What to Do When Your AC Isn't Cooling Your Home
Coming home to a house that is cool and comfortable is such a joy, especially during the middle of a heatwave. But what if you came home to a house with an AC that is not cooling your home the way it should? What do you do when your AC is on the fritz?
The problem can stem from several factors. Here are some likely causes and steps to take:
- Check your filters – A common reason why your AC is not working properly is a dirty filter. If that is the reason, the filter needs to be cleaned or replaced. If your filter is reusable, washing it will probably do the trick. If it is disposable, find a compatible one for your AC and replace it with a new one.
- Check for freezing – Touch the side of your AC unit and feel if it is cold. If it is, there is a huge chance that your evaporator coil is frozen. This makes your AC run but it won’t cool your home. The culprit is dirt on your coils. To remedy this, turn off the AC’s cooling mode and let your AC run for a couple of hours on fan alone. This should thaw out the ice and make your AC work on cool mode again. It is important to understand this is just a temporary fix. You will need to have your AC cleaned to remove all the dirt and to return it to normal function on a regular basis.
- Check your vents and ducts for blockages and leaks – If you have a centralized AC system and some rooms are cool while others are not, there may be a leak or a blockage in the ductwork or vent. If the vent is blocked, cleaning it may do the trick. If you suspect that there is a leak in your ductwork, calling a company that specializes in AC repair and maintenance, duct sealing, and duct repairs like Air Solutions Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric will help you solve this problem.
When your AC is not cooling your rooms as it should, checking for these problems will give you an idea as to what is needed to keep your AC running properly. If your home is experiencing AC problems, contacting Air Solutions Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric will help you get to the bottom of the issue and have it addressed right away. Once it is repaired, you can avoid such problems in the future by putting an AC maintenance plan in place.
We can help you with your AC installation, repair, and maintenance needs along with your heating installation and air quality improvement plans. Simply contact us at (918) 241-2362 and we will gladly help you with your HVAC concerns.