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 putting out cool air.

If your AC 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 you comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

A simple way to confirm if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the large one is “sweating” or giving off condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are probably good to go and don’t require additional 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 Climate Control Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and confirm your refrigerant levels and discover why your system is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One is that it simply burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another problem to look out for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to find the issue; but, if not, give Climate Control Service Experts a call and we can determine what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and walk you through your options to get your A/C system 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 system working right, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause major cooling troubles. Another problem 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 built. Climate Control Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your A/C system is causing your issues.

AC 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 equipment is cleaned and all obstructions moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running air conditioner. 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, this could cause an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your home cool and comfortable.

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

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