There are a few reasons why you may have lost power to your unit. The breaker may have been tripped, or there may be faulty wiring involved. In other cases, it’s very possible that your air conditioner has overheated and as a result it has shut itself off. This is a fairly common problem that we encounter when we are working on a job.
Do you hear a loud squealing noise from your unit? This is always a very strong indication of a problem, and may indicate that the fan belt is nearing the end of its usefulness and may snap. If this is the case, please contact a technician for immediate assistance.
Similar to the fan belt, there is an audible way to tell whether you have a refrigerant leak. Is there a hissing noise coming the system? Chances are you’re leaking refrigerant, and that can decrease efficiency. This is not only bad for your system, but it’s also bad for the environment.
If you run your unit throughout the night, have a low refrigerant level, or generally have poor circulation, then you may be prone to frozen evaporator coils. This is a critical issue that can severely damage your system.
Again, the key here is circulation. Your unit may be functioning fine, but the fan motor can prevent air circulation, and if that is lacking, it’s one of the main reasons you need to have your system looked at.
Your fan could be running just fine, but the air may feel warm. This is a sign that the compressor isn’t working properly. Compressors are one of the most expensive components of the unit. You may want to discuss with us the cost effectiveness of a repair or a replacement in this instance.
You may have a clogged drain from algae, dirt, nests, and other debris. If the unit is not able to properly drain, then you may suffer from water damage.
While we work primarily with Carrier systems, our technicians are highly skilled and are more than capable of servicing all brands of HVAC equipment and brands. Just because your system is running poorly, doesn’t mean that it has to be a complete replacement. Once we’ve investigated the issue, we can assess whether it’s going to be an easy fix or something that will require more work. We want to give you the best service possible, and make you happy again.
There are actually a few tips that we’d like to share with you in order to help prevent the need for a serious job in your future:
- Change Filters Monthly
- Clean Outdoor Unit
- Schedule Yearly Maintenance
Make sure to change out your air filter on a monthly basis. Believe it or not, dirty filters mean that airflow to your evaporator coil gets restricted. This may sound intricate, but the only thing you need to know is that this can mean that your unit may break down if the filters aren’t properly replaced.
Just like air filters, there are chances that your exterior unit can be clogged. Debris can get in the way of the ability for the unit to properly regulate air flow. Simply going over your outdoor unit with a garden hose can stop leaves, twigs, and other small debris from building up and causing a serious problem for you.
At Ambrose Air, Inc., we don’t just offer repair services. Our maintenance program is highly advised for every home owner, even those who we haven’t installed units for. By having our technicians come out and take a look at your unit, there’s a very good chance that we can stop any serious problems from occurring, or spot them before they get worse.
There are many working parts to an air conditioning unit, and ensuring that they are all working properly can mean the difference between comfort and sweat.
Ambrose Air, Inc. has been a leading company in Orlando, Florida area for over 25 years, and we always take our experience into account when we work for you. In addition to the work that we do, we want to be a resource for you, because our wealth of experience in the industry is invaluable to any homeowner or business owner. While some of the problems that we listed can be looked at by anyone, it can sometimes take an experienced repair specialist to know exactly how far the problem goes. In Florida, you cannot let your system go unchecked or broken for too long, so we urge you to call us the moment that you have any sort of issue with your unit.
We also have emergency services as an option in case something severe goes wrong, and you’re in need of immediate attention. You can reach our offices at 407-857-0889. Let us use our experience to bring you comfort and quality in your home or business.