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 coming from your vents seems warm.
Here are the most frequent reasons why this occurs and what actions you can take to fix it. If you have to have air conditioning repair in West Chester, the Experts at Wesley Wood Service Experts can support you. Like always, all our AC repair work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*
Look at the fan setting. If it reads “on,” the fan will run even when the AC compressor isn’t going. This is okay, but your electricity expenses will increase if the fan is on constantly. Switch the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only operate when the compressor is working. This also means the air issuing from the vents will repeatedly appear cool.
The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can damage your heating and cooling system. If it becomes too obstructed, it can reduce airflow. This restricts how much warm air goes 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 advised by the manufacturer.
Refrigerant is critical for air conditioning. It changes 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 run poorly and may not generate sufficient cold air. It may also result in 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 Wesley Wood Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant problems.
The outdoor part of your AC unit is known as a condenser. This is basically a large heat sink that removes muggy air from your house. If the metal fins are clogged with yard debris, the condenser can’t work efficiently. Wash down the unit to remove 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 unit is going. If the fan motor has stopped working, the condensing unit can’t exhaust heat appropriately, and your air conditioner could start sending hot air into your house.
Pay attention to the sound of the compressor working within the condensing unit also. This is what drives your air conditioner, as the part lowers the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can capture more warmth when it circulates back into your house. If the compressor fails, you’ll typically need to get a new system and book air conditioning installation.
If you’re noticing other strange 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 Wesley Wood Service Experts Experts are available to assist you. Reach us at 484-401-7577 or contact us online to request your air conditioning repair appointment now.
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