AC Not Working? What to do

During the summer in Florida, you need to know that your air conditioning unit will be capable of working 24 X 7 without breaking down. In a hot and humid climate like Florida, having your ac unit in optimal condition is not a luxury, but a necessity. The blistering heat of a Florida summer and resulting perspiration it causes can not only be hard to handle, but can also be potentially dangerous. Every resident of Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra, Florida knows the importance of having their HVAC system serviced and running smoothly before the onset of summer.

However, you never know when something might go wrong and you will need to be prepared with a few do-it-yourself tips in case the dreaded happens and your air conditioner breaks down during the summer in Florida. You can call in the professionals, but some simple checks that you can do to report to the service engineer while making the call, would be helpful. Learn some of these simple checks that you can perform yourself in case your air conditioner breaks down in the summer.

  • Check the make and model of the HVAC system.
  • Check the circuit breakers and also other heavy appliances around the house; re-set the circuit breaker and try to switch on the A/C. Check the fuses too; a power surge might have resulted in a blown fuse. In which case, it is a simple case of replacing the fuse to have your A/C working again.
  • To see if overheating is the problem, turn off the AC; wait for some time and turn it back on to see if it’s working. If it does work, then you can tell you service technician that overheating is the problem. This is a common issue in Florida during the summer months.
  • Check to see if it’s working at all; it might be making noises, or blowing hot air if nothing you’ve tried seems to be working. These details conveyed while calling the professional will help them arrive with the necessary tools and also the likely spare parts. If your service technician has to come to your house, check out your ac unit and then figure out the problem, he may have to go back to his office to obtain the necessary replacement parts; this will lead to unavoidable delays, when the sun is scorching and you’re longing to have your air conditioner working again.
  • Check the exterior of the air conditioner for any loose screws or other rattling parts that might be causing the noise. Also check for blockages in the air filter; with constant use, there might have been more build up in your air filter than you might have expected, creating a blockage and restricting the air flow.

Being able to troubleshoot when your air conditioner goes on the fritz can help you in getting help immediately, either by fixing the problem if it’s simple enough, or by passing on the symptoms clearly to your service contractor when you call for emergency repairs. This will ensure that whatever’s wrong with your air conditioner is fixed that much faster.

At Ocean State Air Conditioning and Heating, we know how hard it can be if your air conditioner stops working in the middle of a Florida summer, after almost 40 years in the business. We are a comprehensive air conditioning service company in Neptune Beach FL and we install, maintain and repair all brands of air conditioners. We work six days a week, and during our off-hours, you can reach us on our hotline in case of emergencies. Our decades of excellent service to the residents of Jacksonville, FL have brought us the title the “service company your neighbors recommend.”

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