Common Canada AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

Last year we published a few of the most common air conditioning problems Canada faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some common air conditioning troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not blowing cool air.

If your air conditioner is running but not actually cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air coming out of your AC is truly cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is often an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

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

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and confirm your refrigerant levels and learn why your system is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One is that it just burned out and you require 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 hindered. If you can check for these things, you may be able to locate the trouble; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can inspect what is keeping your condenser fan from circulating and go over your options to get your A/C system problem fixed.

Your air conditioner is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try lowering your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes we tend to forget the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling troubles. Another issue that could cause your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are designed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your problems.

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 many things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is blocked or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all blockages moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever usual or unusual AC issue you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you 24/7/365. We are available all the time so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your comfortable as soon as possible.

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