Common City AC Problems and Solutions
Last year we published several of the most common air conditioning problems your city faces, but now we’re writing to you about some frequent air conditioner issues that you can help troubleshoot. The following are common issues and solutions for malfunctioning Air Conditioners.
The A/C is Powered On but Does Not Release Cool Air
If your air conditioner is running but not truly cooling, you may need to check your refrigerant levels. Refrigerant is what cools the air coming out of your A/C. Low refrigerant is commonly an indicator of a leak or incorrect charging. An easy way to verify if you are low on refrigerant is to look for the two copper pipes on your A/C. If the larger of the two pipes is covered in condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it feels cold, it is likely that your levels are fine and you won’t need extra refrigerant.
The Air Condenser Fan Isn’t Rotating
There are several reasons your condenser fan might not be rotating. One could be that it burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity causes more condensation meaning another reason could be that the water is not draining properly or the drain is blocked. If you can verify these things, you may be able to discover the issue. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, continue to the next steps.
The Air Conditioning Isn’t Sufficiently Cooling
The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. We always want to start simple to attempt to resolve the issue. If that doesn’t get your AC cooling, check your air filter to be cleaned or replaced. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause significant cooling troubles. If this does not resolve your issue, there is a chance that your unit that is not sized properly. This is, unfortunately, a frequent issue with newly constructed homes. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your problems.
A/C Repeatedly Shuts On and Off
If your A/C is power cycling or turning on or off constantly it could mean one of several things. There is a possibility that your condenser or evaporator may need to be cleaned. Thoroughly clean the system to try and remove the blockage. Once the blockage is cleared, try running your A/C again. Remember that humidity also plays a role in temperature changes in your home. If your system is working to cool to the correct temperatures and also has to battle rising temperatures from humidity, it could result in your air conditioner powering on and off to maintain consistent temperatures and keep your home comfortable. No matter what issues you experience with your air conditioner, we are here for you all day, every day. Trained specialists are prepared to visit your home and determine exactly what professional services are required to resolve your air conditioning issues. Air Conditioning