Common Kansas City AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed a few of the most common air conditioning problems Kansas City faces, but now we’re back with some common air conditioner troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

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

If your A/C system is running but not really cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air blowing from the A/C is really cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently a sign of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

A simple 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 producing condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it is, you are probably good to go and won’t need extra refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Neal Harris Service Experts and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and learn why your system is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t turning.

There are several reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it simply burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is blocked. If you can look for these things, you may be able to discover the problem; but, if not, give Neal Harris Service Experts a call and we can determine what is preventing your condenser fan from circulating and go over your options to get your air conditioner problem corrected.

Your air conditioner is not providing ample air cooling.

The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes our busy lives cause us to miss the obvious. If that doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause significant cooling troubles. Another thing that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are built. Neal Harris Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your system is causing your problems.

A/C system shuts on and off over and over

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of many things. One option 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 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 home cools to the correct 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 your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever usual or unusual AC issue you run into, Neal Harris 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 home comfortable quickly.

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