Common Charlotte AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

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

Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.

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

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 larger of the two is “sweating” or giving off condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it is, you are probably good to go and don’t require additional refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Komfort Air and we’ll stop by and check your refrigerant levels and learn why your AC is not blowing cool air. Note: 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 may not be circulating. One could be that it just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining right or that the drain is blocked. If you can look for these things, you may be able to locate the issue; but, if not, give Komfort Air a call and we can inspect what has stopped your condenser fan from rotating and review your options to get your AC problem fixed.

Your air conditioning system is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes we tend to miss the obvious. If that doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause major cooling problems. Another problem 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 built. Komfort Air is happy to come out and perform an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your AC is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off repeatedly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of multiple things. One thing is that your condenser or evaporator is blocked or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all blockages moved aside, you may be back to a typical running system. Note 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, it could result in an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work overtime to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever usual or unusual A/C problem you run into, Komfort Air is here for you around the clock. We are available all the time so we can get your A/C cooling and get your home comfortable quickly.

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