Common Denver AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed several of the most common air conditioning problems Denver faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some frequent AC problems that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not blowing cool air.

If your air conditioner is running but not actually cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air being released from the system is truly cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

One 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 giving off 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 won’t need additional refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and learn why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, 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 circulating.

There are many reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One is that it merely burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can look for these things, you may be able to find the trouble; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what is preventing your condenser fan from rotating and go over your options to get your air conditioning problem fixed.

Your air conditioner is not providing ample air cooling.

First thing’s first: try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes we tend to ignore the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause significant cooling troubles. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are constructed. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your air conditioner is causing your troubles.

AC shuts on and off over and over

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of many things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is blocked or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all clogs moved aside, you may be back to a typical running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes the house 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 problem, whatever common or uncommon AC problem you run into, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 lickety-split.

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