Common Waldorf AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed several of the most common air conditioning problems Waldorf faces, but today we are here to tell you about some typical air conditioning problems that you can help troubleshoot.

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

If your AC is running but not actually cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air coming out of your A/C 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 check 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, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are likely good to go and don’t require more refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call A-PLUS Service Experts and we’ll come out and examine your refrigerant levels and discover 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 dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.

There are many reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One might be that it simply burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another problem to look out for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is blocked. If you can check for these things, you may be able to discover the issue; but, if not, give A-PLUS Service Experts 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 air conditioning system is not providing adequate air cooling.

The first step is to try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes we tend to overlook the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause significant cooling problems. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are constructed. A-PLUS Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to verify if the size of your air conditioner is causing your problems.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off repeatedly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of several 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 elsewhere, you may be back to a typical running air conditioner. Note that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever typical or atypical AC problem you run into, A-PLUS Service Experts is here for you 24/7/365. We are available to you so we can get your AC system cooling and get your comfortable lickety-split.

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