We’ve discussed several of the most common air conditioning problems the Niagara Region faces, but today we are here to tell you about some frequent air conditioner problems that you can help troubleshoot.
The A/C is on but not putting out cool air.
If your air conditioning system is running but not truly cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air coming out of your system is really cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is often a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.
An easy way to check if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the larger of the two is “sweating” or giving off condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, 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 come out and check your refrigerant levels and find out why your AC is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central air conditioning 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 might not be turning. One might be that it merely burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity tends to cause 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 issue; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can inspect what has stopped your condenser fan from circulating and walk you through your options to get your air conditioner problem corrected.
Your AC system is not providing sufficient air cooling.
It sounds crazy, but 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 replace the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause serious cooling issues. Another problem 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 air conditioner is causing your troubles.
Air Conditioner shuts on and off over and over
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 equipment is cleaned and all obstructions moved out of the way, you may be back to a normal running AC. Keep in mind 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 problem, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning problem you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available all the time so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.