In Florida’s hot and humid climate, having your air conditioner output drop is probably one of the most uncomfortable problems you can deal with. Air conditioner output issues are commonplace, and are caused by a wide variety of different issues. In order to truly fix the problem, you’re going to need to have a professional take a look at it. In the meantime, however, there are a few things that you can do.
Check Your Thermostat
Many times, a problem with air conditioner output is due to a thermostat issue. Check to make sure that your thermostat is properly set, and that everything is displaying correctly. If everything looks correct and you’re still experiencing the problem, the cause might be located somewhere else. We always check the thermostat anyway, though, just in case.
Take Note of the Location
Localized loss of output could be a problem with the ducts. If the rest of your home seems to be receiving the normal amount of cool air, have a look around the area that seems to be having a problem. Make sure that all vents are uncovered, and check to see if air is coming from them. If all the vents seem to be in good condition and you’re still having problems, then it might be something else.
Look for Refrigerant Leaks
Look around your air conditioner unit and see if there is any fluid leaking from it. If so, you may have a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is like the blood of the air conditioner, without which the system can’t function. If you have a refrigerant leak, you’re going to need to get it sealed and the lost refrigerant replaced as soon as possible.
If your air conditioner is in need of repairs, call Speedy Air Conditioning Service. Our HVAC technicians serve all of Port St. Lucie, FL.