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AC Repairs in San Diego

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When your air conditioner breaks down, you need reliable repairs and you need them fast. Luckily, Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air offers 24-hour AC repairs in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Not only do we offer emergency cooling services, standard rates apply from 7am-7pm 7 days a week. All of our technicians are highly trained, fully licensed and insured, and every one of them undergoes extensive background checks and drug testing for your peace of mind. Most of all, we stand behind the quality of our work. All of our services, including AC repairs, are backed by our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee—if you’re not completely happy with your repairs or a product we’ve provided, we’ll repair your system again at no cost or refund your money.

Schedule AC repairs with Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air today!
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How to Tell You Need AC Repairs

Some AC problems are obvious—a unit that won’t turn on, for example, is obviously going to need repairs from a qualified HVAC technician. However, other issues can be harder to spot. You might notice something that seems like a minor annoyance but could actually be a major sign that something is wrong with your air conditioner.

Some common signs that you need AC repairs include:

  • A unit that won’t turn on or off
  • Hot or warm air blowing out of the AC
  • Reduced or very poor air flow
  • Loud, unusual noises coming from the AC
  • Unpleasant odors emitting from the unit
  • Inaccuracies in thermostat reading
  • Unexplained increases in energy bills
  • Signs of a water or Freon leak

Additionally, an air conditioning system that is more than 10 years old, or one that requires frequent, recurring repairs, may need to be replaced. Our technicians can provide you with honest, professional recommendations backed by 40+ years of industry experience. It is our policy to show you options to help you make the best decision for your family.

Think You Have a Freon Leak? Call Us Today!

Contrary to popular belief, air conditioners don’t “use up” Freon—it is merely a medium that transfers heat from inside to outside your home. If you notice that your AC has lower-than-normal Freon levels, it’s likely that you have a leak. This is a serious issue that requires the assistance of a trained professional to avoid dramatic reductions in energy efficiency or ice formation on or around the evaporator. Freon can also emit potentially hazardous fumes, which is why it’s important that you contact an AC expert at the first sign of a leak.

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air provides Freon leak detection and repair in San Diego and throughout the surrounding areas. We can quickly and effectively address Freon leaks and make the necessary repairs to get your AC system back up and running. We offer a number of online specials and promotions to make your AC repair service easier than ever.

Reach out to our team at (866) 374-0402 to learn more about our comprehensive AC repair services in San Diego County!

Tips & Advice

Tips & Advice From Our Experts

  • Why Is It Important to Protect Your Heating and Air System?
    When investing in a new comfort system ( heating and air conditioning), or keeping the one you have to run at peak efficiency, it's important to keep it maintained. One of the biggest causes of breakdown is dirty coils and motors. A great solution is getting routine maintenance like you would for your personal vehicle. For HVAC systems, annual maintenance is recommended (and required in some warranties). Even better, is to add an air filtration and purification system. An air conditioner evaporator coil that has dirt as thin as plastic wrap will cause you to lose 20% efficiency! Also, the dirt can cause the motors and compressor to overwork. This causes increased utility bills and breakdowns.
    Patrick Mottola, Director of Sales
  • About the VIP Advantage Membership

    The Anderson VIP Advantage Membership is designed to help busy people manage some of their home maintenance issues. We’ll schedule annual tune-ups on your air conditioner or heater to maintain your warranties and do your annual plumbing inspection too! You’ll get the VIP discount for all other services and front of the line privileges for the quickest response time.

    We know you’re busy, so let us help keep your home running smoothly!

    Bryan, HVAC Service Manager
  • Easy DIY for Better AC & Heating Efficiency
    No need to call a heating and air conditioning repair or installation contractor for this easy task. Simply purchase a new air filter and replace the current one. Your air quality and efficiency will be improved by this simple step. Be sure to check your air filter every 30 days during summer use, and replace it when needed.
    Bryan, HVAC Service & Sales Manager
  • When to Replace Heating & Air Conditioning System
    A common question I get asked is, “When do I need to replace my furnace or air conditioner?" Actually, you can keep repairing virtually forever, but this is not necessarily cost effective. A good rule of thumb is: Replace when your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old, and your furnace when it is 15 years old (or repair costs start to exceed the value of unit). Heating and cooling equipment has become MUCH more efficient in recent years. Replacement of older, less efficient systems should absolutely be considered now based on current financing options, tax benefits, municipality rebates and low-interest rates. You should consider replacement if you have any of these concerns: System needs expensive repairs, the utility bill is too high, rooms are too hot or too cold, you have humidity problems, your home has excessive dust, or the system is too noisy.
    Mary Jean, Owner/President
  • Is a Permit Required for New Heating & Air Conditioning?
    Don't be fooled by contractors telling you that a permit is not required. Pulling a permit for all HVAC equipment replacements is required by the California State Licensing Board. Some contractors might say it is not their responsibility to pull a permit when installing new HVAC equipment in your home. They might even tell you it will save you money not to pull a permit, or that it's the homeowner's responsibility to pull the permit. But the CSLB mandates a permit must be pulled and closed out by the contractor. NOT THE HOMEOWNER! The contractor is also responsible for providing you provide you with Title 24 HERS testing. Homeowners should consider checking a contractor's license status if they are trying to avoid pulling a permit.
    Patrick Mottola, Director of Sales
  • What Is Title 24 and HERS Testing?
    Title 24 HERS Testing came into law in 2008. It is a set of rules and regulations set by California contractors to ensure energy efficiencies are being adhered to. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy waste, and to provide California with an adequate, reasonably-priced, and environmentally-sound supply of energy, and to meet the Executive Order in the Green Building Initiative. With the installation of any new heating and air conditioning equipment, a contractor is required to provide you with Title 24 HERS testing. Many homeowners are unaware of this, so some contractors don't provide it. But you are an educated homeowner!
    Patrick Mottola, Director of Sales
  • What Is a Residential Split System?
    Not to be confused with ductless mini split systems, a residential split system is where you have the furnace or air handler in the house - either in the garage, hallway or attic, and the outdoor air conditioner (also known as the condensing unit ) is outside on the side of the house. It's called a split system because one is inside, another one is outside. Otherwise, there are HVAC package units where the whole system is combined, and it looks like a box that sits on top of the house.
    Bryan, HVAC Service Manager
  • Do You Have Dirty Sock Syndrome?

    Associated with residential split systems, the term “Dirty Socks Syndrome” describes an odor generated by environmental fungi and/or bacteria that accumulate on the indoor coil. They can be ‘activated’ by the combination of moisture and heat commonly produced in air conditioning system operation.

    Dirty Socks Syndrome can vary from mildly offensive odors described as smelling like old hair tonic, or moldy hay - to extremely offensive odors, often described in terms that would offend the more delicate sensitivities of the general public. “Dirty Socks” provides a good comparative description of the odor.

    Eliminating the contaminants would exclude the possibility of Dirty Socks Syndrome, whether or not the system is operating at or near design conditions. If you're experiencing Dirty Sock Syndrome, we're happy to advise on the best methods for removing the odor. Give us a call anytime!

    Bryan, HVAC Service & Sales Manager
  • Reduce Allergens Inside Your Home
    These days our homes have become “germ buckets”, my term! The new building codes and tighter homes keep the weather outside, but they also keep germs inside. The Environmental Protection Agency, states, “air indoors where we spend as much as 90 percent of our time can be more polluted than even city smog”. Dust collecting on end tables and bookshelves is only a fraction of what's actually swimming around in the air. If you are like me, allergic to dust mites, pollen, dander, mold, and smoke, look into a whole-home air filtration system. It works for me and most others concerned about their health!
    Mary Jean, Owner/President
  • When Is a Good Time for a Heating and Air Tune-Up?
    Your heating and cooling system is like a car. When you drive a car, the manufacturer requires you to have routine maintenance done to keep the car running efficiently. This is the same for your HVAC system. Changing filters, cleaning coils, and checking all of your electrical connections is essential to maximizing both the life of your home comfort system and its efficiency. The average homeowner will overlook having this done and will end up paying higher electric bills due to energy waste, or they will likely need costly repairs that could have been prevented. Many system warranties are voided without annual maintenance, one more good reason to get regular tune-ups! The best advice I can give is to be sure to schedule an annual tune-up - or ask about the Anderson VIP Advantage Membership. It's best to schedule tune-ups in spring or fall before heating and air services are busy with emergency breakdown calls.
    Patrick Mottola, Director of Sales
  • How to Keep Electric Bills Down
    Do you feel like your summer electric bill has been sky-rocketing? When an air conditioner starts to age, homeowners end up over-paying for comfort. When this happens, it's time to look into investing in a new, high-efficiency system. With the rapid advances in heating and cooling technology, it makes much more sense to invest the money in a new system, rather than paying for wasted energy. New systems often come with energy efficiency rebates and several great financing options. Add to that, the money that is saved on energy bills after they are installed, this becomes a no-brainer. Not only will you be more comfortable in your home, it's much more satisfying to invest in your home than it is to send money to the electric company!
    Patrick Mottola, Director of Sales
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  • Safety and peace of mind through annual tune-ups and inspections – you can count on your plumbing, heating, and air conditioning when you need them most.
  • Savings – 15% discount off every plumbing, heating, or air conditioning service and/or repair, every day (excludes replacements or installations).
  • No emergency service fees – Call us anytime, day or night, and we’ll respond quickly with the service you need at no additional cost.
  • Priority Service – Jump to the front of the line! As a VIP Service Member, your call is scheduled ahead of others for both routine and emergency calls.
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