When summertime comes and the days get hotter, the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to blow out anything less than cool, refreshing air. In this article, we will discuss some of the reasons this can happen and what you can do about it.
Your Air Condenser Isn’t Working
The air condenser gathers warm air from the outside and removes the heat, as the air passes over the condenser coils, enabling the unit to blow out cool air. An obvious reason your condenser might not be running is that it’s not connected to a power source. The easiest solution is to make sure it is plugged in, and if it still doesn’t run after you plug it in, check the fuse box, and make sure you haven’t thrown a breaker. If this doesn’t solve your problem, check the wiring, and look for a frayed line. Another issue could be the buildup of leaves or other debris, and you can easily clean this out on your own.
Your Thermostat May Be Set Incorrectly
Your air conditioner is designed to cool your house according to the temperature at which you set your thermostat. Even setting the temperature a couple of degrees warmer than your actual preference will prevent the air condenser from kicking on. Adjust the thermostat to a cooler setting, and see whether your unit resumes blowing out cold air. If it does not, there could be a problem with the motor, or it could be that your thermostat is not working properly.
Your evaporator could also be dirty, and you can easily clean this component, making sure to let the unit run for several hours afterward. Another factor could be that most air conditioners will have trouble keeping up when the weather is particularly hot or that your air conditioner could be running low on refrigerant. If it is still blowing warm air after checking all these things, contact your HVAC specialist right away.
If you need a heating and cooling repair, contact the team at AJR Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration today.