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Air Conditioning Repair: Signs of Trouble


Homeowners in Tampa, FL are turning up their air conditioning systems to test out whether there are any signs of trouble before the real heat hits. It’s not a bad idea. After all, once the heat and humidity set in, air conditioning technicians will be in high demand and an AC breakdown in July would be stressful and frustrating. Taking care of any air conditioning repairs now is a great way to maximize your cooling performance and energy efficiency. We’ve compiled a list of some signs of trouble. For air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

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  • Hissing sound. While you can expect your AC to make a certain amount of noise, especially the outdoor unit, which contains the compressor motor and the exhaust fan, certain noises may indicate a problem with the system. If you hear hissing, it is probably a leak of some type, whether the refrigerant gas leaking from a punctured coil, or cooled air leaking from the ductwork. If you hear hissing, you should call an AC professional.
  • AC won’t start. This can be devastating during the hottest months. If your AC won’t turn on, the cause is probably electrical. As you know well, your AC requires electricity to perform even the most basic operation, so there may be a problem in the electrical wiring—perhaps a worn electrical line. Alternatively, it may simply indicate a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. 
  • Hot spots. Hot spots are parts of your house that never seem to cool down, despite the consistent operation of your cooling system. This may be due to a leak in part of your ductwork or possibly a blower motor malfunction.
  • Warm air. If the air coming out of your cooling system is not cold enough, and even a bit warm, then there may be a major leak in your ductwork, which is pulling outside air directly into the home, instead of cooling it. In some cases, it may also indicate a problem with the thermostat.

For air conditioning repair in Tampa, FL, call the pros at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!