Common Winnipeg AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed a few of the most common air conditioning problems Winnipeg faces, but now we’re going to talk to you about some frequent AC problems that you can help troubleshoot.

The air conditioning system is on but not releasing cool air.

If your AC is running but not truly cooling, you might need to have your refrigerant levels inspected. Refrigerant is required to make sure the air coming out of your A/C is truly cool and keeps you comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually a sign 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 bigger pipe is “sweating” or covered in condensation, put your hand on the pipe and feel if it’s cold. If it feels cold, you are probably good to go and won’t need more refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not producing condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts and we’ll pay you a visit and check your refrigerant levels and discover why your air conditioner is not blowing cool air. Remember, only an EPA Certified technician should handle refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the hazards of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t circulating.

There are many reasons your condenser fan may not be circulating. One might be that it merely burned out and you require a replacement. Humidity generally causes more condensation so another issue to watch for is that the water is not draining right or that the drain is hindered. If you can check for these things, you may be able to find the issue; but, if not, give Winnipeg Supply Service Experts a call and we can find out what is keeping your condenser fan from rotating and go over your options to get your air conditioning problem resolved.

Your AC system 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 ignore the obvious. If lowering the thermostat doesn’t get your system working right, check and replace the 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 air conditioning system that is not sized properly, and unfortunately this is a frequent issue when homes are designed. Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is happy to come out and conduct an analysis to determine if the size of your system is causing your troubles.

A/C system shuts on and off repeatedly

If your AC is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of many things. One option is that your condenser or evaporator is blocked or dirty and in need of cleaning. Once the system is cleaned and all clogs moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running system. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again AC because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your trouble, whatever common or uncommon A/C issue you run into, Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is here for you around the clock. We are available anytime so we can get your A/C cooling and get your comfortable quickly.

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