Expert Heating & Cooling Repair For Your Bryan, OH Home
When your heating and cooling system quits, JMS Services has you covered! We are proud to be staffed with the best heating repair technicians in the Bryan, OH area. Our specialists have the expertise and skills to maintain, diagnose and correct even the toughest HVAC problems. We love a challenge.
Extensive Training To Stay On The Cutting Edge
We are continually training our technicians in order to keep your system properly adjusted to the recommended settings and accurately test the performance of the entire system using specialized tools and advanced test equipment. Our goal is to keep your system up and running smoothly so that you and your family feel comfortable, all year long. We deploy high-tech diagnostics to uncover exactly what's wrong with your system so we can fix it the right way, the first time.
Does My HVAC System Need Repair?
If your air conditioner or heater isn't putting out air, then clearly you need a trained professional to come take a look. But here are a few less obvious signs it might need repair:
- Uneven Heating Or Cooling - Your unit might be putting out air, but if it's only keeping certain area temperatures under control and not others, that's an issue.
- Surprisingly High Energy Bills - If you've seen a massive jump in your power bill and the weather hasn't changed, your unit might be working harder and using more energy.
- Loud Noises - Not that your HVAC unit should be whisper-quiet, but it shouldn't be so loud it's intrusive. If yours sounds less like a fan and more like a rock concert, check it out.
- High Humidity - Proper airflow from your AC or heater helps to moderate the humidity in your home. When that airflow is missing, your humidity can go up. The HVAC could be to blame.
Quality Repair, Expert Technicians, Affordable Pricing
JMS Service is committed to making your home comfortable with first-class service and open, up-front pricing. When your system goes on the blink, let one of our technicians get you back up and going in no time. Send us a message online or call 419-633-4567 today!
Depending on the issue, an HVAC service call typically costs between $100 and $250.
An HVAC technician's hourly rate can range from $65 to $150 or more, and additional parts can cost anywhere between $40 and over $1000. The level of experience, type of work, certifications, and specialty training of the technician all affect their hourly rate. An HVAC technician might occasionally charge a flat rate for just their labor, which is typically between $50 and $200 or more. This excludes any components or supplies required for the work though. The average cost per job, on the other hand, can range from $100 to more than $1,500.
Here are a few things to check out first. If the furnace filter's surface is soiled, inspect it and replace it. Regular furnace filter replacement will help you avoid airflow issues. Because not all of the hot air produced by the furnace passes through the vents and into your living spaces, closed or blocked vents can also make it seem as though the furnace isn't producing enough heat. Verify that the louvers are open on every vent. Consider removing the vent cover and cleaning it if the louvers are stuck closed.
Also, make sure the gas valve is open by checking it on your gas supply line. Check your tank to make sure there is enough fuel if you use liquid propane or oil for heating; if not, you may need to arrange for a refill. Check with your utility company to make sure there haven't been any service interruptions for natural gas.
The repair time for your air conditioning machine may vary depending on the problem. If the problem is as simple as a flipped emergency switch, it can be diagnosed and repaired in under an hour. Low refrigerant in the unit can be resolved in a matter of hours.
Other issues, on the other hand, may take much longer. A malfunctioning compressor, for example, can take a professional all day to repair. If there is broken ducting, the project may take many days to complete. This is why, if your air conditioner starts producing strange noises, you should have it looked out. Something that starts out as a minor problem can quickly escalate into a major one.
Deciding whether to repair or replace your AC unit depends on several considerations:
- Age of the Unit: If your AC is nearing the end of its expected lifespan (usually around 10-15 years), it might be more cost-effective to replace it, as older units can become less efficient and prone to frequent breakdowns.
- Repair Costs: Compare the cost of the repair with the unit's current value. If the repair cost is more than 50% of the unit's value, consider replacement.
- Energy Efficiency: Newer AC units are often more energy-efficient, leading to long-term savings on energy bills. Calculate potential energy savings to assess the cost-effectiveness of replacement.
- Frequency of Repairs: If your AC requires frequent repairs, it may be more practical to invest in a new, reliable unit to avoid ongoing expenses.
Consult a Professional: An HVAC technician can assess your AC's condition and provide guidance based on its specific issues, helping you make an informed decision.