Air Conditioner Service in Crystal Lake, IL

Contact Five Star Heating & Air for AC Service in Crystal Lake

To say that summer is hot is like saying water is wet, but this summer gives every indication of being one of the hottest on record, and the last thing you want is a failing AC system. At Five Star Heating & Air, we provide top-quality AC service with the goal of keeping your home cool and comfortable all summer long, no matter what Mother Nature throws our way.

When you schedule air conditioning service with Five Star Heating & Air, that’s exactly what you’ll get … indoor comfort all summer long!

Signs of Potential AC Trouble

Properly maintained and serviced, your central air conditioning system should last at least 10-15 years and with proper care, perhaps longer. But like any piece of equipment, it will eventually show its age and need to be replaced.

Here are a few signs of trouble, indicating you may need to begin thinking about AC replacement.

  • No cool air – When your unit comes on, cool air should start flowing out of your vents, within 30 seconds or so. If that doesn’t happen, it may be due to a minor problem that can be fixed, like replacing an old dirty filter. But on the other hand, the lack of cool air may indicate your unit has seen better days.
  • Frequent breakdowns and expensive repairs – If despite your efforts to prevent problems, your unit repeatedly breaks down, forcing you to spend your hard-earned dollars on repairs, it’s probably time to think of a replacement.
  • Strange sounds – When your unit’s operating properly, the sound it’s making should be very minimal. But if it’s making strange noises – chattering, squeaking, grinding – it’s probably telling you its best days are behind it.
  • Strange odors – Your AC unit should be emitting nothing but clean, cool air. If you detect strange odors – like a burning or smokey smell – that’s a sure sign of serious trouble with your unit.
  • Higher utility bills – If your summer temperature settings haven’t changed but your utility bills keep climbing, that’s a pretty good indicator your old unit is struggling to keep you comfortable, and it’s probably time to think of a replacement.

Five Star Heating & Air for AC Replacement and Installation in Crystal Lake

If you’re dealing with any of these issues or some combination of them, it’s time to reach out to Five Star Heating & Air for the very best in AC installation and replacement in the Crystal Lake area.

In addition to excellent installation services, with Five Star Heating & Air, you’ll get all the following.

  • The AC system that’s right for you – Our AC experts will work with you, presenting various cooling options while helping you choose the unit that best fits your budget while also meeting your cooling needs.
  • Lower energy costs through a higher SEER rating – As part of helping you find the AC unit that’s best for you, our technicians will explain the energy savings possible through a higher SEER rating.

In case you’re not already familiar with it, SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit and the lower your energy costs should be.

The U.S. Department of Energy has implemented what is called SEER2, an updated version of the SEER rating system, that became effective on January 1, 2023. This revised version of the SEER system requires that all new air conditioners in northern states like Illinois must have a SEER2 rating of at least 13.4 or higher.

This SEER topic can become kind of complex and confusing, and determining the AC unit that’s best for you depends on a number of factors. These include the typical summer climate, the size of your house, the number of family members, and more.

You can be assured, however, that our cooling experts will work with you to find a unit with a SEER2 rating that will save you on energy costs, while also accommodating your family budget.

  • A choice of leading brands – At Five Star, we are authorized dealers for both TRANE and Mitsubishi AC systems, and we’ll help you find the one that will give you years of comfortable summer living.
  • Outstanding warranties – We’ll also help you find a unit that has a great manufacturer’s warranty that will give you peace of mind for years to come.
  • Convenient finance options – With credit approval from Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., we can offer you payment options that include timely monthly payments, flexible financing options, and easy, online account management.

Air Conditioning Maintenance in Crystal Lake

In addition to providing the highest level of air conditioning installation services, we also provide AC maintenance and repair services.

Every spring, before the first blast of summer arrives, we strongly recommend that you have your current AC system serviced by expert technicians from Five Star Heating & Air.

During their maintenance inspection, they’ll make sure that everything in your AC system is in good working order, and if any minor problems are found, they’ll make repair recommendations to you, along with the cost of those repairs.

In our opinion, it’s far better to address and correct minor AC issues before they become major problems down the road.

Five Star Heating & Air – Your Leading AC Provider Serving Crystal Lake

Whatever your air conditioning needs may be in Crystal Lake, Five Star Heating & Air, a family-owned and operated company, is the name to remember. We have over 40 years of experience serving residential and commercial customers in the greater Crystal Lake area with the highest quality heating and air conditioning services, and we would like the opportunity to provide our top-quality HVAC services to you as well.

For your year around comfort, we offer a variety of pre-paid maintenance programs, and free estimates for our services are always available!

For air conditioning installation, maintenance, repair, and home comfort all summer long, contact us today at Five Star Heating & Air to schedule your service appointment.