When the temperature begins to rise outdoors, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your house cozy. Your AC may be on, but the air coming from your vents seems lukewarm.
Here are the most frequent reasons why this occurs and what actions you can take to repair it. If you need air conditioning repair in Hurricane, the Experts at Teays Valley Service Experts can assist you. Like always, all our AC repair labor is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*
Check 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 all the time. Switch 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 cool.
The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can ruin your heating and cooling equipment. If it gets too obstructed, it can reduce airflow. This reduces how much warm air moves over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant flowing 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.
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 cool inefficiently and may not produce sufficient cold air. It may also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as previously mentioned, halts the cooling cycle altogether. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from Teays Valley Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant problems.
The outdoor component of your AC system is known as a condenser. This is basically a giant 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 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 out, the condensing unit can’t exhaust heat appropriately, and your air conditioner could start sending muggy air into your house.
Pay attention to the sound of the compressor working within the condensing unit as well. 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 fails, you’ll typically need to buy a new system and book air conditioning installation.
If you’re experiencing other strange noises when your AC is cooling, take a look at our guide that explains what common air conditioning noises mean.
Did you figure out the issue using these ideas? If not, our Teays Valley Service Experts Experts are ready to assist you. Give us a call at 304-760-5088 or contact us online to request your air conditioning repair appointment now.
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