Common Atlanta AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about a few of the most common air conditioning problems Atlanta faces, but today we are here to tell you about some common 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 examined. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air coming out of your system is really cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

A simple 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 covered in condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are probably good to go and won’t need more refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and check your refrigerant levels and find out why your system is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central A/C 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 is that it simply burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining right or that the drain is blocked. If you can check for these things, you may be able to find the trouble; but, if not, give Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what is keeping your condenser fan from circulating and go over your options to get your air conditioner problem resolved.

Your A/C is not providing sufficient air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause major cooling problems. Another issue that could cause your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are designed. Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and complete an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off repeatedly

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, 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 equipment is cleaned and all clogs moved out of the way, you may be back to a normal running AC. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work harder to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever typical or atypical A/C trouble you run into, Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you around the clock. 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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