Most homeowners know that when their AC isn’t cooling properly, they need to call in a professional to take a look at it. However, not everyone knows the reasons why their AC might not be working properly. Here are the common reasons why an AC might not be cooling a home properly.
1. Clogged Air Filter
When an air filter gets clogged, it puts extra strain on the air conditioner, causing it to work harder to circulate air. This can lead to higher energy bills and, in extreme cases, may even cause the AC unit to fail. Additionally, a clogged filter can cause the evaporator coil to freeze, further reducing the AC unit’s ability to cool your home.
2. Low Refrigerant Level
The refrigerant is what helps to cool the air, so when it is low, the AC will not be able to cool properly. There are a few ways to tell if the refrigerant level is low. One is if the AC unit is making a hissing noise. This noise is a result of refrigerant escaping from the unit. Another way to tell is if the outside unit has frozen coils. This happens because the refrigerant is not circulating properly, and as a result, the coils get too cold and freeze up.
3. Leaking Ductwork
Just like any other plumbing in your home, your ductwork is susceptible to leaks. Variety of factors causes these leaks, include age, corrosion, or poor installation. If your ductwork is leaking, it’s not going to be able to do its job properly. That means that your AC unit won’t be able to cool your home as efficiently as it should.
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