An air conditioner in Florida gets a lot of use over the years, which means you might have to schedule service more frequently than people do in other parts of the country. However, many of the most common air conditioning problems are preventable, to an extent, if you take good care of your air conditioning system, pay attention to the signs the AC is in trouble, and schedule professional maintenance services.

Here, we list a few of the most common problems with air conditioning system, and give you a little bit of information to help prevent them throughout the year.

Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the chemical blend that allows for heat to transfer out of the home’s air so that it can cool down. Low levels of refrigerant are responsible for a wide range of problems with the system, including reduced cooling power, high energy bills, and additional wear and tear on the system.

Our advice for preventing refrigerant leaks is to make sure that they are handled properly the first time around. Do not rehire a technician who only adds more refrigerant but does not actually repair the problem. Low levels of refrigerant almost always mean leaks (or a system that was not properly measured in the first place), and the leaks must be sealed.

Short Cycling

A short cycling air conditioning system only turns on for brief periods, and it may have trouble starting up as well. This is a problem you want to avoid because it wears down the components (and doesn’t really keep you comfortable).

You may only need a new part, but this could be a sign that your older system needs replacement. When your air conditioning system is short cycling, especially if you notice this problem early on in the life of the system, it could be that it wasn’t properly sized and installed in the first place.

ONLY allow a trained technician to install your air conditioner if you want it to last as long as possible.

Broken Fan Motors

You can prevent the fan motor from breaking by reducing the amount of work it has to do. Keep the thermostat set to an efficient temperature most of the day, and make sure the AC is off or at a higher temperature while everyone is away (a programmable thermostat is important for this step). Also, clean or replace the air filter each month and call in professionals for maintenance each year.

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