Cooling FAQs

Your Most Common A/C Questions, Answered

For decades, homeowners in the Mequon area have chosen Cliff Bergin & Associates to keep their HVAC systems up and running. The reason is simple—we’ve seen and fixed air conditioners of all shapes and sizes. That experience has given us some first-hand knowledge about cooling systems, and we’re sharing that knowledge with you. Discover the answers to your most common A/C questions below, then call us at 262-242-2456 for more information.

My Air Conditioner Has Ice on It—What Should I Do?

The first thing you should do is check your air filter. A dirty filter can block airflow and cause the coil to freeze, which leads to bigger issues. If your filter is dirty, replace or clean it, let your system thaw, and turn it back on after it’s had time to sit. If the filter isn’t the problem, your system might have a refrigerant leak. Give us a call so we can measure your refrigerant level, confirm what the problem is, and fix it for you.

Do I Need to “Winterize” My Outdoor A/C Unit?

Generally, no. However, system covers are available to prevent leaves and other materials from falling into the unit. If you put a cover over your system, it shouldn’t reach all the way to the ground. This creates a warm space for mice and other rodents to nest during the winter.

Does My Refrigerant Need to Be Recharged?

This isn’t something your system should ever need. If it does, your A/C has a leak, which might not be worth recharging or fixing depending on your system’s age—especially with R-22 refrigerant phased out of production. Our pros will make a recommendation and help you weigh your most cost-effective options.

What Is a SEER Rating on My Air Conditioner?

SEER stands for “seasonal energy efficiency ratio”, and it represents how efficiently your cooling system operates. Specifically, it measures total cooling output divided by energy used over a typical cooling season. The minimum SEER rating allowed in Wisconsin is 13, but ratings can go as high as 26. While a higher rating indicates better energy efficiency, it comes with a larger price tag upfront. Our techs will help you choose an energy-efficient system that lowers your energy bills and fits your initial budget.

For All Your Cooling Concerns, Count on Cliff Bergin—the Better Choice

Finding a heating and cooling team that cares about your home comfort as much as you do just got a whole lot easier. Cliff Bergin has been the better choice for all your home comfort needs for more than 90 years. We’re committed to your family’s safety and comfort, and we look forward to helping you maintain both for the next 90+ years. Call 262-242-2456 or contact us online for help or to schedule an appointment.