Our Cooling FAQs Have the Answers to All Your Home Comfort Questions

At River City Heating & Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on helping Winona-area homeowners better understand their home comfort systems. We also know that part of staying comfortable at home is knowing what to do if your systems don’t work. That’s why we’ve put together these cooling FAQs for when you need air conditioner help.

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  • What Are the Warning Signs That My Air Conditioner Needs Repair?
    There are a few telltale signs that your A/C needs a fix:

    • It’s 15-20 years old (or older)
    • It blows out warm air
    • There’s ice on the unit
    • It squeaks or grinds when it runs
    • You see big increases in your energy bills
  • When Do I Need to Replace My Cooling System?
    In an ideal world, you’d be able to install a new air conditioner before your current one fails so that there’s no lapse in your comfort. However, we know that’s not always possible. If your system is older than 15 years, it breaks down frequently, or your energy bills are through the roof, it may be time to consider a new system. Sometimes a simple repair is all you need, but if a fix is too unsafe or too expensive to make, we’ll help walk you through your replacement options.
  • What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?
    It depends entirely on your home’s size and layout. The good news is that the experts at River City will help you every step of the way. We’ll measure your home’s design and square footage to find the perfect size for your family, and we’ll walk you through the options that best fit your lifestyle and budget.
  • How Often Does My A/C Need Maintenance?
    It’s always smart to have regular maintenance performed once a year for your cooling system—this helps it run as efficiently as possible, prolongs its life span, and provides an opportunity for us to catch issues before they worsen and break down your system. We recommend scheduling maintenance before summer hits so you know your system is ready for the heat.
  • How Can I Cool My Home If It Doesn’t Have Ductwork?
    No ductwork, no sweat. Our expert techs specialize in more than just central air conditioner repair—we can also install ductless split systems to keep your home comfortable all year long. Ductless units are individual, wall-mounted systems that can be installed in any room you want. They provide cooling solutions on a room-by-room basis, perfect for homes with no ductwork, hard-to-cool areas, and additions.
  • How Can I Make My A/C More Energy Efficient?
    If you’re looking for ways to bring down your summer energy costs, look no further:

    • Schedule routine maintenance
    • Open all air vents and make sure they’re unobstructed
    • Use a Wi-Fi thermostat to control temperature settings
    • Close blinds during summer days to prevent warm sunshine from getting in

Still Have Questions? Let’s Talk

We know that, unless something goes wrong, you don’t normally think about your cooling system. But we do. We want you to be as comfortable as possible. So if you still have questions—whether they’re heating and cooling questions or about indoor air quality—don’t hesitate to reach out. Call us at (507) 454-7689 or contact us online.

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This form is monitored during regular business hours. If you need emergency service, please call (507) 454-7689.
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