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The 4 Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

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Living in Tampa, you get used to the sticky heat that permeates every room, but sometimes, you just need to cool off. That is why many homes have air conditioners. In fact, two-thirds of all homes in the United States use AC. Unfortunately, only 42% of those households perform maintenance or hire air conditioning repair services annually.

While an HVAC unit can last around 12 years, if it is not properly maintained, it will surely have some problems and probably will not live quite that long.

So one day you notice that your living room is warmer than usual; you may even be sweating in your own home. What do you do? Tampa air conditioning repair companies are the experts in diagnosing the problem and fixing it entirely.

Below is a list that may be able to help you spot and identify a problem with your air conditioning system all on your own.

4 Common Air Conditioning Problems

  1. Low refrigerant: Refrigerant is the chemical that lowers the temperature of the air inside the conditioning system. If the refrigerant is low, you may have a leak. Leaks should be located and repaired.
  2. Poor wiring: Haphazard wiring or wiring done by uncertified tech is extremely risky and can cause fires. It can also trip the circuit breaker and prevent power from reaching your system.
  3. Fan does not work: The outside fan pushes the heat in your home to the outside air. If that outside fan fails, transfer of the heat will not take place and it is possible for the conditioning compressor to overheat, causing internal damage.
  4. Frozen coil: Restrictions caused by dirty air filters or blocked return air ducts can freeze the coils. Frozen coils may also be the result of low refrigerant.

Not only will you be wasting precious energy, throwing away money, and sweating in your seat, but by not maintaining your AC, you are also putting yourself and anyone in your house or apartment building at risk. Between 2006 and 2010, 2,500 out of the 7,200 home structure fires were caused by a faulty air conditioner. There is nothing more important than your safety, and Tampa air conditioning repair companies are dedicated to keeping you safe and comfortable in your home.

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