Common Tulsa AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

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

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

If your A/C system is running but not truly cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is necessary to make sure the air being released from the A/C is really cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is frequently a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

One way to confirm if you are low on refrigerant is to go to your A/C system and locate the two copper pipes. If the large one is “sweating” or covered in condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, 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 to the touch, call Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll stop by and examine your refrigerant levels and learn why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, 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 turning.

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 tends to cause more condensation so another issue could be that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can confirm these things, you may be able to locate the trouble; but, if not, give Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can find out what is preventing your condenser fan from circulating and review your options to get your AC problem resolved.

Your air conditioner is not providing ample air cooling.

The first step is to try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd but sometimes we tend to overlook the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace the air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause significant cooling issues. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are built. Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and perform an analysis to verify if the size of your A/C system is causing your troubles.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of a few things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and should be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all obstructions moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running system. 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 harder to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your problem, whatever typical or atypical AC issue you run into, Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you all day, everyday. We are available all the time so we can get your A/C cooling and get your comfortable lickety-split.

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