Common Columbus AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about a few of the most common air conditioning problems Columbus faces, but today we are here to tell you about some common air conditioner issues that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C 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 checked. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air being released from the system is actually 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 see if you are low on refrigerant is to go to your A/C system and locate the two copper pipes. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or giving off condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are most likely good to go and do not need additional refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and find out why your system is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t turning.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it simply burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is hindered. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to locate the problem; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what is keeping your condenser fan from turning and go over your options to get your A/C system problem fixed.

Your A/C is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your system working right, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause major cooling troubles. Another thing that could be causing your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are constructed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and perform an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your AC is causing your problems.

AC shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of a few things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all clogs moved away, you may be back to a normal running AC. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes the house to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever typical or atypical air conditioning problem you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available anytime so we can get your A/C cooling and get your home comfortable quickly.

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