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HVAC Repair in Peoria, IL

Heating & Cooling System Repair For Peoria Homes

If your AC unit has stopped working or if your furnace has started blowing cold air, it might be time for HVAC repair. You don't want to be caught off guard when the weather changes. For routine maintenance or emergency repair, speak with the experts at MSI. 

 

Included in our HVAC repair services: AC sales & installation, AC service & repair, boiler and central air repair, furnaces, heat pumps, heating service & repair. For maintenance, we perform a multi-point checkup on your HVAC system, helping ensure that your system is working properly and identifying issues before they become problems.

 

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Does the MSI staff have all necessary certifications? Yes

  • AHRI certification
  • EPA 608 certification
  • NATE certification

 

Do you offer 24-hour service? Yes

 

How long have you been in business? Technically since 1972

 

Do you offer a warranty or guarantee for your work? Yes

 

Although your AC may continue to work for a time, if you ignore warning signs of air conditioner repair troubles, it can be much more costly to repair in the long term. Click the button below to schedule HVAC maintenance or repair.

 

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Cost of HVAC Repair

The costs of HVAC repair will differ based on the size of your home, the distance required to reach it, and the level of work needed. There will be other factors involved in pricing, including: size, placement and parts, like vents and ducts, as well as labor costs for installation.

 

Different types of HVAC systems will bring different costs as well. Roof-mounted systems — which have the heating and cooling systems in one cabinet — typically cost less than a split system. On the flip side, split systems are generally more efficient because the heat exchanger can be put in a shadier or cooler location instead of on the roof in full sunlight.

 

Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to HVAC systems, and smaller isn't always more efficient. A system that is too small will be running constantly as it tries to keep up with the temperature. An overly large system won't run long enough to keep up with the humidity. In order to handle both temperature and humidity efficiently, an HVAC system should run for around 30 minutes at a time. If your system is staying on too long or shutting off after only around 10 minutes, you are not getting efficient performance.

 

Most Common HVAC Problems

  1. Lack of Maintenance: The best thing you can do for your building’s HVAC system is perform regular maintenance. When you aren’t having regular, routine maintenance performed, minor problems become major repair expenses, making system failure all the more likely.
    1. How often does an HVAC system need maintenance? A heating and air conditioning professional should inspect your system at least once each year.
  2. Dirty filters: Dirty and worn filters can force your air conditioning unit to work harder, which increases energy costs and reduces the life of your system. Frequent monitoring and quarterly replacement of your filters will ensure optimal HVAC system performance. 
  3. Refrigerant leak: When your unit doesn’t have enough refrigerant, it can’t do its job and the air it produces is not very cold. This issue not only leaves the inside of your building too hot, but it also causes the condenser to work overtime
  4. Faulty thermostat: Your thermostat regulates the timing and amount of hot or cold air your unit should produce. So when your thermostat is malfunctioning, your building can suffer from intermittent temperature fluctuations
  5. Faulty dampers: in instances where some rooms cool or heat faster than others, it may be because the dampers are not balanced.

 

 

Signs It Might Be Time For HVAC Repair in Peoria IL

 

  1. AC Unit Not Working: there are a number of different reasons your unit might not run, some more simple than others, but this is the most obvious sign of a problem.
    1. AC unit running or making sound, but no air coming from vents: if you can hear the unit kicking on but no air is coming from the vents, there are a number of things that could be causing the issue, including a failed compressor.
    2. AC Unit Making Strange Sounds: if you notice a rattling or grinding sound coming from your system, your compressor and fan motors may not be working properly; hissing noises can be indicative of faulty duct work
    3. The AC unit begins short cycling: if you see this happening on a consistent basis, there may be a problem
    4. Leaks: if you find puddles or moisture around any section of your HVAC system, it could mean that refrigerant is leaking out of the compressor
    5. Ice or frost on AC unit: ice or frost on the unit could indicate a clog somewhere in your system
  2. You detect bad smells from the vents: pure, clean air should be odorless, so if you notice any foul smells coming from your unit, this could be a sign of a problem. Speak with an expert before it gets worse.
  3. Utility bill increase: An increase in utility bills could mean a decrease in your unit's efficiency. If so, you should speak with a technician.
  4. Heating unit runs constantly: When the heating unit is running constantly beyond the expected increase in run time to combat winter weather, there may be an issue with its efficiency

 

What HVAC system do you need? 

Generally speaking, the rule of thumb is that you need 20 BTUS per square foot of livable space. However, this is subject to change based on the house and surrounding environment. Your budget will largely dictate what HVAC system you select, as should the type of your home and quality of its build. 

 

Other factors that can affect what size unit you should get include:

  • Foundation type
  • Type of roof
  • Color of the roof
  • Insulation values
  • Windows (type, location, and number)
  • Exterior doors
  • What temperature you want to maintain
  • Where you live
  • Size of the house
  • Which way the house is facing
  • Construction materials used when the house was built
  • Landscaping that can affect how much sun or wind hits the house

 

MSI

7800 N Pioneer Ct, Peoria, IL 61615

(309) 693-4222