Many air-conditioner owners face issues when it comes to cooling on a regular basis. It is common that an AC blows out warm air instead of cooling the room when it has been overused. This particular issue can really get on one’s nerve during the hot summers days.
There are actually quite a few reasons behind this issue, you just have to figure out which one in order to effectively fix it. We have listed down six common reasons why your AC may not be cooling your room as it should and how to fix it.
Dirty Air Filter
This is one of the most common and basic issues that may be associated with your split not working. The cool air often gets blocked because of unclean air filters. They get clogged with dust and dirt over the course of time, resulting in various problems. First, it could get in the way of the thermostat properly working. The dirt buildup in the filter stops the way of cool air, which causes it to stay inside the ducts. Second, the unclean air filters often cause the evaporator coil to freeze, further blocking the channel of cool air from the unit.
So, make sure you clean it every once in a while and also get it checked by a professional to keep the cool air passing through the ducts.
Wrong Setting Of Thermostat
If your split is not blowing cool air, make sure to check the working of its thermostat. Keep an eye out for your AC blowing cool air and then lukewarm air soon after, as it often is a sign of trouble. So, if you are facing an issue as such, you probably have an incorrect thermostat setting.
In order to fix this, all you have to do is to turn your thermostat setting to “auto” mode instead of just “on”. This way the AC fan will only work when it is blowing out cool air.
Unclean Outdoor Unit
In order to understand why unclean outdoor units present as an issue to the working of your AC, you must know how ACs actually work.
The indoor unit is known as an evaporator and it works by absorbing heat from the surrounding area and transferring it outside with the help of the outdoor unit. The condenser, outdoor unit, condenses that hot air of the inside into cool air that is transferred into your room.
If by chance your condenser is clogged, it will have a hard time cooling your air conditioning system. The dirt and debris will not allow equal heat transfer.
In such cases, all you need to do is clean the condenser and install it in a place where it has ample room to breathe. We would further suggest you contact a professional for proper maintenance, as it would likely prevent heavy charges in the future.
The outdoor unit will be unable to disperse heat if the fan motor is faulty or broken altogether. This interferes with the conditioner’s ability to cool the room effectively so that you can stay cool on hot summer days.
This problem can only be handled by a professional who specializes in air conditioning repair and installation, much like Orchid Company. We have the required expertise and tools to ensure that your AC unit is as good as new.
Low Refrigerant Level
The lack or insufficiency of a refrigerant, which absorbs heat from the surrounding air, may result in your air conditioner not cooling the room. So, if your AC is not cooling, it is likely that the refrigerant is leaking from somewhere. The problem can be identified by the hissing or bubbling noises, or the ice buildup on the outdoor unit.
Once you are sure that the leaking refrigerant is the actual problem, call a professional and get it sorted. And to further avoid this problem, get your air conditioning serviced on a regular basis.
AC compressor is a crucial component of a unit. It is responsible for the flow of refrigerant between the evaporator, indoor unit, and condenser, outdoor unit. So, if your AC’s compressor is damaged, the cooling is likely to suffer.
In such cases, you will need to replace the compressor and for that, you will require the help of a professional.
If you want to keep your AC working just as it did in the beginning, you must get it regularly maintained and serviced by an expert. Make sure to get it done once every 3 months, as it will enhance its output and efficiency. Otherwise, unmaintained AC units can quickly increase your energy usage without actually effectively cooling your home.