A malfunctioning AC unit is not an uncommon problem, and luckily there are some easy fixes for it. But first, you have to figure out exactly what is causing the issue. If your AC is running but not cooling your home, it could be due to several possible causes.
Examine the Condenser Unit
A blocked condenser unit is one possible reason for your malfunctioning AC. Normally, the condenser unit uses a coil and fan to cool the home. But if materials like dirt and grass are stuck between the fins, the condenser could become clogged and stop working properly. In some cases, this can even result in a shutdown. To fix a clogged condenser unit, technicians may take a vacuum to the coil or thoroughly rinse the area using a hose. They can also clear the debris manually.
Check the Evaporator Coil and Air Filter
Another common problem with AC units is a frozen evaporator coil. This coil is normally located either in a separate cabinet or within the fan coil cabinet. If you see frost on the refrigerant tubing, lots of condensate drainage around the indoor unit, or even frost on the outdoor unit itself, ask an HVAC professional to take a look. If neither the condenser unit nor the evaporator coil is the problem, check the air filter. Standard-size air filters should be changed on a regular basis according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. This not only improves airflow but also provides better air quality. The air handler unit functions better when it is not clogged with dirt and dust.
Contact Us for Professional AC Repairs
Comfort Air Technologies LLC is a family-owned business that provides fair pricing and reliable service to the residents of Florence, KY and the surrounding areas. We can repair or install HVAC units and provide preventive maintenance. All our technicians are licensed and certified, and we provide flexible scheduling and same-day service. Contact Comfort Air Technologies LLC today for quality service.