Common Dayton AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

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

The A/C is on but not releasing cool air.

If your A/C system is running but not truly cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air being released from the system is truly cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

One way to see if you are low on refrigerant is to go to your A/C system and locate the two copper pipes. If the large one is “sweating” or producing condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are probably good to go and won’t need additional refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Stevenson Service Experts and we’ll stop by and examine 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 air conditioners, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One might be that it simply burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is blocked. If you can verify these things, you may be able to find the issue; but, if not, give Stevenson Service Experts a call and we can determine what has stopped your condenser fan from rotating and walk you through your options to get your A/C system problem corrected.

Your air conditioning system is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try lowering your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes we tend to overlook the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause major cooling problems. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are built. Stevenson Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to verify if the size of your AC is causing your troubles.

AC shuts on and off repeatedly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of a few things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the equipment is cleaned and all clogs moved elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running system. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work harder to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever typical or atypical AC issue you run into, Stevenson Service Experts is here for you all day, everyday. We are available anytime so we can get your AC system cooling and get your home comfortable lickety-split.

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