5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Feel Cool

When the temp begins to rise outdoors, you depend on your air conditioner to keep your residence comfortable. Your AC might be on, but the air blowing from your vents feels warm. 

Here are the most standard reasons why this happens and what you need to do to repair it. If you need air conditioning repair in the U.S., the Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help. Like always, all our AC repair labor is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.* 

1.Your Thermostat is Set Improperly

Examine the fan setting. If it says “on,” the fan will operate even when the AC compressor isn’t working. Nothing’s wrong with this, but your electricity bills will be bigger if the fan is on all the time. Adjust the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only operate when the compressor is running. This also means the air issuing from the vents will always feel cool. 

2.Filter is Clogged

The HVAC air filter captures airborne particles that can ruin your heating and cooling equipment. If it gets too obstructed, it can lower airflow. This restricts how much warm air goes over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant flowing through the coil becomes too chilled, it freezes, preventing the cooling cycle from happening. To avoid this, replace the filter each month or as suggested by the manufacturer. 

3.Not Enough Refrigerant

Refrigerant is critical for air conditioning. It changes from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it moves between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If the refrigerant is low, your air conditioner will run poorly and may not generate sufficient chilled air. It may also cause a frozen evaporator coil, which as we mentioned before, stops the cooling cycle completely. You’ll need aid from an HVAC pro, like one from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, to solve any refrigerant problems. 

4.Condensing Unit is Dirty

The outdoor part of your AC unit is called a condenser. This is basically a large heat sink that transfers muggy air from your residence. If the metal fins are clogged with dirt, the condenser can’t do its job. Rinse down the equipment to clear debris that accumulates and shear back grass to make sure the condenser can “breathe.” 

5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Gone Bad

While you’re checking the condenser, ensure the large fan on the top of the equipment is spinning. If the fan motor has stopped working, the condensing unit can’t exhaust heat appropriately, and your air conditioner can start sending warm air into your home. 

Pay attention to the sound of the compressor operating inside the condensing unit also. This is the heart of your air conditioner, as the part cools the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can collect more humidity when it circulates back into your home. If the compressor goes out, you’ll probably need to purchase a new system and set air conditioning installation

If you’re hearing other weird noises when your system runs, browse our guide that deciphers what common air conditioning noises mean

Did you fix the trouble using these suggestions? If not, our Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing Experts are ready to assist you. Give us a call at 866-397-3787 or contact us online to request your air conditioning repair appointment today. 

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