We’ve discussed a few of the most common air conditioning problems Voorhees faces, but now we’re back with some frequent AC problems that you can help troubleshoot.
The air conditioning system is on but not putting out cool air.
If your air conditioning system is running but not actually cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air coming out of your system is truly cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.
An easy 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 producing condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are likely good to go and do not need more refrigerant.
If you’re not positive or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll pay you a visit and check your refrigerant levels and discover why your system is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should manage 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 many reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One could be that it simply burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally 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 Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can determine what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and go over your options to get your air conditioning problem resolved.
Your air conditioner is not providing sufficient air cooling.
The first step is to try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes we tend to ignore the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause significant cooling issues. Another problem that could be causing your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are built. Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to verify if the size of your system is causing your issues.
AC shuts on and off repeatedly
If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of a few things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all blockages moved aside, you may be back to a normal running air conditioner. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your family cool and comfortable.
No matter your trouble, whatever usual or unusual air conditioning issue you run into, Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. We are available to you so we can get your AC system cooling and get your home comfortable as soon as possible.