Keeping your home nice and cold in the heat of the summer will make you appreciate calling an AC repair service in the spring. You should have your home’s AC system regularly serviced to prevent problems in the summer. An AC unit can be running all day and night to keep up with the colder air you need to feel fine in the Florida heat. When should you repair or replace your AC unit? This is hard to know if you aren’t sure what to look for. Here are some ways to know when it is time to repair your AC unit.
Unit Stops Working
If your unit is not running at all, there is likely a serious problem. Older models can easily have faulty wiring problems that must be replaced. Faulty wiring will not only shut off your unit, but it can cause a fire hazard. You need to make sure you call a professional if your AC unit is always tripping the circuit breaker. The other reason a unit will likely shut down is related to the inside coil. Having a frozen inside coil will cause problems since the system is running too hard and it is not able to get the right airflow. This is common when you do not change out the air filters and clean the water drain tube. You need to make sure that you are setting your unit at a good temperature so it can have periodic breaks. You also need to make sure and change the air filters and have the refrigerant tested.
Fan Not Blowing
Sometimes a unit turns on, but it doesn’t blow the air. If your outside fan isn’t working, you need to call AC repair Miami, to have the unit tested. There is a strong possibility the unit is broken and the fan needs to be replaced. It might stop working because the compressor keeps overheating. This will trip the safety overload. Damage to your compressor is serious and usually ends up being one of the main reasons to replace an air conditioner. A faulty thermostat can also lead to problems with the outside unit and will shut off the fan.
Do you feel like your home is really hot even with a low temperature setting? If it feels like the unit just isn’t producing cold air, the problem normally is with the refrigerant. You might need to have your unit charged with some refrigerant. However, it can also indicate a problem with the refrigerant lines leaking. The lines might need to be fixed, or you may end up needing to have the entire unit replaced because it cannot keep the refrigerant. Leaking refrigerant can be a hazard and must be fixed to help protect the environment.