It's a hot day outside. The AC has been going like crazy, but you still feel uncomfortably warm inside. When your air conditioner isn't working as well as it should be, one of many potential issues may be the cause. However, some problems are more likely than others.

What can you do about that air conditioner?

Finding a local AC technician to inspect and diagnose your troublesome HVAC system is always a good option. Air Zero is a company with fast and affordable service that you can count on in an emergency. We have been providing skilled AC repair and maintenance since 2008, and we don't plan on stopping anytime soon. 

Our technicians receive the ongoing training and high quality diagnostic tools to easily find your problem and provide a solution. When you call us for an appointment, the technician will most likely check for one of these most common AC issues first before checking for more challenging and involved repair needs.

No Cold Air Coming In

The air coming from your vents may not be cold enough or it might even feel warm. While this is frustrating, the problem is usually a quick fix. Your AC may simply need more refrigerant to properly cool the air before pumping it into the home. Our AC repair and maintenance technician can recharge it and also check to make sure you don't have any leaks.

A blockage around your outside air conditioner unit, such as shrubbery growing too close to the air intake, can also restrict air flow causing heat to build up. It's important to keep the ground clear for at least two to three feet around the compressor and five feet above it.

Poor Air Flow

Plants blocking the compressor can also cause poor air flow from the vents too. Another concern is blockages inside the HVAC system or on the AC vents. Keep the area around your indoor vents clear, and vacuum the excess dust that collects on them from time-to-time. 

If the problem is mechanical, it is probably the fan that needs replacing or a blower belt. Both of these are also fairly easy fixes. Annual AC repair and maintenance scheduled with Air Zero can catch these issues before they become noticeable.

Another potential cause is leaky ductwork. Most of the air pressure can be lost as it escapes through the sides of the ducts and into the walls. When this is the problem you may also notice extra dust in the air, a musty smell, or have a chronic cough, as dust particles and spores are also pulled into the ductwork by the air flow.

Air Conditioner Not Coming On

It's a big problem if your air conditioner won't even come on, especially in the middle of a heat wave. Before you assume the worst, check to make sure that the circuit breaker on your breaker box hasn't tripped and cut power to the AC. Sometimes this happens when there is too much power draw on your electrical system.

You may also have a faulty thermostat. Try pushing it down to the lowest setting to see if it kicks on. This could mean it just needs resetting by our AC repair and maintenance technician. If the wiring is faulty, we should have another replacement thermostat in the van to install during the same appointment.

Have we overwhelmed you with all of the possibilities?

Don't stress about finding a local AC technician in the St. Petersburg area. Air Zero is here to handle all of your AC repair and maintenance needs. We can also help you sort out what is a major issue and what is a relatively minor fix.

Give us a call or fill out our easy contact form to speak with a representative about an AC inspection today. Our technicians will also provide a free quote for any repair or replacements that are required.