There’s nothing worse than coming home to a warm, sweltering home in the middle of summer. After toiling away at your job all day, the last thing you want to do is sweat out the evening in a home that doesn’t have any AC or insufficient cool air. What can you do if you discover your air conditioner is no longer working properly?
Check the Air Filter
A dirty air filter is the first, and simplest, check you can perform if you notice your AC unit is not cooling properly. Clogged, dirty air filters restrict the amount of air that can blow over the evaporator coils.
Check the Outdoor Unit
The condenser unit located outside your home powers your AC system, but if the condenser is blocked by plants, bushes, or other fallen debris, it won’t receive enough air to release heat from the condenser coils. That means the hot air from your home will not be released properly either, making your home feel warmer than it should.
If your air conditioner lacks a proper amount of refrigerant, it stands little chance of adequately cooling your home. Refrigerant flows through both your indoor and outdoor coils to move heat from inside your home to the outside condenser unit. Without enough refrigerant, your AC will run but will not cool your home.
Dirty Cooling Coils
Indoor cooling coils absorb the heat from the air inside your home, while outdoor coils transfer heat from your home to the air outside. If either or both of these sets of coils have dirt on them, it is more difficult to move heat between the coils and the air blowing over them.
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