Repairing your AC equipment is always an option.

At Adams Air, we know there a only a few household amenities more important than a well functioning air conditioning system and that's why repairing your air conditioning system is always our first option. Our family of licensed and insured HVAC technicians are available 24 hours a day for regular repairs or emergency response and arrive at your door stocked with a small warehouse of parts and state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment to quickly locate and make repairs on the spot for any of your Houston HVAC needs, including:

  • Houston AC Repair
  • Air Conditioning Repair
  • Cooling Repair
  • Ductless Mini-Split Repair

Different Pieces of Air Conditioning Equipment Our well-qualified Houston HVAC technicians are trained to repair, service, and install all makes and models of air conditioning systems and our comprehensive HVAC service offerings and affordable up-front family-owned and operated prices meet Houston's most challenging indoor comfort needs. Whether your AC system needs a minor repair, is old and needs replacement, or requires seasonal maintenance, we're confident that we have the premier indoor comfort solution for you.

Why choose Adams Air for Air Conditioning Repair?

Adams Air Conditioning Service Van We know Houston - At Adams Air we've been keeping Houston and the surrounding areas cool and comfortable for over 30 years. Adams Air is a family owned and operated company with 2 generations of experience providing Houston homes and businesses with personalized air conditioning repairs and indoor comfort solutions. We’re Houston homeowners too and we know there is nothing worse than coming into your home or office only to find a malfunctioning AC system - That’s why we understand how important it is to connect you with an on-call technician 24 hours a day for any of your air conditioning needs or emergencies.

When you partner with the Adams Air team, we put your comfort first, every client, every time. Delivering superior follow-through and guaranteeing our workmanship with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, our family supplies the client-focused service you deserve - and nothing less. Adams Air exclusively specializes at providing personalized indoor comfort solutions in Houston's hot and humid environment and wants to be your premier HVAC company and your number one choice for AC repairs and for all things HVAC. We are HVAC license #9265 in the state of Texas and with license numbers well over 80,000 today we're confident our years of local Houston HVAC experience is going to provide the results your looking for, at the prices your looking for, and we're confident our family-operated approach to the home contractor experience is going to redefine your contractor expectations forever. Our family appreciates every single one of our clients and we're going to treat you that way by delivering unmatched indoor comfort solutions at affordable family-operated prices and work to exceed your expectations at every phase of every HVAC project you may have.

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DIY AC Repair Help Check List

Air Conditioning Problem Check List

However, if you are noticing any cooling issues or have any concerns with your air conditioning system, feel free to contact our knowledgeable staff @ (281) 677-2526. Below are some signs that you may be having an air conditioning problem:

  • Poor cooling in one or more areas.
  • Frozen copper AC lines at the outside unit.
  • Unusual smells or odors such as burning electrical wires.
  • Loud noises coming from the outdoor condenser unit.
  • Water leaks coming from the indoor unit, attic or ceiling. Or water is coming out of the emergency over-flow drain outside.
  • Tripping circuit breakers or blown fuses for your furnace or outside unit.
  • Strange noises coming from your furnace such as rumbling or grinding.
  • The outdoor condenser constantly restarts over and over when the thermostat is switched to 'Cool'.
  • The thermostat is set to 'Cool' but no air is blowing out of the vents.

Listening to these early warning signs will help you to catch an early problem before it turns into a major one and can often be resolved by making minor repairs or adjustments to your system. Remember if you're having any of these issues, immediately shut the system off in order to prevent any further damage to the system or it's components (especially if water is leaking from your HVAC system which can quickly cause damage to your home's interior furnishings) and call the Houston cooling experts at Adams Air - Our HVAC technicians are available 24 hours a day and can often trouble-shoot any issues you may be having over the phone. For more information on the air conditioning issues described above, see below:

Poor cooling in one or more areas.

This could be due to several issues. The first place to start is at the thermostat and make sure the system is set to cool and that inside and outside units both come on and also that the air filters are clean and allowing air to easily pass through and into the system. With the system on and cooling, check in the area that isn't getting cool and check if you can feel if any cool air is coming from the supply vents in the ceiling which may need adjusting. If no air can be felt blowing from the supply vent then ductwork may have come loose or have been collapsed in the attic preventing cool air from ever reaching the vent. At this point we need to enter the attic and check if any ducts have come loose or if air leaks are found. If air leaks or collapsed ducts are found they should be repaired, reconnected and sealed. Some HVAC systems also have supply air dampers located inside the supply air plenum where all the duct runs for the system attach at a central location near the furnace. Supply air dampers can come loose and accidentally close, preventing air from ever reaching the supply vents located in the living space. The dampers may need to be examined and adjustments may need to be made to get the proper air flow delivered through the duct and into the living space.

Frozen copper AC lines at the outside unit.

Air conditioning units can freeze up for a few reasons so it's important to determine what is causing the system to freeze. The first thing to do if the system is frozen is to shut it off. Running the system while it's frozen is causing damage to many of the systems components and can make them fail and have to be repaired. The first place to look is for poor air flow from a dirty air filter. If the filter is dirty, replace the air filter and allow the system to thaw before restarting the system. This may take a couple of hours depending how thick the ice has accumulated. Don't turn the system on until all the ice has thawed or it will freeze again and you'll have to wait even longer for cool air. The second thing to do is check the indoor temperature. If the indoor temperature is too cold, such as in the 60 degree range and below, the system may freeze. Most residential air conditioners are not equipped to operate in these low temperatures and special components have to be added to a system to keep it running in very cold environments. The third thing that causes air conditioners to freeze is lack of refrigerant within the vital components of the air conditioning system, in which case the system's pressures should be checked and the location of either a refrigerant leak or refrigerant restriction should be found. If the leak or restriction can be repaired, it should be repaired. If the leak or restriction cannot be repaired, whatever component is leaking or restricted should be replaced. Pumping refrigerant into a leaking system is like putting air into a leaking tire, sooner or later the refrigerant will leak out of the system again and the system will freeze up again if the leak is not addressed. Pumping refrigerant into a restricted system is going to cause refrigerant pressures to build up to very high levels which will ruin vital components of the system. In either case your most likely going to need to seek help from an HVAC contractor.

Unusual smells or odors such as burning electrical wires.

Air conditioning systems can put off many types of odors so it's important to pinpoint which type of odor the system is producing. Burning odors are typically from burning electrical components such as motors, transformers, contactors, circuit boards, or exposed and shorting electrical wires. The system should be inspected for any burned components and exposed wiring, if any of the components are overheating or burning, they should be replaced. If exposed wires are located, they should be repaired or replaced. Odors such as moldy, musty, putrid and dirty-sock like odors are from bacteria forming on the evaporator coil or in the ductwork. Bacteria and mold like this may begin to grow in cold and damp places such as the air conditioning system. If this is the case the evaporator can attempted to be cleaned, however this typically doesn't solve the issue as mold and fungi and bacteria can produce millions of spores that will remain in the ductwork of the system and eventually come back to life very quickly. Unfortunately the best way to deal with these putrid odors is replace the components and ductwork that are infested. Special evaporator coils can be purchased that are coated with a special germicidal coating that prevents molds and bacteria from growing on the coil for homes that are prone to this situation. Air purifiers can also be installed such as UV lights which can be inserted around the evaporator coil and within the ductwork that provide germicidal benefits. Maintenance should also be regularly be performed on all air conditioning systems including monthly air filter replacement. During the maintenance process an HVAC technician should treat the water for slime and mold growth which prevents these odor producing microbials from growing in, on and around the water produced by the HVAC system.

Loud noises coming from the outdoor condenser unit.

Noises coming from the outside unit are typically debris caught in the rotating condenser fan blades such as fallen branches, twigs, and leaves. The outside unit should be inspected and the source of the noise should be determined. Other components that make up the condenser unit can also make noise when they are beginning to fail. Contactors usually start to put off a loud buzz and chatter when they are experiencing an issue. Fan motor bearings can also produce a very unsettling grinding as the fan rotates, starts or stops. Compressors may whine or sound loud at start up, shut down, or at any phase of their operation which could be due to several factors. The entire condenser unit should be thoroughly inspected and each component's operation should be verified to determine what is causing the noise and the issue should be addressed before it turns into a complete component failure.

Water leaks coming from the indoor unit, attic or ceiling. Or water is coming out of the emergency over-flow drain outside.

All air conditioning systems remove moisture from the air, especially in humid climates such as Houston where air conditioning systems can remove 20+ gallons of water from the air daily and with ease. All of this water typically drains into a plumbing drain within the house. If a clog forms either in the homes plumbing or in the systems drain lines leading up to the plumbing, then this water created by the air conditioner will begin to over-flow and cause damage to the home's interior, such as sheet rock damage, collapsed ceilings, carpet damage, and structural damage. The drain lines coming out of the evaporator coil are typically what clog due to lack of maintenance and treating the water for slime and bacteria build up. The clog should be located, if it can be repaired it should be repaired and unclogged, in some cases the entire drain line may need to be replaced. Sometimes homeowners or handymen may accidentally break the a/c drain line while crawling through attic spaces, if this is the case the piece of broken pipe should be replaced. Homeowners and handy men can also accidentally bump into these drain lines changing their downward slope to an upward slope, and as water cannot drain upwards and against gravity it will begin to back up and overflow out of the unit. The drain lines should be inspected with a level to ensure that they are always flowing down-hill and any section that is flowing up hill should be addressed and corrected. Frozen air conditioning units may also cause water to over-flow out of the system and as the chunks of ice thaw and fall off the system's evaporator coil. It's important to locate the source of the water and ensure it has been corrected before letting the system run unattended or it will only happen again and could cause damage to the home's interior.

Tripping circuit breakers or blown fuses for your furnace or outside unit.

Circuit breakers trip and fuses blow apart when the electrical current flowing through them exceeds their rated capacity. Do not keep resetting the breaker or replacing fuses if they trip. If a breaker or fuse is blown there is a reason why and it should be determined what has caused the breaker or fuse to trip. Electrical components that fail, such as the compressor, are under several hundred pounds of pressure per square inch and can explode when they have internally shorted and the breaker is turned back on. All electrical components of the system and electrical wires leading into and through the system should be inspected before turning the breaker back on or replacing the blown fuses. Circuit breakers have also been known to fail, if this is the case then the breaker should be replaced. If a breaker is tripping the cause should always be investigated as to why before making sure it's safe to turn the breaker back on.

Strange noises coming from your furnace such as rumbling or grinding.

This issue is most likely related to the indoor blower motor undergoing an issue. The furnace should be turned off and opened and the indoor blower motor section should be inspected for debris which can get sucked into the blower housing. If debris is found it should be removed and the blower motor, wheel, and housing should be cleaned. If no debris is found the motor should be inspected for rotation and vibration, if the rotation is off or vibrations are found this could be due to loose or failing mounts that suspend and hold the motor, wheel, and housing inside of the furnace. If the mounts are loose or failing they should be repaired before the motor falls and causes damage. Bearings inside motors can also wear out and go bad or the wheel itself may degrade and fall apart throwing the entire motor off balance and causing it to wobble. The entire blower motor section should be inspected, and the cause of the imbalance should be repaired.

The outdoor condenser constantly restarts over and over when the thermostat is switched to 'Cool'.

Some air conditioners come equipped with safety features that allow the system to monitor itself as a means to ensure the system is always operating safely and correctly. Condenser units may come with high or low pressure sensors that constantly monitor the range of pressures within the system and when pressures become too high or too low they will shut the system off until pressures return to an acceptable operating range. When this happens the air conditioning system will appear to start and stop on it's own, sometimes within only a few seconds. This is due to the pressures rising and falling quickly inside of the system and falling in and out of these acceptable pressure ranges sensed by the systems pressure sensors. The systems refrigerant pressures should be inspected to determine if the pressures really are out of the acceptable ranges defined by the pressure sensors. Sometimes pressure sensors may fail, or the electrical wires leading to them may short, also causing this problem to occur. In any of the cases, the system's refrigerant pressures will have to be inspected as well as the pressure safety sensors in order to determine the solution to the problem.

The thermostat is set to 'Cool' but no air is blowing out of the vents.

This can be due many factors, including all of the issues described above. The first place to start is at the thermostat and by checking the thermostat's batteries. Thermostats can either operate off batteries or be hard wired in and fed their own source of electricity. Thermostats running off batteries eventually need their batteries replaced and when the batteries lose their charge the thermostat will stop operating correctly. High voltage and low voltage power should then be verified at both inside and outside units. If no voltage is found, breakers or fuses should be inspected. If acceptable voltage is found, electrical components within the system should be inspected for proper operation including all safety switches and sensors which may be triggered and preventing the system from running. As this problem could be due to any mechanical or electrical issue, the problem will have to be identified and located in order to find a solution.

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an HVAC technician repairing a condenser When air conditioning problems arise in Houston it's certainly no fun and at Adams Air we understand your frustration but you can rest assured Adams Air technicians are always available when you need us - We provide 24/7 air conditioning service that never sleeps, so you can. Schedule an appointment today using the contact form below and we'll call you back in no time, or feel free to call us directly @ (281) 677-2526 for any of your Houston home or business cooling needs or questions.

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