5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Feel Cool

When the temp starts rising outdoors, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your house cool. Your AC might be running, but the air blowing from your vents appears lukewarm.

Here are the most frequent reasons why this occurs and what actions you can take to repair it. If you require air conditioning repair in the Wasatch Front region, the Experts at Barlow Service Experts can assist you. Like always, all our AC repair work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*

1.Your Thermostat is Set Incorrectly

Check the fan setting. If it says “on,” the fan will run even when the AC compressor isn’t running. This isn’t a problem, but your utility bills will increase if the fan operates frequently. Adjust the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only work when the compressor is running. This also means the air issuing from the vents will always appear cool.

2.Filter Need to be Changed

The HVAC air filter traps airborne particles that can damage your heating and cooling units. If it ends up being too obstructed, it can lower airflow. This limits how much warm air goes over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant passing through the coil becomes too chilled, it freezes, stopping the cooling cycle from taking place. To prevent this, put in a new filter every month or as recommended by the manufacturer.

3.Not Enough Refrigerant

Refrigerant is essential for air conditioning. It transitions from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it cycles between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If the refrigerant is low, your air conditioner will operate inefficiently and may not produce enough cool air. It could also create a frozen evaporator coil, which as previously mentioned, stops the cooling cycle altogether. You’ll need help from an HVAC tech, like one from Barlow Service Experts, to solve any refrigerant issues.

4.Condensing Unit Need to be Cleaned

The outdoor part of your AC system is called a condenser. This is basically a large heat sink that removes warm air from your home. If the metal fins are covered with dirt, the condenser can’t work efficiently. Wash down the system to remove debris that accumulates and cut back shrubs to make sure the condenser can “breathe.”

5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Worn Out

While you’re checking the condenser, verify the huge fan near the top of the system is running. If the fan motor has stopped working, the condensing unit can’t dissipate heat appropriately, and your air conditioner may start sending warm air into your home.

Listen for the sound of the compressor working within the condensing unit too. This is one of the most important parts of your air conditioner, as the piece reduces the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can trap more heat when it circulates back into your residence. If the compressor stops working, you’ll likely need to buy a new unit and schedule air conditioning installation.

If you’re noticing other strange noises when your system is on, check out our guide that deciphers what common air conditioning noises mean.

Did you solve the problem using these suggestions? If not, our Barlow Service Experts Experts are ready to help you. Get in touch with us at 801-436-8985 or contact us online to book your air conditioning repair appointment today.

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