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 now we’re going to talk to you about some typical air conditioner issues that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not really cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air being released from the system is really cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

A simple way to verify 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, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are probably good to go and do not need more 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 check your refrigerant levels and discover 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 dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t turning.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One is that it merely burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is hindered. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to find 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 AC problem fixed.

Your A/C is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes our busy lives cause us to overlook the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause significant cooling troubles. Another problem that could result in your lack of cooling is an AC 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 determine if 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 blockages moved away, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper 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 problem, whatever common or uncommon AC 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 as soon as possible.

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