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Why Isn’t My AC Blowing Cold Air? 

July 23, 2021 | Blog

Fewer things are worse than your air conditioning system malfunctioning in the sweltering summer heat. While there are a few ways to troubleshoot your HVAC system if it’s not blowing cold air, it’s always wise to contact an HVAC maintenance professional for any service or ac repairs

Continue reading for reasons your AC may not be cooling, signs to look out for, and solutions that you can try before calling a technician. 

Reasons Why Your AC is Running But Not Cooling

Is your air conditioner not cooling your home anymore? Don’t freak out just yet, this could be a quick fix. 

If your air conditioner is not cooling properly, or if your AC is running but not cooling, there are some common causes you may be able to figure out yourself before requiring an ac repair. Common causes include: 

  • Dirty air filters- turn off your ac unit and check for dirt and debris in your filter. If your filter is clean, continue inspecting. 
  • Incorrect thermostat setting- is your system set to ‘cool’? Has someone possibly changed the temperature? 
  • Warm window- if you have exposed windows or doors, home items such as curtains can help to block out harsh sunlight, making your home cooler instantly. 
  • Tripped circuit breaker- try resetting the breaker, but if it trips again, do not try and turn it back on to reduce the risk of damaging your ac system
  • Blown fuse- will need to be replaced
  • Broken fan- is your fan making a buzzing noise? Call an HVAC technician to diagnose the issue. 

Solutions For a Homeowner

Aside from the problems and solutions listed above, there are several other ways that homeowners can extend the life of their air conditioning system, continuing to receive reliable heating and air for many more years. 

Consider some of these tips to help your cooling system work more efficiently. 

  1. Spray down the unit: Due to the buildup of dust and grime, your ac unit may not be working up to its full potential. Spraying down your ac unit weekly helps to keep cool air flowing, but make sure to flip the breaker prior to avoid creating a shortage. 
  2. Change your filters: Filters should be monitored and changed regularly when dirt is found on them. Doing this regularly will require less energy from your unit. 
  3. Check your air seals: If you see light coming from your windows or doors, there’s air coming in. Weatherstripping, spray foam and caulking are all effective sealants for air leaks. 
  4. Use a fan: Ceiling fans work well to make the room feel three to four degrees cooler in your home. Make sure that you turn your fan counter clockwise in the summer, and clockwise in the winter for proper air circulation. 

Call Your Trusted Technician 

At Absolute Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re here for you when you need us the most. Our goal for you is in our name – to provide you and your family with absolute comfort. Contact us today and start a service request!

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