Common West Chester AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

Last year we published several of the most common air conditioning problems West Chester faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some typical air conditioning troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C is on but not releasing cool air.

If your AC is running but not really cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air coming out of your AC is actually cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

One 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 giving off condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are likely good to go and do not need additional refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Wesley Wood Service Experts and we’ll stop by and check your refrigerant levels and learn why your air conditioner 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 turning.

There are many reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One might be that it just burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is blocked. If you can check for these things, you may be able to locate the trouble; but, if not, give Wesley Wood Service Experts a call and we can determine what has stopped your condenser fan from circulating and go over your options to get your A/C system problem corrected.

Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.

First thing’s first: try lowering your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes our busy lives cause us to overlook the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause major cooling issues. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are constructed. Wesley Wood Service Experts is happy to come out and do an analysis to verify if the size of your air conditioner is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off over and over

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of multiple things. One thing is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the equipment is cleaned and all blockages moved elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running system. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work overtime to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever usual or unusual air conditioning problem you run into, Wesley Wood Service Experts is here for you 24/7/365. We are available all the time so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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