Common Roanoke AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed several of the most common air conditioning problems Roanoke faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some typical air conditioner troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

The air conditioning system is on but not putting out cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not truly cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air being released from the AC is really cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly a symptom 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 to your A/C system and locate the two copper pipes. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or producing condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are most likely good to go and do not need additional refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not covered in 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 system is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are many reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One could be that it simply burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another problem to look out 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 discover the trouble; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can determine what has stopped your condenser fan from rotating and walk you through your options to get your AC problem corrected.

Your air conditioning system is not providing adequate air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes it’s easy to forget the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling troubles. Another thing that could be causing your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are constructed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and complete an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your air conditioner 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 needs to be cleaned. Once the equipment is cleaned and all obstructions moved aside, you may be back to a typical running system. Note that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the house to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning issue you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available anytime so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your comfortable as soon as possible.

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