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Do you need an Arlington AC repair company? Many homeowners living in Arlington, Fort Caroline and Regency communities have come to know Donovan Air, Electric & Plumbing as the most reputable source for expert AC repair in Jacksonville. With a skilled team of N.A.T.E. certified air conditioning and heating professionals, Donovan can provide prompt AC repair, a new system installation, or locate the right replacement equipment for your existing heating and air conditioning unit. As a fully licensed and insured HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractor, we are ready to help with a wide range of home services.

Service Areas for Arlington, Fort Caroline & Regency

Located due east of Jacksonville’s downtown, Arlington was one of the first areas visited by European explorers. In 1564, the French built Fort Caroline (now a National Memorial) on the east bank of the St. Johns near the mouth of the river. Almost three centuries later, the opening of the Matthews Bridge allowed Arlington to become the fastest growing area of Jacksonville for more than a decade.

Arlington remains one of the larger sections (along with Northside, Westside and Southside) of Duval County. Generally speaking, Arlington area occupies most of Jacksonville east and south of the St. Johns, west of the Intracoastal Waterway, and north of the Arlington River. Today, the Arlington area overlaps with Jacksonville’s Southside at its southern end. Donovan provides Arlington AC repair, new unit installations, plumbing and electrical services to residents in all areas of Arlington, Fort Caroline and Regency to include but not limited to:

  • Arlington
  • Atlantic Boulevard Estates
  • Chaseville
  • Charter Point
  • East Arlington
  • Fairways Forest
  • Fort Caroline
  • Gilmore
  • Hidden Hills
  • Regency
  • Sandalwood
  • St. Johns Bluff
  • The Hills
  • Woodland Acres

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an HVAC company?

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. These are the three primary components for maintaining indoor comfort. A reputable HVAC company has skilled technicians that can provide an array of services for thermal comfort, indoor air quality and proper ventilation. HVAC companies are often referred to as a HVAC contractor and must be licensed to perform work on a central air conditioning system in the State of Florida.

Can’t you just add coolant to my system without checking for leaks?

No. Because of important environmental concerns, it is illegal to intentionally or accidentally release refrigerants into the atmosphere. Since this can cause severe damage to the planet’s ozone layer, refrigerants must be correctly managed and recycled to eliminate the escape of harmful contaminants.

How do I add Freon to my air conditioner or heat pump?

The United States government enacted a policy requiring all air conditioners and heat pumps to no longer use AC Freon (also called R22 refrigerant). Although some existing AC systems may be temporarily exempt, the availability of R22 is limited and cannot be purchased new. Refrigerant recovered from salvaged systems is very expensive making it more cost effective to convert to an environmentally friendly replacement like R410A.

How often should I expect to have my AC repaired?

Any central air conditioning system may require an occasional AC repair. However, with routine maintenance by an HVAC professional, this should be an infrequent event. Frequent repairs are usually indicative of a unit that is in the process of failing. Plus, repair costs can add up quickly making a unit replacement a more viable option.

Why should I replace a working air conditioning and heating system?

Most homeowners replace their central air conditioning system when AC repairs are no longer cost effective. However, investing in a system that is more than 10 to 12 years old is probably not cost efficient. A new heating and air conditioning system can also cut your energy costs (up to 50%) as well as save money on future repairs. In addition, newer AC technology can provide better comfort and air quality for your home.

What is a “ton” of refrigeration?

Almost every industry uses words that have a different meaning as compared to everyday usage. In the world of heating and air conditioning, one ton of refrigeration equals 12,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units per hour) of cooling effect. A qualified HVAC company can inspect your home including your existing ductwork to determine the correct size for your installation. Remember, bigger does not necessarily work better when it comes to your home air conditioning system. An air conditioner only removes humidity when it is running, so a unit with shorter run cycles doesn’t remove humidity from the air very well. Residential systems typically range from one to five tons.

What regular maintenance can I do to help my AC?

The most important part of HVAC maintenance is to ensure good airflow. Dust, dirt, and debris are a system’s worst enemies. It is crucial to keep all filters clean and coils free of restrictions, such as icing. Depending on the type of filter you are using, we recommend that you change your filter every 4 to 6 weeks. This can help you avoid many common repair problems and can significantly reduce the likelihood of an unexpected system failure.

Is there anything I should do before calling an Arlington AC repair company?

Yes. Check the circuit breakers and make certain they haven’t been tripped and are turned to the “On” position. If that is not the problem, call a reputable AC repair service. While you wait, watch these helpful how-to videos to learn more about system maintenance.