Last year we published a few of the most common air conditioning problems Pierre faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some common AC troubles that you can help troubleshoot.
Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.
If your air conditioning system is running but not actually cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air blowing from the A/C is really cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.
An easy way to confirm if you are low on refrigerant is to go to your A/C system and locate the two copper pipes. If the larger of the two is “sweating” or covered in 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 won’t need more refrigerant.
If you’re unsure or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Peitz Service Experts and we’ll come out and confirm your refrigerant levels and find out why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.
You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.
There are multiple reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One is that it merely burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can check for these things, you may be able to locate the issue; but, if not, give Peitz Service Experts a call and we can determine what is keeping your condenser fan from circulating and walk you through your options to get your A/C system problem fixed.
Your AC system is not providing adequate air cooling.
It sounds crazy, but try lowering your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes our busy lives cause us to ignore 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 issues. Another problem that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are designed. Peitz Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to determine if the size of your system is causing your problems.
AC shuts on and off repeatedly
If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of multiple things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all clogs moved out of the way, you may be back to a regular running system. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.
No matter your issue, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning problem you run into, Peitz Service Experts is here for you all day, everyday. We are available anytime so we can get your AC system cooling and get your home comfortable lickety-split.