Common Longmont AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed a few of the most common air conditioning problems Longmont faces, but now we’re back with some typical air conditioning problems that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not putting out cool air.

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

One way to check 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 producing condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are most likely good to go and do not need extra refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll come out and examine your refrigerant levels and discover why your AC is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.

There are several reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One is that it simply burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining right or that the drain is obstructed. If you can check for these things, you may be able to discover the problem; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can determine what has stopped your condenser fan from turning and go over your options to get your AC problem resolved.

Your AC system is not providing adequate air cooling.

The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. It seems absurd 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 clogged, it could cause major cooling issues. Another thing that could be causing your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are built. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and complete an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your AC is causing your troubles.

A/C system shuts on and off over and over

If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of many things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all blockages moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running AC. Note that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever typical or atypical AC issue you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available all the time so we can get your A/C cooling and get your family comfortable as soon as possible.

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