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 problems that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C is on but not putting out cool air.

If your A/C system is running but not really cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air blowing from the A/C is really cool and keeps you 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 giving off condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are probably good to go and don’t require more refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and check your refrigerant levels and discover 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 several reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One is that it just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining right or that the drain is obstructed. 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 fixed.

Your air conditioner is not providing sufficient air cooling.

The first step is to try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes it’s easy to ignore the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause major cooling issues. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are constructed. Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your system is causing your problems.

AC shuts on and off over and over

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of multiple 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 blockages moved aside, you may be back to a normal running system. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your home 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 AC because it’s having to work overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever usual or unusual A/C trouble you run into, Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is here for you 24/7/365. We are available anytime so we can get your A/C cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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