Common Dallas AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about a few of the most common air conditioning problems Dallas faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some typical air conditioner problems that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C is on but not releasing cool air.

If your air conditioner is running but not really cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air being released from the A/C is actually cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is often an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

One way to check if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the larger of the two is “sweating” or producing condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are likely good to go and don’t require more refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Levy & Son Service Experts and we’ll come out and confirm your refrigerant levels and learn why your A/C system is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the hazards 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 just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is hindered. If you can verify these things, you may be able to locate the problem; but, if not, give Levy & Son Service Experts a call and we can look into what is preventing your condenser fan from circulating and walk you through your options to get your air conditioner problem corrected.

Your air conditioner is not providing adequate air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes our busy lives cause us to forget the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and swap out the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause major cooling issues. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are constructed. Levy & Son Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your AC is causing your issues.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off over and over

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of many things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the equipment is cleaned and all clogs moved out of the way, you may be back to a typical running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever common or uncommon A/C issue you run into, Levy & Son Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available all the time so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your home comfortable lickety-split.

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