Is Your AC Not Keeping the House Cool?
Have you ever come home to a hot house and tried to figure out what was going wrong? You scroll through a number of questions: Have I paid my electric bill? Are the windows closed? Are the doors closed? Was the thermostat turned off? And, after answering yes to all of those questions, thrown up your hands in frustration and asked why the house was still warm?
Most of us have been there at one time or the other. Often the reason that your unit is not cooling is that your system needs Air Conditioning services. In this post, we’ll discuss some common issues that result in air conditioning units not properly cooling as well as ways to resolve those issues.
The Unit is Low on Refrigerant
One reason that your system might not be cooling is if it’s low on refrigerant. In order to cool, your unit must have refrigerant, and if the refrigerant is running low the system will blow lukewarm or warm air.
There are a couple of things you can look for to help determine if this is the issue. First, the refrigerant line might have ice on it, and second, you might hear a hissing or bubbling sound around the unit, indicating a refrigerant leak.
It’s important to note that refrigerant is not like gas. Your system does not use it up, so if it is running low, that generally indicates that there is a leak somewhere. As a result, this is an issue that needs to be addressed by a technician and one that can only be fixed by a professional.
The Unit is Dirty
Sometimes we assume issues with the AC unit are going to be complicated, but in reality, a number of issues can arise when the indoor or outdoor unit is dirty.
If your outside unit is dirty, the condenser can’t get rid of heat efficiently, which makes it harder for the unit to cool. Similarly, if your air filters are dirty, it will restrict the airflow to your air conditioner. This results in less cool air getting into the house and makes your system less efficient.
While your air filters should be changed every three months, it’s important to regularly check them to ensure that they’re clean, especially if your system isn’t cooling properly. Additionally, you should always keep our outdoor unit clear of debris and should have it thoroughly cleaned at least once a year.
Your Unit Was Improperly Installed
Few things are more frustrating than having a new air conditioning unit that is not cooling. Unfortunately, however, this can happen if the system is not installed correctly.
The installation process is a complicated one, and if it’s not done properly the system will not work as it should. The installation process is one of the AC services that should always be handled by a reputable company or contractor.
If you have any concerns about your air conditioning unit, need an installation or need any AC services, give C. Woods Company a call at (903) 593-0246. We’ll find out what’s keeping your unit from cooling properly and conduct any services needed to get it cooling the way that it should.