Common Ocala AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed several of the most common air conditioning problems Ocala faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some common AC troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not really cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air coming out of your AC is really cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes 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 find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or covered in condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are most likely good to go and don’t require extra refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and discover why your AC is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are many reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it merely burned out and you require 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 obstructed. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to find the issue; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can look into what has stopped your condenser fan from turning and go over your options to get your air conditioner problem corrected.

Your air conditioner is not providing sufficient air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes our busy lives cause us to overlook 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 blocked, it could cause major cooling troubles. Another thing that could result in your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are built. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your system is causing your troubles.

AC shuts on and off over and over

If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of multiple things. One thing 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 typical running AC. Note that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the desired 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 harder to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever typical or atypical air conditioning issue you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available anytime so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your family comfortable quickly.

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