AC Not Cooling Your Home? Know Why It's Happening

Did you expect the breeze from your air conditioner to cool you down after a hot summer day, only to find that your home feels just as hot as it is outside? There are several reasons why this could be happening to your AC:

Faulty Thermostat

One of the easiest things you can try switching on your own is the thermostat. Do not trust that the temperature being reported and the signal being sent to your HVAC system is correct. There is a chance that the thermostat is causing you heat to kick on instead of your AC, or that it is telling the fan to kick on but not telling the condenser to activate.

Faulty Wiring

Have you replaced the thermostat, but you still feel that your AC is not getting the correct signal? You could have faulty wiring on your hands. Wires may be shorting due to damage you are unaware of, making it difficult to properly diagnose the problem. Have the wires inspected to ensure that the signal isn't getting interrupted on the way to your AC.

Filthy Air Filters

Don't make the mistake of forgetting that you need to change your air filter. This filter can become clogged with debris that makes it difficult for the cool air to pass through it. It will cause cool air to not make it through the air ducts with the force it needs to go throughout your entire home.

Bad Air Ducts

The problem may be due to the ductwork in your home. There is a logic behind how ductwork is installed so that air can flow with maximum force to all the rooms in your home. You may have had a previous homeowner that cut into the air ducts to make alterations. This includes trying to branch off the existing ductwork to cool down an addition, or adding vents to a basement where all the cool air is going. You'll need to get your ductwork repaired if a previous DIY project has ruined the flow of air.

Frozen Coolant Lines

An air conditioner uses a pressurized gas to cool down the condenser coil, which is the part responsible for making the cold air that passes through the blower. A line that has become frozen will not allow the gas to pass through the system, which will lead to warm air being produced due to a warm condenser coil. Have your coolant lines inspected for problems, such as leaks in the physical line or low coolant levels.

Contact a company like Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc. for more information and assistance. 


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