Common Windsor AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about some of the most common air conditioning problems Windsor faces, but now we’re back with some frequent air conditioning troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

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

If your AC is running but not really cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air coming out of your A/C is really cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is often an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

One way to confirm 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 probably good to go and don’t require additional refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts and we’ll come out and check your refrigerant levels and find out why your system is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.

There are many reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One could be that it just 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 right or that the drain is blocked. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to locate the issue; but, if not, give Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts a call and we can determine what is keeping your condenser fan from turning and review your options to get your air conditioner problem corrected.

Your A/C is not providing adequate air cooling.

The first step is to try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes it’s easy to miss the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause significant cooling issues. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are constructed. Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your system is causing your problems.

AC shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of several things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the equipment is cleaned and all clogs moved aside, you may be back to a normal running system. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever usual or unusual A/C issue you run into, Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is here for you all day, everyday. We are available to you so we can get your A/C cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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