Common Winnipeg AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We previously told you about some 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 A/C system is running but not truly cooling, you may 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 your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is usually a sign 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 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 additional refrigerant.

If you’re not convinced or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold when you place your hand on it, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts and we’ll come out 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 dangers 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 need 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 locate the problem; 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 ridiculous 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 significant cooling troubles. Another issue that could result in your lack of cooling is an air conditioning system that is not sized correctly, 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 confirm whether or not the size of your system is causing your troubles.

A/C system shuts on and off repeatedly

If your air conditioner 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 clogged or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the equipment is cleaned and all blockages moved elsewhere, you may be back to a regular running system. Keep in mind that humidity also plays a role so if your home cools to the correct temperatures, but then the humidity causes your home to heat up quickly, this could cause an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work vigorously to keep your family cool and comfortable.

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

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