When the temperature begins to rise outdoors, you depend on your air conditioner to keep your house cool. Your AC could be operating, but the air blowing from your vents seems too hot.
Here are the most common reasons why this occurs and what actions you can take to fix it. If you need air conditioning repair in Oklahoma City, the Experts at Gordon's Service Experts can support you. Like always, all our AC repair work is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*
1.Your Thermostat is Set Improperly
Check the fan setting. If it is switched to “on,” the fan will operate even when the AC compressor isn’t working. This isn’t a problem, but your cooling costs will be bigger if the fan operates all the time. Adjust the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only work when the compressor is on. This also means the air coming from the vents will consistently feel cold.
2.Filter is Clogged
The HVAC air filter traps airborne particles that can damage your heating and cooling equipment. If it becomes too clogged, it can reduce airflow. This reduces how much warm air flows over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant flowing through the coil becomes too cold, it freezes, blocking the cooling cycle from taking place. To avoid this, change the filter each month or as suggested by the manufacturer.
3.Refrigerant is Low
Refrigerant is critical for air conditioning. It shifts from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it cycles between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If the refrigerant is low, your air conditioner will run badly and may not generate adequate cold air. It might also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as we already mentioned, prevents the cooling cycle completely. You’ll need help from an HVAC technician, like one from Gordon's Service Experts, to fix any refrigerant problems.
4.Condensing Unit Need to be Cleaned
The outdoor part of your AC system is known as a condenser. This is essentially a big heat sink that transfers humid air from your house. If the metal fins are clogged with cobwebs, the condenser can’t do its job. Wash down the system to remove built-up debris and shear back grass to ensure the condenser isn’t obstructed.
5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Worn Out
While you’re inspecting the condenser, ensure the large fan near the top of the equipment is running. If the fan motor has gone bad, the condensing unit can’t dissipate heat appropriately, and your air conditioner can start sending warm air into your residence.
Take time to hear the compressor operating within the condensing unit as well. This is one of the most important parts of your air conditioner, as the piece reduces the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can trap more humidity when it comes back into your house. If the compressor stops working, you’ll typically need to get a new unit and book air conditioning installation.
If you’re hearing other strange noises when your air conditioner runs, check out our guide that explains what common air conditioning noises mean.
Did you fix the trouble using these suggestions? If not, our Gordon's Service Experts Experts are here to assist you. Get in touch with us at 405-432-2197 or contact us online to request your air conditioning repair appointment right away.