Last year we published several of the most common air conditioning problems Naples faces, but today we are here to tell you about some common air conditioning issues that you can help troubleshoot.
The air conditioning system is on but not putting out cool air.
If your air conditioner is running but not truly cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air coming out of your A/C is really cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is often a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.
A simple way to confirm 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, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are probably good to go and do not need extra refrigerant.
If you’re not certain or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by 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 turning.
There are several reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One is that it simply burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally 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 discover the problem; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what is preventing your condenser fan from circulating and walk you through your options to get your air conditioning problem fixed.
Your air conditioning system is not providing adequate air cooling.
It sounds crazy, but try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes we tend to overlook the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling troubles. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are constructed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your troubles.
A/C system shuts on and off repeatedly
If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of many things. One thing is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all blockages moved aside, you may be back to a typical running air conditioner. Note that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes the house to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work overtime to keep your family cool and comfortable.
No matter your problem, whatever usual or unusual air conditioning trouble you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you around the clock. We are available anytime so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your family comfortable as soon as possible.