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The Seaside AC FAQ

Do you have questions about your air conditioner but you wish they were answered by a seasoned pro? A lot of people in this community do. Well, we’ve listened and we’ve put together an FAQ page for homeowners to look at when they need help with a very specific set of problems, or if they have a question that needs to be answered.

Now, we’re not saying that our FAQ page has all the questions (or answers). If you’ve got another question that pertains to air conditioning in Wellington, FL, but you don’t see it on this page, you can always call our team for help. Our phone lines exist so we can schedule appointments, and give consultations, but also answer any questions that come from community members we care about.

So, make sure you’ve got something to write with because we’re going to go over some frequently asked questions and our answers!

“Does My AC Run on Refrigerant?”

Well, yes and no. Yes, your air conditioner requires refrigerant in order to complete the cooling process and lower the temperature in your home. However, no, it does not consume refrigerant in order to do this. An air conditioner is installed with enough refrigerant to last its entire lifespan. If your system is low on refrigerant, then it must be leaking out somewhere.

“Is My AC Broken?”

This is a good question, and the answer is complicated. If you can tell that your AC is running in a strange way, then it’s likely broken. This includes making strange noises, emitting foul odors, providing your home with lukewarm temperatures and poor cooling power, or even just not working at all. In any of these cases, you should call our team for support.

“How Long Should My AC Last in Florida?”

We use our air conditioners a lot, so they require more support than systems in the north. With routine maintenance every year and proper AC repairs when something goes wrong, you can expect your air conditioner to last about 10 years. Though, if you skip out on maintenance or you fail to get the system repaired, this time can be shortened dramatically.

“Where Does the Heat From My Home Go?”

It’s easy to tell that the heat from your home’s air is absorbed by the air conditioner, but where exactly does it go? Is it bad for the environment?

Well, not exactly. The heat that gets absorbed from your home gets dispersed into the atmosphere outside your home. The outdoor cabinet of your system is what expels that heat. And no, it doesn’t hurt the environment, it just produces heat in the same way that a campfire would.

“Why Is Air Conditioning So Expensive?

Air conditioning is more expensive these days for two specific reasons. The first is that air conditioners are more efficient and complex, meaning the technology costs more to invest in initially. The second reason AC is expensive is that energy costs are higher, which means any decrease in efficiency can mean a huge increase in the cost to run your system on a monthly basis.

Call Seaside Air Services to learn more about your AC, or to schedule services!

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