Last year we published several of the most common air conditioning problems Daytona Beach faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some frequent AC issues that you can help troubleshoot.
The air conditioning system is on but not putting out cool air.
If your A/C system is running but not actually cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air blowing from the AC is truly cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.
One way to see if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or producing condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are probably good to go and do not need extra refrigerant.
If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call All American Air Service Experts and we’ll stop by and check your refrigerant levels and learn why your system 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 dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.
You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.
There are multiple reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One is that it just 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 correctly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can check for these things, you may be able to find the issue; but, if not, give All American Air Service Experts a call and we can find out what is keeping your condenser fan from circulating and review your options to get your air conditioning problem corrected.
Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.
The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes we tend to ignore the obvious. If that doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause serious cooling problems. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are constructed. All American Air Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to verify if the size of your system is causing your troubles.
Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly
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 blocked or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all obstructions moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your family cool and comfortable.
No matter your issue, whatever usual or unusual air conditioning problem you run into, All American Air Service Experts is here for you all day, everyday. We are available all the time so we can get your A/C cooling and get your home comfortable as soon as possible.