The essence of air conditioning is to move heat out of a space and replace it with cooler air. When your AC in St. Petersburg, FL, isn’t cooling correctly, something could be blocking or interfering with the equipment’s ability to cool. Here are common reasons why your AC isn’t cooling as it should.
Clogged Air Filter
The air filter helps protect your AC’s outdoor unit, called the compressor. Its role is to trap dirt and debris before it can enter the system. Periodic maintenance of air filters will help ensure optimal cooling performance.
Inadequate Refrigerant Levels
An AC must have the minimum amount of refrigerant to cycle the air. If there is not enough refrigerant, it won’t be able to absorb the heat and cool your home. This could mean you have a leak in your system, and your AC may need a recharge.
The evaporator and condenser coils should be clean for optimal efficiency. The coils can become coated with dirt, which inhibits the ability to disperse the heat that the refrigerant is trying to expel. As a result, the refrigerant will not be able to do its job of producing cool air.
Problematic Compressor or Fan
The fan blows air across the cooled coils while the compressor pumps refrigerant to absorb heat. When either of these components break or malfunction, it can cause your AC not to cool. The refrigerant will not circulate, and the fan will not be able to move the cooled air throughout your home for effective operation.
Seek professional help if you are experiencing any of these issues or other problems that keep your AC from cooling. Failure to do so could result in costly repairs or even a premature AC replacement. Contact us at Air Bros Air Conditioning & Heating to book an AC repair or maintenance appointment today. Our high standards of excellence and quick response won’t disappoint!
Image provided by iStock