Common Tempe AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

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

The air conditioning system is on but not blowing cool air.

If your AC is running but not really cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air being released from the AC is truly cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

An easy way to see 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 covered in 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 positive or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Bob Brown Service Experts and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and find out why your AC is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the risks 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 might be 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 right or that the drain is blocked. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to discover the issue; but, if not, give Bob Brown Service Experts a call and we can determine what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and walk you through your options to get your AC problem fixed.

Your air conditioning system is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try lowering your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes we tend to overlook 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 issues. Another thing that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are constructed. Bob Brown Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your problems.

AC shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of a few things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is blocked or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all clogs moved aside, you may be back to a normal running air conditioner. Note that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever common or uncommon AC problem you run into, Bob Brown Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available all the time so we can get your A/C cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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