When the temperature begins to rise outdoors, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your house cool. Your AC may be operating, but the air coming from your vents feels too hot.
Here are the most frequent reasons why this takes place and what you can do to fix it. If you require air conditioning repair in Saint Charles, the Experts at Golden Seal Service Experts can help. Like always, all our AC repair service is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*
Look at the fan setting. If it reads “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 all the time. Change the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only work when the compressor is on. This also means the air issuing from the vents will consistently appear chilly.
The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can wear out your heating and cooling equipment. If it gets too blocked, it can reduce airflow. This reduces how much warm air moves over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant moving through the coil becomes too cold, it freezes, stopping the cooling cycle from happening. To avoid this, change the filter each month or as suggested by the manufacturer.
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 inefficiently and may not produce sufficient cold air. It may also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as we already mentioned, halts the cooling cycle completely. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from Golden Seal Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant issues.
The outdoor part of your AC unit is known as a condenser. This is essentially a large heat sink that exhausts muggy air from your house. If the metal fins are covered with yard debris, the condenser can’t work efficiently. Hose down the unit to clear debris that accumulates and cut back grass to make sure the condenser isn’t blocked.
While you’re checking the condenser, ensure the large fan at the top of the unit is going. If the fan motor has stopped working, 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 inside 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 comes back into your house. If the compressor goes out, you’ll typically need to purchase a new system and schedule air conditioning installation.
If you’re noticing other odd noises when your AC runs, take a look at our guide that decodes what common air conditioning noises mean.
Did you figure out the issue using these ideas? If not, our Golden Seal Service Experts Experts are here to assist you. Reach us at 630-246-2698 or contact us online to schedule your air conditioning repair appointment now.
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