Common Jacksonville AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about a few of the most common air conditioning problems Jacksonville faces, but now we’re back with some frequent AC problems that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not truly cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air coming out of your AC is truly cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

An easy way to see if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the large one is “sweating” or covered in condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are most likely good to go and won’t need additional refrigerant.

If you’re unsure or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Air Engineers Service Experts and we’ll come out and confirm your refrigerant levels and discover why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can check for these things, you may be able to discover the issue; but, if not, give Air Engineers Service Experts a call and we can determine what is preventing your condenser fan from rotating and review your options to get your A/C system problem fixed.

Your A/C is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes it’s easy to forget the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause serious cooling troubles. Another problem that could be causing your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are constructed. Air Engineers Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your troubles.

AC shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of many things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs moved out of the way, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. Note that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work overtime to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever typical or atypical AC trouble you run into, Air Engineers Service Experts is here for you all day, everyday. We are available all the time so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable quickly.

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