Overheating AC Unit

Is your air conditioner getting too hot?

You rely on your air-conditioning unit to keep you cool and comfortable, but what happens when it’s your unit that needs to be saved from the scorching heat? When your unit starts to overheat, it may be too late to solve the problem with a simple repair. It may be time to contact the professional team at Snyder Heating & Air.

What causes units to overheat?

The main purpose of an air-conditioning unit is to remove heat from a designated space. As a result, heat will be discharged from the unit. But it’s important to find out what’s a normal amount of release and what is too much.

Heat is a normal by-product of the cooling process. There are a myriad of reasons that could cause your A/C unit to overheat, including bad bearings in the compressor or fan motors, low Freon levels or even just dirty coils. There are a lot of elements that will factor into your air-conditioning unit’s efficiency and operation. The only real way to know for sure is to contact a technician at Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning to complete a proper inspection.

Easiest Way to Avoid Overheating

One of the most important ways to keep your A/C unit operating at its peak is to routinely change out the air filters. Unfortunately, the air in Jacksonville, Florida, is filled with allergens, dust and dirt that can be seeped into the home’s air. With the low air quality, your filter is working overtime. Changing your filter once a month is the easiest, and most effective way to maintain a consistent air conditioning unit.

Importance of Maintaining Your AC Unit

A new study has shown that July’s average temperature has topped the U.S. records. According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the seven months of 2012 to date are the warmest of any year on record and were drier than average as well. U.S. forecasters started keeping records in 1895. Your unit is working harder than ever so stay on top of your routine A/C maintenance, like changing air filters and removing excess debris from the area.

When to Call Snyder Heating & Air

Jacksonville homeowners often miss telltale signs that there may be a significant issue with their AC unit and overheating can be a common one. Although this problem is common, it can be the first sign of serious trouble that can turn into costly repairs. If you replace your filter only to find you’re still having troubles with an overheating unit, then it’s time to contact Snyder Heating & Air. Our technicians specialize in completing quick and efficient repairs to keep your unit operating all summer long… and in this Jacksonville heat – you’ll need it!

Posted August 14th, 2012 under Air Conditioning | Comments Off