Modernize Home Services Supplies Timely Tips for Air Conditioning Repair and Maintenance
July 21, 2020

5 common air conditioning issues addressed

FOSTER CITY, Calif., July 21, 2020. As many work from home during high summer heat, a well-functioning air conditioning (AC) system can be essential for comfort and cost-containment. Homeowners can save money and boost AC performance by handling certain minor repairs and maintenance themselves and should also recognize when it’s critical to call a professional.

Modernize recently updated advice to help homeowners get the most out of their air conditioning units and save money performing some do-it-yourself maintenance and repairs. At the same time, homeowners are cautioned about when it is wise to connect with an HVAC professional. The guidance covers five common issues:

  1. AC unit won’t power on
  2. AC not blowing cold air
  3. Unusually loud AC noise
  4. High energy bill
  5. Troubleshooting failure


“While certain air conditioning repairs can be attempted by homeowners, many issues are best left to professionals,” explains Gregg Hicks, vice president and spokesperson for Modernize. “We prepared guidance identifying the simple repairs and maintenance that most homeowners should be able to perform independently and offer recommendations on when a contractor should be consulted and facilitate that introduction.”

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For those with older AC units, it may be most cost-effective to replace machines on their last legs. Modernize offers a highly-efficient HVAC cost calculator to help homeowners estimate replacement fees. By identifying the existing air conditioner type (if known), providing an estimate of a home’s square footage and number of stories, along with zip code, consumers receive regionally-specific estimates for replacing units that should be retired. Additional costs for ductwork, refrigerant lines and more are immediately presented.

Hicks is available to answer questions about air conditioning repair, upkeep and replacement.

About Modernize
For more than 15 years, Modernize has been a leader in the home improvement and services industry, connecting homeowners with contractors and other home services professionals. Modernize operates in more than 15 high-value, high-consideration home segments, including new and replacement windows, solar installation, roofing, heating and air conditioning, siding, bathrooms and kitchens, new and replacement gutters, home security, and others. The business brings a network of more than 1,000 contractors and professionals across all segments, offering broad geographical coverage and choice for homeowners. 

Modernize is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: QNST), a pioneer in delivering online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information and tools they need to research, find and select the products and brands that meet their needs.  


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Jacqueline Leppla
Senior Director of Public Relations
QuinStreet, Inc
Direct +1 775 321 3608


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