Last year we published several of the most common air conditioning problems Daytona Beach faces, but today we are here to tell you about some frequent air conditioning issues that you can help troubleshoot.
The air conditioning system is on but not blowing cool air.
If your AC is running but not actually cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air coming out of your AC is truly cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is often an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.
One way to see 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 producing condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are most likely good to go and do not need extra refrigerant.
If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and learn why your system is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should handle 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 could be that it just burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity typically causes 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 locate the issue; but, if not, give All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what is keeping your condenser fan from rotating and review your options to get your air conditioning problem fixed.
Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.
The first step is to try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes we tend to miss the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause serious cooling problems. Another issue that could be causing your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are constructed. All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to verify if the size of your system is causing your issues.
Air Conditioner shuts on and off over and over
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 clogged 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 house to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your family cool and comfortable.
No matter your problem, whatever usual or unusual AC problem you run into, All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available all the time so we can get your A/C cooling and get your home comfortable quickly.