Common Fort Lauderdale AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

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

Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.

If your air conditioner is running but not actually cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. 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 often an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

An easy 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 producing condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it is, you are probably good to go and do not need extra refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not producing 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. Remember, 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 circulating.

There are many reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One is 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 obstructed. If you can look for these things, you may be able to discover the problem; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can look into what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and review your options to get your A/C system problem fixed.

Your AC system is not providing sufficient air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause significant 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 an all-too-common issue when homes are designed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and complete an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your issues.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of a few things. One thing is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs moved elsewhere, you may be back to a typical running AC. Note that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the correct 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 overtime to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever usual or unusual air conditioning trouble you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available anytime so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your home comfortable quickly.

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