Most Common AC Problems in Kitchener

June 20, 2017

What Are Common Air Conditioning Problems?

Hammond Plumbing & Heating is here with a few of the most usual air conditioning problems in Kitchener.

  • No Cool Air

If you can hear your A/C equipment running but there isn’t cool air blowing, you may need to have your refrigerant levels analyzed. Refrigerant is what helps make sure the air being produced by your air conditioning system is actually cool. Call Hammond Plumbing & Heating and we’ll come out and examine your refrigerant levels and look into why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air.

  • Fan Won’t Rotate

A reason your condenser fan isn’t rotating could be that it simply burned out and you have to replace it. Humidity can cause more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining correctly or that the drain is restricted. If you can verify these things, you may be able to pinpoint the problem; if not, give Hammond Plumbing & Heating a call and we can investigate what has stopped your condenser fan from rotating and discuss your options to get your system cooling again.

  • Not Cooling Properly

First, try lowering the temperature on your thermostat. It sounds ridiculous but sometimes we neglect the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system cooling, check the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, it could cause major cooling issues. Another problem that could cause your insufficient cooling is that your air conditioner is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a typical issue when homes are constructed. Hammond Plumbing & Heating will come out and perform an analysis to determine if the size of your unit is causing your troubles.

  • System is Short Cycling

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off constantly, it could mean one of several things. One is that your condenser or evaporator is dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs removed, you may be all set. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the desired temperature, but then the humidity causes your home to warm up again, it could result in on-again, off-again air conditioning because the equipment is having to work harder to keep your home cool.

No matter your issue, whatever air conditioner trouble you run into, Hammond Plumbing & Heating is here for you 24 hours a day so we can get you comfortable quickly.

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