We’ve discussed several of the most common air conditioning problems Oklahoma City faces, but today we are here to tell you about some typical AC issues that you can help troubleshoot.
Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.
If your A/C system is running but not truly cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air blowing from the system is actually cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.
One way to check if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. If the large one is “sweating” or producing condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are likely good to go and don’t require more refrigerant.
If you’re not positive or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Gordon's Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and examine your refrigerant levels and find out why your system is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.
You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.
There are multiple reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One could be that it just burned out and you require 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 hindered. If you can look for these things, you may be able to locate the issue; but, if not, give Gordon's Service Experts a call and we can look into what has stopped your condenser fan from turning and review your options to get your air conditioning problem fixed.
Your AC system is not providing adequate air cooling.
The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes we tend to overlook the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling problems. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are constructed. Gordon's Service Experts is happy to come out and perform an analysis to verify if the size of your AC is causing your problems.
AC shuts on and off repeatedly
If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, 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 condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all blockages moved aside, you may be back to a typical running system. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your 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 AC because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your home cool and comfortable.
No matter your issue, whatever typical or atypical air conditioning problem you run into, Gordon's Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available anytime so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.