Common Ocala AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems Ocala faces, but today we are here to tell you about some common air conditioning 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 may need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air coming out of your AC is really cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

A simple way to see if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or covered in condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are most likely good to go and don’t require extra refrigerant.

If you’re not certain 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 check your refrigerant levels and discover why your AC is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it simply burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another problem to look out for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is blocked. 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 significant cooling troubles. Another problem that could result in your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are constructed. 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 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 out of the way, 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 house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work overtime to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever typical or atypical AC trouble 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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