When the mercury begins to rise outdoors, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your residence cozy. Your AC may be on, but the air coming from your vents appears lukewarm.
Here are the most frequent reasons why this happens and what actions you can take to fix it. If you require air conditioning repair in Gaithersburg, the Experts at Parker Pearce Service Experts can help. Like always, all our AC repair service is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*
Look at the fan setting. If it reads “on,” the fan will run even when the AC compressor isn’t going. This isn’t a problem, but your electricity expenses will increase if the fan is on constantly. Switch the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only work when the compressor is working. This also means the air issuing from the vents will repeatedly appear chilly.
The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can damage your heating and cooling system. If it becomes too obstructed, it can reduce airflow. This restricts how much warm air flows over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant moving through the coil becomes too chilled, it freezes, blocking the cooling cycle from happening. To avoid this, put in a new filter each month or as recommended by the manufacturer.
Refrigerant is critical for air conditioning. It shifts from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it cycles between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If there isn’t enough refrigerant, your air conditioner will operate inefficiently and may not create enough chilled air. It may also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as we mentioned before, stops the cooling cycle completely. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from Parker Pearce Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant problems.
The outdoor component of your AC system is known as a condenser. This is basically a big heat sink that exhausts muggy air from your residence. If the metal fins are clogged with cobwebs, the condenser can’t work efficiently. Rinse down the system to eliminate debris that accumulates and cut back grass to ensure the condenser isn’t blocked.
While you’re examining the condenser, ensure the big fan at the top of the system is going. If the fan motor has gone out, the condensing unit can’t dissipate heat appropriately, and your air conditioner could start sending warm air into your residence.
Pay attention to the sound of the compressor running within the condensing unit also. This is what drives your air conditioner, as the component lowers the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can capture more warmth when it moves back into your residence. If the compressor stops working, you’ll likely need to get a new system and schedule air conditioning installation.
If you’re noticing other strange noises when your AC is on, take a look at our guide that decodes what common air conditioning noises mean.
Did you solve the issue using these ideas? If not, our Parker Pearce Service Experts Experts are available to assist you. Reach us at 301-476-4577 or contact us online to schedule your air conditioning repair appointment now.
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