Common Fort Wayne AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

Last year we published a few of the most common air conditioning problems Fort Wayne faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some common AC troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not blowing cool air.

If your AC is running but not truly cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air coming out of your A/C is truly cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

An easy way to check if you are low on refrigerant is to go to your A/C system and locate the two copper pipes. If the large one is “sweating” or covered in condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are probably good to go and don’t require additional refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll come out and examine your refrigerant levels and learn why your A/C system is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the risks 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 is 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 blocked. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to find the problem; but, if not, give Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can inspect what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and walk you through your options to get your A/C system problem corrected.

Your air conditioner is not providing ample air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes our busy lives cause us to ignore the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause major cooling problems. Another issue that could cause your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are constructed. Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and complete an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your air conditioner is causing your issues.

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 many things. One thing 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 elsewhere, you may be back to a typical running AC. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work harder to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever usual or unusual AC trouble you run into, Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available to you so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your comfortable quickly.

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