Signs You Need AC Service
- Low or No Airflow:
Little or no air from your supply vents indicates your system needs attention. It could just need maintenance, or it could mean issues with the fan, compressor, or low refrigerant.
- Unusual Noises:
When operating normally, you air conditioner should emit little to no noise beyond the whirring sound of the fans. Sounds like buzzing, rattling, thumping, squealing, clicking, or screaming indicate a potentially significant issue. Shut down the unit until you can have it evaluated to prevent additional damage.
- Odd Odors:
Like noises, your HVAC system shouldn’t emit any smell with it’s running. If you smell something like car exhaust, something burning, or a musty smell, your system is demonstrating that it requires service. These may indicate a refrigerant leak, a motor burning out, or a condensate drain clog.
- Frozen AC Unit:
System freezes typically happen because the system is low on refrigerant. If you see ice on the outside unit or inside, shut it down. Low refrigerant not only reduces efficiency, but may also burn out your compressor.
- Long or Short Cooling Cycles:
The normal cooling cycle run 10 to 15 minutes and should cycle two to three times per hour. If you notice your system running longer cycles, or if its running very short cycles constantly, you have a problem. Especially in the case of short cycling, turn the system off until you get it evaluated.
Should You Repair or Replace Your AC?
Most air conditioners have a service life of 10 to 15 years, with proper AC maintenance. If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, start looking at the cost associated with the repairs needed.
Air conditioners typically see a significant increase in the repairs required over their last two service years. To determine if you’re better off replacing your unit or continuing to repair it, do some simple math.Look at the currently needed HVAC repairs, combined with the repairs over the last two years. Multiply that by the age of your unit. If that product is greater than the cost a replacement, it may be time to consider replacing it.
Unfortunately, damage is something that happens to air conditioners around the Tampa area. This is especially true for tropical storm or hurricane-related damage. If your compressor has sustained damage, you may look at installing a new air conditioner sooner than expected.
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Award-Winning AC Repairs
You want to know that you can trust a company coming into your home to provide HVAC service. The Velocity Air Conditioning team has more than 25 years of HVAC experience and provides excellent customer service in Tampa Bay. Our team takes pride in finding the root issue so that we repair your system properly the first time.
Our family-owned business is large enough to meet your air conditioning repair needs, but small enough to give incredible service. Each of our technicians pride themselves on not only their technical expertise, but also the service they bring to each home. Our technicians appreciate they’re working in your home, and strive to clean up after they’ve completed their work.
It’s this focus on the entire service experience that earned our team the coveted Best of Home Advisor award. Add to this that we don’t up charge when your AC service falls outside of normal business hours. Rather, our service charges are the same regardless of whether you call us over the weekend, evenings, or holidays.
Don’t ignore the smaller problems you’re experiencing with your air conditioner. To book an AC repair service in Clearwater or nearby, call (813) 307-0299. Velocity Air Conditioning’s skilled service technicians are ready to assist you.
Quality service at a bit of a discount.