Common Charlotte AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about a few of the most common air conditioning problems Charlotte faces, but now we’re back with some common air conditioner problems that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not truly cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air blowing from the AC is really 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 verify if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find 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 feels cold, you are probably good to go and do not need additional refrigerant.

If you’re unsure or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and discover why your A/C system is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle 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 several reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One could be that it just burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is hindered. If you can look for these things, you may be able to discover the problem; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what is preventing your condenser fan from circulating and go over your options to get your air conditioning problem fixed.

Your air conditioner is not providing adequate air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes it’s easy to miss the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause significant cooling troubles. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are built. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your AC is causing your problems.

AC shuts on and off over and over

If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of many things. One thing 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 obstructions moved away, you may be back to a normal running system. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work harder to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever common or uncommon AC trouble you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you around the clock. We are available to you so we can get your AC system cooling and get your comfortable lickety-split.

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