Have you ever turned on your air conditioner and wondered, “Why isn’t my air conditioner cooling my house?” It might happen unexpectedly, and it’s not always simple to find out why.
Understanding some of the most frequent cooling system problems will help you avoid them when they arise. We’ve developed a list of possible reasons.
There is some air leakage.
Have you noticed rats in your attic recently? Squirrels, mice, and other creatures have taken up residence in the attics of some houses, causing damage to the ducting. Inadequately built ducting that deteriorates over time might also create problems.
We’ve all heard tales of plumbers, television operators, and other home repair personnel accidentally destroying attic ducting. These are the most common reasons of air escapes that result in a burning home. The conditioned air is transported throughout your house through air ducts. If they have leaks, the ventilation in the house will deteriorate.
The compressor does not work.
The core of your air conditioner is the compressor. The Compressor circulates refrigerant between the interior and outdoor units. When the compressor fails, the whole system fails to properly chill the interior air.
Other, less expensive electrical components might have failed, creating the impression of a compressor failure. The capacitor or other hard-start device that keeps the compressor running, for example, may be changed.
The only method to repair a faulty air conditioner compressor is to replace it. The primary difficulty is that compressors may be rather expensive. Unless your warranty covers this part, you should consider replacing the whole outside unit.
Problems with the Exterior Fan Motor
The condenser system’s external fan is in charge of extracting humid air from your home and discharging it outdoors. Unfortunately, the fan may fail, causing your air conditioner’s compressor to overheat.
You may have it resolved by contacting an A/C troubleshooting professional. If the fan motor fails, your air conditioner will quickly overheat and shut down.
Thermostat Is Broken
The thermostat in your central air conditioning system monitors and adjusts the temperature of your interior air to your preferences. When your thermostat fails, it may disrupt the general functioning of your air conditioner. Thermostats fail from time to time, but they are easy to replace. The issue might be with the settings on your thermostat. Check to see whether your thermostat is set to cool rather than heat.
If your thermostat requires batteries, remove them. Some of the newer smart thermostats may benefit from a tough restart. To put it another way, unplug the thermostat and then reconnect it to allow it to reset. If the thermostat becomes stuck when you touch it, this is a simple fix.
The registers have become clogged or dirty.
Your air conditioner’s registers, like its filters, may get dirty with time. This is especially true if you do not clean your registers on a regular basis.
They may get hidden at times, restricting air flow. Homeowners often restrict them because they are not using a certain location or because furniture is mistakenly placed in front of them.
Although it is one of the most prevalent A/C issues, it is also one of the simplest to resolve. Clean your air conditioner’s registers by scrubbing them clean or putting them in the dishwasher. Additionally, any closed registers should be unlocked.