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 problems that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C is on but not putting out cool air.

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

An easy way to confirm if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find 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’s cold to the touch, you are probably 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll pay you a visit 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 work on refrigerant for central A/C 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 need 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 blocked. If you can check for these things, you may be able to locate 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 rotating and review 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 absurd but sometimes our busy lives cause us to overlook 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 obstructed, it could cause serious cooling problems. Another problem that could result in 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 built. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and perform an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your air conditioner is causing your problems.

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 multiple things. One thing 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 normal running system. 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, 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 typical or atypical AC issue you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available all the time so we can get your AC system cooling and get your home comfortable as soon as possible.

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