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Air Conditioning Repair

Expert Air Conditioning Repair Services in San Francisco, CA

When your air conditioner breaks down, and you have no cool air in your home, call San Francisco's trusted air conditioning repair experts – Cabrillo. We're here to answer your call 24/7 when you run into an issue, whether your AC won't turn on and has left you in the heat, or it simply isn't working as it used to.

Cabrillo technicians perform repairs on all makes and models of units, and we carry in our vehicles a large stock of parts for the most common brands. This means most air conditioning repairs are done the same day, in one visit.

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Why Choose Cabrillo for Your AC Repair Needs?

We're proud to be the go-to AC contractor for thousands of local residents. When you choose Cabrillo to restore you're cooling, you get an exceptional experience, every time.

  • Decades of Local Experience: Since 1961, Cabrillo has been a staple in the San Francisco community, providing top-quality HVAC services with a deep understanding of local needs.
  • Commitment to Excellence: We strive not just for satisfaction but to delight our customers, consistently going above and beyond to ensure exceptional service delivery.
  • Innovative Practices: Staying ahead with the latest HVAC technology, we ensure our solutions are efficient and effective, adapting swiftly to the evolving demands of the industry.
  • Transparent Pricing: No hidden fees—get a detailed, upfront quote before any work begins, ensuring clear communication and no surprises.
  • Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed: Your comfort is our top priority, backed by a commitment to quality that ensures each repair meets your expectations and our rigorous standards.

Since 1961, we've been helping homeowners restore their cooling to avoid emergencies and unnecessary downtimes. We'll address any obvious repairs, inform you of pending problems and implement the fastest, most reliable solution. If a system replacement is necessary, we'll help you find the right equipment for your home's specifications and get it installed. The Cabrillo team is here to take your call 24/7 at 415-360-0560 for all your AC repair needs!

When Should You Call for AC Repair?

If you go to turn on your air conditioner and it doesn't respond at all, chances are it needs to be repaired. While not having any cool air from your vents is a tell-tale sign to call for service, some AC issues aren't so obvious.

You should call for professional AC repair if:

  • The airflow from your vents is weak or there is no cool air at all.
  • The temperature of your home doesn't match what's set on the thermostat.
  • You hear loud rattling or banging noises from the unit while it runs.
  • You notice a burning smell coming from the unit.
  • Your energy costs have gone up without increasing your AC usage.

No matter the issue, we'll find the root cause to ensure it doesn't come back and leave you stuck with another repair. We take the time to understand what's going on with your system and go over repair options with you to decide on the right solution.

We also offer AC maintenance services and a convenient maintenance plan that helps you avoid breakdowns and repairs that are easily prevented with a routine inspection. After your comfort is restored, planning a professional tune-up in the spring is the best way to keep your system running efficiently.

AC Repair FAQs

How much does AC repair cost in San Francisco?

AC repair costs in San Francisco typically range from $150 to $500, depending on the specific issue and parts required. For precise estimates tailored to your AC model, contact Cabrillo Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.

How long does it typically take to fix an air conditioner in San Francisco?

The time to fix an air conditioner in San Francisco can vary based on the complexity of the problem but usually completes within a few hours. For more accurate timelines, consult with Cabrillo Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.

What is the most expensive part to replace on an AC unit?

The most expensive part to replace on an AC unit is typically the compressor. The compressor is crucial for the refrigeration cycle, making it a key component. Replacing a compressor can cost significantly depending on the unit size and model. It's important to maintain your AC unit regularly to avoid such costly repairs.

How to tell if your AC condenser is bad?

You can suspect a faulty AC condenser if you notice decreased cooling efficiency, visible leaks around the condenser unit, unusual noises when the AC is running, or if the unit cycles on and off more frequently than normal. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's advisable to have a professional inspect your system to confirm the condition of the condenser and recommend appropriate repairs.

What types of air conditioner repairs are most common?

Common air conditioner repairs include fixing refrigerant leaks, replacing or cleaning air filters, repairing or replacing faulty thermostats, and addressing issues with the condenser or evaporator coils. Other frequent repairs involve fixing electrical problems, such as faulty wiring or capacitor issues, and unclogging or repairing drainage systems to prevent water leaks. Regular maintenance can help identify and address these common issues before they lead to more significant problems, ensuring your air conditioner operates efficiently and effectively.

What can cause my air conditioner to leak water inside my home?

Air conditioners can leak water inside your home due to various reasons, such as a clogged condensate drain line, a cracked or damaged drain pan, a malfunctioning condensate pump, or a refrigerant leak. Other potential causes include improper installation, a dirty air filter restricting airflow, or a frozen evaporator coil. It's essential to address the issue promptly to prevent water damage and maintain the AC unit's efficiency.

Our Air Conditioning Repair Services

At Cabrillo, we offer a wide range of services to ensure your air conditioning system functions reliably and efficiently:

  • Thorough System Diagnostics: By utilizing advanced diagnostic tools, our experts conduct detailed inspections to precisely identify and resolve any issues with your AC system.
  • Emergency Repairs: We understand that some problems can’t wait, which is why our emergency repair service is available to address urgent AC issues promptly, ensuring your environment remains comfortable at all times.
  • Refrigerant Replacement: Our technicians are equipped to handle refrigerant replacement safely and efficiently, ensuring your system meets regulatory standards and operates at peak efficiency.
  • Air Quality Solutions: Improve the air quality in your home with our air purifying services, which include cleaning of air ducts, filter replacements, and installation of air purifiers to reduce allergens and pollutants.
  • Energy Efficiency Upgrades: We can enhance the efficiency of your AC system with the latest energy-saving technologies, helping you reduce your carbon footprint and lower energy costs.

Ready for Reliable AC Repair in San Francisco?

Don't let a malfunctioning air conditioner leave you uncomfortable. Whether it’s urgent repairs or routine maintenance, Cabrillo is here to ensure your AC runs smoothly and efficiently. With our expert team, transparent pricing, and commitment to quality, you’re in good hands.

Call us at 415-360-0560 or contact us online to schedule your appointment and experience the best in air conditioning repair services in San Francisco, CA. 

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