Common Knoxville AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

Last year we published a few of the most common air conditioning problems Knoxville faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some common air conditioning problems that you can help troubleshoot.

The air conditioning system is on but not blowing cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not truly cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air blowing from the AC is actually cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

A simple way to confirm 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, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it is, you are likely good to go and don’t require more refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold to the touch, call R & M Climate Control Service Experts and we’ll stop by and confirm your refrigerant levels and discover 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 dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

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 problem to look out for is that the water is not draining right or that the drain is blocked. If you can look for these things, you may be able to discover the trouble; but, if not, give R & M Climate Control Service Experts a call and we can determine what is keeping your condenser fan from circulating and walk you through your options to get your air conditioning problem fixed.

Your air conditioning system is not providing sufficient air cooling.

The first step is to try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes our busy lives cause us to overlook the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your system working right, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause significant cooling issues. Another thing that could cause your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are constructed. R & M Climate Control Service Experts is happy to come out and perform an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your system is causing your problems.

AC shuts on and off over and over

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of several things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever usual or unusual air conditioning problem you run into, R & M Climate Control Service Experts is here for you 24/7/365. We are available anytime so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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