Common Louisville AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed some of the most common air conditioning problems Louisville faces, but today we are here to tell you about some common air conditioner issues that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not blowing cool air.

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

A simple way to check if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or producing condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are likely good to go and won’t need more refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Becht/Givens Service Experts and we’ll come out and check your refrigerant levels and discover why your AC is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t turning.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One might be that it simply burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is blocked. If you can verify these things, you may be able to find the trouble; but, if not, give Becht/Givens Service Experts a call and we can inspect what has stopped your condenser fan from circulating and review your options to get your air conditioning problem resolved.

Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.

The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes it’s easy to ignore the obvious. If that doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling problems. Another issue that could be causing your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are built. Becht/Givens Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your troubles.

A/C system 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 option is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all obstructions moved elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running system. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever typical or atypical A/C issue you run into, Becht/Givens Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available anytime so we can get your A/C cooling and get your family comfortable as soon as possible.

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