Common Cocoa AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about some of the most common air conditioning problems Cocoa faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some frequent air conditioning problems 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 actually cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air being released from the A/C is really cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

One way to see if you are low on refrigerant is to go to your A/C system and locate the two copper pipes. If the large one is “sweating” or covered in condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are most likely good to go and won’t need additional 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll pay you a visit and check your refrigerant levels and learn why your system is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One might be that it just burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is blocked. If you can check for these things, you may be able to locate the trouble; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can determine what has stopped your condenser fan from rotating and walk you through your options to get your air conditioner problem corrected.

Your air conditioner is not providing sufficient air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try lowering your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes we tend to overlook the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause major cooling problems. Another problem that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are designed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your system is causing your issues.

AC shuts on and off repeatedly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of multiple 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 out of the way, you may be back to a typical running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever typical or atypical AC problem you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. We are available to you so we can get your AC system cooling and get your home comfortable lickety-split.

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