When the mercury starts to rise outside, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your house cool. Your AC may be on, but the air issuing from your vents seems lukewarm.
Here are the most frequent reasons why this happens and what actions you can take to fix it. If you require air conditioning repair in Elkhart, the Experts at BW/Cook Service Experts can assist you. Like always, all our AC repair work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*
Look at the fan setting. If it says “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 all the time. Adjust the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only operate when the compressor is on. This also means the air issuing from the vents will consistently appear chilly.
The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can wear out your heating and cooling system. If it gets too obstructed, it can reduce airflow. This restricts how much warm air moves over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant moving through the coil becomes too cool, it freezes, preventing the cooling cycle from happening. To avoid this, replace the filter each month or as suggested by the manufacturer.
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 run poorly and may not create sufficient cool air. It may also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as we already mentioned, stops the cooling cycle completely. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from BW/Cook Service Experts, to fix any refrigerant issues.
The outdoor component of your AC system is called a condenser. This is basically a big heat sink that exhausts muggy air from your house. If the metal fins are clogged with dirt, the condenser can’t run well. Wash down the system to eliminate debris that accumulates and cut back grass to make sure the condenser isn’t blocked.
While you’re checking the condenser, ensure the large fan at the top of the system 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 hot air into your house.
Pay attention to the sound of the compressor operating inside the condensing unit also. 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 moves back into your house. If the compressor goes out, you’ll likely need to buy a new system and book air conditioning installation.
If you’re hearing other odd noises when your AC runs, take a look at our guide that decodes what common air conditioning noises mean.
Did you fix the issue using these tips? If not, our BW/Cook Service Experts Experts are ready to assist you. Get in touch with us at 574-218-6404 or contact us online to schedule your air conditioning repair appointment now.
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