Common Atlanta AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed some of the most common air conditioning problems Atlanta faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some common AC 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 examined. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air blowing from the 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’s cold to the touch, you are probably good to go and won’t need additional 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 and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and find out why your system is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should work on 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 several reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it simply burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity generally causes 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 check for these things, you may be able to find the trouble; but, if not, give Peachtree Service Experts a call and we can find out what is keeping your condenser fan from rotating 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 ridiculous but sometimes it’s easy to overlook 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 blocked, it could cause significant cooling issues. Another issue that could cause your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are designed. Peachtree Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your AC is causing your issues.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off repeatedly

If your air conditioner 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 system is cleaned and all clogs moved elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. 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 overtime to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever common or uncommon A/C issue you run into, Peachtree 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 as soon as possible.

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