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.

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 inspected. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air blowing from the A/C is really cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently 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 go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. If the larger of the two is “sweating” or giving off condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are most likely good to go and do not need more refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll come out and check your refrigerant levels and find out why your A/C system 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 spinning.

There are several reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One might be that it merely burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can check for these things, you may be able to discover the problem; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can inspect what is keeping your condenser fan from rotating and walk you through your options to get your air conditioner 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 miss the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling issues. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are built. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner 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 home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work overtime to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning issue you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available anytime so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable quickly.

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