Precision Air Solutions

Beat the Heat: AC Repair Checklist for Summer


The dog days of summer will be here before you know it. Once temperatures start rising in Central Florida, you’ll be relying on your air conditioning system daily to keep cool and comfortable. Avoid getting blindsided by AC breakdowns or inefficient operation by being proactive. Use this AC repair checklist from the experts at Precision Air Solutions to ensure your system is functioning at 100% for summer.

Clean the Condenser Coils

The condenser coils on your external AC unit work to release heat into the outside air. When clogged with debris, condenser coils cannot dissipate heat efficiently. Have a technician professionally clean the coils of dust, dirt and buildup. Your system will run cooler and smoother.

Check Refrigerant Levels

Refrigerant is the substance within your AC system that allows it to cool your home’s air. If refrigerant levels fall too low due to leaks or regular wear and tear, cooling capabilities decrease. Our specialists can recharge your system with fresh refrigerant if needed. Proper refrigerant levels are key to staying comfortable.

Inspect Electrical Components

Corroded contacts, frayed wiring and other electrical faults can disrupt system operation. Your AC uses a lot of electrical power, so it’s important your home’s electrical systems can handle the load properly. We’ll examine all electrical components and check your electrical panel for adequate amps/voltage. It’s much easier to handle small repairs now versus a total electrical failure during a heat wave!

Replace Air Filters

Remember that air filters stop dust, allergens and other particles from clogging up your AC equipment. But when filters become too clogged, airflow is obstructed. This strains your blower motor and reduces cooling capabilities. Check filters monthly and replace per manufacturer instructions. Don’t let dirty filters jeopardize your comfort!

Check Insulation Around Refrigerant Lines

Insulation around refrigerant lines keeps cooled air from warming up before it circulates through your ductwork. If this insulation becomes damaged, you’ll experience inadequate cooling and humidity control as cooled air seeps out. Ensure insulation is intact, and we can repair or replace as needed.  

Clear Condensate Drains and Pans
Your AC removes humidity from indoor air, draining condensate water from the evaporator coils. Drains and pans can collect sediment over time, leading to clogs and water overflow. We’ll clean the drain lines, pans and hoses so condensation can drain properly. Prevent leaks and water damage before it happens!

Seal and Insulate Ductwork

Leaky ducts are a major source of energy waste and inadequate temperature control. Ductwork that runs through uncooled spaces like the attic also needs ample insulation to work efficiently. We seal ducts using advanced adhesives and insulate with foam board to prevent cooled air from escaping. Your AC will work less to maintain desired temperatures.

Schedule Annual Maintenance
You should never go a full season without having your AC professionally inspected and tuned up. Just as you get your car oil changed regularly, annual AC maintenance is vital for minimizing breakdowns and inefficiencies. We thoroughly clean, inspect and tune all system components to keep your AC running like new.

Upgrade or Replace Old Units

Today’s AC units are vastly more efficient than those built even 5-10 years ago. If your current system is over 10 years old, an upgrade may be beneficial. Newer models use as little as 50% of the energy of aging units. We can assess your home, provide replacement recommendations and offer special financing if needed. Stay cool and save money!

Rely on Precision Air Solutions

Don’t wait until the heat of summer to discover lingering AC issues. Be proactive by following this repair checklist before temps rise. Contact the experts at Precision Air Solutions today at 407-755-7777 to schedule comprehensive maintenance for peak performance. Stay comfortable all season long with a finely tuned, energy-efficient AC system!