When the temp starts rising outdoors, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your house cool. Your AC may be operating, but the air coming from your vents appears warm.
Here are the most frequent reasons why this occurs and what you can do to fix it. If you require air conditioning repair in Waukegan, the Experts at Robinson Service Experts can assist you. Like always, all our AC repair service is backed 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 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 system. If it ends up being too obstructed, it can reduce airflow. This limits how much warm air moves over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant moving through the coil becomes too cool, it freezes, blocking the cooling cycle from happening. To avoid this, replace the filter each month or as advised by the manufacturer.
Refrigerant is critical for air conditioning. It changes 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 poorly and may not generate enough cool air. It may also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as we mentioned before, halts the cooling cycle altogether. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from Robinson Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant problems.
The outdoor component of your AC system is known as a condenser. This is actually a large heat sink that exhausts muggy air from your house. If the metal fins are laced with yard debris, the condenser can’t do its job. Rinse down the system to clear debris that accumulates and cut back grass to ensure the condenser isn’t blocked.
While you’re checking the condenser, ensure the huge fan at the top of the system is going. If the fan motor has gone out, the condensing unit can’t exhaust heat appropriately, and your air conditioner could start sending hot air into your house.
Pay attention to the sound of the compressor working within the condensing unit as well. 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 circulates back into your house. If the compressor fails, you’ll typically need to get a new system and schedule air conditioning installation.
If you’re noticing other strange 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 Robinson Service Experts Experts are ready to assist you. Reach us at 847-306-8730 or contact us online to request your air conditioning repair appointment now.
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