Common Toronto AC Problems and Solutions

June 13, 2016

We’ve discussed a few of the most common air conditioning problems Toronto faces, but today we are here to tell you about some typical AC issues that you can help troubleshoot.

The air conditioning system is on but not putting out cool air.

If your AC is running but not really cooling, you may need to have your refrigerant levels examined. Refrigerant is important to make sure the air blowing from the system is truly cool and keeps your home comfortable. Low refrigerant is commonly a symptom of a leak or that the system wasn’t charged correctly.

A simple way to verify if you are low on refrigerant is to find the two copper pipes on your AC system. If the bigger pipe 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 probably good to go and do not need extra refrigerant.

If you’re not positive or the pipe is not covered in condensation and is not cold to the touch, call Service Experts Commercial HVAC and we’ll pay you a visit and confirm your refrigerant levels and find out why your AC is not blowing cool air. Note: only an EPA Certified technician should manage refrigerant for central air conditioners, due to the dangers of handling this potentially dangerous chemical.

You air condenser fan isn’t spinning.

There are many reasons your condenser fan isn’t rotating. One could be that it merely burned out and you need a replacement. Humidity tends to cause 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 verify these things, you may be able to find the trouble; but, if not, give Service Experts Commercial HVAC a call and we can inspect what is preventing your condenser fan from circulating and go over your options to get your A/C system problem corrected.

Your air conditioner is not providing sufficient air cooling.

It sounds crazy, but try lowering your thermostat. It seems silly but sometimes it’s easy to miss the obvious. If that doesn’t get your system working right, check and get a new air filter. If the air filter is obstructed, it could cause major cooling problems. Another thing that could be causing your lack of cooling is an air conditioner that is not sized accurately, and unfortunately this is a very common issue when homes are designed. Service Experts Commercial HVAC is happy to come out and perform an analysis to verify if the size of your air conditioner is causing your troubles.

AC shuts on and off constantly

If your A/C system is short cycling, or turning on or off consistently, it could mean one of a few things. One thing is that your condenser or evaporator is clogged or dirty and needs to be cleaned. Once the system is cleaned and all obstructions moved elsewhere, you may be back to a normal running air conditioner. Remember that humidity also plays a role so if the house cools to the proper temperatures, but then the humidity causes your house to heat up quickly, this would contribute to an on-again, off-again system because it’s having to work harder to keep your family cool and comfortable.

No matter your issue, whatever common or uncommon AC issue you run into, Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here for you all day, everyday. We are available anytime so we can get your AC system cooling and get your home comfortable as soon as possible.

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