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 today we are here to tell you about some frequent air conditioning problems that you can help troubleshoot.

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

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

An easy way to verify if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the large one is “sweating” or covered in condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are probably good to go and don’t require 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 discover why your AC is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t turning.

There are several reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One is that it merely burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another issue could be 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 circulating and walk you through your options to get your A/C system problem resolved.

Your air conditioning system is not providing adequate air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious. If that doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause major cooling issues. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are designed. Coastal Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your problems.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

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 blocked or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the equipment is cleaned and all obstructions moved elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the correct 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 common or uncommon 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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