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Serving Panama City, FL


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Signs That You Need Repairs for Your Air Conditioner


Even into September, homeowners in Florida need their air conditioning systems working steadily. Late summer is often a time when ACs are in the biggest danger of failing: they’ve already worked hard for months to keep homes cool, and they’ve accumulated plenty of strain. End-of-summer heat waves can push them too far.

Fortunately, air conditioning systems rarely fail without giving some warning. If you know what to watch for, you can call our technicians in time to get your AC the repairs necessary to keep your house cool. Below are several common ways to tell that you need to call HVAC professionals for air conditioning service in Panama City, FL.

Uneven cooling

The center of your house feels comfortable, but family members are complaining about their rooms feeling too hot. This indicates that the AC either isn’t running long enough to spread enough cooling through the ventilation system, or it’s losing its cooling capacity and only delivering enough to get some of the rooms cooled. We recommend you first check to see if the air filter is dirty (this can easily block airflow) and change it if it is. Otherwise, call us to look into the problem. 

Strange noises

When a strange or loud noise interrupts the standard whirring and hum of your air conditioner, it often indicates a problem. These noises can include:

  • Buzzing
  • Clanging
  • Hissing/bubbling
  • Grinding/shrieking
  • Rattling

These can warn of everything from a loose cabinet panel to major refrigerant leaks and failing motors. Our technicians can quickly diagnose the cause of the sound and what needs repairing.


This is when an air conditioning system doesn’t run for long, instead shutting off after only a few minutes and then starting back up again—only to then shut down once more. This constant start-stop process will damage the AC and drive up cooling costs. There are many different sources of short-cycling, so you’ll need experts to pinpoint the trouble and fix it.

Rising electrical costs

The compressor of an AC is one of the biggest consumers of electricity in a home. When an air conditioner starts to malfunction, the extra work the compressor does will translate into a noticeable rise in your electric bills. Don’t shrug this off: it’s a red flag of something impeding the regular operation of the AC, and it may soon worsen.

You can’t find a comfortable thermostat setting

When an air conditioner is working correctly, it shouldn’t be difficult to locate a steady thermostat setting and leave it there for most of the day, with an adjustment at night or when the house is empty. If you find that you have to keep fiddling with the thermostat setting throughout the day because the AC is either making it too hot or too cold, it means something is amiss with either the air conditioner or the thermostat. You can count on our technicians to locate the source.

Comfort’s just a call away! Parker Services, Inc is family-owned and operated and has been in business for 30 years serving Panama City.

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