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Warning Signs of Air-Conditioner Problems

Summer in Florida is HOT, and your air conditioner is working hard! Dont come home to a sweltering, humid house this summer. If you notice any of the following warning signs, you likely need air-conditioner repair or maintenance from Frank Gay Services NOW! 


AC Warning Sign: Warm Air 

If you feel warm air blowing from your home’s vents, check your thermostat. Make sure that the thermostat is switched to “cooling” mode and set it lower than the current temperature.  


If your vents still blow warm air, you may be dealing with a compressor issue or restricted airflow.  


AC Warning Sign: Insufficient Airflow 

Poor airflow is a common sign that your AC is not running efficiently or that a blockage is preventing airflow. A clogged air filter, a broken motor, or something more serious could be the culprit.  


AC Warning Sign: High Humidity 

We are well-acquainted with the humidity here in Florida, but that does not mean you want that sticky feeling inside your home! If your AC is not keeping moisture levels within a comfortable range, you need an inspection and repair 


Our technicians at Frank Gay Services are trained to diagnose AC issues quickly. They will let you know if you need a simple recalibration or if you should consider a whole-house dehumidifier to keep moisture in check.  



AC Warning Sign: Frequent Cycles 

Your air conditioner should go through routine cooling cycles no matter how hot it is outside. Although it will cycle more frequently during the hottest days, it should not repeatedly turn on and off. 


AC Warning Sign: Water Leaks 

If you notice liquids accumulating around your air conditioner, you have a problem. A leak is a sign that your AC is not running properly. Older air conditioning systems can also produce condensation as they operate.  


Don’t wait to call in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professional as leaks can quickly damage your home.  



AC Warning Sign: Foul Odors 

What’s that smell?? If your HVAC system smells unpleasant, you will want to handle the problem before it gets worse. Fortunately, a quick diagnostic visit from a technician will tell you if an AC tune-up or a cleaning session is needed.  


You might also want to consider installing ultraviolet (UV) lamps that will eliminate persistent microbial growth in your air conditioner. Duct cleaning can also address odors or dust that may have accumulated in the home’s ductwork.  



Seeing the Signs? Make the Call 

Don’t wait to tackle air-conditioner repairs or maintenance. Keep your AC system running efficiently throughout the summer with the help of your local HVAC professionals at Frank Gay Services! Call today,   (407) 329-9808

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