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Common Summer AC Repairs to Be Aware of

Downtown Tampa Florida in the afternoonUnfortunately, even though we wish it were true, there is no air conditioner on the market that will perform at 100% efficiency and effectiveness throughout its entire lifespan. Now, you can definitely reduce your chances of needing sudden emergency repairs, and maybe even the most costly of AC repairs, by scheduling routine maintenance. Maintenance should be performed at least once a year for a standard air conditioner and twice a year for heat pump systems.

And when your Tampa, FL air conditioning system does need repair, our team is the one to contact. The sooner you address issues with your air conditioner, the less likely it is that your system will suffer serious problems or damage later on. There is no air conditioner problem that’s small enough to ignore or delay.

Thermostat Problems

Some potentially good news is that your air conditioner problem may not be an air conditioner problem at all, but rather an issue with the thermostat. If your thermostat can’t register temperatures in your home correctly for any reason, then your air conditioner cannot live up to the desired temperature you’ve set for it.

We are happy to help, but before reaching out to our team, go ahead and double-check your thermostat settings. It’s possible that you have it in fan-only mode unintentionally, or even that someone set the temperature incorrectly. In the absence of either of these issues, check your manual that came with the thermostat for some simple troubleshooting tips, and give us a call if you still need assistance.

Leaky Ductwork

Out of sight, out of mind, right? That’s how it is for your ductwork, but it shouldn’t be. Leaky air ducts are actually pretty serious, and can cause a number of problems for your air conditioning performance, comfort, and energy bills.

You’ll be cooling your living space far less efficiently and less effectively if you’re trying to do it with breached or damaged ducts. This leaves you on the hook for higher utility bills, but yet lower comfort levels.

Leaky Refrigerant

This is another important leak risk to be aware of, and it’s worse than a ductwork leak (which you could probably live with for some time before your AC starts to suffer—not that we recommend doing so!) A refrigerant leak will typically cause a decline in cooling output, you may see water surrounding your AC unit, ice on the evaporator coil, you’ll notice the sound of your system short-cycling, and/or you’ll hear a hissing sound coming from the system.

None of these occurrences should be ignored. Your air conditioner’s operation depends on the ability to remove heat from the air via the evaporation of refrigerant. If you suspect you do in fact have a leak, be sure to call our pros. We’ll accurately pinpoint where the leak is coming from, and repair it, ensuring the performance of your air conditioner.

One last note about refrigerant leaks—there’s a common misconception that refrigerant is something that dissipates like gasoline from a car, but it in fact should last throughout the systems entire lifespan—again, unless you have a leak!

Contact IERNA’s Heating & Cooling today for reliable air conditioning services.

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