Why Isn’t My AC Cooling My Home?
It can be frustrating when your AC system is running but not producing cool air. There are a number of reasons this occurs. Some of the cooling issues you can solve, but for others, you need the help of an experienced technician. Thermostat Set to “ON” Check your thermostat to see if the fan is set to “ON” or “AUTO.” When it’s set to “AUTO,” the fan will run regardless of whether or not the air conditioner is running. Set it to “ON,” so the fan only comes on when the air conditioner does. Dirty Filter A dirty filter impedes airflow through your air conditioning system. Your AC system can’t operate as it should and may even shut down after becoming overheated. You should check the filter monthly and replace it when you notice it’s dirty. Obstructed Condenser Your outdoor AC unit houses a large condenser. If the condenser becomes jammed, it may operate but not be able to extract enough heat energy from your home. Debris that can jam the condenser includes grass clipping, leaves, and dirt. Open your outdoor AC unit and gently hose the condenser down. Broken Condenser Fan Motor A broken condenser fan motor will cause...View Article