Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cool Air?

It can frustrate you to the moon and back when your air conditioner refuses to blow cool air. You may have put your AC on and noticed that the temperature has, in fact, risen. After fiddling with your thermostat and power buttons, if you don’t feel a drop in the room temperature, there may be something wrong with your AC unit. There are a few possible reasons for your AC unit not cooling your home. You could have a broken AC, or you could simply need some AC maintenance to bring your unit back up to speed. No matter what, it is always best to let a professional HVAC technician give you a diagnosis. Contact Tailored Mechanical, LLC if your AC is not cooling your home. 

Your AC is not Blowing Cool Air, Here’s Why

You Need an Air Filter Replacement

Your AC unit uses a filter to prevent pet dander, dust, and other debris from entering your home and causing allergies and other health issues. When your air filter gets clogged, your AC evaporator coil becomes dirty. Your coils are responsible for cooling the air, so when they are dirty, your air won’t be cool enough, and can cause issues for your compressor. Your filters should be changed every 3 months or more frequently depending on your home. If you need help with your air filter replacement, call us, and we will show you how to change your own filters. 

Low Refrigerant 

Refrigerant is part of a sealed system and is used to cool the air blowing through your AC system. It should not run out or get used up. If you are low on refrigerant, it means that there could be a leak in your AC system. Refrigerant leaks can cause equipment to run longer than necessary, make your AC system considerably less efficient and can also cause major failures for the compressor. . If you think you are low on refrigerant, contact Tailored Mechanical, LLC for an expert AC checkup.

Dirty AC Condenser 

An AC condenser rejects the warm air from inside your home, to outside. If your condenser is dirty it will limit the system’s ability to properly reject heat, it can cause your AC system to run less efficiently and increase the runtime needed to keep your home comfortable. In fact, a buildup of dirt 1/16 of an inch can reduce your efficiency by 25%. Water just isn’t effective at removing the baked-on dirt.   Only the proper chemicals should be used to clean these coils, somrely on the professionals at Tailored Mechanical LLC to help you get back to peak efficiency. 

Faulty Thermostat

Your thermostat may be displaying the incorrect temperature reading. This can happen if your thermostat is old and worn out. You may need to replace your thermostat if this is the case.

AC Check-Ups

Most of these problems can be prevented with annual AC check-ups. During these services, our technicians will check all start components, refrigerant temperatures, air temperatures, motor amperages and the cleanliness of your total  AC system. All of this is recorded in our digital system to track any potential degradation and any deficiencies are noted and brought to your attention so you can decide how you would like to move forward. AC checkups extend the life of your air conditioning unit and save money on electricity bills. Contact us and schedule your AC Checkup today!

Get to the Bottom of the Mystery

There are many reasons for an AC unit not blowing cool air. However, we recommend speaking to a skilled HVAC technician before attempting to fix your unit. We will inspect your AC and find the source of the problem so we can provide the options for it and let you decide what you would like to do with it. 

For more information on AC repairs, contact us at (520) 808-2743 or schedule an appointment online.