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Air Conditioning FAQ

Why is my air conditioner not cooling my home effectively?

This could be due to dirty air filters, low refrigerant levels, or a blocked condenser unit. Regular maintenance is key to identifying and resolving these issues. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric offers detailed diagnostic services to ensure your AC operates at peak efficiency.

How often should I replace my air filter?

In South Florida’s hot climate, it’s recommended to replace your air filter every 1-2 months to ensure optimal performance and air quality. Our team can help you choose the right filter and set up a maintenance schedule.

What are the benefits of a programmable thermostat?

Programmable thermostats can significantly reduce energy costs by automatically adjusting the temperature based on your schedule. They help maintain a comfortable home environment while conserving energy. We offer installation and setup services for various thermostat models.

How can I improve my AC’s efficiency during peak summer months?

Regular maintenance, cleaning or replacing filters, sealing ducts, and using a programmable thermostat can enhance efficiency. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric provides comprehensive AC tune-ups to prepare your system for the summer heat.

Why is my air conditioner making strange noises?

Unusual noises can indicate issues such as loose parts, a failing motor, or debris in the unit. It’s important to address these sounds promptly to prevent further damage. Our expert technicians can diagnose and fix the problem.

What size air conditioner do I need for my home?

The size depends on factors like your home’s square footage, insulation, and sun exposure. An improperly sized unit can lead to inefficiency and higher energy bills. We offer professional assessments to determine the right size for your needs.

How can I tell if my AC needs more refrigerant?

Signs include insufficient cooling, ice on the refrigerant line, and hissing noises. Low refrigerant often indicates a leak that needs professional attention. Our technicians can inspect and refill refrigerant as needed.

What are the advantages of regular AC maintenance?

Regular maintenance prolongs the lifespan of your unit, improves efficiency, prevents breakdowns, and ensures better air quality. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric provides thorough maintenance plans tailored to your system.

Can a smart thermostat help with my energy bills?

Yes, smart thermostats learn your habits and adjust temperatures for maximum efficiency, which can significantly lower your energy bills. We can install and configure smart thermostats to help you save money.

What should I do if my AC stops working during a heatwave?

Check the thermostat settings, circuit breaker, and air filter first. If these are not the issue, contact Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric for emergency repair services to restore your cooling system quickly.

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