep up with their AC maintenance, their air conditioner can last up to 20 years.
How Often Should I Schedule AC Maintenance?
Air conditioners should be serviced at least once a year to optimize performance. We recommend having your cooling units looked at in the spring so you’ll be prepared for the summer.
Why Won’t My Mini Split Turn Off?
Having your ductless mini split system constantly run isn’t always a cause for concern. Mini splits’ output fluctuates based on the weather outside. This is natural. However, if your mini split system refuses to shut off it can be the fault of bad wiring or a lack of refrigerant. Contact our Pine State Services for reliable AC repairs so you can stay cool.
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