Here in Florida, the summer temperatures can escalate to very high ranges. On some occasions, the temperatures can be so high making it unsafe to be inside without proper air conditioning. Air conditioning is not a luxury anymore but a necessity.
Given this situation, what happens if your AC is not doing its job right? This shouldn’t just be taken lightly on hot summer days especially. If your air conditioner is malfunctioning, it is important to get it repaired as soon as possible.
It is easy to disregard when the issue is seemingly minor. But disregarding even the smallest of issues can cost you in the long run. You may assume the repair cost to be too expensive. But in the long run, you may have to pay even more in energy bills if you do not get the issue fixed.
In this article, we will be looking into a few reasons that may cause your central air conditioner to malfunction. First of all, let’s get a general idea about central air conditioners.
A central air conditioner is different from other types of air conditioners. It uses a split system that includes an outdoor compressor and an indoor coil. The compressor works to pump refrigerant throughout the system. The indoor heat that reaches the coil will be removed from the outside. The main difference that makes it stand apart, is the air ducts. Central air conditioners make use of air ducts to cool (and even warm up) the inside of homes and buildings. Central air conditioners are the preferred option to be used for large buildings and houses. Although the initial investment might be somewhat high compared to the other types, it has its advantages. They can help maintain the indoor air within ideal standards while getting rid of dust. Also, the system does not make much noise.
Now let’s get down to what could have gone wrong with your central air conditioner.
One reason for your central air conditioner to be failing could be inside the compressor. If there is an issue with the capacitor inside the compressor, then your AC won’t function properly. This capacitor needs to function to start the fan and the condenser.
Sometimes the issue may not be evident at plain sight. That is the AC might appear to function properly but does not happen to do any cooling. In this case, it is best to check for blockages. Also, make sure that the blower fan is operating properly without any problem. The problem could also lie with having to replace the air filters.
What if water leaks from your AC? At times, this could mean nothing bad. Simply the process of condensation. But at other times, this could mean a leak in the pipes. This could also be a sign that your pipes are in need of some cleaning.
It is tempting to try to fix your AC by yourself. But take our advice and let the professional handle it. Call our Altamonte Springs AC Repair company, Air Tech of Central Florida. We can make sure that your AC is indeed repaired properly and your safety is not put on the line.