6 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Is Not Cooling Effectively

6 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Is Not Cooling Effectively

When you turn on your air conditioner on a hot day, you expect it to cool the house. However, you may notice that your air conditioner is no longer cooling as well as it to. When you feel that the unit is not cooling enough, it is time to investigate the cause of the problem. We’ve put together a short list of possible reasons to look out for.

Refrigerant leak
The refrigerant is a substance that circulates in your outdoor and indoor coils and transfers the heat from the house. If your unit has a refrigerant leak, it will not be able to move enough heat out of the house. Although your air conditioner will be running, the house will remain hot.

Dirty air filters
There is a good reason why you should service your air conditioner on a regular basis. If you neglect the unit, the filters will end up accumulating dirt and thus restricting the flow of air over the evaporator coils. Once this occurs, your A/C will not be able to cool the warm air.

The air conditioner is old
Like everything else, an air conditioner has a lifespan. If the unit has served you for many years and it is no longer working efficiently, it is time to consider a replacement. Unless you dispose of the air conditioner, it will use a lot of energy and fail to cool your house – not to mention cost you more money in the long run!

Blocked condenser unit
The condenser part of an air conditioner is usually located outside the house. If plants or any other objects block it, the condenser coils lack enough air to cool adequately. As a result, the warm air from the house will not be cooled enough.

Incorrect thermostat settings
For the best cooling effect, the thermostat on the air conditioner ought to be tuned to cool. Sometimes we make the mistake of not looking when we turn on the air conditioner If you forget and set in on ”heat”. It’s always a good measure to double check this, no matter how silly it may sound.

Compressor malfunction
The compressor is the most important part in an air conditioner. If your compressor has a problem, the unit will not have the ability to cool your house.

If you use the above troubleshooting tips, but you’re still not feeling the cool air inside your home, give the experts at Axiom Home Services a call today! We’ll get your home feeling like paradise in no time, all at an affordable cost!