Common Nashville AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed several of the most common air conditioning problems Nashville faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some common air conditioner problems that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C is on but not releasing cool air.

If your A/C system is running but not truly cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels checked. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air blowing from the system is really cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

A simple way to confirm if you are low on refrigerant is to go out to your air conditioning system and find the two copper pipes. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or covered in condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are likely good to go and don’t require extra refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Donelson Air Service Experts and we’ll come out and check your refrigerant levels and discover why your AC 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 spinning.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One is that it simply burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is blocked. If you can verify these things, you may be able to find the trouble; but, if not, give Donelson Air Service Experts a call and we can inspect what is preventing your condenser fan from rotating and walk you through your options to get your A/C system problem resolved.

Your A/C is not providing sufficient air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try lowering your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes our busy lives cause us to overlook the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling issues. Another thing that could be causing your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized correctly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are designed. Donelson Air Service Experts is happy to come out and perform an analysis to verify if the size of your air conditioner is causing your problems.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off repeatedly, it could mean one of multiple things. One option 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 clogs moved away, you may be back to a regular running system. Note that humidity also plays a role so if your house cools to the proper 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 harder to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever typical or atypical AC issue you run into, Donelson Air Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available to you so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable as soon as possible.

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