Reasons Why Your AC Unit Isn’t Cooling Properly

Reasons Why Your AC Unit Isn’t Cooling Properly

It’s one of the hottest times of the year and your AC stops blowing cool air. What should you do? It can be a bit overwhelming to figure out how to handle the situation. We understand how frustrating this is. We recommend assessing the situation and checking these common problem areas:

The Thermostat is on the Wrong Setting

This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to confuse the settings of a thermostat. When a thermostat is on the “on” setting, it may be blowing air that is not cool. Your thermostat needs to be on the “cool” and “auto” setting to be sending cool air through your air conditioning system.

The Outside Unit Isn’t Working

Take a step outside to see if there is anything wrong with your outdoor air conditioning unit. Is there anything covering the unit such as plants or dirt? Give the unit some room and make sure that there is nothing in its way. You should also look at the fan. If it looks like it’s struggling to work, you should give Aire Serv Omaha a call.

The Refrigerant is Leaking

Refrigerant is the fluid in an air conditioner that works to keep the air cold. If it leaks, it could cause your AC to stop cooling the air. There are many signs that point to a refrigerant leak. If you notice ice on the refrigerant line, high electric bills, or a puddle of water next to your AC unit, this could be a sign of a refrigerant leak.

The Circuit Breakers are Dysfunctional

The circuit breakers in your air conditioning unit can overheat and make your AC stop working. This is something that you should not ignore. If you are experiencing issues with getting power to your AC or any other issues related to cooling your home with your air conditioner, please contact Aire Serv of Omaha by calling 402.513.0011 to assess the situation.