Common Edmonton AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

Last year we published some of the most common air conditioning problems Edmonton faces, but today we are here to tell you about some typical AC issues that you can help troubleshoot.

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

If your air conditioner is running but not truly cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is needed to make sure the air coming out of your AC is truly cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

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 covered in condensation, touch the pipe to feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are most likely good to go and don’t require more refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not giving off condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Rob's Albertan Service Experts and we’ll come out and examine your refrigerant levels and discover why your system is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, 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 circulating.

There are several reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One might be that it just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can look for these things, you may be able to find the issue; but, if not, give Rob's Albertan Service Experts a call and we can find out what is preventing your condenser fan from rotating and review your options to get your air conditioner problem fixed.

Your air conditioning system is not providing adequate air cooling.

First thing’s first: try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes we tend to ignore the obvious. If that doesn’t get your home cooling and comfortable again, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause major cooling troubles. Another thing that could result in your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are designed. Rob's Albertan Service Experts is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system is causing your problems.

A/C system shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of a few things. One thing is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs moved away, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes the home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever typical or atypical A/C trouble you run into, Rob's Albertan Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available to you so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your comfortable as soon as possible.

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