Common the Niagara Region AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems the Niagara Region faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some frequent air conditioner problems that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C is on but not blowing cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not truly cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air blowing from the AC is really cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

One way to check if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the large one is “sweating” or producing condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are most likely good to go and do not need extra refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll pay you a visit and examine your refrigerant levels and discover why your AC is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One might be that it simply burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is hindered. If you can look for these things, you may be able to locate the problem; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can determine what is preventing your condenser fan from circulating and walk you through your options to get your air conditioner problem fixed.

Your AC system is not providing sufficient air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes we tend to forget the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause serious cooling problems. Another thing that could be causing your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are designed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and perform an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your AC is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of a few things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all obstructions moved out of the way, you may be back to a regular running AC. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning problem you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. We are available all the time so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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