5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Feel Cool

When the temp begins to rise outdoors, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your residence cool. Your AC may be operating, but the air issuing from your vents seems too hot. 

Here are the most frequent reasons why this takes place and what you need to do about it. If you require air conditioning repair in Hillsborough, the Experts at Fras-Air/General Service Experts can help. Like always, all our AC repair service is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.* 

1.Your Thermostat is Set Wrong

Examine the fan setting. If it is switched to “on,” the fan will operate even when the AC compressor isn’t going. This isn’t a problem, but your electricity expenses will increase if the fan is on all the time. Switch 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 appear cool. 

2.Filter is Dirty

The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can ruin your heating and cooling units. If it ends up being too clogged, it can reduce airflow. This restricts how much warm air flows over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant moving through the coil becomes too cold, it freezes, stopping 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 shifts from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it moves between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If refrigerant is leaking, your air conditioner will cool badly and may not generate sufficient cold air. It may also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as previously mentioned, halts the cooling cycle completely. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from Fras-Air/General Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant leaks. 

4.Condensing Unit is Blocked

The outdoor piece of your AC equipment is referred to as a condenser. This is basically a big heat sink that removes muggy air from your residence. If the metal fins are clogged with yard debris, the condenser can’t run well. Rinse down the equipment to remove debris that accumulates and cut back grass to make sure the condenser isn’t blocked. 

5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Worn Out

While you’re examining the condenser, ensure the big fan at the top of the equipment is going. If the fan motor has gone bad, the condensing unit can’t break up heat appropriately, and your air conditioner could start sending muggy air into your residence. 

Pay attention to the sound of the compressor working within the condensing unit also. This is what drives your air conditioner, as the piece lowers the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can capture more warmth when it moves back into your residence. If the compressor fails, you’ll typically need to purchase a new system and book air conditioning installation

If you’re noticing other weird noises when your AC runs, take a look at our guide that decodes what common air conditioning noises mean

Did you figure out the issue using these ideas? If not, our Fras-Air/General Service Experts Experts are here to assist you. Give us a call at 908-448-2154 or contact us online to request your air conditioning repair appointment now. 

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