Common Fort Myers AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

Last year we published some of the most common air conditioning problems Fort Myers faces, but now we’re back with some frequent air conditioning issues 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 important to make sure the air blowing from the A/C is really cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

One way to confirm if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the large one is “sweating” or giving off condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it is, you are most likely good to go and don’t require more refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll pay you a visit and examine your refrigerant levels and discover why your AC is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.

There are many reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One might be that it merely burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining correctly 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can determine what is keeping your condenser fan from circulating and review your options to get your air conditioner problem corrected.

Your air conditioner is not providing ample air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes our busy lives cause us to ignore the obvious. If dropping the temperature 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 serious cooling problems. Another problem that could cause your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are constructed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and complete an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your issues.

AC shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of many things. One thing is that your condenser or evaporator is blocked or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs moved out of the way, you may be back to a normal running AC. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever typical or atypical AC issue you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available to you so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable as soon as possible.

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