5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Feel Cool

When the mercury begins to rise outdoors, you depend on your air conditioner to keep your residence comfortable. Your AC might be running, but the air blowing from your vents seems lukewarm. 

Here are the most common reasons why this happens and what actions you can take to repair it. If you require air conditioning repair in Columbus, the Experts at Stevenson Service Experts can assist you. Like always, all our AC repair labor is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.* 

1.Your Thermostat is Set Improperly

Check the fan setting. If it says “on,” the fan will blow even when the AC compressor isn’t running. Nothing’s wrong with this, but your electricity costs will be more expensive if the fan operates all the time. Change the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only run when the compressor is running. This also means the air radiating from the vents will consistently seem cold. 

2.Filter is Clogged

The HVAC air filter captures airborne particles that can ruin your heating and cooling equipment. If it gets too obstructed, it can lower airflow. This restricts how much warm air flows over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant flowing through the coil becomes too chilled, it freezes, preventing the cooling cycle from taking place. To stop this, change the filter monthly or as suggested by the manufacturer. 

3.Refrigerant is Low

Refrigerant is the key to air conditioning. It shifts from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it cycles between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If there isn’t enough refrigerant, your air conditioner will operate inefficiently and may not generate enough chilled air. It may also lead to a frozen evaporator coil, which as we already mentioned, stops the cooling cycle altogether. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC professional, like one from Stevenson Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant leaks. 

4.Condensing Unit Need to be Cleaned

The outdoor part of your AC unit is known as a condenser. This is essentially a big heat sink that transfers hot air from your home. If the metal fins are laced with yard debris, the condenser can’t run well. Rinse down the system to clear built-up debris and trim back bushes to ensure the condenser can “breathe.” 

5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Gone Out

While you’re checking the condenser, ensure the large fan on the top of the unit is running. If the fan motor has gone bad, the condensing unit can’t break up heat like it should, and your air conditioner could start blowing muggy air into your residence. 

Take time to hear the compressor running in the condensing unit as well. This is the heart of your air conditioner, as the part reduces the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can capture more warmth when it comes back into your home. If the compressor goes out, you’ll likely need to get a new air conditioner and set air conditioning installation

If you’re noticing other odd noises when your AC is cooling, browse our guide that decodes what common air conditioning noises mean

Did you solve the issue using these suggestions? If not, our Stevenson Service Experts Experts are here to help you. Give us a call at 614-334-3192 or contact us online to schedule your air conditioning repair appointment now. 

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