Why Isn’t My A/C Blowing Cold Air?
When you turn on your air conditioner and it doesn’t blow cold air, it’s easy to panic. After all, you probably don’t have the time or the energy to deal with air conditioning repair right now. Instead of panicking, though, check these things. If you’re not up for the task, call us at Neerings and we’ll check out the problem for you.
Is Your Filter Dirty?
All of the air that your A/C blows has to come in through your air filter. If it’s excessively dirty, your air conditioner may not be able to get enough air to cool. This can result in very little air pumping through the system or ineffective cooling.
If it’s been longer than a month, change your air filter and see if that helps. Then, set reminders for yourself to make sure you at least check your filter each month. It may not always need to be changed, but it’s helpful to take a look and see.
Are Your Thermostat Settings Right?
If your thermostat gets bumped up, your system may automatically switch to blowing heat or it may not turn on at all. Before you worry, make sure the settings are right.
In the era of smart and programmable thermostats, there’s even more room for error. Miss an “AM” or a “PM” setting and you could end up too hot at home. Let a kid play with your phone and your settings could change drastically. It’s always a good idea to check these settings before you call for A/C repair.
Has Your A/C been Cleaned?
Your outdoor A/C unit contains your evaporator coils. In order to cool, air needs to have as much and as close of contact with these as possible. If they get covered in dust and/or other debris, your A/C won’t be able to cool as well and you can end up pumping lukewarm air into your house.
If you don’t want to call for air conditioner repair, you can clean these yourself. Remove the outer housing of your A/C unit. Gently remove as much dust and debris as you can with your hands and a hose. Then replace the housing and see if the unit’s cooling powers improve.
Is it Your Circuit Breaker?
If your breaker flips, your A/C won’t even turn on. Since these flip regularly, check this before you call someone for professional air conditioning help.
If you’ve checked all of these things and your air conditioner still isn’t blowing cold air, call us at Neerings for A/C repair today. We’ll take a look at your system and let you know what we can do to get it cooling again. If we think it would be better to replace the unit, we’ll help you find a great one and do your A/C installation, too. In fact, we’ll do whatever it takes to get you comfortable at home again.