What to Do When Your AC Won’t Cool Your Home
December 24, 2013
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The primary function of your air conditioning unit is to maintain a cool indoor environment during hot days. If it stops giving off cool air, your home will lose its comfort and the intense heat both indoor and outdoor may lead to heat stroke. Here are some of the reasons why your AC won’t cool your home. Upon identifying them, you will know the right troubleshooting techniques.
Frozen Condenser Coil
Essentially, freezing condenser coils may be a result, not a cause, of your device’s failure to produce cool air. When the duct is dirty or blocked, cool air returns to the system and starts freezing the coil. However, the frozen coils eventually lock the passage of cool air until nothing comes out of your AC. Thaw your frozen coils and eliminate whatever it is that’s blocking the air passage.
Improperly Set Thermostat
A thermostat is a device that switches a home’s AC on or off when needed. It controls the cool air being released by your devices according to your preferred setting. When your AC doesn’t cool down your home enough, check if your thermostat is properly set.
An AC’s capacity is measured by its size. The larger the space to cool, the larger the unit should be. If your home is not getting sufficient cool from your AC despite setting it to maximum coolness, chances are it’s not big enough for your home. You can decide to distribute the cool air only to select rooms in the house.