Common Savannah AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about a few of the most common air conditioning problems Savannah faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some frequent air conditioning troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C 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 needed to make sure the air blowing from the A/C is really cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

One way to verify if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. If the large one is “sweating” or covered in condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are most likely good to go and do not need extra refrigerant.

If you’re unsure or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Coastal Service Experts and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and find out 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 turning.

There are many reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One could be that it merely burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another problem to look out for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is blocked. If you can check for these things, you may be able to find the trouble; but, if not, give Coastal Service Experts a call and we can look into what is preventing your condenser fan from rotating and review your options to get your A/C system problem resolved.

Your air conditioning system is not providing sufficient air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes our busy lives cause us to overlook the obvious. If that doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause major cooling problems. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are designed. Coastal Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your A/C system is causing your problems.

AC shuts on and off over and over

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of many things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all obstructions moved out of the way, you may be back to a normal running air conditioner. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the house to heat up quickly, this could cause 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 problem you run into, Coastal Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available anytime so we can get your A/C cooling and get your home comfortable lickety-split.

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