In Texas, air conditioning isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Finding a way to beat the heat is essential to your health, safety, and comfort, and Arthur Hagar is here to help every step of the way. We have been ensuring the Fort Worth community has air conditioning they can depend on since 1949, whether it’s through fast and effective AC repairs or the installation of brand new AC units. With our experienced and thoroughly trained team, you won’t mind the hot Texas weather. Explore all the air conditioning services we offer, and contact us today for a free estimate!
Problems with your air conditioner when you live in Fort Worth can be more than just an inconvenience. That’s why Arthur Hagar is dedicated to answering every service call as quickly as possible to offer trustworthy AC repairs. Our dedication to customer satisfaction is what has kept us in business for 70 years and counting, and you can experience the difference for yourself.
Arthur Hagar technicians are highly qualified and thoroughly trained so they can handle any air conditioning problem, whether you have an old unit or a brand new system, no matter the brand. We’ll make sure we get the permits and permissions for every job, arrive on site equipped to handle almost anything, and always give you an estimate on the necessary work with your best interests in mind. What air conditioning issues can we solve? Too many to name, but we have listed a few of the most common problems we address on a regular basis below.
Common Air Conditioning Problems
If your AC unit is low on refrigerant, then it likely wasn’t charged correctly at the time of installation or it’s leaking. A refrigerant leak poses a number of problems. For one, it can’t simply fixed by adding more refrigerant, since the root of the problem will persist. For another, refrigerant can be harmful to the environment and members of your family if they are exposed. You’ll want the leak to be addressed as soon as possible. If you contact Arthur Hagar, we’ll make sure to fix the leak and charge the system properly before we declare the job done.
Bad Air Filter
Air filters are an important component of your HVAC system. If you are having issues with your AC unit, then your first step should be to check the air filter. They become dirty over time and can clog your system, which reduces airflow and can damage your air conditioner as it works harder to cool your home. Changing the air filter can be a simple DIY job, but addressing whatever issues a dirty air filter may have caused should be left to the professionals.
If it seems like your air conditioner has stopped working completely, it may be due to a faulty compressor. The compressor is a key part of your air conditioning system — it maintains pressure and moves refrigerant through the system to cool your home. If something happens to damage the compressor – such as a compressor leak – then it can render your AC unit virtually useless.
Find Solutions With Arthur Hagar
The highly trained technicians at Arthur Hagar can address all these problems and more! We even offer 24-hour emergency services to make sure you stay safe and comfortable no matter when your air conditioner fails. We understand how untimely issues can become big problems, which is why we do our best to offer prompt and straightforward repairs. Contact us today and let us know how we can help!
When repairs are getting expensive or there is just too much for a technician to handle, then it’s time to invest in a new AC unit. It can be daunting, but the Arthur Hagar team is dedicated to making the process as simple and stress-free as possible. As a certified Carrier partner, we can give you a great price on some of the most reliable air conditioners on the market on top of our professional air conditioning installation services and financing options. We even have resources to help you decide what kind of AC unit you need for your home, both here and on our blog.
Types of Air Conditioners
Did you know you have options? There is more than one kind of air conditioner, which gives you the choice of finding the exact unit to meet your needs and expectations. The biggest choice you’ll have to make is between a heat pump and a central air conditioning unit. Check out the pros and cons of each, and contact Arthur Hagar today to get a professional opinion on which will work best for your home!
Central Air Conditioning
How It Works
Central air conditioning is likely what you think of when you think of an AC unit. This is a go-to choice for many, and for good reason: it’s very effective! In order to cool your home, a central air conditioning unit pumps a refrigerant through the system to collect heat from your home and release it outside. To be as effective as possible, this type of AC unit actually uses electricity to produce heat, which is what sets it apart from a heat pump.
Pros and Cons
Choosing central air conditioning means you’ll need a dedicated system for both your heating and cooling needs. This gives some peace of mind, especially given the fact that a furnace you only use for half the year can last twice as long as a heat pump. However, there is not a big difference in the efficacy of central air compared to a heat pump, and air conditioning units typically have a lifespan almost identical to that of a heat pump.
How It Works
A heat pump is essentially a two-in-one HVAC system. It works in a similar manner as central air conditioning and utilizes electricity, but rather than producing heat to change the temperature inside your home, it relies on the transfer of heat. This transfer is more efficient and it allows your heat pump to operate at all times of the year, simply changing the direction of that transfer depending on your needs.
In the summer, the refrigerant absorbs heat from your home and releases it outside when it changes from a gas to a liquid state. In the winter, you can change the settings so that your heat pump absorbs heat from outside and releases it into your home instead.
Pros and Cons
One of the greatest advantages of a heat pump is its dual capability. In a warm climate like we experience in Texas, we don’t have to worry as much about heating our homes as cooling them, and a heat pump is just as effective as central AC. The downside is that it can’t always keep up when compared to a furnace, so if you are concerned about cold temperatures, then keeping your heating and cooling systems separate may be a better choice.
What AC Unit Is Right for Your Home?
Are you feeling torn between your options? An Arthur Hagar expert can help! We are well-versed in all the options we have to offer, including central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. We’ll work with you to make sure we build the best possible HVAC system for your home together.
Trust the AC Installation Experts
Not only can Arthur Hagar help you choose a great air conditioner at a low price, but we also offer professional AC installation services! We’ll ensure that you are set up for success with work done by our Carrier-certified technicians. From checking that all the parts are high quality and fully operational to charging your system to the manufacturer’s specifications, we’ll make sure you’re on track for years of easy, worry-free comfort before we leave.
Even the best air conditioner on the market won’t last forever. However, there are steps you can take to help your AC unit last for years to come and ensure it operates as efficiently as possible. AC maintenance is an important part of keeping your home comfortable, and regular check-ups by a trained technician can help you keep major (expensive) repairs at bay.
Maintenance Steps You Can Take Yourself
You don’t always have to depend on a professional to care for your AC unit. There are plenty of DIY air conditioner maintenance steps you can tackle yourself! As we mentioned earlier, dirty air filters can cause problems for your HVAC system, and changing them every few months – or as often as the manufacturer recommends – can be one easy step toward a more efficient and longer lived air conditioner.
Cleaning your unit can also go a long way. If your AC unit has an outdoor element, then that part of the unit is most susceptible to getting buried or blocked. Simply cleaning away dirt and debris can help boost your air conditioner’s performance. Keeping the inside of your home clean by regularly dusting and vacuuming can also serve as a great way to reduce the amount of dirt that reaches your air filter in the first place.
Invest in Professional AC Maintenance
While keeping your unit clean is crucial to its efficiency and longevity, there are a few elements of AC maintenance that are best left to the professionals. When you schedule a maintenance appointment with an Arthur Hagar technician, you can rest assured that your air conditioner will get a full inspection and tune-up.
Your technician will thoroughly clean your HVAC system – inside and out – to reach any components you couldn’t address yourself. They will also examine your system from top to bottom to repair or replace any cracked, broken, or worn parts. When have they done everything they can, your technician will then give you their recommendations on what else should be done in the future to ensure the best possible performance from your system.
Remember, the Arthur Hagar team prioritizes your comfort, your safety, and your budget, so we’ll never make repairs you haven’t approved and we’ll always offer a free estimate on future services. We aren’t Fort Worth’s Top Rated Local® HVAC specialists for nothing! Our technicians will be available to answer any questions you have at the end of your appointment, and you can always contact our team by phone or through our online form if you want to continue the discussion. We are here for you!
Whatever your air conditioning service needs may be, we hope you choose to work with Arthur Hagar. We are dedicated to keeping the Fort Worth community safe and comfortable through every season, no matter how the Texas temperatures climb during the summer. That means providing reliable and professional AC repairs, maintenance, and installation services. We promise to listen to your concerns, perform our services as quickly and safely as possible, and respect your home through every step of the process.
With 70 years of excellence behind the Arthur Hagar name, we hope you’ll trust us with any and all of your air conditioning needs. Feel free to explore our site to find reviews from real customers and learn more about all the HVAC services we offer. When you are having air conditioning troubles, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule your next service call!