Facing the Florida Heat: How to Handle Broken Air Conditioning

We all run into so many issues during the hottest months in the summer, especially in Florida. When you’re having issues with your A/C, there are a few things you can do to trouble shut it?

  1.  One of the most common is to reset the A/C unit. Turn the power off for about 30 seconds and then turn it back on.
  2. Check to see if the unit is frozen. Turn the unit off and take the panel door off. If it is frozen, leave it off for as close to 24 hours as possible. Then turn it back on.
  3. Check the air filter; if it’s clogged replace it with a new one. A/C filters are very hard to understand. If you have an old unit, it’s better to purchase a light weight, thin filter so that the A/C unit does not work so hard but, those types of filters should be changed more often. Replace it every month, to every other month.
  4. Check to see if the drain pipe is clear of debris. Some A/C units, if the drain is clogged and water settles in the pan, the unit will turn off, so no water damage occurs. If the drain is clogged, there a few was I have unclogged it. If you have access to a water hose, place the water gun to the drain pipe that leads to the outside, once you have detached it from the A/C unit. The water pressure pushes the dirt out and clears the pipe nicely. If you don’t have a water hose, get yourself a long strong wire and feed it in the drain pipe, until it is all clear.
  5. Another great tip is, if you have a really old thermostat, get a new one. The one I have I can monitor it from my smart phone.
  6. The most important thing you can do is to service your A/C every single year or as often as you can. Call you local A/C repair person for more advise.

Hopefully some of these tips help?