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 problems 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 might need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air blowing from the AC is really cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is often a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

An easy 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 producing condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are likely good to go and don’t require additional refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and learn why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Note: 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 several reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One might be that it just burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can check for these things, you may be able to locate the trouble; but, if not, give Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 fixed.

Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try lowering your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your system working right, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause major cooling issues. Another issue that could be causing your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are built. Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to verify if the size of your AC is causing your issues.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of multiple things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all blockages moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running system. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder 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 Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. 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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