5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Feel Cool

When the temperature begins to rise outdoors, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your house comfortable. Your AC may be operating, but the air coming from your vents feels too hot. 

Here are the most frequent reasons why this occurs and what you can do to fix it. If you need air conditioning repair in Dallas, the Experts at Levy & Son Service Experts can assist you. Like always, all our AC repair service is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.* 

1.Your Thermostat is Set Wrong

Look at the fan setting. If it is switched to “on,” the fan will operate even when the AC compressor isn’t going. This is okay, but your electricity expenses will increase if the fan is on frequently. Adjust 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 chilly. 

2.Filter is Clogged

The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can ruin your heating and cooling units. If it becomes too obstructed, it can reduce airflow. This reduces how much warm air goes over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant flowing through the coil becomes too cool, it freezes, preventing the cooling cycle from happening. To avoid this, replace the filter each month or as suggested by the manufacturer. 

3.Not Enough Refrigerant

Refrigerant is critical for air conditioning. It transitions from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it moves between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If there isn’t enough refrigerant, your air conditioner will operate badly and may not generate adequate cool air. It may also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as previously mentioned, halts the cooling cycle fully. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from Levy & Son Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant problems. 

4.Condensing Unit is Dirty

The outdoor part of your AC unit is known as a condenser. This is basically a large heat sink that transfers muggy air from your house. If the metal fins are covered with yard debris, the condenser can’t work efficiently. Wash down the unit to eliminate debris that accumulates and cut back grass to confirm the condenser isn’t blocked. 

5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Gone Out

While you’re examining the condenser, ensure the big fan at the top of the unit is going. If the fan motor has gone out, the condensing unit can’t dissipate heat appropriately, and your air conditioner could start sending warm air into your house. 

Pay attention to the sound of the compressor operating in 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 moves back into your house. If the compressor goes out, you’ll probably need to get a new system and set air conditioning installation

If you’re hearing other odd noises when your AC is on, take a look at our guide that explains what common air conditioning noises mean

Did you solve the issue using these ideas? If not, our Levy & Son Service Experts Experts are ready to assist you. Reach us at 469-250-0932 or contact us online to book your air conditioning repair appointment now. 

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