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Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions from our customers. Like why did my AC unit leaking water, and how often should I have my AC unit serviced? Find out the answers to these and other questions by reading our FAQ!

It’s natural to panic if your air conditioning unit isn’t working, especially when you’re living in South Florida’s warm weather! There are a number of reasons your AC unit may have frozen up. It could be something as simple as a tripped breaker or a blown fuse, or there could be debris blocking your outside unit. The only way to know for sure is to call an air conditioning professional.

If the air in your home doesn’t feel cool, you may have waited too long to change your air conditioning filters. It’s a mistake many people make, and it makes it harder for the AC to circulate around your home. It could also be due to your evaporator coil or another issue.

A dirty air conditioning filter could also be to blame for an AC leak. When you don’t change your filter, ice can form, and the unit will leak once the ice melts. If your filter isn’t clogged or dirty, a leak could be caused by an improperly functioning overflow pan.

When your air conditioning unit is functioning properly, you may wonder why it’s important to have it serviced. But having your unit serviced regularly makes sure everything stays in working shape. We recommend having your unit serviced every six to 12 months.

Your air handling unit is the unsung hero of your air conditioning system. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to heat and cool your home! The air handling unit (AHU) circulates and cleans the air in your home.

It depends on your home, your family and a few other factors. If you have a vacation home that isn’t occupied most of the year, you can go several months between changes. For your primary residence, change your air conditioning filter every two to three months.

When there’s a hurricane approaching, you’ll have a lot on your plate, but it’s important to turn your air conditioning unit off. If you leave it on and the power goes out and comes back on frequently, it’ll put unnecessary strain on your unit.

Yes, changing your AC filter every 2-3 months matters! Neglecting your AC filter can lead to trouble down the road as dust, pollen, lint, and other contaminants can build up and leave your AC working less efficiently. Read all about it on our blog!

In our humid South Florida climate, mold presents a real issue for your AC unit. First thing’s first: call a professional to rid your AC of the mold penetrating its system to avoid health concerns. Take steps to avoid a mold problem in the future by keeping an eye out for signs of mold like a lingering musty smell. Read on about it on our blog!

Since heating isn’t regularly used throughout the year in Florida, it can be a shock to your AC. Prepare for this year’s winter season by taking a few simple steps like gradually raising the thermostat to allow your unit time to adjust and more. For a full list, visit our blog!

Summer is the toughest season on the AC Unit between the scorching hot weather, hurricanes, and seasonal pollen. It’s important to keep your filter clean to avoid letting dirt and pollen into your AC system. During hurricane season, watch out for projectile debris that could interfere with your outdoor unit. For more tips, check out our blog!

To use or not to use, that is the question. We’ve all wondered which is better to use: the AC or the ceiling fan? While a ceiling fan may cool you down, it isn’t lowering the temperature in a room. Check out our blog article for more information on the energy costs and effectiveness of each option.

You’re taking the first step in ensuring that your AC unit remains effective and enduring! To thoroughly clean your AC unit, you’ll need to follow a few careful steps to ensure that it’s done properly. Check out our blog to begin!

Bioaerosols can be hazardous to your health. So to ensure that your home is bioaerosol-free, you’ll need to keep your AC filter clean and ensure that moisture is kept at the minimal level in your home. Using air purifiers is a great way to make sure your home is bioaerosol-free. Read on about bioaerosol safety in your home on our blog!

Make sure you are raising the temperature when the house is empty to cut back on energy cost. Also, make sure you are regularly changing your air filter so your system can run more efficiently. Read our blog for more tips on how to cut costs in your home.

If your AC is cooling too much or not enough it could be a sign that something isn’t right. If your unit is smelling strange or you find liquid pooling nearby your unit such as water or refrigerant, something may be wrong. Check out our blog for more warning signs.

In preparation for a hurricane, shut down all power to your AC Unit to prevent potential damage from power surges. Make sure you inspect the unit for any damage before flipping the power back on once the storm has passed. Visit our blog for more information.

It’s possible your home may have an improperly sized HVAC system or Ductwork which means it doesn’t have the power to cool the entirety of your home. There are a few different reasons you may have a temperature imbalance in your home so visit our blog where we cover all the possibilities.

It’s crucial that you ask a potential AC company if they will be saving you money in the long run through energy efficient systems. Make sure an AC company can answer the other questions listed on our blog before considering them.

HVAC-  Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning. This term encompasses all aspects of Air Conditioning.

SEER- Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. A measure of how efficiently your AC is running through its energy use and temperature output. These industry terms can be confusing to newcomers so check out our blog with a list of the lingo to help you out.

Due to the humidity in South Florida, it is essential that you keep the air in your home cool through the AC and a ceiling fan to circulate air. In addition to that, an air purifier within a home can make a world of difference in mold prevention. Mold can be a nightmare so read our blog on how to keep it out of your home.

Make sure you are regularly maintaining your unit by having a professional come in annually to check things out. It’s also important to periodically change your air filter for your unit to run efficiently. We’ve got you covered with a list of other errors you may be making on our blog.

You should always replace your air filters every three months and remove debris from your unit to pull in clean air. For more tips, follow Air Boca’s HVAC maintenance checklist on our blog to keep your system functioning at peak performance.

The Florida summer can be pretty unbearable so here are a few tips to save you from the heat. Use the ceiling fans throughout your home in conjunction with your AC to keep your house fresh. You can also close your blinds to block out heat from entering through your windows. For more tips, check out our blog!

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