Common Kingston AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed a few of the most common air conditioning problems Kingston faces, but now we’re back with some typical AC problems that you can help troubleshoot.

The air conditioning system is on but not releasing cool air.

If your air conditioner is running but not actually cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air blowing from the system is really cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

An easy way to verify if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or covered in condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are most likely good to go and won’t need extra refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll come out and examine your refrigerant levels and learn why your AC is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle 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 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 correctly or that the drain is hindered. If you can check for these things, you may be able to discover the problem; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can inspect what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and review your options to get your air conditioning problem corrected.

Your air conditioner is not providing adequate air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes it’s easy to forget the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause major cooling issues. Another issue that could be causing your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are designed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and complete an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your troubles.

A/C system shuts on and off repeatedly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of several things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed 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 air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning problem you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you around the clock. We are available anytime so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable quickly.

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