We previously told you about some of the most common air conditioning problems Sharonville faces, but now we’re back with some common 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 actually cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air coming out of your AC is really cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is often a sign 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 larger of the two 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 additional 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 Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll pay you a visit and check your refrigerant levels and discover why your AC is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.
You air condenser fan isn’t turning.
There are several reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One might be that it simply burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is blocked. If you can verify these things, you may be able to find the problem; but, if not, give Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and review your options to get your AC problem resolved.
Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.
It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes our busy lives cause us to ignore the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling issues. Another issue that could be causing your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are designed. Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and complete an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your AC is causing your issues.
Air Conditioner shuts on and off over and over
If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, 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 out of the way, 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, 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 problem, whatever typical or atypical A/C trouble you run into, Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you around the clock. We are available all the time so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your home comfortable lickety-split.