Just because the air conditioner is broken, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer in silence. So we hit the streets and asked what some of the local residents do when their AC goes out.
But before we get into it, the first thing to be aware of is the Law. According to Florida state law, if you are renting a property, your Landlord does not have to replace your unit, unless it is mentioned in your tenancy agreement. Heat is a right, cool air is not. Regardless, most landlords are from the area, so they know how hot it can be, so some might be willing to do a free and timely replacement, but this is not something to count on. If they aren’t helpful, don’t waste time worrying and complaining. With temperatures only likely to go up during the summer, the best thing to do is to call your local repairman or get an AC replacement.
According to ‘Marris,’ who lives in Fort Pierce, when she needed replacement parts for her air conditioner, she used the local wholesale air conditioner supplier. Not only did they have a great selection of parts, they were also extremely helpful and friendly, so if her recommendation is anything to go by, they certainly seem like they’re worth checking out.
Another lady interviewed was ‘Janine.’ She had been having trouble with her air conditioner for a while and finally tried out her local wholesale air conditioning supplier. Not only did they respond promptly, but the repairman even walked her through the problem and gave her some advice on how to avoid similar situations in the future. The unit came with a phenomenal warranty, so she felt safe in knowing that if it is ever need of repair.
Port St. Lucie residents also have a number of great tips on things they do to prior to your air conditioner going out.
- Ensure that you have an annual check-up with a serviceman and in the summer months, when you’re using it more often, consider a monthly check-up.
- Store as many fans as possible. When your air conditioner goes down, it can sometimes take a long time for a repairman to get to you. So ensure that you have a healthy stockpile of electric fans. Also consider some battery operated ones in the event of a power failure.
- Before your fingers get itching to call a repairman, check the air conditioning breaker hasn’t been tripped. If it has, simply flip it back. If it still doesn’t work then you may need AC replacement.
So next time you're in need of an air conditioner if yours goes out try finding your local wholesale supplier and give them a call for your replacement!