While our Northern neighbors are already preparing for the coldest temperatures to come and checking on their heaters, our area is still enjoying a good deal of mild weather. Others are breaking out their thick winter coats while we may have just started to wear closed-toe shoes at night. We may be biased as locals, but we enjoy our region a lot more!
It is important to remember that the “change” in seasons shouldn’t just be reflected in clothing choices. It is also a time to take a closer look at your HVAC system. For us, this means that now is one of the best times to examine your air conditioner again.
While you may not need to rely on your AC nearly as heavily as you have in the past few months, this time of year may be when you discover that your system needs air conditioning repair in Palm Bay, FL.
Fall is Maintenance Season… Again!
Fall is known as “shoulder season” because it is usually a time of milder weather: not too hot and not too cold. If you haven’t scheduled a tune-up for your air conditioner quite yet, we’d advise doing so sooner than later. While you likely had maintenance done in spring for your AC, it is a good idea to do it again now as your AC may need some extra support after a long, hot summer of hard work.
How to Tell Your AC Needs Repairs Instead of a Tune-Up
How can you figure out if your air conditioner needs more than a tune-up? Watch out for these warning signs so you know that you are better off getting a repair rather than maintenance.
- Hissing or bubbling noises: Either of these sounds is a likely indicator of a refrigerant line leak, which is a big issue. Hissing can be created by gaseous refrigerant escaping the line while bubbling is made by air bubbles getting into the line.
- Short cycling: This term refers to when an air conditioner ends a cooling cycle prematurely. This will lead to added strain on the system and can cause a full breakdown and even an early replacement. If your AC seems unable to run for a normal amount of time (about 15 minutes) then it is best to have it checked out.
- Warm airflow: If you have an air conditioner that produces warm air rather than cool air, you really need to have it examined and repaired. There may be a lack of refrigerant or even ice on the evaporator coil that is hindering the absorption of heat from the air in your home.
- Weak airflow: Make sure to get repairs if the airflow from your air conditioner has become weaker and is not resolved by a filter change. Weak airflow may indicate issues with blower fans or duct leaks that require professional assistance to fix.
Whether you need a tune-up to keep your AC running effectively or you need a repair to get your system back on track, we are here to help. We have served homes like yours in Central Florida since 2007.