Common Dayton AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems Dayton faces, but today we are here to tell you about some typical air conditioning issues that you can help troubleshoot.

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

If your AC is running but not truly cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air being released 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.

An easy 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 larger of the two is “sweating” or giving off condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are most likely good to go and won’t need additional refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and find out why your AC is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the hazards 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 problem to look out for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is blocked. If you can verify these things, you may be able to locate the issue; but, if not, give Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can determine what has stopped your condenser fan from circulating and review your options to get your AC problem corrected.

Your air conditioning system is not providing ample air cooling.

First thing’s first: 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 clogged, it could cause significant cooling issues. 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 Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and complete an analysis to verify if the size of your AC is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner 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 thing 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 normal running system. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder to keep your home cool and comfortable.

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

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