Common Cocoa AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed some of the most common air conditioning problems Cocoa faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some frequent AC troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

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

If your AC is running but not really 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 actually cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is often a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

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 probably good to go and won’t need more 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 come out and check your refrigerant levels and learn why your system is not blowing cool air. Note: 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 tends to cause more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is obstructed. 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 is preventing your condenser fan from rotating and review your options to get your air conditioner problem fixed.

Your air conditioner 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 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 a very common issue when homes are designed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to confirm whether or not 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 correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning problem you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available anytime so we can get your AC system cooling and get your comfortable lickety-split.

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