Ah, Florida, where summer likes to rear its hot, humid head long before its official start in June. While we’ve been fortunate this year to have received some cooler springtime weather, temperatures are already climbing into the upper 80s. And warmer temps mean more frequent and prolonged use of our air conditioning systems. Regular servicing and maintenance of our HVAC units help extend their life, but system failures or troubles are bound to happen. Here are 4 common types of issues you may need to be wary of this summer.
Cleaning Your Drain Lines
As your HVAC system sends cooler air into your home, it creates condensate as a result. This condensate is routed through drain lines out of your home. However, buildup in drain lines can lead to backups and create a leaky air conditioning system. This problem can often be quickly remedied through a service or maintenance call that will clear the line for you.
Your System Frequently Cycles On and Off
You may notice your air conditioning system turning on and off rather frequently throughout day as if it’s struggling to keep up with the demand placed on it. This short-cycling of the system is often the result of a faulty compressor, electrical issues, or both. It’s important to have a professional licensed HVAC contractor examine your system if this is occurring. A system that is cycling on and off frequently is more likely to break given the sudden jarring of the unit.
Leaky Refrigerant Lines
Over time, the refrigerant lines that cool the air brought into the home may develop leaks that cause your system to produce little to no cooling conditions. While the system may run normally, hot air will blow into your home and the thermostat will continue to climb. In addition, your system will run constantly as it tries to cool your home even though it cannot. This will result in higher electricity bills and greater wear on your system as it runs continuously for no reason.
Faulty Fan Belts
Does your air conditioning system screech and squeak as if it were in its final throes of death? If so, you’re probably going to need a new fan belt for your system. However, there’s no need for alarm. These types of repairs are fairly common and are easily addressed by a professional HVAC contractor.
If you’re concerned that your system may be headed for one of these repair events, give our team a call. American Air Cares can quickly diagnose the issue and make recommendations for air conditioning repairs or maintenance that will save your wallet as well as the lifespan of your air conditioning system.
American Air Cares has been a leading expert in air conditioning repairs in Palm City, and surrounding areas, for over 25 years, and we will be glad to provide you with answers to all your questions.