Last year we published some of the most common air conditioning problems Fort Wayne faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some typical AC problems that you can help troubleshoot.
Your air conditioner is on but not putting out cool air.
If your A/C system is running but not truly cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air blowing from the A/C is truly cool and keeps you 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 do not need more refrigerant.
If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts and we’ll come out and check your refrigerant levels and learn why your AC is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.
You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.
There are many reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it merely 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 locate the issue; but, if not, give Rolf Griffin Service Experts a call and we can determine what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and review your options to get your A/C system problem fixed.
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 it’s easy to ignore the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause significant cooling issues. Another issue that could cause your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are constructed. Rolf Griffin Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your troubles.
AC shuts on and off over and over
If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of many things. One possibility 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 blockages moved out of the way, you may be back to a typical running air conditioner. Keep in mind 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 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 air conditioning issue you run into, Rolf Griffin Service Experts is here for you all day, everyday. We are available anytime so we can get your AC system cooling and get your comfortable quickly.