There's nothing quite like the beautiful weather on Florida's Treasure Coast. With average temperatures ranging from the low 70's during the winter months and the 90's during the summer, it's a great place to be, year-round. All that warm weather means that air conditioning is an absolute necessity for most of the year. Because it's so important to their comfort and health, Florida residents have to pay close attention to their A/C unit. While there are a couple of things that a homeowner can do on their own to maintain their air conditioner, it's best to leave it to the experts. Advanced Air Conditioning has been providing reliable AC service in Wabasso, Florida and the surrounding areas since 1999 and we're the HVAC company of choice on the Treasure Coast.
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Air Conditioner System Basics
First of all, it's important to understand that you air conditioner doesn't create cold air. In fact, creating cold air isn't even possible. What the air conditioner does instead is it removes the heat from warm air, which leaves cold air as a result. You might be thinking that this sounds a bit strange, and it is, but you can rest assured that it's based in science. There are three main mechanical components in your air conditioner that help remove the heat from the air.
- Evaporator Coil
- Condenser Coil
No matter what brand of air conditioning unit you have installed in your home, or what size it is, these three parts will always be present. The process that transfers warm air into cool, comfortable air is also similar in all air conditioning units:
- Warm air moves over the evaporator coil, which absorbs heat from the air using a heat transfer liquid called a refrigerant.
- The refrigerant flows to the condenser coil where the compressor puts pressure on it to make extremely hot.
- The outside air absorbs the heat from the refrigerant.
- Once the refrigerant cools down, it flows back to the evaporator coil to absorb more heat.
- This process repeats itself until the temperature inside the home reaches the thermostat setting.
What Can Go Wrong With an AC System?
Air conditioners are meant to last, but not forever. A typical AC unit in Florida may have a useful life of somewhere between 10 and 15 years. However, without proper maintenance, an overworked air conditioner can fail at any time, leaving you and your family to swelter in the Florida heat. Keep an eye out for these common problems to avoid a catastrophic failure of your air conditioning unit.
The refrigerant fluid in your air conditioner is what removes the heat and humidity from the air inside your home. If a leak develops in one of the refrigerant lines, it escapes and there isn't enough left to effectively cool the air. As a homeowner, you can't just add more refrigerant, that's something only a licensed technician should handle. They'll find the leak, repair or replace the parts, and recharge your refrigerant so your AC unit works properly.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
Your air conditioner's evaporator coils are filled with refrigerant. They rely on the warm air that circulates around them to help remove heat from the air and to maintain a cool temperature. If there is a problem with air flow, the evaporator coils can get too cold, which allows a layer of ice to build up on the outside. When this happens, the air conditioner will dispense warm, rather than cool air into your home.
Soiled Condenser Coils
The condenser coils remove the heat from the air and push it outside your home. If the coil is covered in dust, dirt, or debris, it won't be able to perform this vital duty, and the warm air cannot escape. Keeping your condenser coils clean is imperative, not only so you can get the cool air you want, but this simple task also ensures your unit will last longer and cost less to operate.
Issues With the Fans
Airflow is a vital component of any air conditioner, which is why they all have two fans, one that blows indoor air over the evaporator coil to remove the heat, and one that moves the heated air outside. If either fan malfunctions, or quits working, the airflow is restricted, which can lead to major problems such as a compressor failure. Left long enough, a fan problem can cause your entire air conditioning system to fail catastrophically.
Your air conditioner's ductwork carries the cool air from the air conditioner to the vents inside your home. In most cases, the air flows where it's supposed to go, but if there is a hole or break in the ductwork, the cooled air will escape inside the walls and ceiling. Not only will this cause your home to be warmer, it will also make the air conditioner work harder, which runs up your energy bills in a wasteful way.
A manual thermostat that's not calibrated correctly, or a programmable thermostat that's not set properly can cause your air conditioner to experience issues. The best thing to do is to replace any old, dial-type thermostats with a newer, programmable thermostat. Be sure to read and follow the instructions in the thermostat manual to ensure that you've got it set properly for your needs.
AC Service in Wabasso, Florida
If you're experiencing any of the issues listed above, or if your air conditioner is making odd noises, or releasing unpleasant odors, don't hesitate to take care of the problem. The longer you wait to call a professional air conditioning repair company like Advanced Air Conditioning and Heating, the worse the problem may get. Our highly trained, factory certified technicians are experienced in all manner of air conditioning system repair, maintenance, and replacement. We've been serving the Treasure Coast for two decades and we're one of the most trusted HVAC companies around.
If you have questions about your air conditioning system, would like to schedule a maintenance check, repairs, or if you need a new AC unit, please call us at (772) 388-1695. If you prefer, you can also contact us online by filling out our simple form. Just leave us a note and one of our friendly, professional staff members will get back to you as soon as possible.
The City of Wabasso
Wabasso is a city located in Indian River County, Florida.
There is 1 Zip Code in Wabasso
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Average Family Size: 4.13 people
Average Household Income: $13,488
Median Age: 35.0 years old
Under 10: 0.0%
10 - 19: 0.0%
Over 80: 15.2%
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