When the temperature begins to rise outdoors, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your house cool. Your AC may be on, but the air coming from your vents seems warm.
Here are the most frequent reasons why this occurs and what you can do to fix it. If you require air conditioning repair in Indianapolis, the Experts at Broad Ripple Service Experts can help. Like always, all our AC repair service is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*
Look at the fan setting. If it reads “on,” the fan will run even when the AC compressor isn’t going. Nothing’s wrong with this, but your electricity expenses will increase if the fan is on all the time. Change the setting to “auto,” and the blower will only work when the compressor is working. This also means the air issuing from the vents will always appear cold.
The HVAC air filter catches airborne particles that can wear out your heating and cooling equipment. If it gets too clogged, it can reduce airflow. This restricts how much warm air moves over the indoor evaporator coil. If the refrigerant moving through the coil becomes too cold, it freezes, stopping the cooling cycle from happening. To avoid this, put in a new filter each month or as suggested by the manufacturer.
Refrigerant is critical for air conditioning. It transitions from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid as it moves between the indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condensing unit. If the refrigerant is low, your air conditioner will operate poorly and may not produce sufficient cold air. It may also result in a frozen evaporator coil, which as we mentioned before, stops the cooling cycle completely. You’ll need assistance from an HVAC tech, like one from Broad Ripple Service Experts, to repair any refrigerant issues.
The outdoor component of your AC system is referred to as a condenser. This is essentially a large heat sink that removes muggy air from your house. If the metal fins are covered with yard debris, the condenser can’t do its job. Rinse down the system to remove debris that accumulates and cut back grass to make sure the condenser isn’t blocked.
While you’re examining the condenser, ensure the big fan at the top of the system is going. If the fan motor has stopped working, the condensing unit can’t dissipate heat appropriately, and your air conditioner could start sending muggy air into your house.
Pay attention to the sound of the compressor working in the condensing unit as well. This is what drives your air conditioner, as the component lowers the temperature of the refrigerant. Then, the refrigerant can capture more warmth when it moves back into your house. If the compressor goes out, you’ll likely need to get a new system and set air conditioning installation.
If you’re hearing other odd noises when your AC is on, take a look at our guide that decodes what common air conditioning noises mean.
Did you fix the issue using these ideas? If not, our Broad Ripple Service Experts Experts are available to assist you. Reach us at 317-527-0271 or contact us online to request your air conditioning repair appointment now.
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