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Why Even In Florida, It’s Important To Service Your Air Conditioning System In Winter

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The winter months in Florida bring cool enough conditions to allow your AC to get a break. It’s possible that your home continues to use the air conditioning system regardless, but not as frequently as you do in the summer months where cooled air-flow is essential.

For starters, you shouldn’t be servicing your AC system only when something seems to be wrong. For example, in the dead of summer, when it starts to function less efficiently than you’d care for. This is setting your family up for likely discomfort, stress, and a potentially hefty repair bill. We’ve heard our fair share of AC system horror stories. Be smart and use the winter months to service your air conditioner.

Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs To Be Serviced

We understand that life can get busy and prioritizing AC maintenance can be difficult. There are a few telltale signs that indicate your air conditioning system needs to be serviced regardless of the time of the year:

  • There are strange or bad smells coming from the unit. Burning smells are an indication of burned wire insulation while a stale smell indicates that there is mold potentially growing in your ducts.
  • Loud humming noises coming from the AC unit are never good. This is a sign that something is working harder than it needs to, most likely compensating for another faulty part.
  • The air being pushed out of the unit is not as cool as you’re used to. This is a sign that the refrigerant levels are too low and need to be replaced.
  • The airflow seems to be affected. Air is not circulating throughout the space effectively.
  • There is a leak. Any leaks coming from your unit should immediately raise a red flag.

If your air conditioning system is showing any of these signs prior to the cooler months, don’t ignore it and wait for the warmer season. Instead, take advantage of the season change to carry out maintenance where the replacements are minor and par for the course.

Why Waiting Is Worse

Taking advantage of the winter months to have your air conditioner serviced is proactive. ​​​​​​This prevents you from running into any emergencies when temperatures start to rise. You’ll have the time to get a professional electrician to inspect the unit, diagnose any current issues and potential replacements, and service the unit without the urgency for cooling.

When summer comes, you’ll have 100% confidence in your system knowing that your home will be cooled efficiently. You’ll also be prepared for any additional costs later, and your family won’t experience any discomfort.

Poorly maintained parts of an AC unit have a Domino effect, causing one problem after the other. The demand for cool air during the summer months will put a strain on an already strained unit. Art Plumbing, AC and Electric technicians are always prepared for emergency AC repairs, but this may leave your family feeling frustrated and uncomfortable during the hotter months.

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The bottom line? Preventative maintenance works. Your AC does not need to be completely burned out before you call an expert. With a well-maintained AC, you’ll have the peace-of mind-you need to enjoy the new season and all the weather variations it brings.  The air quality will be at its best and you can rely on your unit to keep your space cool.

If you’re reading this and are wondering when you last had your air conditioner serviced, give Art a call today at 1-800-475-1504. We service homes throughout South Florida and our staff has the experience and expertise to tell you what you need to know about your home’s air conditioning system.

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