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AC Is Not Cooling the House: 3 Surprising Reasons Why

by The Cooling Company, on Jul 18, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Many people invest in a powerful central air conditioning system in order to make their home comfortable during the warmer months of the year. However, some find that in spite of their investment, the AC is NOT cooling the house, keeping it stuffy and humid in some areas.

Related: It's Winter: My House Is Hot Upstairs and Cold Downstairs

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Anyone who pays for air conditioning wants to get the most out of their unit, and no one likes putting up with a hot and uncomfortable atmosphere in their place of residence. When an AC is not cooling the house, there are a few common issues which may be the cause.

1. Is the Air Filter Dirty? You May Need to Change It.

It can be easy to forget small tasks like cleaning out your air filters once a month, but when your AC is not cooling the house properly, a dirty filter could be the cause of the problem. Dirt, dust, and other debris can quickly clog up a filter, making it difficult for you to get the full benefit of your air conditioning unit. In addition to changing your filters once a month, you can also choose to invest in higher-quality filters which help facilitate better air circulation.

Related: The Importance of a Clean HVAC Filter

2. Are Your Thermostat Settings Correct? Checking the Obvious.

Sometimes it can be easy to overlook a simple solution, especially when it comes to a frustrating problem like an inefficient performance from your air conditioner. While it’s important to make sure the device is set to the AC setting, it’s also good to check the fan settings. If the fan is set to blow air constantly, it could actually be circulating warm air into your home and making it difficult for the AC to cool the house. Many models have an “auto” setting you can utilize and some can even be programmed based on your preferred configurations.

Related: How to Test Your HVAC Thermostat

3. Is Your AC Clean? It Can Have a Major Impact.

If you have an outdoor air conditioning unit, you may clean it every so often in order to help improve the curb appeal of your home. But making an effort to keep these outside models as clean as possible can have a major impact on the way they work. If your AC is not cooling the house, it may be because the refrigerant is not cold enough due to blockage around it. Trees and shrubbery that are too close to your AC unit may make it difficult for the unit to stay at a proper temperature and circulate air. Keeping your AC unit and the area around it clean may be able to improve its performance.

AC Unit Still Not Cooling the House? Call the Pros!

If your AC is not cooling the house even after checking all these possible problem areas, it may be time to call in the professionals. Your AC may be in need of servicing or a certain component may need to be repaired. In some cases, an AC unit may need to be replaced in order to help you avoid the high cost of constant repairs. If you’re looking to find out more about how to keep your AC unit in great condition and to improve its performance, contact The Cooling Co at (702) 567-0707.

Topics:HVAC

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