Why Is My AC Running but Not Cooling?
Do you have an air conditioner that is running but not cooling? This can drive your energy bills through the roof and leave your home uncomfortably warm. Stay Cool Mechanical Inc. technician will walk you through several tips, tricks, and solutions to help with this dilemma.
Why Does This Problem Occur?
There are many possible reasons for the lack of cooling with an AC unit. Below are some common factors: Before doing any work on your unit, make sure the thermostat is set at a lower temperature setting than it usually is. When a thermostat is switched off or lacks power, it may cause the compressor to run constantly, draining electricity needlessly. Once your AC service professional has restored power to the unit, change your thermostat back to a standard-setting.
If you have dirty or clogged filters that may cause a lack of airflow. Be sure to check and replace the filters regularly for optimal AC performance.
Is the unit overloaded with dirt and debris? The fan motor in an AC runs a rotary compressor that pulls air into a vent. This air may be dirty or have objects, such as leaves or other outdoor debris, that block the fan from cooling your home.
Does the problem occur at different times of the day? If so, there may be a short in the wiring. In this case, it is essential to call a service professional out to inspect the system for problems immediately.
What Are Some Solutions if My AC Unit Is Running but Not Cooling? Many possible solutions are available for your problem, depending on how long you’ve been experiencing issues. Here are some common fixes: The system needs power restored: Make sure all power is turned off to the unit. A technician from Stay Cool Mechanical Inc. has determined the issue is not power-related before continuing any further.
Is it possible that a fuse needs to be replaced? Have your home’s fuses been changed recently, or does there appear to be a blown a fuse on the main switch for power? If so, have an electrician replace them as soon as possible.
The system needs a new Freon: Your AC may need a new Freon if you notice a reduction in cooling performance or energy efficiency compared to previous years. Be sure to call a professional for assistance! You can buy this product at most hardware stores, and service professionals will know how to treat your unit with it.