Common Nashville AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about several of the most common air conditioning problems Nashville faces, but today we are here to tell you about some typical air conditioner problems that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not releasing cool air.

If your A/C system is running but not truly cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air coming out of your system is actually cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is oftentimes an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

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 when you feel it, call Donelson Air Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and check your refrigerant levels and find out why your AC is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central A/C systems, due to the dangers 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 could be that it simply 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 correctly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can look for these things, you may be able to find the trouble; but, if not, give Donelson Air Service Experts a call and we can determine what is preventing your condenser fan from rotating and walk you through your options to get your AC problem resolved.

Your air conditioner is not providing sufficient air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause serious cooling issues. Another problem that could result in 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 AC 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 in need of cleaning. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all clogs moved away, you may be back to a normal running system. Note that humidity also plays a role so if your home 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 AC because it’s having to work overtime to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever common or uncommon air conditioning trouble you run into, Donelson Air Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available anytime so we can get your AC system cooling and get your family comfortable quickly.

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