Common Kansas City AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed some 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 AC is running but not actually cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air coming out of your A/C is actually cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

A simple way to verify if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. If the large one 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 most likely good to go and won’t need extra refrigerant.

If you’re not certain or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you feel it, 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 many reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One is that it merely burned out and you need 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 obstructed. If you can look for these things, you may be able to discover the issue; but, if not, give Neal Harris Service Experts a call and we can inspect what has stopped your condenser fan from circulating and go over your options to get your air conditioner problem corrected.

Your A/C is not providing ample air cooling.

The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes it’s easy to miss the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause significant cooling troubles. Another thing that could be causing 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 air conditioner 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 clogs moved out of the way, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the correct 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 your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever usual or unusual AC issue you run into, Neal Harris Service Experts is here for you all day, everyday. We are available anytime so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your home comfortable as soon as possible.

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