If your AC is not cooling your house adequately it may be due to several reasons ranging from an easy fix to a problem that will need to be addressed by an AC technician.
Read below to learn more about some of the common causes for your air conditioner not cooling effectively.
My AC Won’t Turn On At All
If your AC is not turning on at all it could be a simple problem. The first thing you want to check is your thermostat. Check that it is on cool and set below the current room temperature, and if the settings are correct it is time to check your circuit breaker for a blown circuit or fuse. Reset your circuit breaker – if this does not help you may want to replace the fuse. If your AC still won’t run it is time to call a technician.
The Air Coming Out Of My AC And Vents Is Not Very Strong
If you feel like you have a weak flow of air coming from your vents it may be due to your air filter. First check that all your vents are properly opened, and if they are then it is time to check your AC filter. If the filter is dirty this may be blocking air flow. Clean or replace your air filter. If replacing the air filter does not help the situation then you may have a blockage in your duct work. You will want to inspect or have your duct work inspected to make sure there is no disconnection or crimping in the ducts.
My AC Cycles On And Off Quickly Not Cooling Effectively
The reason you may feel your home is not being cooled even though your thermostat is indicating that the temperature has dropped may be due to the humidity levels. If your AC is not working correctly then your home humidity levels will remain high making your home feel warmer. First check all your windows are shut properly. If your windows are closed tightly you may have an AC system that is too big for your home. This results in air being cooled so fast that the air cannot be dehumidified properly. You may need to replace your system with a smaller sized system.
My AC is On Constantly And Not Cooling Effectively
It is normal for an AC system to cycle on and off, as it is part of the process. However if your AC’s compressor cycle is on a lot and your home is not cooling then it may be a sign that your compressor needs testing. Have a professional AC technician test your compressor.
My AC On Cycle Is Very Short And Not Cooling Effectively
There may be many reasons for your AC cycle not staying on long enough to cool your home. This may be due to a thermostat that is obstructed, refrigerant leaking, a cooling system that is too large or iced coils. Checking that your thermostat is not obstructed should be your first step, if you can’t see anything there then go on to the outside unit to check nothing is excessively dirty or bent. If you can see something causing an obstruction then it may need to be replaced or repaired. Check your air filter to make sure it does not have excessive build up, and if it is dirty clean or replace it. If you don’t feel the short AC cycle is due to any of the above causes then you may want to contact a technician to check your refrigerant levels.
Air Conditioner Repair Services in Baltimore, MD
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