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What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Is Not Cooling

In the summertime, there is nothing more upsetting than discovering that your air conditioner is not providing cool air. But before you panic, take a look at these few simple reasons your AC might not be cooling your home.

Clogged Vents Or Filters

Your home’s air conditioner has filters that clean the air before it enters the mechanical unit. This process helps to reduce issues with its function. It also means that the air in your home is cleaner and more healthy for you to breathe. But as you can imagine, these filters can become clogged with dust and dirt. And that same dust and dirt can clog the vents throughout your home.

If you have noticed that your home feels warmer than usual this summer, check your vents, ducts, and air filters. Clogs or dust build-up in these areas is easy to fix. And it is a very affordable way to restore the comfortable temperature in your home.

Dirt In The Condenser

The large AC unit outside your home is called the condenser. This is where the magic happens. Hot air is drawn out of your home and cooled by running it into the condenser. Here the heat is released into the outside air. Then the pleasantly cool air is pumped back into your home.

But the condenser cannot cool the hot air when it becomes covered in dirt. 

You might notice that your AC is running more frequently or running longer. But the air coming back into your home is not cool. This lack of cool air is a sure sign that it is time to clean the condenser.

Check The Settings

Early in the summer, it is easy to forget to reset your thermostat to the cool setting. And with older manual style thermostats, you can easily bump the switch when dusting or cleaning near the unit. If you don’t have the AC set on cool, you will not be getting the refreshing air you need for the high summertime temperatures. And if you do not remember exactly how to set your thermostat, most manufacturers have online instructions to take you through a step by step process.

Check The Power

Summertime not only brings warmer temperatures, but it also brings storms. If you suddenly notice that your air conditioner is not doing its job, take a look at the power supply. You might not even be aware that your home had a brief power failure. But that could have been enough to trip a breaker and shut down your AC.

All of these issues are very simple to check out on your own and do not require the services of the AC pros from Gordon AC & Plumbing. However, other, more serious issues will require a call to (318) 202-9144 to schedule an appointment with a Gordon AC & Plumbing service technician.

Leaks Are Bad

Your air conditioner uses a closed refrigerant system to cool the warm air from your home. If that system develops a leak, the refrigerant is lost, and the system cannot cool the air. Fortunately, our team of pros can locate and repair the leak. Then they will install fresh refrigerant to keep your home comfortable.

Another annoying leak could have developed in your home’s ductwork. These are the channels that distribute the cool air throughout the house. As the ductwork ages, it can develop holes or leaks that rob you of the cool air from your air conditioner. Fortunately, our team can inspect your duct system, clean it, and make any necessary repairs to ensure that the cool air from your AC is reaching every room in your house.

There is no reason to suffer because of the warm summer temperatures. If you were not able to locate a simple issue with your homes air conditioning, a call to (318) 202-9144 is sure to be the solution. Our team of professional technicians is available 24/7 to help keep your home comfortable and safe during the heat of the summer.