Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air?
The weather is finally warm and you go to turn your air conditioner on and nothing but warm air comes out. What gives? There are several things that may cause your air conditioner to not blow cold air.
The first thing to check would be your air filters. One of the most common causes for air conditioners not blowing cold air is dirty filters.
If your air filter is dirty or clogged, air flow is restricted and your air conditioner will not be able to properly cool your home. Sometimes, something as simple as changing the filter will fix this issue.
Sometimes, this issue may be due to a broken part or parts on your condensor unit. One of the more costly fixes could be a failed compressor.
If your compressor has failed, the refrigerant inside of the lines will not be able to move properly through the system.
Although this is not an overly common issue unless your unit is very old, this is something that a professional HVAC company would have to come out and diagnose.
Electrical problems can also cause your air conditioner to not blow cold air. Failed sensors, faulty thermostats and even broken wires can be to blame.
Diagnosing and/or fixing any electrical issues should always be completed by a licensed professional.
Low Refrigerant Levels
If you are low on refrigerant, your air conditioner will not be able to properly cool your home. It is important to note however that air conditioners are “closed loop” systems, meaning that your refrigerant should never leak out.
If you are low on refrigerant, that means that you have a leak somewhere in the system. Unless this leak is fixed, refrigerant will continue to leak out, essentially wasting your money.
With R-22 being phased out by 2020, the cost of R-22 related repairs has begun to skyrocket. Don’t be surprised to pay $500 or more for a simple R-22 repair due to the low quantities available.
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