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Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling?

If your air conditioner (AC) is not cooling, there must be something causing the problem. In most cases, it just requires you to clean it up. However, there are a couple of things that could cause your air conditioner to malfunction. Here is a glimpse of some of the problems that can cause your air conditioner not to cool.

Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling The House?

  • Dirty Air Filters - Dirty air filters reduce the flow of air making it impossible to cool the entire home to your desired room temperatures. It also causes the evaporator coil to freeze thus blocking air from flowing into the AC. Regularly check your air filter to make sure it is clean. If not, make sure you clean it before seeking professional assistance.
  • Dirty Outside Condenser - An AC cools your home by absorbing heat from the evaporator coil which is the AC’s inside unit and transfers it to the outside unit. However, the outside unit cannot circulate the heat if it is dirty. Make sure to check for any dirt or debris that may have formed. To clean it up, remove any debris or weeds that may have grown around your condenser. You can also spray it gently with a garden hose, but avoid blasting it on a high setting to avoid bending the fins that allow air to flow into the condenser. 
  • Thermostat Settings - For your air conditioner to cool the house, you need to set the thermostat to “AUTO” instead of “ON.” Otherwise, if you set it “ON,” the fan will continuously run without necessarily cooling the room to your desired temperatures. 

Those are some of the problems you can identify and rectify by yourself. However, if you notice a refrigerant leak, bad compressor, or a broken condenser, make sure to contact the team at A Quality HVAC Services today. We are specialized in AC maintenance and repair as well as furnace maintenance.

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