Why doesn’t the air conditioner cool enough?
If the air conditioner does not blow cold air, and thus – does not provide the desired relief, this problem can be caused by several reasons. The source of the problem can be anything, as well as not corresponding the size of the conditioner to the size of the house or a room, and also some other reasons. Many of them can be fixed by yourself without the help of specialists. Whatever the cause of the problem, our guide can help you figure out what’s keeping your air conditioner from working properly and cooling the air in your room.
As intimidating as this problem may look to you, sometimes you don’t have to be an AC repair expert to get a quick look at the unit. If you want to ensure that your air conditioner runs smoothly and for a long time, then make sure to have it inspected by a professional every year. But, if your unit has stopped cooling completely, check the following possible causes:
Check and replace (or clean) the filters. More often than not, an air conditioner malfunction can be caused by a dirty filter. This is one of the main causes and to avoid cooling problems, it is recommended that you check the air conditioner filter every month when you are actively using it. If you find too much dust on it, this is most likely why the air conditioner is not cooling, in which case you need to replace or clean it.
The airflow is blocked. If the filter is leaking air, check the area around the air conditioner vents or air intake. This area is likely dirty and as with clogged filters, this will slow air flow and make the air conditioner work harder.
Check the coils. The air conditioner has two sets of coils. The indoor unit has evaporator coils, which draw heat from the air and pull it outside. The outdoor unit has condensation coils that give that heat to the outside air. A layer of dust or dirt on these units can interfere with the proper operation of the air conditioner. You can clean the coils yourself, but if they are seriously dirty, it is advisable to call a professional for help.
The air conditioner is in the sun. If the climate equipment does not cool properly, most likely it is because it is installed incorrectly – in the sun. Being in bright sunlight prevents the air conditioner from performing its original function properly. This reduces its performance and service life. The only way to get rid of this problem is to provide shade to the outdoor unit of the air conditioner or to re-install it in a different location.
Refrigerant leakage. Listen to the operation of the air conditioner, it must work quietly, with no extraneous noise. If you hear a hissing noise, it could be a serious problem. Be sure to call a specialist before it gets worse. After all, it’s possible that you’re dealing with a refrigerant leak.
How do you keep your home cool?
The first thing to consider is what will help improve your air conditioner’s performance. Try setting your programmable thermostat to cool for half an hour before you get home from work or for a walk.
Leave the air conditioner on if you’re going out for a while. Also, it takes a lot of energy to cool your home to keep it cool.
Don’t give up the fan, using it in conjunction with your air conditioner can help you feel cooler in higher temperatures. It will save you a lot of money and increase your comfort by keeping you cooler and more comfortable. Air conditioners cool the air and a fan helps it circulate.
This quick checklist can solve many problems and identify some more serious ones before they cause even more problems. Only this way, using these tricks, can you enjoy a cooler environment. But if that doesn’t help and you still don’t feel the cold in your home, take a look at the condition of your air conditioner or call SDAC Heating & Air Conditioning.
What temperature should you set your air conditioner to in the summer?
Adjusting the temperature of your air conditioner will keep your home cool even on the hottest days. But what is the optimal temperature? In summer the recommended temperature of the air conditioner’s work is 22-24 degrees Celsius – it is enough for optimization of energy consumption. In addition, you should change the thermostat and air conditioner settings depending on the time of day in order for the climate equipment to work efficiently.
Don’t wait for your air conditioner to fail. If not repaired promptly, there is a very high likelihood that a lengthy comprehensive repair will be required. Even a few days without air conditioning in the summer heat in San Diego County, California, will greatly discomfort the whole family. But by calling the handypersons at SDAC Heating & Air Conditioning, you can avoid this problem.