When the temperature begins to rise outside, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your house comfortable. Your AC may be running, but the air issuing from your vents appears too hot.
Here are the most frequent reasons why this occurs and what you need to do to fix it. If you have to have air conditioning repair in Champaign, the Experts at Chief/Bauer Service Experts can support you. Like always, all our AC repair work is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*
Look at the fan setting. If it reads “on,” the fan will run even when the AC compressor isn’t going. This is okay, but your electricity expenses will increase if the fan is on constantly. Switch 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 cool.
The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can damage your heating and cooling system. If it becomes too obstructed, it can reduce airflow. This restricts how much warm air moves over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant flowing through the coil becomes too chilled, it freezes, blocking 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 the refrigerant is low, your air conditioner will operate badly and may not generate sufficient chilled air. It may also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as we mentioned before, halts the cooling cycle completely. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from Chief/Bauer Service Experts, to solve any refrigerant issues.
The outdoor component of your AC system is known as a condenser. This is essentially a large heat sink that removes muggy air from your house. If the metal fins are clogged with yard debris, the condenser can’t run well. Hose down the system to clear debris that accumulates and cut back grass to confirm the condenser isn’t blocked.
While you’re examining the condenser, ensure the big fan at the top of the system is going. If the fan motor has gone bad, the condensing unit can’t break up heat appropriately, and your air conditioner could start sending hot air into your house.
Pay attention to the sound of the compressor working inside the condensing unit also. This is what drives your air conditioner, as the component lowers the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can capture more warmth when it moves back into your house. If the compressor fails, you’ll typically need to get a new system and book air conditioning installation.
If you’re experiencing other odd noises when your AC is on, take a look at our guide that decodes what common air conditioning noises mean.
Did you figure out the issue using these tips? If not, our Chief/Bauer Service Experts Experts are ready to assist you. Reach us at 217-689-2469 or contact us online to book your air conditioning repair appointment now.
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