We previously told you about some of the most common air conditioning problems Voorhees faces, but now we’re back with some frequent air conditioning problems that you can help troubleshoot.
The air conditioning system is on but not blowing cool air.
If your air conditioning system is running but not actually cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air blowing from the AC is truly cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.
An easy 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 feels cold, you are likely good to go and do not need additional refrigerant.
If you’re not positive or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Atmostemp Service Experts and we’ll come out 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 hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.
You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.
There are many reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One could be that it merely 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 issue; but, if not, give Atmostemp Service Experts a call and we can inspect what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and go over your options to get your air conditioning problem resolved.
Your A/C is not providing adequate 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 system working right, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause significant cooling problems. Another problem that could be causing your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are built. Atmostemp Service Experts 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 thing 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 AC. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home to heat up quickly, it could result in 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 trouble you run into, Atmostemp Service Experts is here for you 24/7/365. We are available to you so we can get your AC system cooling and get your home comfortable as soon as possible.