We’ve discussed a few of the most common air conditioning problems Sharonville faces, but now we’re back with some typical AC problems that you can help troubleshoot.
The A/C is on but not releasing cool air.
If your air conditioning system is running but not really cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air coming out of your AC is actually cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.
A simple way to verify 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, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are probably good to go and do not need more refrigerant.
If you’re not positive or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Knochelmann Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and check your refrigerant levels and find out why your AC is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.
You air condenser fan isn’t turning.
There are many reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One might be that it merely burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can verify these things, you may be able to locate the issue; but, if not, give Knochelmann Service Experts a call and we can find out what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and review your options to get your A/C system problem resolved.
Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.
First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes it’s easy to miss the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling problems. Another issue that could be causing your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are designed. Knochelmann Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your air conditioner is causing your issues.
Air Conditioner shuts on and off over and over
If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of many things. One thing is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all obstructions moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running system. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.
No matter your problem, whatever common or uncommon A/C trouble you run into, Knochelmann Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available all the time so we can get your AC system cooling and get your home comfortable lickety-split.