Category : air conditioner maintenance

Signs You Need an Air Conditioning Repair or Replacement

Air Conditioning Repair
The official start of summer is drawing near, but the heat of summer is already upon us. As it starts to warm up outside, you may have realized your home isn’t quite the cool respite that it used to be. That’s when you know it’s time to look into air conditioning repair services.

The Importance of Air Conditioning Repair

It’s important not to delay when it comes to having your system repaired. After all, we know the summer days are just going to get hotter and hotter. Plus, if your A/C unit is damaged and not repaired in a timely manner you can expect to need a replace the unit instead of completing minor repairs.

Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair

There are a few telltale signs watch for that lets you know your air conditioning system is on the fritz:

  • Frequently Kicks On and Off
  • Warm Air Flowing
  • High Humidity in Your Home
  • Unusual Noises from Your System
  • Moisture Near Your System
  • Strong Pungent or Musty Smells

Repairing or Replacing Your System

It can be difficult to know if your system could just use a tune up or if the entire system needs to be replaced. That’s why we always recommend our qualified technicians at Oliver visit your home to determine what the issues may be. Our team will inspect all working parts of your system to help find where the issue is occurring.

While we will do everything we can to get your existing unit repaired, we can help if you are in need of a replacement as well. Air conditioning systems have a lifespan just like anything else and sometimes have simply run their course.

Help from Oliver

Getting a certified and trained technician from Oliver to inspect your air conditioning unit is easy. You can simply schedule an appointment online or give us a call at 1-888-431-1178 to request an estimate. We provide service to Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania; New Castle County in Delaware; and South Atlantic, Cape May, East Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties in New Jersey. So, no matter where you may be, we can help.

Don’t delay when it comes to your air conditioning system and the comfort of your home. Reach out to Oliver today. We’d love to help! And, we hope you have a nice, cool summer!


Schedule Your Air Conditioner Maintenance Before Summer is Here

Air Conditioner Maintenance
Just because your air conditioner was working fine when you shut if off last season does not mean it’s going to work well this year. Worn parts could be on the verge of breaking. Air conditioner maintenance from Oliver can nip problems in the bud, make sure your system is ready to keep you comfortable all summer and reduce cooling costs. To save even more with additional peace of mind, learn more about our HVAC maintenance plans.

Our Schedule Fills Up Fast

Now is a perfect time to schedule your air conditioner tune-up. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to tune up your air conditioner before the first heat wave hits. Mild temperatures allow our technicians to work safely in attics. On an 85-degree summer day, heat can rise to an intolerable 140 degrees in an attic. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to tune-up your air conditioner before a heat wave hits.

The award-winning team at Oliver can service all air conditioner brands. Maintenance will greatly reduce the possibly of a breakdown on a scorching day. An air conditioner tune up every year can mean uninterrupted cooling all summer long. The service could also help your unit last longer as well.

Thorough 21-Point Air Conditioner Inspection

All air conditioning manufacturers advise their customers get annual tune-ups. Our highly trained technicians will quickly resolve problems found during a comprehensive assessment.

We’ll test:

  • Suction pressure and temperature
  • Discharge pressure and temperature
  • All safety controls for proper operation
  • All motor bearings
  • Operation and condition of compressor
  • Crankcase heater operation
  • Thermostat operation

The inspection will check the:

  • Blower motor, lubricating as needed
  • Condenser fan motor, lubricating as needed
  • Wiring connections, tightening them as needed
  • Evaporator coil
  • All capacitors for bulges, rust, and leaks
  • Disconnect box at outdoor unit

We’ll clean dust and grime from the:

  • Condensate drain
  • Condensate pumps
  • Condenser coil
  • Blower wheel, if applicable

The final air conditioner maintenance checks will evaluate the:

  • Temperature difference between return and supply air
  • Blower motor belt if applicable, adjusting as needed
  • Blower speed, adjusting as needed
  • Voltage and amperage of all motors

Without air conditioner maintenance, your system may struggle to keep you comfortable. Your power bill can also climb because your cooling system is not operating efficiently.

Schedule Air Conditioner Maintenance

Oliver Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, & Electrical has been solving problems for homeowners in the Delaware Valley since 1971. We have most parts in stock to fix any issues that we identify during an inspection. Schedule an appointment today to get started.


How Often Do You Need Air Conditioning Service?

Air Conditioning Service
With the weather slowly warming up and the hottest summer days ahead, it’s more important than ever to have a properly working air conditioner. You do not want to end a fun day out in the scorching sun in an unbearably hot home. That’s why we recommend regular air conditioning service from Oliver Heating & Cooling.

There are a number of reasons to have your air conditioner cleaned, inspected, and serviced each year. You want it to be working at optimal efficiency, but also avoid potential issues arising and extra costs to your utility bill. Regular maintenance also helps extend the life of your AC unit. Let the cooling experts at Oliver take care of you and your family.

What Does an Air Conditioning Service Entail?

We offer multiple service packages, depending on your needs. Our professional experts will meticulously clean and inspect your air conditioner to remove any debris and check for any potential issues or damage. Our 21-point cleaning and inspection process is thorough and will ensure your unit is running as efficiently as possible. If a problem is found, our team will make sure it’s completely corrected. For extra peace of mind, we offer a two-year warranty on all of our replacement parts and repair work.

When is the Best Time to Service Your Air Conditioner?

We recommend having your air conditioner serviced at least once each year, even if you don’t believe your unit is having issues. It’s best to have it tuned-up each spring before it gets too hot. Considering you likely haven’t been using it the last few months, now is the optimal time to see if any damage has occurred over the winter. It’s also good to have it cleaned after it’s been sitting idle. It’s never too early to schedule an appointment, we book up fast!

Why Choose Oliver Heating & Cooling?

At Oliver Heating & Cooling, we employ trained and certified professional technicians. You can feel safe and confident with any work that we do, as well as having our team in your home. Plus, it’s easy and convenient to schedule an appointment. With our up-front pricing, you’ll know just what to expect. Give us a call or request an appointment online to make sure your air conditioner is ready before the temperature starts to really heat up. We’re happy to help you and your family stay comfortable this summer.


Happy first day of spring!

Hooray for Spring! Even though Winter seems to be hanging on by its fingernails, we know it’s only a matter of time until the warm weather arrives. What are you looking forward to most for this spring and summer? Here are a few of our highlights:

  • Baseball! We were happy to see the 4-1 win over the Yankees yesterday, hopefully this will be a good year – there HAS to be a good sports season coming our way, right?!
  • Playing outside! The hikers, bikers, kayakers, and other outdoor enthusiasts at Oliver are chomping at the bit to get out and play on a regular basis. What’s your favorite outdoor activity for spring and summer?
  • Fresh food! There are a lot of farmers’ markets in our area, doesn’t your mouth just start watering thinking about all those fresh fruits and veggies that are on their way to the stands and our tables?

Of course, there are lots of things to do at home to get ready for Spring. Hopefully you remembered to change your smoke detector and CO alarm batteries at Daylight Savings Time, but if not, this is your reminder! It’s also time to schedule your ac maintenance. If you haven’t had your plumbing and electrical systems inspected in over a year, now’s a great time to schedule that too – just call one of our friendly representatives at 484-477-0461 and they will get you taken care of!

Happy Spring everyone!