In this scorching summer heat, all that you need is some cool air passing through your skin. Your AC is running continuously but not cooling due to which you may have to deal with heat, sweat and sleepless nights. When AC is running but you are not getting the desired cool breeze that everyone is yawning for during summer. Don’t worry, here are your probable answers that why your AC is not colling despite running for hours. In this blog we’ll cover all that and what you should do about it.
- Dirty Air Filter: One of the reasons may be dirty air filter. Varied types of dust, dirt and other particles might have entered in air filter through the handler unit. Through this entire process you’ll get a clean supply of air around your home. However, when too much dust particles are accumulated in the filter it becomes too dirty to work efficiently. A dirty air filter will not only block the airflow but will also reduce the cooling impact. No wonder thermostat will continue to read as usual, however you’ll not receive enough air inside your home. In worst scenario, dirty filter might lead to freezing of your evaporator coil into an ice block, thus blocking the cool air passing through it. If timely attention is not paid, your air conditioning system might face a complete shutdown. Don’t worry, a dirty air filter is not the end of your AC unit. It is just a temporary problem that can be controlled. Always ensure that air filter is check and replaced timely in case it starts showing signs of trouble. However, if the problem persists despite regular maintenance, air filter might not be the problem. You need to dip digger to figure out the exact issue or take help of an air conditioning professional.
- Incorrect Thermostat Setting: Checking thermostat setting should be the foremost thing that you ask why your AC is not cooling. Whenever thermostat is set to ‘on’, AC will blow cool and lukewarm air while turning on or off. It is recommended to try setting the thermostat to auto. If this doesn’t help, proceed for next step & check is thermostat set to cool. Try adjusting the thermostat settings to on and off. Wait for few minutes to catch up and then confirm if settings are working and you are getting the benefit of AC in your home or office.
- Right Amount of Refrigerant: Right amount of refrigerant chemical is needed to ensure proper cooling of AC. However, in absence of correct of refrigerant, your AC may not offer the desirable cooling. In case of leakage of refrigerant through the outdoor or indoor system, liquid will turn into gas and will invite all humidity and heat energy indoors and release it outside. This might be also one of the reasons that your AC is not working properly. If issue is not resolved timely, it may lead to permanent system failure. You’ll need to hire a professional help for proper diagnosis of underlying issue. Till the professional help is received, ensure that AC is kept off otherwise it can damage the compressor.
- Size of AC: In absence of any technical glitch, size of your AC w.r.t size of your home might not be sufficient enough to maintain the continuous cool air supply. Each AC comes with a certain capacity in terms of cooling. If the temperature outside is not scorching and you notice that your air conditioner is not providing the required cooling, the problem is with the size of your AC. The next question that pops in your mind will be how to determine the right size of AC for your home. There are various other factors involved such as insulation quality, local climate, construction quality, and square footage, etc. All you need to overcome this problem is to consider taking professional help to understand the right size of air conditioning unit for your home. In case you are having an undersized AC unit at home, replacement is not the sole option. There might be some other available alternatives using which your unit can keep going on. Ductless units can also be installed in hot areas.
These are some troubleshooting tips that you can try at home to resolve the cooling issues. However, if these tips don’t work, your AC unit has much bigger issue that need to handled by professional to avoid any further damage. Dallas Plumbing & Air Conditioning is a trusted name for plumbing, heating and air conditioning solutions across Dallas and nearby areas since 1903. Why look beyond when you can get high quality impeccable services at your door step at affordable rates. Contact us to schedule your air conditioning service today.