5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Feel Cool

When the temperature begins to rise outdoors, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your residence comfortable. Your AC may be running, but the air issuing from your vents appears warm. 

Here are the most frequent reasons why this occurs and what actions you can take to fix it. If you require air conditioning repair in East Syracuse, the Experts at Falso Service Experts can help. Like always, all our AC repair service is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.* 

1.Your Thermostat is Set Wrong

Check the fan setting. If it reads “on,” the fan will run even when the AC compressor isn’t going. This isn’t a problem, but your electricity expenses will increase if the fan is on frequently. Change the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only work when the compressor is on. This also means the air issuing from the vents will consistently appear cool. 

2.Filter is Dirty

The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can wear out your heating and cooling equipment. If it gets too obstructed, it can reduce airflow. This reduces how much warm air goes over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant passing through the coil becomes too chilled, it freezes, stopping the cooling cycle from happening. To avoid this, change the filter each month or as suggested by the manufacturer. 

3.Not Enough Refrigerant

Refrigerant is critical for air conditioning. It transitions from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it moves between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If there isn’t enough refrigerant, your air conditioner will cool inefficiently and may not produce sufficient chilled air. It may also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as we mentioned before, halts the cooling cycle altogether. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from Falso Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant issues. 

4.Condensing Unit is Dirty

The outdoor component of your AC system is known as a condenser. This is essentially a large heat sink that transfers muggy air from your residence. If the metal fins are clogged with yard debris, the condenser can’t do its job. Rinse down the system 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 system is going. If the fan motor has stopped working, the condensing unit can’t dissipate 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 too. This is what drives your air conditioner, as the component lowers the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can capture more warmth when it comes back into your residence. If the compressor goes out, you’ll typically need to purchase a new system and book air conditioning installation

If you’re experiencing other odd noises when your AC is on, take a look at our guide that decodes what common air conditioning noises mean

Did you solve the issue using these ideas? If not, our Falso Service Experts Experts are ready to assist you. Give us a call at 315-313-6531 or contact us online to request your air conditioning repair appointment now. 

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