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.
It might sound counterintuitive, but AC units do freeze over in south Florida. However, sometimes you can see the ice and sometimes you can’t. If you only feel a minimum amount of air flowing when you put your hand near a supply register, then your unit may be frozen.
For many homeowners, we only really notice that our AC unit isn’t working when it, well, stops working. We all know that when an AC system isn’t working properly, it isn’t pushing out cold air and your home—especially here in south Florida—gets more humid and uncomfortable. But, many homeowners forget that their system can still be broken, even if their home feels cool. The tips below outline some problems to be on the lookout for concerning your AC unit. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, it’s time to bring in the professionals for a system check-up.
No homeowner should head into the Florida summer with an air conditioning system that is not at its best and in clear need of repairs. The brutal heat and humidity of summer mean you don’t want it to let you down when you need it the most.