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What to Do If Your AC Breaks Down Unexpectedly?


Now that the temperatures are increasing in Florida, your dependence on air conditioning is bound to increase, especially since everyone is instructed to be indoors due to the current situation in the world.

An air conditioner breakdown at this point is the last thing you’re probably expecting. However, if it does happen, here are a few things you can do:


Check the power

Before you jump to the conclusion that your air conditioner needs repairs, check the system to ensure the unit has power. A power surge can cause the breaker to trip, which is why your air conditioning unit isn’t working. If this is the case, you just need to flick a switch and your air conditioner will begin to work.


Check the air filters

Clogged air filters can choke your air conditioning system, preventing it from providing optimum cooling indoors. These air filters need to be changed regularly to maintain the health of an HVAC system.  

Clogged air filters reduce the effectiveness of air conditioners and continuing use without replacing air filters eventually leads to a breakdown as well. An air conditioner needs to work harder to cool your home with clogged air filters and eventually it stops working.


Avoid making your home warmer

While you’re trying to figure out what is wrong with the system or you’re waiting on an HVAC technician, it’s best to keep your home as cool as possible. Make sure you don’t inadvertently make your home warmer.


Try to avoid using the stove top, oven or any other cooking appliances while the air conditioning is switched off as this will only make your home warmer.


Other than cooking, too many lights can increase the temperatures indoor too. Make sure you are only using the lights in your home that you need. During the day time, make use of as much natural light as possible. If it’s too warm outside, close the blinds and curtains to keep your home cool.


Call the professionals

Once you are sure there is nothing you can do to get your air conditioner working, it’s time to call a repair service. Make sure you call one that’s licensed and has plenty of experience and is particularly careful about sanitation.


Air conditioning systems are quite complex and therefore require the expertise of HVAC technicians. Our technicians perform diagnostic tests to figure out what is wrong with the system and then repair it. The best way to prevent such breakdowns from happening is to regularly have maintenance services and tune ups done for your system.


Florida Breeze Air and Heat provides heating and cooling solutions for your home in Melbourne, FL. Our experienced technicians can do everything from regular maintenance services to installation and even repairs. Call us at (321) 951-8767 to book an appointment.

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