Summer is still very much in full swing, with temperatures skyrocketing in many parts of the country. So it’s a good thing that nearly two-thirds of all homes in the U.S. have air conditioners. However, you might run into an issue that makes it a lot harder to stay cool in summer. If your air conditioner is running but doesn’t seem to be blowing cool air, it might be time to consider HVAC repair — before the next heat wave comes. Here are a few reasons your residential cooling system might not be keeping temperatures as comfortable as they should be.
- Dirty Air Filters: There are a number of HVAC problems that can make it difficult for your air conditioning unit to keep your home cool. However, this one is among the easiest to fix. If you don’t clean or change out your HVAC filters regularly, they’ll become full of dust and debris. With all of that muck clogging up the filter, your unit won’t be able to draw in the warm air and redistribute it as cool air. You should aim to clean or change your filters once every few months, particularly if you suffer from allergies or other respiratory issues. Not only will this improve the quality of your indoor air, but it’ll also keep temperatures more consistently comfortable.
- Thermostat Issues: It may be that there’s nothing wrong with your residential air conditioning unit itself. Instead, your thermostat might be to blame. It’s possible that its batteries have died or that there’s a loose circuit inside the thermostat that needs attention. If your thermostat display is blank or the temperature reading seems totally unrealistic, you’ll want to take action. When changing the batteries doesn’t do the trick, you’ll need to call your HVAC repair technician to assess what’s going on. Depending on the circumstances, thermostat issues can be tricky to handle, so you won’t want to DIY this task.
- Broken Components or Leaks: Hopefully, the air conditioner issues you’re experiencing will be relatively simple to solve. For example, a dirty exterior AC unit or an automatic setting on your thermostat could make your air conditioner function improperly. And if your existing unit is too small for your home, that could also cause these same problems. But in some cases, you may need to contact the HVAC repair experts for more serious problems. A broken condenser fan motor, for example, or a faulty compressor can make it impossible for your air conditioner to work properly. You might even have a refrigerant leak. If you suspect something like this is going on or you’ve tried all of the easy fixes to no avail, you’ll need to call in the professionals to take a look.
The sooner you explore the possibility of HVAC repair, the sooner you’ll be able to restore your home’s comfortable temperatures. To find out more about our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.