Air Conditioning Repair

In a place like Florida, it’s important to call a professional at the first signs of trouble with your air conditioner. If a damaged air conditioner isn’t inspected as soon as possible, repairing it can become much more costly than it would be otherwise. Damaged air conditioning units can suffer from drastically reduced cooling capacity, which can cause major increases in your energy bill as your air conditioner struggles to maintain the temperature you want.

If you suspect that your air conditioner is in need of repairs, or if you’re in an emergency situation, John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here for you. Some air conditioner problems to look out for in your home include:

  • Refrigerant leaks
  • Frozen coils
  • Clogged condensate drain lines
  • Failed capacitors
  • Failed motors
  • Dirty filters
  • Electrical issues

If you have an urgent need for repair or have questions, call us today at (561) 863-6750 for immediate 24/7 service.

What is the average lifespan of an AC in Florida?

A well-maintained air conditioner will normally last 10 to 15 years. However, in general, the more your air conditioner runs, the faster it will fail. In Florida, where temperatures regularly reach the mid-90s and higher, you may notice that your air conditioner is working harder and longer to keep your home cool. As a result, the system may fail more frequently and need to be replaced sooner. The key is regular maintenance.

How often should an AC be serviced in Florida?

In Florida, where air conditioners are heavily used due to the warm climate, it’s generally recommended to service your AC system at least once a year. Ideally, scheduling annual maintenance before the peak cooling season ensures optimal performance. Professional AC service typically involves tasks like cleaning or replacing filters, inspecting components, checking refrigerant levels, and addressing any potential issues. Regular servicing helps improve efficiency, prevents unexpected breakdowns, and ensures your AC system operates effectively in the demanding Florida climate. Consulting with HVAC professionals for personalized advice based on your specific system and usage is advisable.

What is the most expensive repair on an AC unit?

The compressor, serving as the AC unit’s core, circulates refrigerant to facilitate heat exchange. Repairing or replacing it can be costly due to the component’s complexity and labor-intensive installation. Compressor failures may stem from electrical problems, refrigerant leaks, or wear and tear. Regular maintenance and timely repairs of minor issues extend the compressor’s lifespan and prevent expensive breakdowns.

How often should I change my air filters?

Air filters should ideally be replaced every 1 to 3 months, depending on indoor air quality, household occupancy, and pet presence. Homes with allergies or pets may necessitate more frequent changes to maintain air quality and HVAC efficiency. Regularly inspecting filters for dirt and debris helps determine when replacements are due. Clean filters ensure proper airflow, enhance indoor air quality, and prevent strain on the HVAC system, promoting optimal performance and durability.

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