Find a ac repair service in Chicago, IL

Find air conditioning repair services in Chicago, IL

Find air conditioning repair services in Chicago, IL

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Find air conditioning repair services in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 air conditioning repair services in Chicago, IL

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Nikas Heating And Cooling

Nikas Heating And Cooling

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
Daniel A. says, "Prompt and efficient service " Read more
L&MHeatCool Service

L&MHeatCool Service

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
William M. says, "Marek was up front about the work he proposed. He came across as an experienced technician and not a salesman. He had a well organized crew that handled demolition of the old boiler and the installation of the new one in 7 hours. Love it. " Read more
Romo's Heating And Cooling

Romo's Heating And Cooling

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
License bond and insured Be. Professional
Sunnyview Landscaping & Construction

Sunnyview Landscaping & Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
We started with the simple idea of bringing the best from us to you. From our founder to our front-line workers, we put lots of love and careful thought into all we do. We hope you enjoy all we have to offer, and share the experience with others.
Tittle Construction, LLC

Tittle Construction, LLC

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
Serves Chicago, IL
When I see the smile on my customers face when I complete a job.
Humberto Zaragoza

Humberto Zaragoza

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
Well versed and multiskilled in Framing, Tiling, Plumbing, Electrical - to name a few. From New Construction or Refurbishing your existing home. Inside to Outside. We will work together to make your vision come to life. I take pride in the work I do, valuing dependability. I strive to give you the best service I can, for an outcome I want you to love. With over 20 of experience, Owner operated and supported by family. No project is too big or too small. Experience...
LJM Climate Solutions LLC

LJM Climate Solutions LLC

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
Hi my name is Lavail Murphy owner and operator of LJM CLIMATE solutions LLC I would like to thank you for your business And look forward to satisfying your air quality needs.Feel free to contact 773294-6152. thanks in advance
Ultra Lux Construction Inc

Ultra Lux Construction Inc

5.0(1)
Serves Chicago, IL
Goran K. says, "Professional team helped me with my sfr remodeling. They always kept me updated on progress and helped me with design ideas for new interior. Paul and VG handled entire project for mine and my parents house. 5 star." Read more
Chicagoland Appliance Repair

Chicagoland Appliance Repair

New on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
We repair all major appliances and we guarantee our work 100%. We will provide you with an estimate that you approve before we proceed with any repairs. Our same day appliance repair service allows you to get the quality repairs you need faster and at an affordable cost. Our goal is to make every customer happy with our service and we will go the extra mile to make sure our customers experience the best customer service in the industry.

Your Central Air Conditioning Repair questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

AC repair costs $50 to $150 per hour, depending on the project. Most AC repairs cost $125 to $459 on average for jobs such as a tune-up, freon recharge, fan motor repair, or capacitor replacement. AC services can be expensive due to their training, expertise, and licensing requirements.

Most air conditioner repair companies offer free on-site estimates to diagnose any issues. Some AC repair companies charge a $75 to $200 service call, which gets credited back or covers the first hour of work when hired. Contact at least three AC services upfront to compare before hiring.

Signs your AC unit needs repair:

  1. The AC unit won't turn on.
  2. The AC is running but not cooling the house.
  3. The thermostat display is blank.
  4. Strange noises are coming from your AC system.
  5. The indoor AC unit is leaking water.
  6. It keeps turning on and off.
  7. There’s a bad smell coming from the vents.
  8. Your utility bills are unusually high.

Most AC technicians recommend replacing air conditioner units if they are 15 years or older. Some pros use the $5,000 rule by taking the equipment's age and multiplying by the repair cost. If the number is more than $5,000, consider new air conditioning installation.

Experts recommend servicing your home's air conditioning and heating systems once a year. The AC should be inspected, cleaning, and serviced to ensure it operates efficiently during important times. If an AC is not serviced, dust accumulates, making the system work harder and increases energy bills. An AC tune-up costs $70 to $200 for basic maintenance.

Homeowners insurance only covers AC damage caused by covered perils such as falling trees, fires, lightning strikes, wind, vandalism, and sometimes flooding. The policy does not cover accidental damage or normal wear and tear.

AC repair technicians do not expect a tip. However, if they go above and beyond or spend more time than expected, a cold drink, hot lunch, or $10 to $20 tip is appreciated.

Start by searching our list of top-rated ac repair services in your area. After finding and contacting potential candidates:

  • Get at least three in-person estimates to compare. Avoid getting AC repair quotes over the phone.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Check to see if they are members of the North American Technician Excellence (NATE), Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), or the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA).
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized estimate in writing.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best air conditioning service near you.

When looking for home ac repair companies, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • Will the technician inspect the entire air conditioning system, including the ductwork?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Are your technicians certified by professional organizations such as AHRI, EPA 608, or NATE?
  • If my AC is under warranty, are you certified to do warranty work for this brand?
  • Do you provide 24/7 emergency AC service in case something goes wrong?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Do I need permits, and will you obtain them?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract?
  • What’s your payment schedule?
  • Are financing options available for larger repairs?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Chicago air conditioning repair services

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Karim El A.
I highly recommend L&MHeatCool. Marek replaced our Evaporator Coil and Air Conditioner Unit today. He did a fantastic job and corrected the issues we had from the previous install.
L&MHeatCool Service
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