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.

The A/C 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 actually cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is often an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

An easy 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, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are most likely good to go and do not need additional refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold to the touch, 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 handle refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.

There are several 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 issue could be 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 fixed.

Your air conditioner is not providing adequate air cooling.

First thing’s first: try lowering your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes it’s easy to miss the obvious. If that doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, 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 properly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are constructed. San Antonio Air Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your AC is causing your issues.

A/C system shuts on and off over and over

If your AC 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 blocked or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all obstructions moved out of the way, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder 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 as soon as possible.

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