5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Feel Cool

When the temperature starts rising outside your home, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cozy. Your AC might be on, but the air blowing from your vents appears too hot.

Here are the most standard reasons why this happens and what you need to do to repair it. If you require air conditioning repair in Hilton Head Island, the Experts at Epperson Service Experts can support you. Like always, all our AC repair service is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*

1.Your Thermostat is Set Wrong

Look at the fan setting. If it is switched to “on,” the fan will blow even when the AC compressor isn’t going. Nothing’s wrong with this, but your energy expenses will go up if the fan operates frequently. Change the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only operate when the compressor is on. This also means the air radiating from the vents will always seem cool.

2.Filter is Clogged

The HVAC air filter captures airborne particles that can ruin your heating and cooling system. If it gets too clogged, it can lower airflow. This limits how much warm air flows over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant moving through the coil becomes too cool, it freezes, stopping the cooling cycle from taking place. To avoid this, change the filter monthly or as suggested by the manufacturer.

3.Refrigerant is Low

Refrigerant is the key to air conditioning. It transitions from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it shifts between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If the refrigerant is low, your air conditioner will cool inefficiently and may not create enough cool air. It could also lead to a frozen evaporator coil, which as we mentioned before, stops the cooling cycle completely. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC professional, like one from Epperson Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant issues.

4.Condensing Unit is Blocked

The outdoor piece of your AC unit is called a condenser. This is actually a giant heat sink that transfers muggy air from your residence. If the metal fins are covered with yard debris, the condenser can’t run well. Hose down the unit to remove built-up debris and shear back shrubs to make sure the condenser isn’t blocked.

5.Condenser Fan or Compressor has Gone Bad

While you’re inspecting the condenser, confirm the large fan near the top of the system is going. If the fan motor has gone bad, the condensing unit can’t exhaust heat like it should, and your air conditioner might start sending muggy air into your home.

Take time to hear the compressor working inside the condensing unit also. This is one of the most important parts of your air conditioner, as the part reduces the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can trap more humidity when it moves back into your residence. If the compressor goes out, you’ll likely need to purchase a new unit and schedule air conditioning installation.

If you’re experiencing other weird noises when your air conditioner runs, browse our guide that decodes what common air conditioning noises mean.

Did you fix the trouble using these suggestions? If not, our Epperson Service Experts Experts are available to support you. Get in touch with us at 843-619-3781 or contact us online to request your air conditioning repair appointment today.

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