Why Is Your Air Conditioner Not Cooling Your Home?

Did you just turn on your air conditioner only to realize that it's not cooling your home or some of the rooms are not cooled to your desired temperatures? This can be frustrating because you may not know the cause of the problem or how to fix it. When this happens, it's important to contact a professional to inspect the unit because it could be caused by numerous factors like the wrong thermostat settings, damaged heat pumps, dirty air filters, blocked airflow, or faulty motors. A professional air conditioning technician will know where to look and how to fix the problem. Here are some reasons why your AC is not cooling your home or running as expected and why you need to call AC services to fix the issue.

Wrong Thermostat Settings

If you just turned on the system, it may take a few minutes before your house begins to cool off. If you do not feel any change after 10 minutes or so, confirm that your thermostat setting is below room temperature. If the thermostat is set to cool and it's still not cooling, confirm that the thermostat's batteries are not run down; this only applies if your thermostat has batteries. If this is not the issue, then you could be dealing with other complicated issues; it's important to contact a professional to inspect the unit.

Blocked Air Flow

Blocked airflow could be caused by numerous factors like clogged air filters or condenser coils. Alternatively, your air conditioner's external surroundings may have objects like plants or furniture blocking airflow. If you recently cleaned the air filters and there are no physical objects blocking airflow, it's important to contact a professional to inspect the unit and determine the cause of the problem.

Electrical Failure

Electrical problems like a blown circuit breaker or lack of power supply may cause your air conditioner to not work at all. Also, loose electrical connections within the AC unit or faulty capacitors can compromise the air conditioner functionality. A professional can reset the circuit breakers, replace blown fuses, tighten loose connections, and fix any other AC electrical problems. If you are dealing with any electrical problems, it's important to engage professionals to ensure the issue is fixed safely.

If your air conditioner is not working as it should, you should contact an AC technician immediately to diagnose the problem. Delays can lead to more critical AC issues and it may risk your family's safety. If you suspect that your unit is faulty, schedule an AC repair service immediately.

Contact a local air conditioning service, such as Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar, to learn more.