RomeAire’s AC Troubleshooting Guide Series! Episode 2:

ACService01Below are some more great tips from Rome Aire’s Air Conditioning Maintenance Troubleshooting Guide, which can also be found in its entirety by clicking here. My Air Conditioner turns on and off continuously…

  1. Water in the Drain Pan may be filling triggering the Overflow Safety Float Switch to shut off the unit. Call for Service. Consider signing up with us for automatic Filter or AC Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.

My Air Conditioner is leaking water…

  1. Drain Line could be clogged with algae or sediment.  Call for Service & consider AC Maintenance Reminders tailored for you!
  2. When was the last time you cleaned your filter?  Make sure it is clean – we recommend every month, depending on the type of filter utilized. Consider signing up with us for automatic Filter or AC Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.
  3. When was the last time you scheduled a maintenance?  Our automatic Filter or AC Maintenance Reminders could prevent this from happening.  Keeping up with your air conditioning maintenance allows for cleaner air, reduces breakdowns and keeps your floors or ceilings dry!

My Air Conditioner has ice on it…

  1. When was the last time you cleaned your filter?  Make sure it is clean – we recommend every month, depending on the type of filter utilized. Consider signing up with us for automatic Filter or AC Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.
  2. Check your Thermostat Setting – Setting it below 70° could cause ice.
  3. Check your Return Grill (by filter area) – is there anything blocking it?
  4. Freezing is a good indication of Low on Freon.  Call for Service & have our Technicians get to the root of the problem.

My Air Conditioner is unusually noisy…

  1. Check you filter – it may not be fitting properly.   Let us find the right filter for you.   Sign up for our free Filter Reminder Service & keep your air clean.
  2. Call for AC Service!  The Blower Wheel may be out of Calibration which requires immediate attention before causing any damages on motor or adjacent components.

RomeAire’s AC Troubleshooting Guide Series! Episode 1:

ACMaintenanceBelow are some great tips from Rome Aire’s Air Conditioning Maintenance Troubleshooting Guide, which can also be found in its entirety by clicking here.

My Air Conditioner is blowing hot air…

  1. Try resetting the Circuit Breaker.
  2. Check the FPL “ON CALL” Box if you participate in their savings program.
  3. Check your Humidistat Settings – when you are in town set Humidistat to ON.
  4. Make sure your Thermostat is set correctly.
  5. When was the last time you cleaned your filter? Make sure it is clean – we recommend every month, depending on the type of filter utilized. Consider signing up with us for automatic Filter or Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.
  6. Your Outside unit could be off at the Breaker.

 

My Air Conditioner does not have any power…

  1. Try resetting the Circuit Breaker.
  2. Check the FPL “ON CALL” Box if you participate in their savings program.
  3. Make sure your Thermostat is set correctly.
  4. Check your Humidistat Settings – when you are in town set Humidistat to ON.
  5. The Breaker at the Air Handler may need resetting.
  6. Water in the Drain Pan may be filling triggering the Overflow Safety Float Switch to shut off the unit.  Call for Service. Consider signing up with us for automatic Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.

 

My thermostat is blank and/or flashing…

  1. Try replacing the batteries in your Thermostat.
  2. The Breaker at the Air Handler may need resetting.
  3. Water in the Drain Pan may be filling triggering the Overflow Safety Float Switch to shut off the unit.  Call for Service.  Consider signing up with us for automatic Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.

 

More ac maintenance troubleshooting tips to follow in our next blog!  For the best ac service in South Florida, call Rome Aire today!

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.

Common Air Conditioner Problems

AIRCONDITIONER202One of the most common air conditioning service problems is improper operation. If your air conditioner is on, be sure to close your home’s windows and outside doors. For room air conditioners, isolate the room or a group of connected rooms as much as possible from the rest of your home.

Other common problems with existing air conditioners result from faulty installation, poor ac service procedures, and inadequate ac maintenance. Improper installation of a central air conditioner can result in leaky ducts and low airflow. Many times, the refrigerant charge (the amount of refrigerant in the system) does not match the manufacturer’s specifications. If proper refrigerant charging is not performed during installation, the performance and efficiency of the unit is impaired. Unqualified service technicians often fail to find refrigerant charging problems or even worsen existing problems by adding refrigerant to a system that is already full. Learn what to ask for when hiring a technician to maintain your air conditioner.

Air conditioner manufacturers generally make rugged, high quality products. If your air conditioner fails, begin by checking any fuses or circuit breakers. Let the unit cool down for about five minutes before resetting any breakers. If a central air conditioner’s compressor stops on a hot day, the high-pressure limit switch may have tripped; reset it by pushing the button, located in the compressor’s access panel.

REFRIGERANT LEAKS

If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it leaks. If it leaks, simply adding refrigerant is not a solution. A trained technician should fix any leak, test the repair, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. Remember that the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer’s specification, and is neither undercharged nor overcharged. Refrigerant leaks can also be harmful to the environment.

INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE

If you allow filters and air conditioning coils to become dirty, the air conditioner will not work properly, and the compressor or fans are likely to fail prematurely.

ELECTRIC CONTROL FAILURE

The compressor and fan controls can wear out, especially when the air conditioner turns on and off frequently, as is common when a system is oversized. Because corrosion of wire and terminals is also a problem in many systems, electrical connections and contacts should be checked during a professional ac service call.

SENSOR PROBLEMS

Room air conditioners feature a thermostat sensor, located behind the control panel, which measures the temperature of air coming into the evaporative coil. If the sensor is knocked out of position, the air conditioner could cycle constantly or behave erratically. The sensor should be near the coil but not touching it; adjust its position by carefully bending the wire that holds it in place.

DRAINAGE PROBLEMS

When it’s humid outside, check the condensate drain to make sure it isn’t clogged and is draining properly. Room air conditioners may not drain properly if not mounted level.

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!

Professional AC Installation Boca Raton Counts On

ROMEAIRE1102There’s nothing wrong, broadly speaking, with wanting to do things on your own; there are a lot of opportunities for property owners and managers to “get their hands dirty” taking care of small jobs around their homes and businesses. But for some things, there’s no substitute for calling in the professionals — and we strongly believe getting air conditioning professionally installed is the best choice.

First of all, every room in every building is unique. Not every home or workspace has the same air conditioning needs, and a big-box “one size fits all” solution is probably going to fall short; and just going for a huge “overkill” system has its own set of problems (such as cooling a space so quickly the humidity remains behind, leaving cold, damp and uncomfortable air). There’s no substitute for a properly-sized system, and your HVAC professional can ensure you get the right one.

Next, a professional installer will make certain you have the right (and clean) ductwork for your AC application; bad ducts can lead to polluted air, which can damage not only your new AC system but your lungs, as well.

Finally, if there’s ever a need for an AC repair, Boca Raton do-it-yourselfers are stuck with either learning a lot about air conditioning repair quickly, or paying through the nose for a company to come out and repair the system. Professional installers will back their work, and offer warrantees on the job they’ve done; often that will include minor repairs that will keep your system up and running in the event of trouble.

For more information about air conditioning — and to learn why we’ve become the AC service Boca Raton homeowners and businesses trust most to keep them cool — please give us a call today!