5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Feel Cool

When the mercury starts rising outside, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool. Your AC might be operating, but the air blowing from your vents feels lukewarm. 

Here are the most standard reasons why this occurs and what you can do about 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 work is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.* 

1.Your Thermostat is Set Improperly

Look at the fan setting. If it reads “on,” the fan will blow even when the AC compressor isn’t running. This isn’t a problem, but your electricity expenses will go up if the fan operates constantly. Adjust the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only run when the compressor is on. This also means the air radiating from the vents will always seem cold. 

2.Filter Need to be Changed

The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can ruin your heating and cooling units. If it ends up being too blocked, it can reduce airflow. This reduces how much warm air goes over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant moving through the coil becomes too chilled, it freezes, preventing the cooling cycle from taking place. To stop this, change the filter each month or as recommended by the manufacturer. 

3.Insufficient Refrigerant

Refrigerant is critical for air conditioning. It changes from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it cycles 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 might also lead to a frozen evaporator coil, which as we mentioned before, halts the cooling cycle completely. You’ll need aid from an HVAC tech, like one from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, to fix any refrigerant issues. 

4.Condensing Unit Need to be Cleaned

The outdoor component of your AC equipment is called a condenser. This is basically a large heat sink that transfers humid air from your house. If the metal fins are clogged with cobwebs, the condenser can’t do its job. Rinse down the system to remove debris that builds up and cut back vegetation to make sure the condenser isn’t blocked. 

5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Worn Out

While you’re examining the condenser, make sure the huge fan on the top of the equipment is spinning. If the fan motor has stopped working, the condensing unit can’t break up heat properly, and your air conditioner can start circulating hot air into your home. 

Take time to hear the compressor running in the condensing unit also. This is the heart of your air conditioner, as the part lowers the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can collect more heat when it comes back into your home. If the compressor goes out, you’ll typically need to get a new air conditioner and schedule air conditioning installation

If you’re hearing other odd noises when your air conditioner is on, browse our guide that explains what common air conditioning noises mean

Did you fix the problem using these ideas? If not, our Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing Experts are available to support 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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