- Clogged Air Filters: Clogged or dirty air filters are a big issue, especially in the winter when people are inside more often than not. Not only do filter problems cause your AC to function less effectively by limiting airflow, but they can also affect the quality of air your family is breathing. Air that’s rife with dust and dirt contributes to allergy problems and asthma. The end result can be impaired health for you and your loved ones. For best results, be sure to inspect and replace filters on a monthly basis.
- Loss of Heat: When the temperatures get too low, your unit might not be able to generate enough heat for your home. In some cases, the problem might be a small one, such as the batteries in your thermostat needing replacement or your circuit breaker requiring repair. In other cases, you might be dealing with a compressor problem or duct leak. Not only does duct leakage cause heating issues, but it also wastes significant energy.
While the rest of the country experiences truly cold winters, here in Florida, we are lucky that our winters are mainly mild. But that doesn’t mean that air conditioning units in the Sunshine State do not require preparation and maintenance. Here are a couple of the most common issues you may experience with your AC unit this winter: