How to Prevent the Need for Air Conditioning Repair

Living in South Florida requires residents to run their air conditioning units frequently. acservicerepairConstant running of the unit without proper care by the homeowner can have residents calling for AC service and AC repair.

One of the most common issues homeowners can face is problems with the unit’s refrigerant. If the home isn’t getting cool enough but the unit is still running, a refrigerant problem could be to blame.

A unit that is low on refrigerant can have difficulty keeping a home cool. The problem could stem from a leak, or the unit may have not been charged properly during cooling installation. A quick check by one of my licensed technicians can easily fix the problem for homeowners.

Issues with power to the AC unit can also cause homeowners to feel uncomfortable. If a unit stops working, homeowners should always check the power source. Be sure the thermostat is on the appropriate setting and that the unit is plugged in properly. If those are all in correct working order, residents should check the fuse box to ensure switches have not been flipped. Homeowners should always be sure to keep the owner’s manual handy to reference for proper operating information.

Another common issue is simply a lack of maintenance. Failure to regularly change air filters, clean out the system and maintain regular check-ups with a licensed technician can limit the unit’s efficiency. Homeowners should schedule a yearly maintenance appointment.

Homeowners can also clean out their air conditioner periodically to help reduce the need for repairs. Begin by turning off the unit. Homeowners can begin cleaning by first focusing on the unit’s coils. Using a regular garden hose, spray down the coils of the unit. Then, homeowners can use a commercial air conditioner cleaner to spay the coils. Be sure to read the directions on the cleaner for proper use. Rinse off the coils.

Homeowners should then look for the unit’s drain, which will be located outside. Using a wet/dry vacuum, simply clean the drain of any debris that may be attempting to clog it. Be sure the drain has a cap that covers it to prevent debris from entering in the future.
Remove any debris from the outside unit. Twigs, grass, leaves and other debris can enter the outside unit, making it run less efficiently. Periodically, homeowners should clean the outside unit to be sure no debris is inhibiting it from running properly.

With a few simple steps, homeowners can ensure their air conditioning units are up to face the task of keeping them cool. Avoiding unnecessary AC service and AC repair bills.

How to Avoid Clogged Drain Lines

A very common reason for calling an air conditioning repair technician is when an air Air-Conditioner-Repairconditioning drain line becomes clogged. This is easily fixed and an avoidable problem, but a clogged drain line can potentially cost the homeowner much money and frustration.

When warm air from your home comes in contact with your air conditioning evaporator coil it creates a certain amount of condensation. This water has to go somewhere, and that is why air conditioning systems are equipped with a condensate pan and a small PVC pipe that leads to a drain system in or outside your home.

Unfortunately if the drain line becomes clogged it can back up into the pan and create a water leak. Depending on where your AC unit is located, a leak could cause some real damage, for example: if the system is located in an attic and the water leaks through the ceiling.

Drain lines clog up from dust and other matter that get into the AC System, as well as fungal and other buildup within the pipe. When an Air conditioning repair technician services your A/C System they will make sure you have a clean condensate drain line. One of the methods is to attach a wet/dry vacuum to the end of the drain line and forcibly draw any buildup from the pipe while they pour a non-hazardous natural cleaning agent into the drain line. They will also place anti fungal condensate pan tablets to the condensate pan that will also help to prevent sludge and buildup.

When Rome Aire installs a new system they will take the extra time to create a cleanout in a section if the drain pipe that facilitates proper cleaning of the drain lines. Some systems do not have a cleanout and eventually the drain pipe needs to be cut in order to clean it.

In Florida, where we use our air conditioning for most of the year, drain lines should be cleaned twice a year to prevent water from leaking into the home. You should also use a quality air filter and make sure to change it regularly since dust particles and other matter can accumulate on the evaporator coil and end up in the drain line which can contribute to a drain line clog.

If you are the kind of person who likes to change your own oil, you may decide to clean your own A/C drain line. However, your Air Conditioning repair technician is the best person to do this work, and if you have a maintenance service agreement with a company they will check the whole system while they are there.

The AC Service Boca Raton Recommends Most

ROMEAIRE1202When your home or business isn’t comfortable, it’s hard to get anything done. And when it comes to AC repair, Boca Raton residents and business owners know there’s nothing worse than having to get your air conditioning repaired when the temperature is rising. Choosing an air conditioning contractor to fix your system in a crisis is tough, but the good news is you’ve found the website of the most recommended air conditioning service, repair and installation company in Boca Raton — and there are good reasons why.

If you run a business, we understand that every moment your air conditioner isn’t working is a drain on your bottom line; even if you’re able to continue operating, your employees, customers and clients are less comfortable and your business isn’t operating at top efficiency. Our priority for all commercial calls is getting your AC up and running as quickly as possible, with the best service technicians in the business on-call to help you day or night.

For our residential customers, we also understand that while you may not rely upon a comfortable temperature to earn your living, you’ve still got to live in your home. We’ll send the most knowledgeable, hard-working and experienced air conditioning professionals to your home quickly, and we’ll get your home — your castle — back on track so you can enjoy everything you do there (and your family will, too).

There are a lot of air conditioning service and maintenance companies in the area; we stand out for our professionalism and commitment to service. When you’re ready to call and make an appointment with the best contractors for AC repair and service or AC installation Boca Raton has to offer, contact us today and let us show you the RomeAire difference!