Summer in Florida is blistering hot as temperatures continue to rise, while everyone depends on their AC units to keep them cool. No one wants to get stuck with a broken AC unit in this heat. Luckily, knowing the warning signs of a failing unit will protect you from a summer AC breakdown.
Warning Signs to Watch For
To make sure your AC is prepared to keep you cool, pay attention to the following signs.
Lack of Airflow
Poor airflow is one of the first and most common signs that your AC unit needs repair. This could be a problem found throughout your space or just one vent in a particular room. A lack of airflow could result from a faulty thermostat or an outdated unit. An HVAC technician should be able to diagnose the issue and fix it before things get worse.
A lack of cool air flowing from your vents can be frustrating during the heat of the summertime and could mean there’s trouble with your unit. If your AC unit is blowing warm air, there’s a chance that the refrigerant levels are low or there are issues with the system’s compressor.
Florida’s above-average humidity levels make the summer heat even more uncomfortable. Your AC unit should regulate humidity levels indoors automatically. If your unit isn’t helping reduce your humidity indoors, there is a high possibility that the high moisture levels will result in mold and mildew growth.
Foul and unpleasant odors coming from your AC vents is a definite sign it needs repair and an issue that needs to be resolved immediately. Bad odors can indicate many issues, but they are mainly caused by electrical issues or mold contamination. These issues are very serious and can lead to more problems if left untreated.
Loud or unusual noises coming from your AC unit suggest that there is a problem with your cooling system. Different noises can indicate different issues, but it’s important to contact an HVAC professional to diagnose what is causing it and recommend a solution.
Any type of leak in or around your system is cause for concern. If you have moisture around your unit caused by a refrigerant leak, it can pose serious health risks to you and your family. Moisture leaks, whether they seem serious or are caused by something as simple as a blocked drain line, it is important to address the issue and find repair for your AC unit.
Despite the hot weather, your AC unit should continue to run the same routine cycles it always does. While it is normal for it to turn on more frequently in the heat of the summer, it should not be cycling on and off repeatedly.
Frequent cycles may just mean your system needs a tune-up, but it may also signal the need for a new unit entirely. This is an issue that should not be overlooked, pay attention to your unit and what it needs.
Don’t Ignore the Signs
These signs could lead to bigger issues and a failing unit if left unrepaired. Take care of your AC unit, so it can keep you and your family cool. If your cooling system is exhibiting any of these signs, contact our Comfort Temp team to help. Our skilled technicians know what problems to look out for and how to fix them so you and your family never have to worry.