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AC Troubleshooting: When a Cooling System Won’t Cool

ac-troubleshooting-wont-coolImagine this scenario: It’s the middle of summer and you can hear your cooling system working—the motors are humming, air is blowing out form the vents, and you hear the compressor cycling on. But—something is amiss. Even though your cooling system is technically working, it’s not cooling your home.

There are a number of possible reasons that your AC is not able to do its job. One reason could be that the unit wasn’t properly sized for your home upon installation. This is why it’s always important to only invest in professional Midwest City, OK air conditioning services, so you’ll know you’ll be well-equipped with a trustworthy air conditioner. But this is only one reason your AC may not be cooling.

Do You Have a Clogged Air Filter?

Your HVAC systems’ air filters should be changed out at least every 3 months. If you have significant contaminants in your home, such as pet dander, then this should be increased to once a month. Without a clear air filter, your system might be so jammed up with dust and other debris that it’s blocking off air flow and limiting your cooling system’s capabilities.

Is Your Thermostat in Cooling Mode?

If you have a heat pump, you may want to double check that you have it set to cooling mode. If you have a traditional air conditioner, then the problem could be that the thermostat was accidentally set to “fan only” or even that another family member in your home turned the temperature up above your desired temperature, and you think the air feels warmer.

Are There Any Obstructions Around Your Outdoor Unit?

The outdoor unit of your air conditioner, called the condenser unit, needs to have space around it in order to release heat through the condenser coil. If the unit is blocked with dirt, or covered with dust, mulch, or any other debris, then your AC system will have trouble removing heat from inside your home and exhausting it out.

If none of the above-mentioned factors are true for your AC but it still isn’t cooling, then it’s time to contact the pros for repairs.

At Comfort Incorporated, we keep your family safe, healthy and comfortable–call today, service today! We look forward to speaking to you about whatever your cooling system needs may be.

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