Falling Temps and Your Heating System

By Austin Heyen, Head of Aurora’s HVAC Division

Is your heating system ready for the eventual cooling temps? The best way to start the pre-season inspection process is to turn on your heating system. Set the thermostat to a degree that is higher than your home’s current temperature, and wait for your unit to release warm air. If your heating system doesn’t emit heated air or your home’s temperature doesn’t rise to the degree on your thermostat, call your trusted HVAC technician for help.

Changing Filters

A system that does not emit warm air could be a symptom of a more serious problem. The solution could be as simple as changing a dirty air filter or igniting a pilot light, or you may need a professional to clear a blockage or repair ductwork. Dirty air filters cause your heating and cooling unit to work extra hard and that could lead to overheating and costly system failures. According to leading HVAC manufacturers, you should change your HVAC air filter every 90 days. If you have pets or live in an area that has construction activity, you will want to change your system’s filter every 60 days. When you are performing a pre-season inspection of your heating system, it is best to replace the air filter to avoid problems later in the season.

Vents and Registers

Vents and registers help to circulate warm air throughout your home and can be the cause of unsafe and inefficient HVAC operations when they are not properly maintained. Dirty vents that contain dust, pet dander, and other contaminants lower indoor air quality.  To prevent indoor air pollution, dust and vacuum your vents and registers. If your system’s ducts have not been cleaned in several years, call for professional help. Having your ductwork cleaned gives you peace of mind that your indoor air is as clean as possible and that your HVAC unit will not have a premature breakdown in the middle of winter due to negligence.

Unusual Noises

When you turn on your heating system after it has been idle all summer, you will want to listen for any unusual sounds. Some rattling noises that come from your HVAC unit are signals that components are loose. Your heating system could let you know that it is having some ignition problems if you hear a booming noise. Grinding sounds indicate motor issues, and thumping noises mean that one or more components are off balance. Strange noises that do not go away within a few minutes of system start are signals that you need to schedule a service appointment. 

System Maintenance

Industry experts agree that you should have your heating and cooling system inspected and serviced every year. Fall is the perfect time to have your heating system checked out. Evaluating your HVAC unit’s controls is part of the 25-point HVAC inspection that licensed HVAC technicians perform during annual service calls. These professionals check whether your unit turns on and off properly. They also test your system to see if your thermostat is working normally. If there is a problem with your heating unit’s controls or thermostat, it could mean that there are loose electrical connections. That is okay because your HVAC technician will check for those issues as well.  Give us a call at Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, and Cooling and we will make sure your heating system is ready for colder temperatures, 701-242-7202.



Plumbing Tips for Pet Owners

Today is International Dog Day, but no matter what animal is your favorite, we can all agree there’s a certain level of happiness only a pet can give us when our Golden Retriever lays by our feat or our favorite kitten loves to play.  While pets are those perfect companions that find their way into our hearts...they usually find their way into our plumbing, too. If you are a pet owner, we want to walk you through four precautions you might want to take in order to keep your plumbing up to par and your furry friend out of trouble!

  • Always Use a Drain Strainer: It’s likely you have a pet that sheds, right? If that’s the case, we suggest installing a strainer on top of your drain next time you bathe your pets so the strainer catches the hair and the water continues down effortlessly. Just like human hair, pet hair will clog up your drain, leaving you to deal with a smelly and slow drain. 

  • Hide Away Your Exposed Pipes and Wiring: The last thing you want to have happen is an unexpected visit to the vet, and a pricy one at that. Animals love to chew anything they can get their hands on. While buying chew toys is one way to ward off their interest to household items, it’s not a sure-fire escape. If you have any electrical wiring or pipes exposed to the open, be sure to close off access to them. That means hiding them or covering them with a container where your pets cannot reach. 

  • Flush With Caution: Plenty of cat products say they can be flushed. We advise you not to listen to that! Sure, litter can be flushed, but the chances of it getting clogged in your drains and sewer line are high, especially if you have a septic tank. It’s best to throw everything in your trashcan and remind yourself to empty your trash out every few days.

  • Give Your Pets Clean Water: If you could never figure out why your pet drinks out of the toilet, it’s because they’re thirsty and more than likely have nothing in their water bowl. As a rule of thumb, try to check your pet’s water bowl twice a day. If you aren’t home all day, keep your toilet lids shut and leave sufficient water in your pet's water bowl. You also want to keep the bowl clean. For their own health, you might want to wash your pet’s bowl out at least once a day for sanitary conditions.

By following these tips, you can rest assured knowing your furry friend didn’t fall into a toilet, clog up a drain with hairballs, or eat into any pipes or wiring.  These tips help keep your house and your plumbing healthy and efficient. If you’ve been noticing odd noises in your pipes, a clogged drain, or put the wrong item in the disposal, give us a call at Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, and Cooling, 701-242-7202.



Reasons Your AC Unit is Tripping the Breaker

By Austin Heyen, Head of Aurora’s HVAC Division

August 12, 2019

An air conditioner that is tripping the breaker shouldn’t be accepted as “normal.” Simply resetting the circuit breaker and forgetting about it until the next time is also not an adequate response. In fact, inactivity could lead to permanent and very expensive damage to your air conditioner. Here’s what’s usually going on when an air conditioner is tripping the breaker and what needs to be done to resolve it:

Low or No Air Flow: If system airflow is obstructed, the unit may run non-stop, overheating the compressor and causing it to draw excess amps which trips the circuit  breaker. Low air flow could be a simple DIY matter such as replacing a clogged air filter. Or, it could be something more complex such as ice forming inside the indoor evaporator coil and blocking airflow. Usually a consequence of low refrigerant charge due to a leak somewhere, coil icing requires the services of a qualified HVAC technician to troubleshoot the issue, repair any leak and restore refrigerant charge to normal. 

Outdoor Condenser Coil Issues: If the outside half of the air conditioner has accumulated large amounts of dust and dirt or other debris like grass clippings and leaves, it may be preventing proper heat dissipation from the condenser coil. This also causes the air conditioner to run very long cycles and over-stresses the compressor, eventually leading to a tripper breaker. Since the compressor is the most expensive component in the system, long-term damage can be quite costly. Schedule a complete inspection by a cooling professional including coil cleaning if necessary.

Weak Compressor Run Capacitor: Every time your air conditioner cycles on, the run capacitor jump starts the compressor with a jolt of voltage. Over time, however, the capacitor loses the required capacity to provide adequate starting voltage and the compressor strains, drawing excessive amps that trip the circuit breaker. A run capacitor is a replaceable component and the repair can be handled by a qualified HVAC service person.

For professional service to troubleshoot an air conditioner that is tripping the breaker, contact Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Cooling. 701-242-7202



Benefits of a Wi-Fi Thermostat

August 7, 2019

By Austin Heyen, Head of Aurora’s HVAC division

Is your thermostat still being controlled by a lever? Have you thought about making the transition to a Wi-Fi thermostat? The use of Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve and play a role in our daily lives, so it's not surprising that Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats are being installed in most newer homes.

With a Wi-Fi thermostat, your control over the comfort level in your home is enhanced, as is your ability to save significantly on your utility bill by programming an efficient temperature schedule. In fact, proper use of programmable Wi-Fi thermostats can help homeowners save up to $180 a year on their energy bill, according to ENERGYSTAR.GOV.

Remote Control Capabilities

When you install a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can control it from anywhere. Whether you're at work, or on the other side of the world, as long as you can access the internet, you can change the temperature. Let's say you're vacationing in balmy Florida, and you hear a snow storm is heading towards southeast ND. No worries about finding someone to go over to your house and turn up the heat. You can do it yourself, right on your touch screen.

These devices are also a great way to monitor conditions in your home while you're away. In the rare instance your furnace stops working, you'll get a report on it and can take action to keep pets, plants and pipes safe as you monitor temperatures inside and outside.

Easy to Operate

Some people find operating a programmable thermostat to be difficult. If that sounds like you, take heart. A Wi-Fi thermostat makes setting temperatures a breeze. Once you've downloaded the app, you can just set the temperature and times for your climate schedule by touching the screen, and you're done.

Understands Your Movements

A Learning Thermostat can come equipped with sensors that learn when you're home and away so that the thermostat can adjust the temperature for these times automatically. Wi-Fi thermostats may also be capable of detecting when your cell phone is within a certain range so that they can turn the temperature up or down prior to your arrival.

A Cost Effective Solution

With a regular thermostat, it’s easy to set a temperature and forget it, only to remember when you get your energy bill. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, homeowners have the ability to see their energy consumption over a specific period of time which can help determine the temperature they should be setting their home. Furthermore, Wi-Fi thermostats’ ability to adjust the temperature automatically based on whether you’re home or not can be a big cost savings.  If you want to learn more on the benefits of a Wi-Fi thermostat give me a call at Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Cooling, 701-242-7202.



How To Make Your Air Conditioner Last Longer

By Austin Heyen, Head of Aurora’s HVAC division

July 28, 2019

  • Always work with a reputable contractor. The air conditioning contractor that you choose to work with can have a big impact on how long your system lasts. If you work with a low-cost, low-quality contractor for your installation, your system might have operational problems from day one that plague the system for the rest of its life. In addition, a low-quality contractor might rush through maintenance and repair calls or even misdiagnose your system and make unnecessary and expensive repairs. By working with a high-quality and reputable contractor like Aurora’s, you can be sure your system is in good hands throughout its entire operating life, including during its installation, annual tune-ups and repairs.

  • Schedule a tune-up every year. Speaking of tune-ups, it’s essential that you schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner every year if you want your system to last as long as possible. Air conditioners are like cars in the sense that they work better and last longer if they are well-maintained. In the same way that you need to periodically change the oil, rotate the tires and add fluids to your car, your air conditioner requires maintenance tasks that should be taken care of during professional tune-ups every year. In fact, many air conditioner manufacturers will void the warranty on your system if you neglect to schedule annual maintenance.

  • Change your air filter regularly. The single most important maintenance task that you are responsible for when it comes to your air conditioner is to change the air filter. Dirty filters are responsible for many of the most common short- and long-term problems that develop with air conditioners, which is why keeping a clean filter installed is one of the best ways to make your air conditioner last longer. Many air filters only last for 30 days, while others can last a few months. Either way, we suggest that you at least check on your filter every month and change it when it’s dirty.

  • Use your thermostat wisely. Anything you can do to limit your air conditioner’s workload will lead to less wear and tear and a longer operating life for your system. One of the best ways to do that is to use energy-saving thermostat settings. When you’re at home, use the highest temperature setting that your family is comfortable with. When you leave the house for the day, raise your thermostat by 3-5 degrees to save energy while your home is empty. Over time, settings like these will save you energy and help keep your air conditioner in good shape. To make your life easier, install a programmable thermostat that will change your home’s temperature levels automatically based on your family’s schedule.

  • Ensure your system has good airflow. In order to keep your home cool while exerting a minimum amount of effort, your air conditioner must have good airflow. If something is blocking airflow through your system, or if air is escaping your ducts, your air conditioner will have to work much harder and longer than usual during every cooling cycle. This added effort will add up to a lot of extra wear and tear over time, which will shorten your system’s operating life. In order to help ensure good airflow, keep all of your home’s vents open and clear of obstructions, clear away plants and debris within a few feet of your outside unit, check and/or change your air filter every month and have your ducts inspected for leaks by Aurora’s HVAC technicians.

If you have any questions about how to make your air conditioner last longer, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Cooling. 701-242-7202.



Replacing vs. Cleaning an Exhaust Fan

July 7, 2019

By Austin Heyen, Head of Aurora’s HVAC Division


Does your existing bathroom fan seem to be lacking efficiency? Before you upgrade to a new or larger model, try giving it a good cleaning. Signs that a cleaning is needed include:

  • Accumulated debris on the decorative grille

  • Sudden decrease in effective air circulation

  • Loud operation

Bathroom fans should be cleaned twice yearly to remove dust, grime and allergens that collect on the outside of the grille and the inside of the housing. To clean a bathroom fan, turn the power off at the circuit breaker and remove the cover from the ceiling. Place the cover on a towel and vacuum over both sides using a brush attachment. Use your vacuum’s dusting attachment and/or crevice tool to clean the inside of the housing and motor. Place the cover back on, turn the power back on and test the fan’s operation. If cleaning the fan doesn’t fix the issue, the fan may need to be replaced.

Homeadvisor.com has a great step by step guide to replace your bathroom exhaust fan and light combination.  Although homeowners with some carpentry and electrical experience can approach this as a DIY project, if you’ve never worked with electrical equipment before, you should hire a professional to make sure everything is installed correctly. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Cooling to schedule an upgrade. 701-242-7202.

Home Advisor's link to replacing your fan.



Programmable Thermostat - Yes or No?

By Austin Heyen, Division Head - Aurora HVAC

Adjusting to the changing temperature is one thing, but constantly adjusting your thermostat to match the day’s temperature is another. The quick shift in degrees can cause your heating and cooling bills to quickly rise, and you end up wasting money on your thermostat — especially while you are away or sleeping.

The programmable thermostat could be your solution: installing a programmable thermostat in your home will let you run a scheduled heating and cooling program without having to remember to manually change your settings throughout the day. 

Most programmable thermostats are able to automatically adjust the heating temperature in your home up to six or more times per day. You can also manually override the automatic settings if you need to at any time without interrupting the daily or weekly programming. 

A programmable thermostat offers such ease of use, that it's easy to set your home's temperature lower while you are asleep or during the day when you are at work.

When programming your thermostat, just take into consideration your daily schedule. In the winter, do you like to sleep in a cool house?  If you like your home cooler at night, set your thermostat to a lower setting about an hour before you actually go to bed so the house starts to cool down. Prior to waking up, you might want to set the thermostat so the heat comes on approximately two hours before you actually get up so the house is nice and warm.

You should also consider adjusting the thermostat anytime your house is vacant for four or more hours per day. Typically, adjusting temperatures 5 – 8 degrees (down in winter, up in summer) can help save energy if you are going to be away from home for several hours.

Here are a few tips and benefits of a programmable thermostat from Energy Star:

  • Install your thermostat away from heating or cooling registers, appliances,
    lighting, doorways, fireplaces, skylights and windows and areas that receive
    direct sunlight or drafts. Interior walls are best.

  • Keep the thermostat set at energy-saving temperatures for long periods of time,
    such as during the day when no one is home and at bedtime.

  • Set the “hold” button at a constant energy-saving temperature when going
    away for the weekend or on vacation.

  • Change your batteries each year if your programmable thermostat runs on
    batteries. Some units will indicate when batteries must be changed.

A home's comfort level is determined by who lives within the home. Some people like a home that is warm and some prefer a cooler environment. If you haven't been consciously managing your temperature settings up to now, you might be surprised that changing your settings just a little up or down, depending on the season, will provide you with the same comfort you have enjoyed previously in your home.

No matter what your preference, adjusting your thermostat — either manually or with a programmable thermostat — will ultimately help you save money.  Give us a call at Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Cooling to set up an appointment to upgrade your thermostat. 701-242-7202


Why Does My Shower Get Hot When Someone Flushes the Toilet?

By: Chuck Foertsch, Master Plumber, Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, and Air Conditioning

“Don’t flush the toilet if someone’s in the shower!” We hear this all the time. If you flush the toilet, the person in the shower gets a blast of hot water.

It’s unpleasant, painful and probably due to your water pressure in your home. That’s right, water pressure is to blame for your suddenly boiling shower. But how does it work? How does water pressure affect your shower’s temperature?

Usually plumbing is configured in a trunk and branch system. The water runs from one side of the building to the other in a large pipe, with small offshoot pipes that connect to different plumbing fixtures, like your shower, washer, toilet or sink. If you have lower water pressure in your home, when a fixture takes some of that water from the trunk pipe, it means there is less water for the rest of the fixtures. When you flush the toilet, it calls for cold water to fill up the tank. The toilet draws water from the trunk pipe. If you’re showering during this time, the shower will have less cold water to draw from in the trunk pipe, and compensate with more hot water. This heats up your shower!

This doesn’t only happen with your toilet. It could happen if someone turns on the washing machine, the sprinklers or gets a drink from the kitchen sink.

The easiest way to prevent a scalding shower is to limit how fast water fills up the toilet tank. You can do this by closing the supply valve on the wall behind the toilet slightly. This will make the toilet tank fill more slowly and allow for more water pressure to accommodate the shower. Simply twist the supply valve behind your toilet to change your water pressure You can also purchase a pressure-balanced valve that will provide water at a constant temperature in your shower, regardless of if your water pressure changes in the hot or cold water lines. A pressure-balanced valve recognizes the drop in cold water when a toilet is flushed, and makes sure the hot water drops the same amount. The water temperature is the same, but the pressure of the water may be lessened. Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, and Air Conditioning can install this type of valve in your plumbing system, give us a call 701-242-7202 and go ahead, flush that toilet when someone is in the shower.



Leaky Hot Water Heater?

By Chuck Foertsch

June 15, 2019

Just. Great. You turned your faucet on and let it run and run and no hot water.  You check your hot water heater and you noticed water pooling around the bottom. So is this serious, do you need to call a plumber? The seriousness of the problem depends on WHERE the leak is coming from at the bottom.

Step 1: Look at these 2 places:

  • The drain valve (the spigot at the bottom of the tank that drains the water heater of sediment)

  • The water heater's tank

The drain valve: If the leak is here-good news-the repair is simple and relatively inexpensive. You just need a plumber to replace the faulty drain valve.

The tank: If the leak is coming from the tank you'll need to replace the water heater. Most likely, sediment (minerals) has built up at the bottom of the tank, corroding the tank's inner lining.

Step 2: Turn off the water heater and water supply Now that you know where the leak is, you'll want to slow the leak to prevent further water damage. First, turn off the water heater.

  • For electric water heaters, find the water heater's circuit breaker and flip it to "off."

  • For gas water heaters, look on your water heater for an on/off switch or dial. Turn it to "off."

Now, shut off the cold water supply. To do that, look for a lever or dial above your water heater. Pull the lever or turn the dial clockwise. WARNING: Your water heater may be hot. So be careful that you don't come in contact with the tank as you reach for the dial or lever.

Step 3: Call a plumber for help. If the drain valve is leaking water, call a plumber to replace the valve. Like I  said, it's a relatively inexpensive repair. If the water heater's tank is leaking, you'll need to call a plumber to replace your water heater.   Feel free to give me a call at the shop at Aurora. 701-242-7202,



Ensure your Farm Operation has Proper Wiring around your Bins 

June 8, 2019 

By Michael Mauch, Aurora Master Electrician  

Our team at Aurora is well aware of the electrical and safety requirements for grain bins. Faulty, aged or damaged electrical wiring and controls can pose a major safety hazard. We can help avoid any issues, meet standards, and improve the safety of your grain bins and farm operation.  Give us a call if you have questions on your operation’s wiring or would like to consider updating your operation to achieve maximum safety and efficiency.  

Aurora services include the following items:  

• Power Quality Services 

• Buried Cable 

• Underground Detection 

• Interior Lighting 

• Exterior Lighting 

• Trenching 

• Backup Power Systems 

• Repair and Maintenance Services 

Does Switching Back and Forth Between Heat and AC Hurt Your HVAC System? 

By Austin Heyen 

May 30, 2019 

Spring in the Midwest can give us quite the temperature variation; it’s hot one day and cold the next. Sometimes we get all four seasons in one week. It can be a challenge to regulate your home’s temperature. During the day you may need to turn your air conditioning on, but at night you may find that it is too cold to fall asleep. Because of this many homeowners switch units back and forth between heat and air conditioning. 

But will this switching back and forth damage your unit? 

The good news is, NO! Generally, doing this will not cause any problems with your system and inherently it isn’t bad for your unit. There are a few important things you should know before switching back and forth. 

Because of the demands that switching back and forth puts on your HVAC unit, preventative maintenance of your HVAC system becomes even more important to make sure everything runs smoothly. Here are some more tips to ensure that you are switching between heat and air conditioning in the safest way possible. 

● Let your unit completely finish its current cycle before switching it. Once it has stopped, shut your unit off completely. 

● Wait five or more minutes between turning off one system and turning on the other. If you switch them too quickly an electrical issue could arise and you are at risk of tripping your breakers. 

● Make sure you don’t set the temperature to something drastically different right away when switching between systems. Raise or lower the temperature by just a couple of degrees at a time. This will keep your system from overworking, and it will help it operate more efficiently. 

If you find it hard to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, contact the professional technicians at Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Cooling. We are available to inspect your system, make any necessary repairs and tune-ups, and offer advice on the best way for you to stay comfortable in your home. Also, keep in mind that your HVAC system is an investment and it is important to keep it operating efficiently. Please give me a call at Aurora if you have any questions, 701-242-7202.

Sniffling, Sneezing, Watery Eyes - Help your Allergies, Optimize your HVAC System

May 18, 2019 

By Austin Heyen, Head of Aurora’s HVAC Division 

Have you ever considered that optimizing your HVAC System may improve or alleviate asthma and allergy symptoms? There are many easy options to reduce allergens and improve indoor air quality.  

Schedule Annual AC Maintenance 

Indoor air pollution includes mold, dust mites, pet dander and pollen. Your HVAC system’s air filters are designed to trap the majority of these allergens when they become airborne, but they can still affect you, causing allergic reactions or asthma attacks. Additionally, your HVAC system can harbor mildew and mold, which can end up in your indoor air during the air conditioning cycles. That’s why annual maintenance is so crucial, especially for someone with asthma or allergies. 

Know Your Filter 

Since the air filter is such a crucial player in reducing indoor allergens, you need to invest in a quality filter capable of trapping even the tiniest particles. An air filter’s effectiveness is measured using a MERV rating, or a minimum efficiency recording value. MERVs range from one to twenty, with the higher numbers offering the highest level of filtration. Not every air filter is recommended for any system, however. Higher air filter efficiency tends to add stress to the system. At Aurora, we are happy to guide you to the perfect filter for your system and personal preferences. Call us at 701-242-7202. 

Add Whole Home Air Purifiers  

While centralized HVAC systems work best with medium to high-efficiency air filters, adding an air purifier with a HEPA filter is the smartest option for trapping those allergens your HVAC can’t handle alone. Whole-home air purifiers are great for anyone suffering from severe asthma or allergies because they improve the entire home’s air quality, helping everyone in the family to breathe easier. 

Control Humidity 

In addition to air purification, it’s important to maintain ideal humidity levels inside the home in order to alleviate allergies. Humidity, in particular, is a major trigger for many asthma sufferers. Having a dehumidifier installed can help to keep those humidity levels in check.  

Keep Your HVAC Systems Maintained 

One of the best and most cost-effective ways to optimize your HVAC system is to schedule annual maintenance service. This should include having your air filters changed and the ductwork cleaned in order to improve airflow and keep the system running efficiently. Don’t suffer from allergies and asthma. Call Aurora at 701-242-7202 to discuss optimization solutions for your HVAC system. Whether you opt for an annual HVAC tune-up or a new indoor air quality product, we can have your family breathing better in no time. 

MAKE SURE YOUR AC IS READY FOR SUMMER TEMPS

By Austin Heyen, Head of Aurora’s HVAC Division

Have you run your air conditioner yet this year?  Believe it or not, the temps will be heating up and we are going to need to run our AC units.

If your AC has developed any issues over the winter, the best thing you can do is refrain from using it until you’ve had it tuned-up. Instead of waiting just before the summer returns, however, you can get that maintenance check out of the way anytime before summer.

A few reasons to service your AC unit:

CLEAN=EFFICIENT

Check your air vents. If you can see dust there, just imagine how much could have formed inside the ducts and in the sensitive components of your air conditioner. Turning on your AC for the first time in several months, some of that dust might even come out and leave a bit of an odor.

The U.S. Department of Energy has found that nearly 25 to 40 percent of the energy used by your AC is wasted due to excessive dust in the system. The dust that can build up on the air conditioning coils and other parts of the system can reduce the AC’s cooling potential.

While air filters are put in place to help prevent this problem in the first place, dust manages to find its way inside the system through other entry points. Plus, if the filter gets too dirty for a prolonged period of time, it will be less effective in filtering out dust.

A little maintenance now saves time and money in the long run

There will come a time when you start running your air conditioner consistently. Soon after that, there will come days so hot that you’ll be very thankful to have a fully-operational air conditioner. The worst possible thing that could happen at that time? The AC breaks down and it’s likely to happen during the hottest part of the season, especially if the unit hasn’t received any maintenance since the year prior.

The most common issues that can cause a malfunction include refrigerant leaks, frozen evaporator coil, dirty condenser coil, broken blower motor or fan. Luckily those issues can be prevented with a quick tune-up.  Give us a call at Aurora Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling. We’d be happy to make sure you’re AC unit is ready when the temps start to rise.