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Air Conditioning Repair Services in Ottawa

When it comes to air conditioner repairs, look no further than Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling, the leading HVAC company in Ottawa since 1933. Our skilled technicians are highly trained in air conditioner repairs, ensuring that your cooling system runs smoothly and efficiently for years to come.

As one of the most trusted air conditioner companies in Ottawa, we take pride in serving the entire Ottawa region, including Kanata, Stittsville, Nepean, Barrhaven, Orléans, Gloucester and beyond. If you’re searching for “AC repair near me” or “AC repairman near me” our experts are just a call away, ready to provide prompt and reliable AC repair services. 

Our skilled technicians are available around the clock to ensure that your air conditioning system is up and running efficiently whenever you need it. Whether it’s a regular repair service or an emergency situation, you can rely on us to keep you cool and comfortable at all times.

Contact us today for emergency AC repair service in Ottawa!

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24/7 Emergency Air Conditioner Repair Services Ottawa

At Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we understand that HVAC emergencies can happen at any time. When your air conditioner malfunctions unexpectedly, there’s no need to suffer through the heat. Our experienced technicians are just a phone call away!

Whether it’s a sweltering summer afternoon or the middle of the night, our dedicated AC repair team is here for you, ready to swiftly respond to your needs. Count on us to keep your Ottawa home or business cool and comfortable, no matter if it’s a weekend or holiday!

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Marie-Claude Roy
Marie-Claude Roy
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We used Francis Plumbing & Heating in the fall to replace our hot water tank and furnace in the same week after a friend recommended them. The experience was very smooth, professional, efficient, and the jobs were done on time, cleanly and were well priced. We also just had our air conditioner die in the first heat wave of the season and did not hesitate for a second before calling up Francis Plumbing & Heating. Once again, they delivered with exceptional responsiveness, quality, and value. Every one we've dealt with from that first phone call to receive a quote, to working with admin for payment and scheduling, to the employees in our home doing the installation have been amazing; so polite and friendly, so knowledgeable and helpful, so hardworking and efficient. HVAC and plumbing jobs are never fun because they are inconvenient and tend to cost a lot but Francis Plumbing & Heating Ltd has made our experiences very positive! We 10/10 recommend them.
Laith B.
Laith B.
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Francis Plumbing & Heating has impressed me with their courteous and professional service from initial quote with advice that saved us hundreds of dollars and felt more like a masterclass in heating and ventilation than a sales pitch (thanks Ray) to follow-up communication without pressure from Ray and Jeff, to personal-touch front-office booking and communication, all the way to COVID-19 precautions during installation and obvious pride of workmanship from the technicians involved (Jeff, Ian, and Jordan H). The prices are fair, and competitive. The quality of the workmanship is top-notch. The customer service leaves the impression that Francis Plumbing & Heating is a reputable company is proud of their reputation, but doesn't rest on their laurels, and sees every project as an opportunity to earn your respect and future business.
Arnold Kovacs
Arnold Kovacs
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Francis Plumbing was great! I was able to get the installation just a few days after my quote. Ian and Ray were great during the installation process, and when we discovered an issue with the installation, they were able to find me a suitable alternative and still install it on the same day.
Piper Bernbaum
Piper Bernbaum
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We have used Francis Plumbing & Heating for three years now and have no regrets using them on each and every project. They are a stellar team of professionals I would 100% recommend to anyone looking for work to be done. They helped us on our new home to assess the plumbing, install outdoor faucets, get a new efficient water heater in, and to help us connect all our new appliances. We've had them back for furnace maintenance, new faucets, new toilets, etc. This week they installed a heat pump system for us and helped manage all the work to have an energy assessment for the available rebates. The new heat pump is amazing - quiet, efficient, and functions so well. The team at Francis is always friendly, kind, professional, and careful. They do clean work that is always really well managed, and they clean up fully after all their work. They are a fantastic group who communicates clearly, who let us know our options, and offer great financing too. We would work with no one else.
Siavash G.
Siavash G.
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We had Pat and Kyle E install a ductless heat pump and they did an excellent job. They were fast, resourceful and they consulted us about all the major decisions. I highly recommend Francis Plumbing & Heating for your next home project.

Types of Air Conditioners we Repair in Ottawa

Central Air Conditioner Repair Ottawa

Central air conditioners are the most common type of cooling solution for homes in Ottawa and surrounding areas. These efficient AC units utilize your existing ductwork to cool your entire home effectively and efficiently.

When it comes to central air conditioners repair,  professional help is essential. Central AC units have a complex setup, involving both indoor and outdoor components, making them a challenge to repair without proper training. At Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling, our team of skilled technicians possess an in-depth understanding of how to repair central AC systems in Ottawa.

Our technicians are well-trained in diagnosing and addressing issues specific to this type of AC. Whether it’s troubleshooting problems with the evaporator coil, condensing unit, or refrigerant line we have the know-how to efficiently resolve any issue that may arise.

Choosing Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling in Ottawa for your central AC repair and servicing needs ensures that you’ll benefit from top-notch service and lasting solutions. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and our track record of delivering reliable repairs make us the go-to choice for homeowners in Ottawa.

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Cooling Heat Pump Repair Ottawa

At Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we are experts in heat pump repair, and we follow a comprehensive approach to ensure your heat pump system operates flawlessly. Our skilled technicians thoroughly inspect the heat pump, identifying any issues that may affect its performance. From addressing refrigerant leaks and faulty electrical components to resolving compressor problems, we handle all heat pump repairs with precision and efficiency.

Signs your heat pump may need repair include inadequate heating or cooling, unusual noises during heat pump operation, inconsistent airflow, or an increase in energy bills. If you notice any of these signs, don’t delay – contact us promptly for professional heat pump repair services.

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Split Ductless Air Conditioner Repair Ottawa

A split ductless air conditioner, also known as a ductless HVAC system, presents an optimal solution for homes in Ottawa and surrounding regions lacking pre-existing ductwork. 

Our skilled technicians are well-equipped to handle various split ductless AC repair needs promptly and effectively in Ottawa and surrounding areas. Common types of split ductless air conditioner repairs may involve addressing refrigerant leaks, electrical faults, malfunctioning components, or issues with the indoor and outdoor units. 

While some minor maintenance tasks, such as cleaning or replacing air filters, can be done by homeowners, most  repair tasks require professional expertise and specialized tools. Attempting complex repairs without proper knowledge can lead to further damage or void the manufacturer’s warranty of your split ductless heat pump unit.

Contact us today for professional split ductless AC repairs in Ottawa.

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  • Carrier

  • Rudd

  • Coleman

  • Goodman

  • York

  • Payne

  • Trane

  • Bosch

  • Luxaire

  • Tempstar

  • Heil

  • Armstrong Air

  • Lennox

  • Bryant

  • Napoleon

  • Daikin

  • American Standard

  • KeepRite

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Our expert team delivers unmatched satisfaction with our professional air conditioner repair and other AC services. We adhere to the highest standards of work and ethics, recognized by the Ottawa Business Contacts Company Honour Roll and Canadian Hydronics Council.

Each of our certified HVAC technicians must have: 

Many HVAC companies in Ottawa will operate with only one certified technician and a team of uncertified technicians working under them. At Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling we ensure that all our HVAC technicians are fully certified so you’re only getting the most educated and capable staff looking after your home’s system. 

With over 90 years of exceptional service, Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling is your trusted provider for air conditioner repair and all HVAC needs in Ottawa. 

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1. Remove the AC Cover

In the fall and winter it’s important to cover your AC unit to protect it from the elements however, it is very common to forget to remove the cover come the warm weather. With the cover on, the air conditioner does not get enough airflow to function. If you’re having AC problems when you first turn on your AC double-check that the cover has been removed.

2. Set the Thermostat to Cool​

Another common reason for an air conditioner not working is that the thermostat hasn’t been set to cool. Double-check your thermostat settings in the spring to ensure everything is set up properly for the warm weather.

3. Clean your Furnace Filter

This is the number one issue we find when called in for air conditioner repairs! Many homeowners don’t know that the filter in your furnace or air handler is used by your air conditioner as well. Over time the filter accumulates dust and other particles from the air, stopping them from circulating around your home. If you hold your filter up to the light and can’t see light through it, it needs to be changed.

4. Check the AC Breaker

The AC breaker can often get tripped or switched off by accident. If you notice the air conditioner breaker is flipped off just switch it back on. Easy fix! However, if the air conditioner itself is continuously tripping the breaker that’s a more serious repair.

5. Check the Outdoor Disconnect Box

The air conditioner disconnect box will be located outside near your air conditioning unit. It is used by air conditioner repair technicians when they are working on your system as a fail-safe to ensure the unit is not turned on while they work. Check that it is switched on.

Most Common AC Repairs

If your air conditioner is still not working after trying the easy fixes above you will need to look at calling in a reputable Ottawa area AC repair company to diagnose and fix the issue. Check out our handy checklist of common AC issues and solutions below:

Lack of Cooling

Poor Airflow

Strange Noises

Water Leaks

Electrical Issues

Repair or Replace Your AC?

Some air conditioner repairs are more expensive than others and a knowledgeable HVAC professional can help you determine whether repairing or replacing your AC is the best choice for your home and budget. That being said below we’ve outlined the major questions that need to be considered in this decision.

AC repair price in Ottawa?

Depending on the AC system you have, the type of repair needed and the company doing the work the cost can range from $250 – $2000. Call us for a more accurate estimate. More expensive repairs like a broken compressor or blower motor are likely not worth investing in, especially on an older air conditioner.

Will the parts be covered by warranty?

Depending on the air conditioner part and the manufacturers, parts warranties range from 5 to 10 years. If all the parts you need to replace are still covered by warranty, repairing your air conditioner will likely be the best option.

How old is your air conditioner?

Air conditioners typically last for 12 to 15 years and as the equipment ages, repairs become more frequent and the efficiency of the system decreases. If you’re facing costly air conditioner repairs, it’s important to ask whether the repair will extend the lifespan of your equipment or if another repair will be necessary soon. In such cases, investing in a replacement might prove to be a better long-term investment.

How much do you pay for utility bills?

Modern air conditioners are significantly more efficient than older models. Investing in a new system can in many cases drastically reduce the home’s energy bills. A new high-efficiency system can often pay for itself in this way.

Not sure if it's better to repair or replace your system? Contact the AC specialists at Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling to schedule a FREE, no obligation consultation.

AC Maintenance and Protection Plans

Regularly maintaining your air conditioner helps prevent costly repairs, ensure your system is running at peak performance and even prolong the life of your ac unit. However, it’s a task often overlooked by homeowners – you maintain your car, so why not your air conditioning system? All mechanical systems require tune-ups to operate as intended.

The Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling GOLD Maintenance Plans include discounted tune-ups for a wide range of HVAC equipment, such as air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and more!

Get Up To $500 Off A New AC System!

Looking to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long? Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling is always looking for ways to offer you new savings! Find out how you can save $500 when you purchase or upgrade your home’s AC system!

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Air Conditioning Repair FAQs

The decision to repair or buy a new air conditioner depends on the age and condition of your current AC unit, as well as the cost of repairs. If your AC is relatively new, well-maintained, and the repair cost is reasonable, repairing it might be the better option. However, if the unit is old, requires frequent repairs or the repair cost is high, investing in a new, energy-efficient air conditioner could be more cost-effective in the long run.

A knowledgeable HVAC professional can help you determine whether repairing or replacing your AC is the best choice for your home and budget.

The cost of a new AC unit can vary widely based on factors such as the brand, size, energy efficiency, and additional features. On average, a basic central air conditioning unit can range from $2,500 to $5,000, including installation.

Determining whether it’s worth fixing your AC depends on the specific issue, the age of the unit, and the repair cost. If the problem is minor, the AC is relatively new, and the repair cost is reasonable, fixing it is likely worth it. However, if the AC is old, requires frequent repairs, or the repair cost is significant, it may be more cost-effective to consider investing in a new unit. A HVAC professional can help advise you on your specific situation.

On average, a well-maintained air conditioner can last between 10 to 15+ years. However, the lifespan of an AC unit can vary depending on factors such as usage, maintenance, and the quality of the original installation. Regular maintenance and timely repairs can help extend the lifespan of the air conditioner and ensure optimal performance throughout its life.

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If your AC is running but not cooling, there could be several reasons for this issue:

  • Dirty Air Filter: A clogged air filter can restrict airflow, reducing the cooling capacity of your AC. This is an easy replacement the homeowner can do themselves. 
  • Refrigerant Leak: A refrigerant leak can lead to low refrigerant levels, causing the AC to blow warm air. This simple repair can be complicated if the leak is in a hard-to-reach area. 
  • Dirty Condenser Coil: If the condenser coil is dirty it can obstruct airflow and hinder the cooling process. This is a simple repair for any HVAC professional. 

To diagnose and fix the problem, it’s best to consult with a professional HVAC technician who can identify the specific issue and provide appropriate repairs.

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