Common Boise AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about some of the most common air conditioning problems Boise faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some frequent air conditioning troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

The A/C is on but not putting out cool air.

If your A/C system is running but not really cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air being released from the AC is truly cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is often an indicator of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged properly.

A simple way to check if you are low on refrigerant is to go to your A/C system and locate the two copper pipes. If the bigger pipe is “sweating” or covered in condensation, feel the pipe to see if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are probably good to go and don’t require more refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold to the touch, call TML Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and confirm your refrigerant levels and learn why your A/C system is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should work on refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t rotating.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One is that it just burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another problem to look out 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 find the trouble; but, if not, give TML Service Experts a call and we can determine what has stopped your condenser fan from turning and walk you through your options to get your air conditioning problem resolved.

Your air conditioner is not providing ample air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try dropping the temperature on your thermostat. It seems funny but sometimes we tend to overlook the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause major cooling troubles. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are constructed. TML Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your air conditioner is causing your issues.

Air Conditioner 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 a few things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all clogs moved aside, you may be back to a normal running AC. Note that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again air conditioner because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever usual or unusual A/C issue you run into, TML Service Experts is here for you 24/7/365. We are available all the time so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your home comfortable lickety-split.

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