Here in South Florida our air conditioners have it rough. They get worked out virtually all year long. Well if you really care about your air conditioner (and we know you do), you probably get your a/c service done at least twice a year. Wait, you don’t! Well now your Air Conditioner may be a ticking time bomb waiting to breakdown right when you need it most. If you know what to look for you can start noticing signs of problems. It’s important to catch the small a/c repair problems before they become expensive and leave your home hot in Florida. Here are a few things to look out for to help you spot problems before they start.
Your a/c should never give off odors. If your are getting funky smells from your air conditioner it could be a sign of damaged duct work, mold, or worse. Changing the air filter may be a solution. If changing the filter doesn’t solve your problem then its time to make sure there are no clogs or back ups in you system. At this point it is best to get a professional a/c cleaning to fix your system right up.
Do you notice your a/c turning on and off more then it should? This typically means that your thermostat is malfunctioning. Also this could mean that you have a leak in you house somewhere and cold air is escaping or warm air in entering. Inspect your home for leaks and make sure your thermostat is working correctly.
Tripping Circuit Breakers
Are your Circuit Breakers tripping when you try to cool your home? If your answer is yes then watch out you may have electrical problems. Turn it off NOW. I’ll wait… Now call a professional a/c service now and and don’t turn on your system until it gets a proper inspection
These warning signs will let you know that things are amiss with your a/c system. This is South Florida don’t wait for your system to break down and leave you burning up before you call a HVAC repair man to assist. If you need a new a/c system installed, it’s its better to find out sooner than later so you can prepare.