There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning to find your home temperature is on the rise because your AC system isn’t blowing cold air. Below are some quick references to help you understand why your system may not be blowing cold air and what you can do about it.
Before You Diagnose Your Unit
It’s important you understand how to properly operate your AC unit when it’s working fine, that way you can easily identify any abnormality when one arises. When running your unit, make sure that the windows and outside doors are sealed in your home. If an individual unit is intended to only service a small portion of your home, it’s best if you isolate that section as much as possible.
How Do I Know My AC Isn’t Working?
Your AC unit or central air conditioning system may not be performing correctly for a plurality of reasons. Keeping this in mind, the first thing you’re going to want to do is identify how operational the system is.
If Your AC Is Only Blowing Warm Air
If your unit is on and blowing, but the air isn’t cold, the problem could have to do with:
- A refrigerant leak
- The unit being frozen
- Thermostat settings
- Blown breaker switches
- The compressor
- The wiring
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If Your AC Is Running but Nothing’s Coming Out
- Check and clean the filter
- Check the coils for ice; turn on unit’s fan to melt ice
- Clean the condensate drain
- Clean the outdoor compressor
The Two Most Common Causes of a Malfunction
A Dirty Filter – It’s always a good idea to routinely clean the filters and coils inside your unit because they become dirty remarkably fast. If you fail to do this consistently, it’s probable that the compressor and fans will die early.
A Refrigerant Leak – Unfortunately, simply adding more refrigerant is not going to fix the problem; moreover, a trained technician is going to have to service the unit in order to find and attend to the leak.
What to Do Before Calling the Pros
Being able to tell whether or not your AC unit is properly connected to an electric source or flipping a couple switches can be an easy and quick fix. But when it comes to inspecting and attending to the intricate systems that exist within most AC and central air units, it’s work that is best left for the professionals to handle. If you have checked that your thermostat is on and working and checked and cleaned filters but your system still is not cooling properly, be sure to call a professional to have a full system inspection. Temperatures in the desert heat up throughout the day and so will the temperature in your home.
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At Ambient Edge, expert service and 5-star quality are two principles that all of our industry trained professionals understand, which is why you can count on us to deliver exceptional service time after time. We strive to do our best with each job we undertake, and we won’t finish our work until you’re completely satisfied.
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