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 AC troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not blowing cool air.

If your A/C system is running but not truly cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air being released from the system is really cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

An easy 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 giving off condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are probably 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 A/C system is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should work on 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 many reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One could be that it simply burned out and you require 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 blocked. If you can check for these things, you may be able to discover the issue; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can inspect what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and go over your options to get your AC problem resolved.

Your AC system is not providing sufficient air cooling.

The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes it’s easy 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 significant cooling problems. Another problem that could be causing your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are constructed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your issues.

A/C system shuts on and off over and over

If your AC 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 blocked or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all blockages moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running air conditioner. 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, it could result in an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever typical or atypical air conditioning 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 quickly.

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