Common Hilton Head Island AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

Last year we published a few of the most common air conditioning problems Hilton Head Island faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some typical AC troubles that you can help troubleshoot.

Your air conditioner is on but not blowing cool air.

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

An easy 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 producing condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it’s cold to the touch, you are most likely good to go and don’t require additional refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Epperson Service Experts and we’ll come out and confirm your refrigerant levels and learn why your system is not blowing cool air. Keep in mind, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioning systems, due to the risks of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t turning.

There are multiple reasons your condenser fan might not be turning. One might be that it merely burned out and you have to get a replacement. Humidity typically causes more condensation so another problem to look out for is that the water is not draining properly or that the drain is obstructed. If you can check for these things, you may be able to locate the problem; but, if not, give Epperson Service Experts a call and we can inspect what is keeping your condenser fan from turning and review your options to get your AC problem corrected.

Your air conditioning system is not providing sufficient air cooling.

The first step is to try lowering your thermostat. It seems ridiculous but sometimes we tend to miss the obvious. If dropping the temperature doesn’t get your AC cooling, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is blocked, it could cause major cooling problems. Another issue that could be causing your lack of cooling is an AC that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are designed. Epperson Service Experts is happy to come out and do an analysis to confirm whether or not the size of your A/C system is causing your issues.

Air Conditioner shuts on and off constantly

If your air conditioner is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of multiple things. One possibility is that your condenser or evaporator is obstructed or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the condenser and/or evaporator is cleaned and all blockages moved elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running air conditioner. Note that humidity also plays a role so if the home cools to the desired temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, it could result in an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever common or uncommon AC problem you run into, Epperson 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 quickly.

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