8 Common Headaches for Jacksonville AC Systems in Summer
8 Common Headaches for Jacksonville AC Systems in Summer

July 1, 2024

Another scorching summer on the First Coast has arrived which means Jacksonville AC systems will be working overtime to keep up with the heat. Last summer was the hottest on record for our area and the last thing you want is for your system to malfunction when the heat has reached triple digits. Our NATE-certified technicians have never met a Jacksonville AC system they couldn’t repair and we’re available 24/7 but we thought it would be helpful to provide a list of eight common causes for system issues that could help you avoid a repair.

The Humidity is Off the Charts

The humidity in Jacksonville gets really intense during the summer and that humidity can make its way indoors and create mold and other detritus. Consider buying a dehumidifier to solve the problem!

Your Thermostat is Set Incorrectly

This seems simple but you’d be surprised how often it leads to a malfunctioning Jacksonville AC system. Luckily, this is a really easy fix that only requires you to make sure everyone in the house agrees on a set temperature because constant changes to the thermostat settings can cause issues. 

You Have a Refrigerant Leak

A refrigerant leak will certainly cause your Jacksonville AC system to fail to cool your home but it’s a very simple fix. You can detect any leaks by checking your system to see if it is blowing hot air from the vents, making any hissing noises, or if you notice an unexpected uptick in your energy bill. This problem can be easily avoided by joining the Ocean State maintenance plan that allows for twice-annual system check-ups!

You Have Clogged Filters

Clogged filters, leaky ductwork, or simple system obstruction can inhibit cold air circulation throughout your home. We’re currently offering a special that allows for a $150 discount on duct cleaning all through summer that uses our patented abatement system to ensure your ducts are perfectly clean. We also offer membership in the Ocean State Filter Club so that new filters are delivered right to your home, right when you need them!

Breaker Issues

If your Jacksonville AC System isn’t working properly then it might simply be an issue with a tripped breaker which should come as a huge relief. If you’ve reset the breakers and the problem isn’t fixed then the issue could be a blown fuse or something that requires a system reset in which case you would need to call the professionals at Ocean State.

Your System is Emitting a Weird Smell

Trust us when we say you’ll know if your system is emitting an abnormal smell. These smells can be indicative of anything from an overheated system to an outbreak of mold growth in which case you’ll definitely want to schedule a repair appointment because mold permeating throughout your home can be the cause of potential health problems.

Your Condenser Coils are Dirty

Dirty condenser coils are a problem that is easy to avoid in your Jacksonville AC system. All you need to do is regularly clean them with a soft spray from your hose and you can avoid a small buildup of dirt becoming a large issue with your system!

Your Jacksonville AC System Turns Off and On too Often

Not only is this annoying, but a system that regularly turns on and off for no discernible reason can be a sign of a larger issue like a dirty air filter or electrical damage. This is called short cycling and it can dramatically shorten your Jacksonville AC system’s lifespan so it’s best to call Ocean State to address the issue before it becomes a major problem. 

There’s never a good time to have Jacksonville AC system issues but it’s especially perilous in the middle of summer. If you’re able to identify some of these warning signs early then you have a good chance of not only extending your system life but saving a great deal of money on repairs. Should you ever need the best team for AC repair in Jacksonville, our nine-time Carrier Award-winning team is available 24/7 to get the cool air flowing again!

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