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 today we are here to tell you about some common air conditioning troubles 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 checked. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air blowing from the AC is actually cool and keeps your home 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 large one is “sweating” or covered in condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are likely good to go and don’t require more refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced 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 A/C systems, due to the hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One could be that it just burned out and you require 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 obstructed. 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 rotating and review your options to get your air conditioning problem corrected.

Your air conditioning system is not providing adequate 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 that 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 built. 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.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of multiple things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs moved elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home 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 AC problem you run into, R & M Climate Control Service Experts is here for you all day, everyday. We are available to you so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable lickety-split.

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