One of the bigger misconceptions about whole home air conditioning is that any time there is a reduction in cooling, or no cooling at all, from your system, the problem lay in a lack of refrigerant. While a refrigerant leak could certainly be a cause for these issues, a leak is only one of several possibilities for a lack of cool air in your home.
Reasons for Low or No Cooling
Clearly this isn’t the time of year that anyone wants to deal with AC problems, but it is quite common. This is because your AC is working its hardest during our hottest months of the year. So why aren’t you getting the cool air you need? Here are some reasons:
- Clogged air filter – a dirty air filter can wreak havoc on your AC system. This is because a clogged air filter blocks a significant amount of air in your system. Your air conditioner needs a certain amount of air flow to work properly, and a clogged air filter is the best way to ensure this won’t happen.
- Issues with the fans – there are two fans in your air conditioning system: the condenser fan and the indoor blower, also known as the evaporator fan. These two fans help keep the air flow moving through your system while also assisting in the heat release/cooling process. When either of these fans experience issues, your cooling will be affected.
- Problems with the compressor – the compressor is responsible for pressurizing the refrigerant in your system. When the compressor isn’t working properly, the refrigerant cannot change states to a high pressure gas as needed.
- Dirty coils – the coils in your AC system play an important role in the heat release and cooling process. When either (or both) sets of coils are covered in a layer of dirt and dust, this layer can act as an insulator. This insulation inhibits the coils from working as necessary.
As you can see, there are a number of reasons why your air conditioner may not be producing the cool air you want and need in your home. This is why it’s important to allow trained and certified experts, like the ones at Climate Masters, to help determine what the repair issue may be. Call us today and schedule an AC repair appointment for your home in Ponte Vedra, FL.