Common West Palm Beach AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed a few of the most common air conditioning problems West Palm Beach faces, but now we’re back with some typical air conditioner 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 really cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air coming out of your system is actually cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

A simple way to verify if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. 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 most likely good to go and don’t require 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 pay you a visit and confirm your refrigerant levels and find out 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 might not be turning. 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 obstructed. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to locate the issue; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can determine 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.

First thing’s first: try lowering your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes our busy lives cause us to miss the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause significant 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 air conditioner 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 blocked or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all obstructions moved aside, you may be back to a typical running AC. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the correct 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 harder to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, 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 anytime so we can get your A/C cooling and get your home comfortable lickety-split.

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