Common West Palm Beach AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about a few of the most common air conditioning problems West Palm Beach faces, but now we’re back with some common air conditioner problems that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not putting out cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not actually cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air blowing from the AC is really cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

A simple way to verify if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. If the larger of the two is “sweating” or producing condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are probably good to go and do not need extra refrigerant.

If you’re unsure or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll come out and confirm your refrigerant levels and discover why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another problem to look out for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is blocked. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to locate the problem; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can inspect what is keeping your condenser fan from rotating and walk you through your options to get your AC problem fixed.

Your air conditioning system is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes our busy lives cause us to miss the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause major cooling troubles. Another problem that could cause your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are built. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and perform an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your problems.

AC shuts on and off repeatedly

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of multiple things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all obstructions moved aside, you may be back to a typical running AC. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work overtime to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever typical or atypical air conditioning problem you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. We are available to you so we can get your A/C cooling and get your comfortable lickety-split.

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