Common Saint Charles AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

Last year we published a few of the most common air conditioning problems Saint Charles faces, but today we are here to tell you about some common AC problems that you can help troubleshoot.

The air conditioning system is on but not putting out cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not truly cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air being released from the system is really cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes 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 larger of the two is “sweating” or covered in condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it is, you are likely good to go and won’t need additional refrigerant.

If you’re unsure or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Golden Seal Service Experts and we’ll come out and confirm your refrigerant levels and learn why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One is that it just burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is blocked. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to discover the issue; but, if not, give Golden Seal Service Experts a call and we can find out what has stopped your condenser fan from circulating and review your options to get your A/C system problem resolved.

Your A/C is not providing adequate air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes our busy lives cause us 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 blocked, it could cause major cooling issues. Another problem that could be causing your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are built. Golden Seal Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your system is causing your problems.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of a few things. One thing 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 elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running AC. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work overtime to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever usual or unusual A/C issue you run into, Golden Seal Service Experts is here for you all day, everyday. We are available to you so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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