5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Feel Cool

When the temperature begins to rise outside your home, you depend on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. Your AC might be operating, but the air issuing from your vents feels lukewarm. 

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

1.Your Thermostat is Set Wrong

Look at the fan setting. If it reads “on,” the fan will blow even when the AC compressor isn’t going. This is okay, but your cooling bills will increase if the fan is on constantly. Change the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only run when the compressor is running. This also means the air issuing from the vents will repeatedly seem cold. 

2.Filter is Dirty

The HVAC air filter traps airborne particles that can damage your heating and cooling units. If it becomes too blocked, it can restrict airflow. This limits how much warm air flows over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant passing through the coil becomes too cold, it freezes, stopping the cooling cycle from happening. To avoid this, put in a new filter each month or as suggested by the manufacturer. 

3.Not Enough Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the key to air conditioning. It transitions from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it cycles between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If refrigerant is leaking, your air conditioner will run badly and may not generate sufficient cold air. It can also lead to a frozen evaporator coil, which as we already mentioned, stops the cooling cycle altogether. You’ll need aid from an HVAC pro, like one from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, to repair any refrigerant leaks. 

4.Condensing Unit is Dirty

The outdoor piece of your AC unit is called a condenser. This is basically a large heat sink that transfers hot air from your residence. If the metal fins are covered with yard debris, the condenser can’t run well. Rinse down the equipment to eliminate accumulated debris and shear back shrubs to confirm the condenser can “breathe.” 

5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Gone Out

While you’re examining the condenser, verify the huge fan near the top of the unit is spinning. If the fan motor has gone bad, the condensing unit can’t exhaust heat properly, and your air conditioner could start circulating hot air into your residence. 

Pay attention to the sound of the compressor working in the condensing unit also. This is one of the most important parts of your air conditioner, as the piece lowers the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can capture more heat when it comes back into your home. If the compressor fails, you’ll typically need to purchase a new air conditioner and book air conditioning installation

If you’re hearing other odd noises when your air conditioner runs, check out our guide that deciphers what common air conditioning noises mean

Did you figure out the problem using these tips? If not, our Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing Experts are ready to help you. Reach us at 866-397-3787 or contact us online to book your air conditioning repair appointment right away. 

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