Residential AC Repair2023-01-13T16:55:56-06:00



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A reliable air conditioner can provide effective cooling all summer long. But even the most reliable air conditioners will likely encounter a few problems in their lifetime. You need equally reliable technicians who can identify and resolve your cooling problem. When people need the best air conditioning repair in Sioux Falls, SD, they choose Howe.

Our team of experienced technicians can keep your air conditioner or other cooling equipment in great repair. Whether it’s a minor malfunction or a weekend emergency, we’ll resolve things quickly. To get in touch with Howe’s AC repair experts, call or text 605-339-2020 today. For emergency support, be sure to call right away.


Howe has more than 80 years of experience providing communities in and around Sioux Falls, SD, with effective air conditioning repair. We’ve used that experience to build a team of NATE-certified professionals, and over time became the area’s leading provider of repair services. But remaining your top choice means staying on top of how technology and training evolves.

That also includes a fast response to cooling emergencies. Damaged or key component failure can happen unexpectedly, leaving your home without cooling when you need it most. Luckily, we offer 24/ emergency air conditioner repair to ensure your sense of comfort remains intact. Just give us a call for emergency support and we’ll dispatch a technician as soon as possible.



Howe technicians can perform a comprehensive inspection of your cooling equipment to ensure every active problem is correctly diagnosed. This includes all electrical connections, key components like the evaporator coils and blower motor, and even current refrigerant levels. Since one problem can eventually lead to others, having a complete sense of your system’s current condition can minimize the time and costs needed to get your AC unit back in good condition.

But sometimes, repairs aren’t the best long-term decision. Depending on the severity of the problem, replacing your air conditioner with a new one is the most cost-efficient option. Howe technicians may recommend replacement if:

  • Your air conditioner is more than 12 years old
  • The number of service calls increases suddenly
  • The cost or availability of repairs parts makes repair unfavorable
  • Your energy bills are steadily rising

These are signs your air conditioner may be starting to fail. New air conditioning installation can offer better energy efficiency over time, plus any other features included in modern equipment.


Not every home uses a traditional central air conditioning system. Some homes have alternative equipment or a combination of systems, and Howe technicians are happy to ensure custom HVAC systems receive the same standard of care. For example, many people are learning about the advantages of ductless mini splits.

These smaller cooling systems don’t need ductwork and are ideal choices for smaller or detached spaces. Some models are for cooling only, while others can offer both heating and cooling the same way a heat pump does.

Heat Pump Repair

As part of our cooling services, Howe technicians can offer quality heat pump repair as well. Heat pumps often provide more energy efficient heating and cooling, especially in milder climates. But in tandem with other well-maintained HVAC systems, a heat pump can still help lower total costs. Feel free to ask your technician if a heat pump would be a good solution for your needs.


AC Repair FAQs

Have a question about your air conditioning repair? You’re probably not the first person who’s had the same thought. Check out our AC repair FAQs below to see if your question has been answered before.

Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?2022-08-15T11:43:14-06:00

The most common cause of hot air coming from an air conditioner is a lack of coolant. If your refrigerant is leaking, either the evaporator coils or the condenser coils may have cracked. This may also be caused by an electrical component failure, which could prevent the outdoor unit from starting.

Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water2022-08-15T11:42:36-06:00

Your air conditioner has a condensate drainage system to remove extra water from the system. If something clogs the drain, water can collect inside your air conditioner, drain pan, and eventually leak out. Water leaks may also appear if the air conditioner is freezing up.

What Causes an Air Conditioner to Freeze Up?2022-08-15T11:41:44-06:00

Most of the time, a lack of airflow is responsible for your air conditioner freezing up. Without steady airflow—like when the air filter is clogged—the refrigerant’s low temperature can form ice on the condensing coils. Ice can also appear when the refrigerant level is low, indicating a refrigerant leak.

How Long Does AC Repair Take?2022-08-15T11:40:51-06:00

This can also depend on the specific problem and how a technician identifies it. But if you can provide some info about what you think is wrong, we can get to the repair itself that much sooner. Here are some general timelines you can expect from certain repair jobs:

  • Weak/poor cooling – This can depend on the problem itself. For example, if cooling is weak because your air filter is clogged, switching the filter is fast and easy. But if it’s because your air conditioner wasn’t properly sized for your home, replacing the entire system may be the right choice. Full AC replacement can take a day.
  • Low coolant levels – Replenishing the refrigerant supply can usually be handled in a few hours. But if the coolant levels are low because your AC unit’s coils cracked, we may suggest replacing the system.
  • Damaged compressor – Replacing the compressor usually takes about four hours.
  • Blowing warm air – Warm air from your air conditioner is often because of a dirty condenser. Cleaning it enough to prevent your AC from blowing warm air can take around one or two hours.
How Much Does AC Repair Cost?2022-08-15T11:39:28-06:00

Unfortunately, there’s no good way to determine AC repair costs ahead of time. While some things like the price of a replacement part can be found, other costs will depend on several different factors; where the problem is located, how long it takes a technician to find it, and whether other components are affected. Howe technicians always strive to find and resolve cooling problems quickly to reduce total repair costs.

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Choose Howe for Effective, Affordable Cooling Solutions

Howe’s team of professional cooling technicians are ready to show you why we’re the best source of air conditioning repair in Sioux Falls, SD. Whether it’s a minor fix or emergency repair, you can count on us for prompt and reliable support. Call or text Howe today at 605-339-2020 to schedule an appointment.

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