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 cool. Your AC may be running, but the air coming from your vents appears warm.

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

1.Your Thermostat is Set Incorrectly

Check the fan setting. If it is switched to “on,” the fan will run even when the AC compressor isn’t running. This is okay, but your electricity costs will increase if the fan operates all the time. Change the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only run when the compressor is working. This also means the air issuing from the vents will repeatedly appear chilly.

2.Filter is Clogged

The HVAC air filter captures airborne particles that can ruin your heating and cooling system. If it ends up being too blocked, it can lower airflow. This limits how much warm air goes over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant moving through the coil becomes too cold, it freezes, blocking the cooling cycle from happening. To prevent this, replace the filter every month or as suggested by the manufacturer.

3.Insufficient Refrigerant

Refrigerant is critical for air conditioning. It shifts from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it shifts between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If there isn’t enough refrigerant, your air conditioner will cool poorly and may not create adequate cold air. It can also cause a frozen evaporator coil, which as we already mentioned, prevents the cooling cycle fully. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from Falso Service Experts, to solve any refrigerant problems.

4.Condensing Unit is Blocked

The outdoor piece of your AC unit is referred to as a condenser. This is basically a giant heat sink that transfers warm air from your residence. If the metal fins are covered with yard debris, the condenser can’t run well. Rinse down the system to remove built-up debris and shear back shrubs to make sure the condenser can “breathe.”

5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Gone Out

While you’re checking the condenser, make sure the big fan near the top of the system is going. If the fan motor has stopped working, the condensing unit can’t dissipate heat properly, and your air conditioner could start circulating warm air into your residence.

Pay attention to the sound of the compressor working inside the condensing unit too. This is the heart of your air conditioner, as the part reduces the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can trap more heat when it circulates back into your residence. If the compressor stops working, you’ll likely need to purchase a new system and schedule air conditioning installation.

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

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

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