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 now we’re going to talk to you about some typical AC troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C 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 coming out of your 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.

One 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 bigger pipe is “sweating” or covered in condensation, touch the pipe to 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 producing 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 discover why your system is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should work on 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 might not be turning. One is that it simply 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 properly or that the drain is blocked. If you can verify these things, you may be able to locate the trouble; but, if not, give McElroy Service Experts a call and we can determine what is preventing your condenser fan from rotating and review your options to get your A/C system problem fixed.

Your A/C is not providing adequate air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes it’s easy to ignore the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace 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 A/C system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are designed. McElroy Service Experts is happy to come out and do an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your air conditioner is causing your issues.

A/C system shuts on and off constantly

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 blocked or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all clogs 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 correct 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 issue you run into, McElroy Service Experts is here for you 24/7/365. We are available to you so we can get your AC system cooling and get your comfortable as soon as possible.

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