We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems Oklahoma City faces, but today we are here to tell you about some common air conditioning 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 inspected. 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 correctly.
An easy way to check if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the larger of the two 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 do not need more refrigerant.
If you’re not positive or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll come out and examine your refrigerant levels and find out why your system is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should work on 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 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 hindered. If you can verify these things, you may be able to find the problem; but, if not, give Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can look into what has stopped your condenser fan from turning and walk you through your options to get your air conditioning problem fixed.
Your AC system is not providing adequate air cooling.
The first step is to try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes we tend to overlook 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 obstructed, it could cause serious cooling issues. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are built. Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and perform an analysis to verify if the size of your AC is causing your problems.
Air Conditioner shuts on and off repeatedly
If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of several things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is blocked or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all clogs moved aside, you may be back to a typical running system. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.
No matter your issue, whatever typical or atypical AC problem you run into, Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you around the clock. We are available to you so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.