Common Gainesville AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed several of the most common air conditioning problems Gainesville faces, but now we’re back with some common air conditioning issues that you can help troubleshoot.

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

If your air conditioner is running but not actually cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air coming out of your system is actually cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

An easy way to see if you are low on refrigerant is to go to your A/C system and locate the two copper pipes. If the large one is “sweating” or producing condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are likely good to go and won’t need additional refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not producing 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 learn why your AC is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.

There are many reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One might be that it simply burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is blocked. If you can look for these things, you may be able to locate the issue; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what is keeping your condenser fan from turning and review your options to get your AC problem resolved.

Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes we tend to ignore the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause major cooling problems. Another issue that could cause your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are designed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your air conditioner is causing your issues.

AC shuts on and off over and over

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of a few things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the equipment is cleaned and all blockages moved out of the way, you may be back to a normal running system. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your 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 harder to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever usual or unusual A/C problem 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 AC system cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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