Common Kitchener AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems Kitchener faces, but today we are here to tell you about some common AC troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

The air conditioning system is on but not putting out cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not really cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air blowing from the system is actually cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently an indicator 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 large one is “sweating” or giving off condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are likely good to go and do not need additional refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and confirm your refrigerant levels and discover why your system is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should handle 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 several reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One could be that it just burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity generally causes 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 verify these things, you may be able to discover the trouble; but, if not, give Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts a call and we can look into what is preventing your condenser fan from turning and walk you through your options to get your air conditioner problem fixed.

Your A/C is not providing adequate air cooling.

The first step is to try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling issues. Another issue that could be causing 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 designed. Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts is happy to come out and complete an analysis to verify if the size of your system is causing your issues.

AC 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 several things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and in need of cleaning. 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 your house cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work harder to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever typical or atypical air conditioning issue you run into, Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts is here for you 24/7/365. We are available to you so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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