Your AC unit needs to blow cool air to be valuable to your home. Otherwise, it becomes an expensive appliance that gets little to no use. Don’t let your system fall victim to simply-fixed solutions. Here are some tips to identify these issues early and keep your unit running optimally.
Common Causes of Cool Air Not Blowing
Clogged Air Filters
Air filters will determine whether or not your ac unit is successful. Poor airflow can be a distraction, uncomfortable, and keep hot air in for longer. Start by checking your air filters for any blatant obstructions. This could be a large stick if the unit is exposed to the outside, excessive moisture, and more.
Compressor Damage or Blockage
This one is tougher to correct on your own. Whenever there are less than optimal amounts of refrigerant in the system, overheating becomes more frequent with your compressor. This can quickly lead to the whole unit failing and requiring replacement. That ends up being far more expensive than a quick compressor replacement.
Your evaporator coil is crucial to effective temperature control. Dirt clogs these and leaves them extremely ineffective. Don’t put your unit at risk with a frozen evaporator coil or one that’s been clogged with dirt. Pay particular attention to this damage if you live in a colder climate or if winter is fast approaching. Colder temperatures increase the probability of the coil freezing over.
Additionally, your thermostat may be the culprit as well. Be mindful if the temperature between the two doesn’t seem to add up. There may be a faulty connection between the two, or one could be failing completely. The best route to decipher this damage quickly and effectively is by contacting an HVAC professional.
Regain control of your air conditioning unit today and seek out fast reliable Bradley Mechanical HVAC solutions!