Common Denver AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems Denver faces, but today we are here to tell you about some frequent air conditioning troubles 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 checked. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air being released from the AC is truly cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

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 producing condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are likely good to go and won’t need more refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and check 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 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 isn’t rotating. One could be 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 verify these things, you may be able to locate the trouble; but, if not, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what has stopped 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.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes we tend 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 significant cooling troubles. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are built. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your issues.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off over and over

If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of many things. One thing 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 blockages moved aside, you may be back to a typical 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 the house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever typical or atypical 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 AC system cooling and get your home comfortable lickety-split.

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