Air Conditioner Repair

Wrestle The AC Back To Life - Call for the Oldest AC Repair & Service in Joliet SW Chicago Area

It is estimated that the US uses more air conditioning than all other countries combined. AC repair service as we know it began in the 1930's. Back then PDM air-conditioned the Joliet’s first church for First Lutheran Church.

Our trusted old-fashioned service values make us curious to look around corners for better ways to serve you. We are humble and thoughtful and leave things better than how we found them. We're ready to help repair air conditioners today.


Air Conditioning Repair With Refrigerant Guages

Any AC Repair. Unadorned Yet Refined.

AC blowing warm air? No AC? Freezing up? No matter the brand or who installed it, PDM will bring a new angle to air conditioning repair service. Traditional old school hard work coupled with highly trained, honest, guaranteed craftsmanship.

Common AC Problems. 

Why is my air conditioner not cooling? A number of things that can go wrong with a complex air conditioning unit. Learn common air conditioner repair FAQ and why air conditioning maintenance is your best return on investment. Here are common repairs we see:

  • Refrigerant Leaks - Refrigerant essentially acts as the lifeblood that allows an air conditioner to function. If your unit has a coolant leak, not only will it fail to provide cool air but you also have an unwanted chemical leaking into your environment.
  • Drainage - Air conditioners cause a lot of condensation, and it needs to drain out easily. If the drain line gets clogged, water can back up and damage the unit or surrounding equipment. A clogged AC drain line can result in a complete system failure.
  • Dirty air filter. Dirt can reduce air flow by 65% and lead to freezes and the system seizing up entirely. Restricting a system’s required airflow can be a costly fix. Check your air filter every few months
  • Electrical. Air movement voltage absorption system - Carry the power that makes the unit work. A start capacitor sends a pulse of energy to get the motor started, then run capacitor keeps a continuous flow of pulses to keep it running. If one goes out, the cooling stops.
  • Compressor - No compressor can mean warmer air or less air flow. AC can run without cooling your place.
  • Fan problem. Condenser fan motor purpose is to transfer heat from the refrigerant system into outdoor air, which keeps the compressor from over-heating. Blower fan motor in the furnace moves air inside your home or business. Both fans need to be fully functional to cool.  
  • Frozen evaporator coil due to poor air flow from malfunctioning blower fan, dirty air filters, or even damaged or blocked vent/ductwork. Dirty coils will not absorb the heat from the air, causing the condensation to become too cold and freeze. If frozen turn off ac, turn on fan to help thaw out. May also have a refrigerant problem.
  • Thermostat controls the entire HVAC system. Thermostat problems can make it seem like your entire air conditioner is non-functional.

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  1. Integrity, generosity and character trumps everything else.
  2. We follow through on our promises.
  3. Conduct a thorough AC system investigation. Will report on what needs fixing, what needs maintaining & what can wait.
  4. Every option is fine-tuned to your health and comfort preference.
  5. Offer pricing before work begins with affordable options and financing.
  6. Guarantee our workmanship for one year.
  7. Over 1,300 social reviews supporting our service.
  8. We are kind of neat freaks and clean up when done.


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Call PDM Cooling for a short conversation to see if we make sense... or not. Serving in greater Joliet, Plainfield, New Lenox, and Homer Glen, IL area.

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AC Repair Service FAQ

How much do HVAC service calls cost?

The cost for an HVAC service call will vary depending on many factors, but most AC and furnace repairs cost $144 to $451 on average, with minimum service visit charges ranging from $75 to $200. If you're not sure what's wrong with your air conditioner, an AC diagnostic will set you back roughly $89, while a tune-up would set you back around $100.

Why is my central air running but not cooling the house?

A blocked or clogged condenser coil might be the cause of your air conditioner working but not cooling the house. Dirt, grass and other flying debris can clog the condenser coil by accumulating between the fins. A filthy coil can increase energy costs, warmer air at the registers or, in the worst-case scenario, a full system shutdown or compressor failure. Clearing dirt, carefully vacuuming the coil with a brush attachment or gently washing the coil with a hose are all options for cleaning the coil. If your system is still not cooling, it's time to call a professional.

What would cause my home AC system to not kick on?

Your air conditioner may not turn on due to a variety of thermostat issues. Disconnected or missing cables are one of the most typical issues. Your air conditioner will not turn on if the wires are torn, disconnected or dirty. A broken thermostat is another prevalent issue. The thermostat will not deliver the signal to the air conditioner to turn on if it fails. If your thermostat is causing you difficulties with your air conditioning, you should replace it as soon as possible.

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Don't Just Tune-Up Your AC System, Revitalize It With Six Critical Adjustments

On average, 42% of homeowners have a professional maintain their air conditioning system. Regular HVAC maintenance can extend the life of air conditioners by 40%. See Energy Star's HVAC maintenance checklist.

HVAC Maintenance - Your Best Return On Investment.

Like your vehicle oil change and tune-up, air conditioning maintenance adjusts:

  1. Electrical Connection - loose connections, weak components lead to breakdowns and unsafe conditions.
  2. Air Filtration - Clogged, dirty air filter can restrict airflow by 60%, reduce air quality, even overheat AC unit.
  3. Exterior Condenser Coil - cleaning, testing improves efficiency and performance.
  4. Refrigerant Level - AC runs longer and shortens life with low refrigerant.
  5. Duct Connections - obstruction from debris or leaking duct wastes energy and affects air quality. Inspect for dirty ducts and visible air leaks.
  6. Accurate Airflow - poor airflow helps create hotter or colder rooms.

Restore your AC unit back to factory specifications so it runs better, safer and longer. Plus keep your manufacturer warranty active. Save more with a PDM annual service plan to keep your HVAC in top condition.

Don't Melt In The Heat - Act Now For Fast Home AC Repair Service!

Your local air conditioner repair company at PDM stand ready to assist you with any air conditioning repair service needs you have. Use our convenient online contact form or give us a call at 815-726-6264 to schedule your appointment today! 


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