Common Shreveport AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems Shreveport faces, but today we are here to tell you about some typical AC issues that you can help troubleshoot.

The air conditioning system 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 inspected. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air coming out of your AC is truly cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

One way to confirm if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the large one is “sweating” or producing condensation, put your hand on the pipe and 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 certain 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 check your refrigerant levels and find out why your AC is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One might be that it just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is blocked. If you can look 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 determine what has stopped your condenser fan from rotating and walk you through your options to get your air conditioner problem resolved.

Your air conditioner is not providing sufficient air cooling.

The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes we tend to forget the obvious. If that doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause significant cooling issues. Another thing that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioner 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 do an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your issues.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of a few things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the equipment is cleaned and all clogs moved away, 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 desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.

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

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