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Don’t Ignore These 5 Signs That Your AC Unit is Failing

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This summer, beat the heat and humidity by learning when it’s time to get a new AC unit. It can be easy to ignore signs of AC unit failure because of time, cost, and convenience. However, at Mid-Florida Heating & Air, we provide you with time-efficient, quality care and cost-effective AC repairs and replacements

If you notice your home is warmer than usual, or something just doesn’t seem right, call us today! Let’s learn about the top 5 signs your AC unit needs to be repaired or replaced to help you and your family stay cool and comfortable this summer. 

You've Noticed Limited Airflow

Still, stuffy air may be one of the most obvious signs your AC unit is failing. If you notice a lack of airflow throughout your home, it is time to call a professional. You could have an airflow problem if some rooms are warmer than others, or the downstairs is a different temperature than the upstairs. 

Within a few minutes of turning on your AC unit, the air should be cool. If not, this is another sign your unit needs repair or replacement. Whatever the case, don’t hesitate to call an expert to get your unit checked out. 

Your AC Unit is Old

An AC unit’s lifespan is typically between 8 and 12 years. The longevity of your unit will depend on use, environment, and maintenance levels. If your AC is older and working great, no problem, but if it's breaking down, don't waste more money on air conditioning repair when a new unit is around the corner. It may seem more expensive to get an entirely new unit, but often, a new unit is much more energy-efficient, making your power bill lower! 

Your Air Conditioner Uses R-22 Refrigerant

In 2020, a common type of refrigerant called R-22 (also called HCFC-22) became more expensive after its production was banned. Having R-22 in your air conditioner isn’t illegal, but it is gradually being replaced by other products with the goal of being phased out entirely by 2030. Because we are now relying on recycled and stockpiled quantities of R-22, it is more expensive. That means if your unit requires it and is giving you trouble, it is probably worth replacing the unit. A replacement will meet Energy Star minimums and use R-410A instead of R-22, which presents less of a hazard to you and your family.

You've Had to Pay for Multiple Repairs

A repair now and again isn’t a big deal, but if you find yourself calling professionals frequently, it’s probably time to replace your AC unit. By replacing a unit that constantly needs repairs, you will be saving money in the long run. Our experts will always come to fix your unit and can help you decide if your unit has had one too many repairs. 

Condensation is Leaking Inside

If you find condensation leaking within your home, this is a sure sign your air conditioning unit is not functioning properly. This condensation is a result of humidity within your home and can foster mold and mildew growth. There are many causes of this condensation, like a clogged drain line or a dirty air filter, so it’s best to call a professional if you notice condensation leaking inside your home to keep you and your family safe.

Increase Efficiency and Lower Costs with Mid-Florida Heating & Air

AC unit replacement can quickly become a headache and easy to push to next week’s to-do list, especially in the summer. That’s why we recommend scheduling regular maintenance on your AC unit to avoid an emergency replacement. At Mid-Florida Heating & Air, we’ve installed over 59,000 systems, all designed to increase efficiency and lower your utility costs. Save money by contacting Mid-Florida Heating & Air today!

Stay cool with the help of Mid-Florida Heating & Air!

Call the experts at Mid-Florida Heating and Air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for AC repairs and replacements. We serve the Gainesville, Ocala, and Lady Lake area, and have been providing the best service since 1983. Beat the summer heat with Mid-Florida Heating & Air! 


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