Why Is My AC Not Cooling? (1 of 2)
There’s nothing worse than the AC running but not cooling. You’re wasting electricity and sweating in your home at the same time.
When your AC unit is not blowing cold air, this could be an indication of a bigger problem that could lead to AC Repair.
Below are several reasons why your system is not cooling.
My AC Is Not Cooling Because Of Low Refrigerant
If your refrigerant is slowly leaking, you will notice your air conditioner cooling less and less.
Refrigerant is used to facilitate the heat-cold exchange.
Without it, your AC cannot cool properly. You might think adding more refrigerant is the answer. Not so. The correct answer is to contact us.
We have the right tools to find and repair the leak, plus refill the coolant accurately to get your house back to feeling comfortable and cool.
Condenser/Coil Issues Causes My AC Not To Cool
The condenser is the outdoor unit of your AC system.
Additional parts within the outdoor unit include the compressor, condenser coil, and fan. If any of these components are restricted, dirty, or covered in debris, your home may be struggling to keep you cool.
Remove any blockage so that it can release any built-up heat.
This will help you avoid an AC Repair. Speaking of coils, your indoor evaporator coil is also prone to issues with mildew and should be evaluated.
Pro Tip: Issues with indoor or outdoor coils can cause major disruption within the AC system and should be seen by us as soon as possible.
Dirty Air Filter Causes My AC To Stop Cooling
If your AC is not delivering cool air, a dirty or clogged air filter may be the culprit.
Dirty filters can lead to serious AC Repairs if neglected.
Pro Tip: We recommend replacing your air filter (1-inch filters) once a month for full-time SW Florida residents. It is best to contact us for recommendations based on your system.
My AC Is Not Cooling Because Of Clogged Drain Lines
If your AC is not cooling properly, it could be a clogged drain line.
Air conditioners also act as dehumidifiers. They collect water that drains out of a hose or pipe which can become clogged with algae, and even insects and frogs. When this happens, fortunately your AC activates a built-in safety feature called a Float switch.
This switch detects the blockage and shuts the system off immediately.
Once the drainage system is clear, the water will drain, and the AC should blow cold air again.
We work with all makes and models, including today’s highly innovative and efficient communicating equipment.
It is our pleasure to be your AC company. For AC Repair for your Ft Myers or Cape Coral home, give us a call.