Did Your AC Stop Working, And Can You See Nests In The Unit? Get Help Today

If your air conditioner has stopped working, and you can see a nest inside, call for the help of an air conditioning service professional right away. There are many things that could be living inside the unit, including:

  • Snakes
  • Rodents
  • Insects
  • Lizards

The rodents could be chewing wires and making nests or jamming components. Even anthills could be a problem. If you are suspicious that there are living things inside of the air conditioner, you want to have the following completed.


The service professional will first need to do an inspection to see why the unit has stopped working. Not only will they diagnose the issue, but they will look at the other components inside the unit to see if there are other concerns that need to be repaired for the unit to function properly.

When they are done with the inspection, you should get a quote. This quote should provide you with the following information:

  • Part costs
  • Repair labor wages
  • Timeline
  • Business certification info
  • Contact information

If the damage is extensive and the service professional provides you with a quote that is at least half the cost of a new unit, it may be time to consider a replacement.

Repair or Replace

If the repairs will be fast, easy, and affordable, and the unit still has a lot of life left in it, repairing the air conditioner is a great investment. A little maintenance may also be best after the repairs are completed. If the repair bill is thousands, replacing the unit with a newer, more efficient option will be the best long-term solution.


The service professional can do some maintenance work to extend the lifespan of the unit and improve efficiency. This will include replacing filters, cleaning the coils and condensers, adjusting the fans, and making sure the unit is level, among other things.

You don't want to live in discomfort because your air conditioner isn't working properly. Instead, you'll need to call an air conditioning repair professional to see what is going on with the unit and if there are living things inside.

Weigh the pros and cons of getting the unit repaired and replaced so you are able to make the best decision for your wallet and for your home. If you are worried about the cost or think that the estimate could be too high, get more than one company to come to your home to do an assessment.

Contact an air conditioning contractor to learn more.