Common Clearwater AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems Clearwater faces, but now we’re back with some common air conditioning troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not putting out cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not truly cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air coming out of your A/C 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.

A simple way to confirm if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. If the large one is “sweating” or giving off condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are likely good to go and won’t need more refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Midway Services and we’ll stop by and confirm your refrigerant levels and learn why your AC is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One might be that it just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining right or that the drain is obstructed. If you can look for these things, you may be able to locate the problem; but, if not, give Midway Services a call and we can determine what is keeping your condenser fan from turning and go over your options to get your air conditioning problem corrected.

Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.

The first step is to try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes our busy lives cause us to miss the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your system working right, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause major cooling problems. Another problem that could cause your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are constructed. Midway Services is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your AC is causing your issues.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system 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 clogged or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all obstructions 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 the home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning problem you run into, Midway Services is here for you around the clock. We are available anytime so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your home comfortable as soon as possible.

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