Common Hilton Head Island AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

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

Your air conditioner is on but not putting out cool air.

If your air conditioning system is running but not really cooling, you could need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air coming out of your A/C is truly cool and keeps your family comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually 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 larger of the two is “sweating” or giving off 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 do not need 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 Heating & Air Conditioning 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 A/C 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 isn’t rotating. 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 correctly or that the drain is blocked. If you can check for these things, you may be able to locate the problem; but, if not, give Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can inspect what is keeping your condenser fan from turning and walk you through your options to get your AC problem corrected.

Your air conditioning system is not providing adequate air cooling.

The first step is to try decreasing the temperature on your thermostat. It seems absurd 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 issues. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an A/C system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is an all-too-common issue when homes are designed. Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come out and do an analysis to determine if the size of your A/C system 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 consistently, it could mean one of multiple things. One thing 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 clogs moved out of the way, you may be back to a normal running AC. 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, this could cause an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder to keep you cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever typical or atypical AC problem you run into, Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you around the clock. We are available to you so we can get your air conditioner cooling and get your family comfortable as soon as possible.

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