Air Conditioning Repairs All Year Round
They don’t call Florida the Sunshine State for nothing! With year-round sunshine and temperatures that rarely drop below 70°F, Floridians enjoy tropical conditions at almost any time of year. Our renowned sunshine and humidity require that homes and businesses are equipped with working air conditioning systems at all times. When these systems break down, you need quick and effective air conditioning repairs or replacements as soon as possible.
Art Plumbing, AC and Electric has been in business in South Florida since 1983, and is equipped to deal with the many challenges of HVAC systems. We’re fully licensed and insured to handle air conditioning repairs, sales, installations and maintenance all year round.
Common Causes of Emergency Repairs
There is nothing worse than being trapped inside a hot, stuffy building at the height of summer. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can also be dangerous – particularly for elderly people, children, and animals, who are more vulnerable to heat stroke and exhaustion in these conditions. Quick emergency air conditioning repairs are a necessity during these times.
The most common causes of HVAC malfunctions can range from fairly simple to incredibly complex problems. Sometimes systems are overworked, especially in places like South Florida, and wear-and-tear to parts causes the air conditioning system to break down more regularly. Art Plumbing, AC and Electric’s well stocked trucks mean that we have the right materials on hand to fix almost any problem without having to order additional parts.
Dirty air filters may not seem like a big deal, but can have a huge impact on your HVAC system. When air filters become clogged with dust and debris, the lack of proper air flow can cause the evaporator coils in your air conditioning unit to freeze, as the condensation is unable to evaporate thoroughly. This, in turn, reduces the AC’s ability to remove heat and cool the air passing through your home efficiently. In the long run, dirty filters can cause the whole HVAC unit to shut down. Dirty air ducts can also be hazardous to your health and indoor air quality.
Refrigerant leaks are another common source of HVAC malfunction.
Like dirty filters, refrigerant leaks also affect the evaporator coils, which can ice over due to a lack of evaporation of condensation. Again, once the coil is iced over, this will prevent proper air flow through the HVAC system and cause the entire unit to shut down eventually. Refrigerant leaks often occur at valves, connections, joints, or capillary tubes inside the evaporator coil.
These issues require specialist knowledge and skills to be resolved. Working with an AC unit can expose you to harmful chemicals, and can cause serious problems for the unit if you are untrained. Trust only a qualified HVAC technician to service and repair air conditioning problems.
Prevention is Better Than Cure
While machinery can break down due to manufacturing faults or poor installation, many AC problems can be prevented with adequate year-round maintenance. If your South Florida air conditioner is working overtime to keep your home or business cool, invest in regular maintenance check-ups and small repairs to mitigate the need for big fixes. Overhauling the entire HVAC unit is costly and time consuming, so it’s safer to stay on top of air conditioning repairs and maintenance on a bi-annual basis.
Contact Art Plumbing, AC and Electric to schedule a maintenance visit, or to provide efficient and effective air conditioning repairs when you need them.