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 common air conditioning issues that you can help troubleshoot.
The air conditioning system is on but not blowing cool air.
If your air conditioning system is running but not actually cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air blowing from the system is truly cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.
An easy way to confirm 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 giving off 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 covered in condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll pay you a visit and examine your refrigerant levels and discover why your A/C system is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.
You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.
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 find the trouble; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can inspect what has stopped your condenser fan from circulating 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 decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes we tend to forget the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause significant cooling issues. Another thing that could be causing 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 confirm whether or not the size of your A/C system is causing your issues.
AC shuts on and off over and over
If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of a few things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is blocked or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the equipment is cleaned and all blockages moved away, you may be back to a typical running air conditioner. Remember 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 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 problem, whatever common or uncommon AC issue you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you around the clock. We are available anytime so we can get your A/C cooling and get your comfortable lickety-split.