Common Jacksonville AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed some of the most common air conditioning problems Jacksonville faces, but now we’re back with some frequent air conditioning 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 truly cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air blowing from the system is truly cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is often an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

One 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 is, you are probably good to go and won’t need additional refrigerant.

If you’re unsure or the pipe is not producing 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 find out why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central air conditioning 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 might not be turning. One is that it just burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining correctly 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 circulating and walk you through your options to get your AC problem corrected.

Your air conditioner is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes our busy lives cause us to forget the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause serious cooling troubles. Another thing that could result in your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized correctly, 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 confirm whether or not the size of your A/C system is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner 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 blocked or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs moved elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. Note that humidity also plays a role so if your home 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 harder to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning issue 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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