Common the Wasatch Front region AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about some of the most common air conditioning problems the Wasatch Front region faces, but now we’re back with some common air conditioning troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

The air conditioning system is on but not putting out cool air.

If your air conditioner is running but not truly cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air coming out of your system is actually cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is often a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

An easy way to see 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 is, you are likely good to go and do not need extra refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Barlow Service Experts and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and learn why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One might be that it simply burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining right or that the drain is obstructed. If you can verify these things, you may be able to find the problem; but, if not, give Barlow Service Experts a call and we can look into 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 ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your system working right, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause major cooling troubles. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are designed. Barlow Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to verify if the size of your system is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off repeatedly

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of several things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is blocked or dirty and needs to be cleaned. 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. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever common or uncommon AC trouble you run into, Barlow Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available to you so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your comfortable lickety-split.

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