Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Looks like smoke is coming out of my air conditioner.

Did you see smoke coming out of your air conditioning unit this morning? We have received many calls from panicked customers. No need to panic.

Its cold here in Florida and our heat pumps are working overtime. Its so cold that ice forms on the outside of the heat pump unit. This is perfectly normal. The heat pump senses the ice and switches into defrost mode which causes the unit to look like it is smoking. What happens is the fan will stop spinning, and the valves will hold all the refrigerant inside the machine, and it will groan and shutter. You will see steam which looks like smoke. The unit is doing its job in defrost mode to melt the ice and will resume normal operation shortly. Do not shut off your system as this will interrupt the process. Its a scary sight but all is perfectly normal and a process that is typical of a heat pump system.

Don't have a heat pump? Straight cool systems are working even harder this season. Its so hard for a 5 or 7.5 kw heater to heat up a whole house in 30 degree weather. Now is the time to think about installing a heat pump. The heat is much warmer, cheaper and rebates are available from the power company. Feel free to call us for a free estimate. 727-447-1903 Deal directly with the owner and save!!

10 comments:

  1. Its cold here in Florida and our heat pumps are working overtime. Its so cold that ice forms on the outside of the heat pump unit. This is perfectly normal.

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  2. Thank you! I saw smoke...or what I thought was smoke coming out of my air conditioner when it started up.. I live in NW Florida an it's 35 degrees outside. Thank you for posting this!

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  3. It is very important to service your air conditioner to make sure it is the right condition.Every electronic gadget needs a service at regular intervals.
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  4. I'd agree to that, every electronic appliances needs also a rest from time to time... to prevent overheating, just in case damage happen it needs an AC Repair Clearwater

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  5. Not all the time we should used our appliances there are times that they got also tired. Every electronic gadget needs cares.

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  6. Smokes come out of my AC most especially during the winter season. At first, I also thought that my AC's broken. But the man who does AC repair (Boston, MA-based) told me that it's completely normal to see smoke on your AC, as long as you don't smell something fishy on it. Great thing that here in Boston, AC repair shops are fast and reliable in giving us what we deserve.

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  10. It's hot here in Florida today and I'm experiencing the same thing plus a little water as well coming from the vents. My unit is a week old Frigidaire. Please tell me it's ok?!

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