Common Richmond AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed some of the most common air conditioning problems Richmond faces, but now we’re back with some frequent air conditioning troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not actually cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air blowing from the A/C is actually cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is often a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

One way to verify if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. 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 likely good to go and do not need more refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll pay you a visit and check your refrigerant levels and discover why your A/C system is not blowing cool air. Note: 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 circulating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One could be that it just burned out and you need 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 obstructed. If you can check for these things, you may be able to find the problem; but, if not, give Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can look into what is keeping your condenser fan from circulating and review your options to get your air conditioner problem corrected.

Your AC system is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious. If that doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause major cooling issues. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are built. Eveready 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 issues.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of multiple things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is blocked or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the equipment is cleaned and all blockages 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 correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever usual or unusual air conditioning issue you run into, Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you around the clock. We are available all the time so we can get your A/C cooling and get your home comfortable quickly.

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