AC Services

A/C Repair & Maintenance Services

Looking for fast, reliable AC repair service in the Lincoln area? 
Call Biggerstaff Plumbing & Heating at (402) 466-8118 now, to have your air conditioning system running like new again!

When it is the middle of the summer and you are leaving your AC system on for days straight due to hot, humid weather, the last thing that you want to deal with is for your entire system to go out. As much as you might not think about your AC system that much, and take it for granted when it is working at full capacity, as a complex machine, you are dealing with a lot of moving parts, and thus a machine that can break down from time to time.

Man working on an AC unit on the top of a home

A Little Goes a Long Way

Like your car, the best way to deal with your AC unit is to deal with small problems as they come, meaning that you won't find yourself in a situation where the unit actually breaks down. If you can take care of the small stuff as it happens, you won't have to deal with having no A/C unit on a potentially record-setting summer afternoon.

Here's the most important thing that you can remember about your A/C unit: it is going to give you signs before it simply "stops working". While these signs are going to vary, some of them will involve sounds that are either coming from the unit or the vents, while others may have to do with temperature controls that just don't work. If you are freezing one minute and sweltering the next, it is a sign that there is an issue that needs to be taken care of ASAP.

Emergency Service That You Can Trust

Because you notice an issue, it is time to call out a repair and maintenance professional that you trust with your machine. These professionals aren't just going to be out for a paycheck, you trust them enough to fully take care of the issue without selling you something that you don't need. While you may be charged a bit more for this emergency service, you should not have to worry about paying an arm and a leg for it, so to say, it should be in line with the regular pricing that you get.
The best thing that you can do for your AC unit is to take care of small issues right away. It only takes a few days for a loose belt or a broken screw to cause havoc on the rest of the system. A good rule of thumb is to pay a small amount now instead of paying a lot later on.
3 AC units outside of residence

Air Conditioner Filter Services

Are you losing money each month due to improper air conditioner filters or from not replacing your ac filters often enough? 
 
Call Biggerstaff Plumbing & Heating, your Lincoln air conditioning filter specialists at (402) 466-8118
 now and start saving money today!

Whether a window unit or a central installed type with vents in several rooms, air conditioners do not cool outside air and bring it into a building. An air conditioner circulates inside air and lowers the air temperature through Lincoln Air Conditioner Filter Servicesrepeated cycles through the system. The cold air blowing out of the vents is later drawn into vents taking the air 
back to the unit to be cooled again.

This air returning to the air conditioner can have all types of contamination such as dust, dander, bits of dirt, hair and insects. This material must be filtered before the air reaches the chill coils to again lower the temperature. Without removing this dust and grime the coils will become coated, the system can clog and the air conditioner will lose much of its efficiency. Filter replacement is recommended at least once a month when the unit is used steadily in the warmer seasons
AC filter replaced

What Size Filter Do I Need?

Air conditioner filters come in many different sizes depending on the dimensions of the air duct channeling the air to the air conditioning unit. It’s important to always use the correct size filter. A filter too small can leave gaps allowing dirty air to pass by while trying to stuff in a filter too large can create bulges and gaps that will prevent proper filtration. When buying replacement filters (available at most home supply and hardware stores,) always check the outside length and width and choose the correct size for the unit.

Where Is My Filter Located?

Filters can also be located in different parts of the air conditioning system. The filter can be placed directly behind the vent in a wall, ceiling or floor where the air begins its return to the cooling unit. There are usually screws or knobs to turn allowing the vent to open and the filter can be removed. If the filter is in a ceiling vent, this is a little trick to help replace it: turn on the air conditioner and open the vent. The suction will keep the old filter in place. Quickly remove the old filter (the suction is not must but just enough to hold the light filter) and then lift the new filter into place. The suction will hold the filter while using two hands to close the vent. Filters can also be located at the unit. Replacing this type usually involves opening an access panel revealing a narrow slit with the inserted filter. Pull out the old filter and install the new.

Finally, window air conditioner units also have filters but these are usually not disposable. Slide out the filter, clean with a vacuum brush and reinstall. Just be sure the unit is not operating during this procedure as unfiltered air would circulate leading to the problems the filter is intended to prevent.
Man repairing an AC unit

DUCTLESS MINI SPLIT AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEMS

Looking for a cooling solution for your Lincoln home or business without using air ducts? Call Biggerstaff Plumbing & Heating, now at (402) 466-8118 to have a ductless mini split air conditioning system installed in your garage, home or business so you can begin to enjoy the benefits of cool air while you work!

Mini split systems are easier to install than regular air conditioning units. These are capable cooling the home or office without having to be hooked up to any kind of a duct system. These can be picked up and put different places throughout the home or business, so they are very portable and flexible. It is simple to use these, and they are a lower Air Conditioning Repair cost and easier to use than a full sized air conditioning unit.

CONVENIENT AND CAPABLE

These systems can go almost anywhere in order to save space, including hanging them from the ceiling or mounting them up on the wall. Asking a professional for information about how to best set this up is important. This is better than using a window unit, as leaving the window open all of the time can make it harder to keep other people out of the home and that can be dangerous. 

Nobody can break in through the three inch whole required to use this split system. Those who want to know the best ductless air conditioning unit in their home need to do some math regarding how large an area is going to need to be cooled and how powerful the air conditioning unit is going to be.

LESS EXPENSIVE

This is cheaper to use overall, as it takes far less electricity to run than using an air conditioning unit that has to be hooked up to a duct system. When ducts are being used, cool air can be lost going through which can seriously hike up energy bills over time. These ductless mini split AC systems can allow the air to be sent directly to the home in the area that needs to be cooled.

Split systems work both outdoor and indoor to keep the room cooled. In order to bring those systems together there is going to need be at least a three inch hole. The part that goes outside doesn't have to be right near where the indoor system is, they can be around fifty feet apart if need be. That allows people to move around their system if they need to.

AIR HANDLER SERVICES

In need of a new air handler system for your business in the Lincoln area? Call Biggerstaff Plumbing & Heating now at (402) 466-8118 to schedule an appointment with our friendly, knowledgeable staff!

The purpose of an air handler of an air conditioning system is to move cool air through ducts to various rooms in a home. If the air handler is malfunctioning or is not working, then a technician needs to view the unit to determine the cause of the problem. There are many things that can go wrong with units installed in a residential home. This Air Handler Services in Lincoln NE often includes damaged coils, bad electrical connections, an air filter that is dirty, a faulty blower, and the age of the unit.
Air handler isolated

CONSEQUENCES

Catastrophic problems can occur when homeowners ignore warning signs of a bad air handler. The one thing that homeowners should not do is put off routine maintenance of their air conditioner. This can lead to a malfunction, a break down, and expensive repair costs. Air handlers that are malfunctioning mean the air conditioner cannot work the way it should. The compressor and condenser are two components that need to work harder. This can decrease the lifespan of the entire air conditioning unit.

DAMAGES COILS

Air that comes into the air conditioner is cooled as is passes over the coils. Dirty or damaged coils will not effectively cool the air. The HVAC technician will clean the coils and make any repairs that are needed to restore the air handler to proper working order.

BAD ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS 

A continuously operating air handler may indicate a loose electrical connection. This is an issue with a standard air handler that can occur regardless of the temperature setting on the thermostat. Technicians will check all the wiring and make any repairs that are necessary.

DIRTY AIR FILTER

A dirty air filter is the main cause for poor air quality in a home and increases in utility bills. Air passes through the filter before it enters the home and is distributed through the ducts. If the filter is dirty, then the system will need to work harder to pull in the necessary amount of air.

FAULTY BLOWER

The blower is the unit of the air handler that blows the air through the ducts of a home. There are many ways for the blower to malfunction. The wiring can be bad, the fins capacitors may be damaged, or wear and tear over time may lead to premature failure. A technician will examine the unit and determine if a repair or replacement is needed.

EVAPORATOR COIL SERVICES

Time to have your air conditioner's evaporator coils cleaned out? Call Biggerstaff Plumbing & Heating, your fast, reliable evaporator coil specialists, now at (402) 466-8118.

Today’s air conditioning essentially works by converting a refrigerant to liquid. This liquid is used to transfer heat Evaporator Coil Services in Lincoln NE out of your home. The AC evaporator coil is what actually pulls heat out of your home’s air. So, you can see how valuable a proper functioning coil is for cooling your home.

INSPECTION & REPAIR

The homeowner may not recognize these symptoms, and that is why a highly qualified technician should inspect the system. Cleaning the coil is a job for professional technicians who have spent many hours learning how to clean the coil, and many more hours learning how to spot repairs that are needed. Learning how to make those repairs is another time consuming learning experience.

Often the coils are not the only problem. There could be a leaking connection or a broken refrigerant line. An expert technician will know how to spot these added problems, and they will also know how to make the needed repairs.

The effective operation of the coils has such a vital effect the on the air conditioner’s cooling capability of your home. Unfortunately, when the cooling turns to warming the homeowner really does not know why. Any self-repair will result in sure failure and possible damage to the cooling unit and the homeowner. Many homeowners view themselves as capable of repairing anything around the home. That is the wrong assumption to make when it comes to the air conditioner.

KEEP THEM CLEAN

The efficient use of your air conditioning system requires that the evaporator coil be kept clean. The easiest way to do this is to change the filter every month in the months when cooling is required. It is important to have an HVAC specialist check your air conditioner system every year.While checking the system, the technician can decide if your evaporator coil needs a thorough cleaning.

The amount of debris that can be accumulated on the coils is amazing. Household debris is enough to clog the coils to the point where they become inoperative. Even minimal dirt on the coil can cause a level of failure that will be demonstrated by the following characteristics:

• Restricted air flow will result in increased head compression pressure eventually resulting in damage to the head and associated parts.

• Inadequate airflow through the coils will significantly reduce the cooling capacity of your air conditioner.

• Increased electricity usage and less cooling capabilities.

• The unit is stressed to achieve temperature settings.

• The compressor is overworked.
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