Common Mobile AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed several of the most common air conditioning problems Mobile faces, but today we are here to tell you about some typical air conditioner problems 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 could need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air being released from the A/C is actually cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

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 large one is “sweating” or producing condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are most likely good to go and don’t require additional 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 Climate Control Service Experts and we’ll come out and confirm your refrigerant levels and find out 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 risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.

There are many reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One is that it merely burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another problem to look out for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to locate the problem; but, if not, give Climate Control Service Experts a call and we can inspect what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and review your options to get your AC problem corrected.

Your air conditioning system is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes we tend to forget the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause significant cooling troubles. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are constructed. Climate Control Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your issues.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off repeatedly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of multiple things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all obstructions moved elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running AC. Keep in mind 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, it could result in an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning issue you run into, Climate Control Service Experts is here for you all day, everyday. We are available anytime so we can get your AC system cooling and get your home comfortable quickly.

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