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At Airmaxx we know that being transparent with our customers about pricing could sometimes lose us the opportunity to gain another customer. However, we are more interested in great long-term trustworthy relationships. We want our customer to call when they need our service and have no doubt that we are going to treat them like family. So, we may lose some opportunities, but we gain much more with the value that we receive from the trusting customers that we have gained over the years. We continue to fight the unscrupulous HVAC contractors in Minooka that have the “replace every air conditioner that they go to repair” mentality. The AirMaxx way is to repair first and replace last. You should have a choice, don’t let the HVAC technician in Minnoka make the choice for you. If you want honest service and savvy advice give AirMaxx a call.

Some HVAC repair companies in Minooka have a free service call. Some air conditioning companies in Minooka separate their service call fee from their diagnostic fee. Some heating and cooling companies in Minooka IL advertise no extra fees, no overtime fees, and no door charges. Imagine a company that comes to tell you what is wrong with your air conditioner for free & then just leaves your home because you can’t afford to repair the unit at that time or you can’t afford to have a new air conditioner installed. But ask yourself, are there charges built into the price for their repair? At AirMaxx, we think that would be dishonest. If you are dealing with someone dishonest about pricing, now consider if they are being truthful about what has failed on your air conditioner. Maybe the HVAC company says “we don’t have a service call fee but we have a diagnostic fee.” This is normally explained when you decline the repair. Too late to react.  Now that “Free diagnostic” company is in front of you ready to repair your air conditioner. Chances are, you are not going to be so frustrated that you are going to Decline the charges and start this process all over again in your hot home. You may have them repair your air conditioner, be glad that your house is cool and assume all HVAC contractors are the same.  They are NOT.

At Airmaxx we do have a diagnostic fee, BUT… we are transparent with that when you call and ask. We are so honest that we know some customers will call someone else for the free service call fee, not knowing the gamesmanship played by the air conditioning repair companies in Minooka that choose to be not completely honest. For us, it’s all about integrity and keeping our Minooka customers happy.

AirMaxx is known for taking on complex air conditioning repair problems in Minooka IL. At AirMaxx, we offer AC repair options first and AC installations last.

We always give the option of repairing a customer’s air conditioning problem before telling them that it is too old to get parts or fix. The choice of a new air conditioner will be up to you. AirMaxx offers fair pricing, great technical service, and outstanding craftmanship on all hvac installations in Minooka IL. If you are looking for a second or even third opinion because the air conditioning repair person that just left your home made you question what they told you, call us. AirMaxx technicians are straightforward with the options that are available to you. We will help you realize the potential pros and cons of the situation so that you can make an informed decision based on actual repair options.

No hard press sales quotas to met, no commission goals to achieve, and no bonus money to get if we add more to the sale. No low price air conditioner that is too small for your home and no too good to be true financing terms, just honest advice.

The weather is turning and March’s mid 40 degree temperature will soon be 80 degrees. So, if you are expecting to purchase a new air conditioner in Minooka IL or if you just want to get your old air conditioner cleaned and checked give us a call. AirMaxx has been in business since 1999, and we plan on continuing to be in business for a longtime to come. New HVAC companies will pop up in Minooka and Channahon we are here to stay. AC repair companies will offer too good to be true pricing, along with awesome AC tuneup deals at fabulous pricing. We don’t believe in bait and switch. That’s never been how we do business.

Always remember that AirMaxx is your local, family owned air conditioning contractor in Minooka and Channahon . We are not going anywhere. We have seen companies come and go, and we will continue to hold true to our pride in craftsmanship and great service. So when that $59 clean and check post card drops in your mail box and onto your kitchen table ask yourself if it is too good to be true. Ask yourself if they want your money or your business. Ask yourself if they are performing the same service as others or just rushing from one $59 job to another $59 job to another $59, until they find someone that will buy a new furnace and air conditioner from them. AirMaxx is a phone call away and has never been into bait and switch marketing, hard press aggressive Air conditioner sales or dishonest practices once in your home.

 

 

We had a question come up today about a home that never seemed to cool off during the day, but would get comfortable in the evening. Couple of things come to mind here.

One possible reason is that the AC is undersized.  This can be figured out by having an HVAC company perform a Load Calculation (measurement of how much heat is gained in the summer & how much heat you loose in the winter from your home). There is special software that is used to help make this determination.  Another possibility is an under charged unit (not enough, or low, refrigerant).  HVAC companies have tools to measure if this is the case.  A Third potential cause of your home not cooling properly is infiltration air (accidential air that does not come from the conditioned space, like an hot attic or the outside).  An HVAC tech can measure the temperature of the air coming thru the AC Coil & determine if this is the case.

There are also other reasons that could cause your home not to cool properly, if you have any questions, give us a call 815-254-5127!

Be mindful that when properly sizing your air conditioning system for your home there are more factors involved than just the square footage of your home.

Your A/C is sized for an outdoor temperature of 88 degrees in the summer. So when it is above 88 degrees your air conditioner is now too small, undersized. You may find that it will run longer to cool your home. If it is older, dirty, and 100 degrees outside than it could be a recipe for disaster.

Cool off your A/C today with a watering from your hose. They get hot too, & it will help the system work better.

Remember having clean copper lines that connect your air conditioner to the evaporator coil (located inside your house connected to your furnace) is one of the most critical pieces of the installation process.

BEWARE OF COMPANIES THAT USE SCRAP COPPER LINES, OLD COPPER LINES THAT HAVE BEEN CUT OUT FROM OTHER JOBS, AND EXISTING LINES THAT ARE CONTAMINATED WITH DIFFERENT OIL, CARBON OR ACID.

Using your existing copper lines on a new installation is okay to do, but it will cost more money to clean them, and if you don’t clean them, you need to replace them. There is only one way to clean them and it is not with nitrogen alone.

With any company you choose, make certain it is listed on the proposal in detail as to if you are getting the line set cleaned or replaced. Should you ever have a problem, this information will serve as proof to the manufacturer of the installation process that was used. Improper install can void the manufacturer warranty.

There are times when AirMaxx is called out to perform a routine cleaning and diagnostic for an Air Conditioner in Plainfield, Channahon, or Minooka Illinois.

The homeowner may suspect that the system just hasn’t been cooling like it used to, or they are habitual in their maintenance process & this is something they do every year.

When we are called to perform such a service, we are performing an evaluation of the air conditioner and cleaning it to perform as well as it can, based on its age and issues.  Older air conditioning systems do often times leak refrigerant and this leaking process can be slow or fast.

We seem to be the ones that gives both good and bad news, and at times, it may be perceived as trying to sell a new air conditioner. I can assure you that we would only recommend this as an option if we feel it is the BEST, cost saving option, for our customers given the age & complexity of their Air Conditioner issue.  Our reputation as a fair & honest company demands this.

We want our customer to be educated on the why our world is effected by the change of the type of refrigerant that is used to power the cooling process of your older home air conditioner.  We have attached an article we believe illustrates it very well HERE.

An educated customer is a our best friend.

I hate to be the one with the bad news, but a leak is one of the worst things to have go wrong with your Air Conditioner.  I hope it is not that.  I am linking to an EPA article explaining the phase out of R22.  Click Here for EPA article.

Due to this phase out of R22, the price has been sky rocketing.  Every year we get closer to the end (2020).  I do not purchase it anymore, but I due have inventory for warranty situations only.

They do make a substitute refrigerant but it CANNOT be mixed with R22.

I would be glad to diagnose the problem, but it is no longer the days of just recharge it and see if it last until next year, the cost is a waste of your money.

BEWARE OF COMPANIES PUTTING DIRTY OLD R22 FROM OLD AIR CONDITIONS THAT THEY REMOVED FROM SOMEONE ELSE’S HOME INTO YOURS AS A FIX.

The new air conditioners use R410A, it is less expensive but it can not work in R22 air conditioners.

It has been about 8 years since we have installed an R22 system, we only install R410A units.

We obviously service all but a leak on an R22 required more explaining.
Let me know if you need me to check it out.

Thanks
Jamie

Did you forget your Air Conditioning Clean & Check ? As the weather gets warmer we are consumed with stepping outside and enjoying the beauty of Springtime. BUT…It is also time to think about getting your Air Conditioner tuned-up prior to the tough job it will endure this Summer. An Air Conditioner tune up, or Air Conditioning Clean & Check is an affordable service that will help your AirConditioning system run more efficiently. This important cleaning could alert you to hidden problems sooner than later. Cleaning & Checking your Air Conditioning system may end up saving you money in the long run, as you won’t be caught in a surprised emergency breakdown. Our Air Conditioner technicians will gladly walk you through the process of our Air Conditioning cleaning & maintenance check, and answer any questions that you may have.

AirMaxx offers maintenance services as well, we can schedule your Air Conditioning Cleaning & Furnace Cleaning services ahead of time for your convenience.  We have maintenance agreements available.

Located in Channahon, Illinois, AirMaxx is proud to serve Plainfield, Shorewood, Minooka & surrounding areas.