Common Jackson AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed some of the most common air conditioning problems Jackson faces, but today we are here to tell you about some frequent air conditioner issues that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C is on but not putting out cool air.

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

A simple way to confirm 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 likely good to go and don’t require more refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and check your refrigerant levels and find out why your system is not blowing cool air. Remember, 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 circulating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One is that it merely burned out and you require 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 hindered. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to locate the issue; but, if not, give Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can determine what has stopped your condenser fan from rotating and review your options to get your AC problem fixed.

Your AC system is not providing adequate air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes we tend to forget the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause major cooling troubles. Another thing that could be causing your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are constructed. Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your problems.

AC shuts on and off constantly

If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of multiple 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 blockages moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running system. Note that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever common or uncommon A/C issue you run into, Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. We are available all the time so we can get your A/C cooling and get your home comfortable quickly.

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