It’s Never Too Early To Address An AC That Does Not Cool Properly
Since it’s already spring, you might think that you don’t really have to think about cooling services and air conditioning repair in the meantime. Well, you’re right about that, but the thing about air conditioning concerns is that home and business owners usually just act on problems regarding them when it is already the season to use them, which usually is summer for ac systems. And that is usually a tad too late because discovering problems regarding your cooling system only when you already need to use it will definitely make you suffer from the intense cold or heat. Besides, why would you want to worry about your AC at the same time as the rest of America?
If you’re already having suspicions about your Air conditioning running but not cooling at the tail end of summer 2020, try checking your unit as early as now. Early action will definitely save you from having a useless air conditioner when it is actually already time for you to use it. In the meantime, educate yourself on some reasons why your AC does not cool anymore.
It might be that your air filter is dirty.
An AC’s air filter unfortunately is a sort of “magnet” for all sorts of dirt, dust, and other particles. It does not really mean for it to do so, but since it is part of its function to collect the air and remove the heat from it, it is inevitable that dust and other particles accompany the air and get stuck to its filters. Of course, the filter, as its name implies, filters those particles, but if those filters have already collected and filtered too much dust and particles, it will inevitably function inefficiently. Thus, the flow of air will not be as good because the particles attached to the filter have amassed and will therefore block the air and the colling will suffer, even though your unit’s thermostat will still give out a normal reading.
When your HVAC system filter is clogged or dirty, this may cause your air conditioner to overheat. When the filter is blocked, your AC has to work harder to keep up. This puts more pressure on the unit and can cause it to become overheated.
Your thermostat may give out a wrong reading.
In scenarios where your ac is not cooling, the thermostat is usually overlooked. But make no mistake, because the thermostat is an important part of your ac system. Check if it is still working properly by setting it to auto. If this still results to not-so-cool air, check if your unit’s temperature setting is still accurate. It is important to check if there are differences in the ideal temperature setting and your reading because if there are indeed differences, you might realize that there may indeed be something wrong with your AC.
If the numbers are more than a degree apart, the thermostat is likely not giving an accurate reading. This is a very important factor to know when you speak with the repairman about the problem
Your AC’s capacity doesn’t match the area of the room.
For all you know, your AC unit might be in top shape, but you still feel that your house isn’t that cool to your liking. That may be because your AC’s capacity is not a match to how big the area where you installed the unit is. The square footage of your room may be too big for your otherwise perfectly functioning AC. Or it might be that the unit is installed in an area where there are too many walls or blockages that discourage the circulation of the cooled air. Check with an AC service professional if the unit you have matches the particulars of your room and if it is installed properly and in an ideal area.
A regular cycle should last between 20 and 30 minutes. If this is not the case with your AC system, call an HVAC technician to find out if your air conditioner is big enough for your home’s square footage.