Common Richmond AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about a few 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 really 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 correctly.

An easy way to verify 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 do not need additional refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you feel it, call Eveready Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and check your refrigerant levels and find out why your A/C 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 circulating.

There are many reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One is that it just burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity tends to cause more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is blocked. If you can check for these things, you may be able to find the problem; but, if not, give Eveready Service Experts a call and we can look into what is keeping your condenser fan from rotating 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 lowering your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and swap out 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 an all-too-common issue when homes are built. Eveready Service Experts is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your AC is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off over and over

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 clogged or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running AC. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever usual or unusual AC issue you run into, Eveready 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 home comfortable as soon as possible.

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