Before the ’50’s, not that many people lived on Florida. Why? It was too hot! Who wants to live with sweat collecting around the small of your back, with your eyelids drooping and your skin hot? Just look at what’s happened to Florida’s population since then. Instead of the 19 million that we have today, we would probably only have 4-5 million. People aren’t crazy. It was too hot to eat, too hot to sleep, no air in the restaurants, or the motels, or the shopping centers. Without air, the state would now be totally different. How about all of those tourist attractions that wouldn’t have any traffic? And Disney World? Forget it!
But in the 50’s, the window unit saved us all. Then, in the 60’s, central air and the heat pump arrived. And by the 70’s air-conditioning was used as a selling point for theaters, motels and restaurants. And the rest, as they say, is history. The snow birds found a home with us and there was no return.
And that brings us to today, when everyone is cool and comfortable. They aren’t sitting on the front porch to cool off. They’re in the living room watching TV. Folks are enjoying the air-conditioning in the restaurants and malls and they’re watching Mickey’s antics in a theater at Disney World. But, then a hurricane comes, and knocks the power out for weeks. All of a sudden, you’re back to Florida, circa 1920’s-constantly sweating, hot and miserable. And if you are in the air-conditioning repair business, it’s non-stop phone calls-70 -80 calls a day for some dealers. And the people on the other end of the line are desperate, pleading and very irritable, with sweat rolling out of the receiver.
Just Do Your Job.
Well there is an answer to all of this. That answer is to take care of your AC system with affordable AC repair Miami. Have it serviced twice a year and regularly replace your filters. Otherwise, that unit is going to steadily go downhill and then you’re in for big trouble, and expense. Just replacing that filter bi-monthly can lower your energy consumption from 5% to 15%. Not bad for a $1 item at Home Depot. (If you have furry friends in the house , you may need to do it more often.)
The other thing you can do is keep the outside unit clean. Clean up the leaves and trash. Trim back the foliage and don’t let your lawn mower discharge into the condenser unit. The rest is up to AC & Refrigeration Repair Man in Miami. You need to have them come by twice a year and give you a good once over. That once over should cover:
- Check Refrigerant
- Check for refrigerant leaks
- Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated
- Seal any duct leakage
- Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
- Verify heating and cooling sequence to avoid overlap
- Inspect terminals and connections and apply non-conductive coating
- Oil motors and check belts for tightness and wear
- Check accuracy of thermostat
Miami AC Repairs that are Affordable to the Rescue.
Now, in Florida, in the middle of the summer, how quickly do you think an AC repair man will be able to respond when your air goes out? You could be sweating bullets for days. But, there is one dealer who will be there when they say they will, within 24 hours. That’s Miami AC repair that is affordable. Is your home not cooling properly, the AC unit running longer and more frequently, your energy bills higher, or the unit nosier? The AC & Refrigeration Man will give your system a complete inspection. You’ll know you’re getting the best, a professional. The AC & Refrigeration Man has been serving the Miami area for years, so you know it will be done right by someone you can trust. But don’t wait for an emergency. Call before you’re dripping in sweat and can’t sleep at night due to the heat. Be sure your system is up to par and ready for these Florida summers. Ever called a repair man and find out that the very part that you need is lacking from his truck and he has to go back to the shop to get one? That means more sweltering for hours and maybe even going to the local pool for a few hours to cool off until he returns. The AC & Refrigeration Man’s truck is always fully stocked, so you’ll never have that “no parts” problem.
Florida weather is just plain hot! If we didn’t have air-conditioning, we may be living in Michigan instead. But we do have air, and we just have to do our job to insure it works when we need for it to. Do your part and stay cool.