There’s nothing worse than having problems with an air conditioning unit in the middle of a Florida summer. With the relentless heat and stubborn humidity, the temperature of your home can go from comfortable to unbearable within hours. But comfort isn’t the only thing you should worry about. A home without a properly functioning A/C unit in Florida is not just uncomfortable, it is unsafe. A working air conditioner is critical to the air quality as well as the health of those who reside within your residence. The temperature alone can cause some individuals to experience breathing issues, and because of the Florida humidity, mold and mildew thrive in homes without proper air circulation.
If you do experience problems with your A/C unit, do not hesitate to contact our office. When a service call is scheduled, one of our experienced HVAC contractors will arrive and pinpoint exactly what the problem is with your system, getting you back up and running as soon as possible. Below, we will list a few common air conditioner issues that our technicians typically resolve with general service calls.
Common Air Conditioner Problems
- Thermostat Problems: While many homes in Florida have air conditioners that are brand new, their thermostats can often be quite old. One of the most common problems for AC units is a disconnect between the A/C unit and the thermostat. Being the device that communicates the necessary cooling information to the A/C unit, a problem in the thermostat means that the A/C system doesn’t know what to do, and most of the time, this will simply result in an A/C unit that shuts down.
- Clogs: Air conditioners require constant, unrestricted air flow in order to properly cool or heat a home. If a line becomes clogged, the A/C system cannot cool properly, and it may stop working altogether. Obstructions in drain lines, as well as filters can also cause secondary air flow problems, including condenser coils that freeze; may be the result of an air filter that has been clogged. If the air filter gets clogged, then the unit will have difficulty cooling the house.
Perhaps the best way to make sure that your air conditioning unit never breaks down is with regular maintenance. Most of the common air conditioning issues can be reduced with routine maintenance of the system. We always recommend our customers enroll in our maintenance program to ensure that their air conditioning system is operating properly.
Don’t Hesitate to Call an Expert
If you’ve checked the thermostat, looked for clogs, and done everything you can think of to get your A/C system working, do not hesitate to contact our office directly and schedule a service call. Our expertly trained technicians welcome the opportunity to resolve your issues, and get your system operating normally.