Last year we published some of the most common air conditioning problems Provo faces, but now we’re back with some common AC problems that you can help troubleshoot.
Your air conditioner is on but not blowing cool air.
If your air conditioner is running but not actually cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air coming out of your A/C is actually cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is often a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.
A simple way to check if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. If the large one 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 likely good to go and won’t need more refrigerant.
If you’re unsure or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll pay you a visit and examine your refrigerant levels and learn why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.
You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.
There are multiple reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another problem to look out for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can verify these things, you may be able to locate the trouble; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what is preventing your condenser fan from rotating and walk you through your options to get your AC problem resolved.
Your A/C is not providing sufficient air cooling.
The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes it’s easy to ignore the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your system working right, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause significant cooling troubles. Another problem that could be causing your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are designed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your troubles.
A/C system shuts on and off constantly
If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of a few things. One thing is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs moved away, you may be back to a regular running system. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work overtime to keep you cool and comfortable.
No matter your problem, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning trouble you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. We are available anytime so we can get your A/C cooling and get your family comfortable as soon as possible.