Common San Antonio AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems San Antonio faces, but today we are here to tell you about some frequent air conditioner issues that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.

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

One way to verify 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, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are probably good to go and do not need more refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call San Antonio Air Service Experts and we’ll stop by and check your refrigerant levels and learn why your A/C system is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.

There are many reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One might be that it just 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 right or that the drain is blocked. If you can check for these things, you may be able to discover the issue; but, if not, give San Antonio Air Service Experts a call and we can determine what is keeping your condenser fan from circulating and go over your options to get your air conditioning problem corrected.

Your air conditioner is not providing sufficient air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try lowering your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes it’s easy to miss the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause significant cooling problems. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are constructed. San Antonio Air Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your issues.

A/C system shuts on and off over and over

If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of a few things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all obstructions moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running AC. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work overtime to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever usual or unusual A/C problem you run into, San Antonio Air Service Experts is here for you 24/7/365. We are available all the time so we can get your A/C cooling and get your family comfortable quickly.

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