Common Grand Island AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed a few of the most common air conditioning problems Grand Island faces, but today we are here to tell you about some common air conditioning troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.

If your A/C system is running but not actually cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air blowing from the AC is truly cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually 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 find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or covered in condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are most likely good to go and won’t need additional refrigerant.

If you’re unsure or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call McElroy Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and confirm your refrigerant levels and find out why your system is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.

There are many reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it simply burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another problem to look out for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can look for these things, you may be able to find the trouble; but, if not, give McElroy Service Experts a call and we can inspect what is preventing your condenser fan from circulating and walk you through your options to get your A/C system problem fixed.

Your air conditioner is not providing adequate air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes it’s easy to ignore the obvious. If that doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause significant cooling troubles. Another thing that could be causing your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are designed. McElroy Service Experts is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your AC is causing your troubles.

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 should be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all blockages moved aside, you may be back to a typical running system. Note that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work harder to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning trouble you run into, McElroy Service Experts is here for you 24/7/365. We are available anytime so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your comfortable quickly.

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