If you live in an area where it has warm weather most of the year, air conditioning may become a necessity, especially if you have children in your home. At some point in every AC owner’s life, he or she may experience problems with their HVAC systems that can drive him or her crazy.
If you knew how they worked, you would think it might be a problem with centrifugal pumps, or maybe damaged air ducts, or you might be quick to call a professional to figure it out.
There are many reasons your AC is not cooling. Here are a few that might help you fix the problem, and prevent it from happening again.
Low Thermostat Batteries
Many people overlook this detail in their air conditioning systems. Just like anything else that runs on batteries, if they are low, it will not function well. This can make a difference in how cold your AC can be.
Dirty Air Filters
When a filter collects too much dirt, it prevents the free flow of air, affecting how your AC releases the cool air. These should be changed once a month to ensure that your AC produces clean, cool breezes.
Low on Refrigerant
This is common even in car air conditioning. Refrigerants are what help your AC blow cold air. If a professional looks at your unit, he may check if you are just running low, or if there might be a leak. He can repair the leak and put more gas in your system to have you running cool again.
Dirty or Defective Compressor
Just like air filters, organic materials, like dust or dirt, can get into the compressor, blocking it from producing cold air. You may also have a professional look at it to make sure that it has no damage.
You can check these four components of your AC system before going for any major repairs or replacements. They might just save you a few bucks.