In the hot, humid South Florida climate, air conditioning is more than just a nice accessory: it’s a survival tool. Air conditioning is what keeps the atmosphere in your home or workplace comfortable and livable. Therefore, air conditioning problems can cause your space to get hot, sticky, and unbearable very quickly. Fortunately, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric are the AC repair experts you need to stay cool year-round.
Air conditioners have two fans, located inside and outside. The inside fan is what blows cold air into your office or home, while the outside fan releases heat by blowing over condenser coils. Damage to either fan can cause your AC to malfunction.
While damage to the inside or outside fan can happen, there are a few other problems that are known to happen when you use your air conditioner frequently:
The capacitor is responsible for powering your AC’s fans. When this function stops working, the system’s fans may not spin so well, or stop spinning altogether. It’s recommended to have a professional AC repair company replace this part.
The contactor is the electric switch that controls the condensing and compressing of your AC’s fan motor. It’s not uncommon for this part to lose functionality over time, especially if you’ve had your AC unit for a long time.
The fan motor will experience the most wear and tear and may eventually burn out under frequent use. It’s more likely to experience burnout when you don’t properly maintain your air conditioner. You may require a system replacement depending on how old it is.
An older AC unit uses a belt-powered fan, which can break or loosen up with time. Your fans will stop spinning properly when this happens. Fortunately, it’s repairable, but it’s also a sign that your unit may need replacing soon.
If your air conditioner is malfunctioning, the issue could be power-related rather than an assembly issue. Conversely, if parts of the unit overheat, your circuit breaker can turn the unit off to prevent a fire. If this happens, try flipping your circuit breakers switch and see if this turns your unit back on. If this continues to happen, you may want to consult an electrician.
The evaporator coil is necessary for transferring heat out of your home. It’s coiled piping that carries liquid refrigerant, converting to a low-pressure gas and extracting heat from the air. Your evaporator coil may be damaged if
If you experience any of these issues, consult a professional to take a look at your system.
At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we understand that functional air conditioning is a requirement for living in South Florida. With warm temperatures year-round, but especially during the summer months, a broken AC unit can make the difference between a good day and an absolutely unbearable day.
We not only install and fix air conditioning units, but also work with plumbing, electricity, and indoor air quality. On the occasional cooler day, we also offer quality heating services as well. We service Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties, and have been a trusted resource for residents since 1983. For questions or to get a quote, contact us today at 561-391-1048.