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 now we’re going to talk to you about some typical air conditioning troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

The air conditioning system is on but not blowing 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 AC is actually 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 see 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 covered in condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, 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 Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll pay you a visit and confirm your refrigerant levels and learn why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the dangers 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 problem to look out for is 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 problem; but, if not, give Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what has stopped your condenser fan from rotating and review your options to get your A/C system problem resolved.

Your air conditioner is not providing adequate air cooling.

First thing’s first: 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 home cooling and comfortable again, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause significant cooling problems. Another problem that could be causing your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are constructed. Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 needs to be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all clogs moved out of the way, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the house to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work harder 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 Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. We are available anytime so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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