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Common Florida AC Problems & How To Prevent Them

Frozen air conditioning unit outside of a Florida home.

When it comes to keeping comfortable in this sunshine state, All American Home Services understands the importance of a reliable air conditioning system, especially during the sweltering summer months. Nothing beats walking into a cool and comfortable home after spending time in the hot and humid outdoors. 

However, air conditioners can experience problems that leave you feeling flustered, fatigued, and sweating. All American Home Services is here to help. Our experts have years of experience fixing a wide range of AC issues, including those below.

Leaky Air Conditioner

Taking the number one spot on our list is AC leaks. If you see a liquid coming out of your AC, it could be one of two things: excess condensation or refrigerant. While the former is usually due to faulty drainage pipes, the latter can be highly dangerous. Refrigerants are toxic, highly flammable, and can cause breathing issues, vision loss, and many other negative side effects if inhaled or mishandled.

Since many refrigerants are odorless and colorless, it can be hard to tell the difference between harmless water and hazardous chemicals. So when this happens to your AC, it’s best to get it checked immediately by a professional.

Frozen Evaporator Coils

When your system’s evaporator coil becomes too cold, moisture in the air can freeze on the coil’s surface, causing ice buildup. This can reduce its ability to cool your home effectively and could damage your AC system. Frozen evaporator coils are caused by restricted airflow resulting from clogged air filters or ducts, a faulty blower fan, buildup in drainage pipes, or a refrigerant leak. 

No Cool Air

One of the most frustrating AC problems is the lack of cool air. There can be several reasons your AC system isn’t putting out cool air, including a broken thermostat, a faulty compressor, dirty air filters, clogged ducts, or a refrigerant leak.


Think of short-cycling as a cross between your AC not blowing out cold air and not turning on. If you’ve ever heard your AC repeatedly power on and off while in one setting, it is short-cycling. 

While the reasons for this can be the same as the ones above, a commonly overlooked reason is that your AC might not be the right size for the space you’re trying to cool. Whether you’re using powerful AC for a tiny house or a smaller system for a larger property, having the wrong size makes your AC work harder than it needs to get the job done, increasing the wear and tear on your equipment.

AC Won’t Turn On

Last but not least, the most irritating of all the AC issues is no power whatsoever. If your AC is connected to your thermostat, the temp control device could be the main culprit for this issue. This problem could also stem from broken parts in your AC, a breaker issue, or an electrical issue. Call a professional like All American Home Services to avoid permanently damaging your system and thermostat.

Prevent AC Problems With Routine Maintenance

Like any major appliance, preventative maintenance is the key to keeping your AC system running smoothly and efficiently for years. A few simple steps you can take to keep your air conditioner operating efficiently include: 

  • Replace air filters regularly (every 60 to 90 days)
  • Schedule annual duct cleanings
  • Keep the area around your AC system clear of debris

However, when it comes to more complex tasks, such as replacing refrigerant, replacing faulty parts, or troubleshooting the thermostat, turn to the dependable team at All American Home Services. We offer comprehensive AC services, including repairs, installations, replacements, and maintenance.

Call All American Home Services at 813-486-4038 to schedule air conditioning services.  



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