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May 10, 2018

Why is My Air Conditioner Not Cooling the House?

Why is my air conditioner not cooling the house

Nobody wants to sweat it out in Delaware’s hot summer without a cooling system, and having your A/C break during a heat wave is never a good feeling. There are many reasons why an A/C unit might stop working. If you’re wondering, “Why is my air conditioner not cooling the house?”, this blog from Gold Star Services will discuss a few potential reasons and provide some effective solutions.

The best way to diagnose the specific cause of your A/C issue is always to schedule a visit from an experienced HVAC technician from Gold Star Services. The professionals at Gold Star are here to find out exactly why your air conditioner isn’t working properly. We complete more than 90% of our service calls on the same visit. Call us today at 1-302-485-1649 to learn more.

Let’s examine a few potential reasons why your air conditioner is not cooling your house:

  1. Your air filter is clogged.

A dirty air filter will prevent cool air from circulating throughout your home. In general, filters should be replaced every 90 days or so, and more often if there are pets or allergens present in the house.

  1. Your condenser fan motor is broken.

Fixing this problem requires the help of a professional. If your fan motor is broken, your outdoor unit’s fan will not be able to dissipate heat.

  1. Your condenser is blocked or your condenser coils are dirty.

Check around your condenser for shrubbery, sticks, or other debris that may be suffocating the condenser and blocking hot air from escaping. Also, check the condenser coils themselves for leaves and dirt that may have built up. Condenser coils can be cleaned with coil cleaner or a hose (on the gentlest setting).

  1. There’s a refrigerant leak.

This is another issue that requires the help of an HVAC technician. If there’s ice buildup on the refrigerant line, a hissing noise, or the A/C is unable to cool your home on hot days but works fine on cool days, you might have a refrigerant leak. If your A/C uses R-22 refrigerant, now is also a great time to think about replacing your system, even if it’s not experiencing any issues. Starting in 2020, it will be illegal for HVAC contractors to make repairs that require the use of R-22.

There are many other potential reasons why your A/C might not be performing at its best. If you’re still wondering, “Why is my air conditioner not cooling the house?”, the technicians at Gold Star Services can diagnose and repair the issue. We can also help you avoid similar problems from arising in the future. To schedule a visit, call us today at 1-302-485-1649.

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