Common Cleveland AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

Last year we published several of the most common air conditioning problems Cleveland faces, but now we’re back with some frequent AC troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C is on but not blowing cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not actually cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air being released from the system is actually cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

An easy way to confirm if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the large one is “sweating” or covered in condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are probably good to go and don’t require extra refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll come out and confirm your refrigerant levels and find out why your AC is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One might be that it just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another problem to look out for is that the water is not draining right or that the drain is obstructed. If you can check for these things, you may be able to find the trouble; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what has stopped your condenser fan from circulating and walk you through your options to get your A/C system problem fixed.

Your AC system 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 overlook 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 obstructed, it could cause serious cooling issues. Another thing that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are constructed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and perform an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your AC is causing your problems.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off over and over

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of multiple 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 out of the way, you may be back to a regular running system. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning issue you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. We are available all the time so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your home comfortable as soon as possible.

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