Common Fort Lauderdale AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems Fort Lauderdale faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some frequent AC issues that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C is on but not releasing cool air.

If your air conditioner is running but not really cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air being released from the A/C is actually cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly an indicator 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 giving off condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are most likely good to go and don’t require extra refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll come out and examine your refrigerant levels and discover 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 dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.

There are several reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One could be that it simply burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally 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 look for these things, you may be able to discover the issue; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can look into what has stopped your condenser fan from turning and walk you through your options to get your A/C system problem corrected.

Your AC 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 get a new air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause major cooling issues. Another issue that could be causing 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. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of a few things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the system is cleaned and all blockages moved elsewhere, you may be back to a typical running air conditioner. Note that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home 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 usual or unusual air conditioning issue you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. We are available anytime so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your comfortable quickly.

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