Common Louisville AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

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

Your air conditioner is on but not blowing cool air.

If your AC is running but not truly cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air coming out of your system 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 find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or giving off 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 convinced or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Becht/Givens Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and examine your refrigerant levels and discover why your A/C system is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the dangers 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 merely 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 properly or that the drain is obstructed. 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 determine what has stopped your condenser fan from rotating and walk you through your options to get your air conditioning problem resolved.

Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.

The first step is to try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes it’s easy to miss the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling issues. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are constructed. Becht/Givens Service Experts is happy to come out and complete 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 air conditioner 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 blocked 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 correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home 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 typical or atypical A/C trouble you run into, Becht/Givens Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available to you so we can get your A/C cooling and get your family comfortable quickly.

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