As spring weather continues to bring warmer temperatures, proper cooling in your home becomes essential. Anytime that your cooling system isn’t blowing cool air, there’s an underlying issue that should be addressed. Let’s take a look at a few possible causes for this particular problem so that you can get your household back to normal comfort levels.
Thermostat in the “ON” Position
Your problem with not having cool air may be as simple as having your thermostat set to the “ON” position instead of “AUTO.” When it’s set to ON, it will continue to blow air into your home, but it will often blow lukewarm air because cooling isn’t needed at the time.
Clogged Air Filter
Your air conditioner’s filter catches debris so that it isn’t recycled into the home’s air. When the filter gets filled up, this can cause the air to no longer be as cool as it was before. An HVAC technician will replace your filter during planned maitenance.
Dirty Outdoor Condensor Unit
When your outdoor condenser unit has been covered by debris, such as dirt, pollen, grass, a bird’s nest, branches, etc., its air flow will be compromised. When this happens, it’s possible that cool air will no longer be expelled by your HVAC system.
Blocked Air Vents
Very often, a lack of cool air comes down to air vents that have been either blocked or clogged up. First, make sure that you don’t have any furniture or other items covering up any of the vents. Then, check inside the vents to ensure there’s nothing impeding the flow.
Incorrect Installation or Sizing
If you’ve installed a new air conditioner, it’s possible that either the installation was completed improperly or that it was incorrectly sized for your home’s needs. If that’s the case, then a licensed HVAC professional can inspect the system and offer solutions.
If you need more expert assistance to ensure that cool air continues to flow from your HVAC system, the friendly professionals at Jackson & Sons can help. Serving the residential and commercial comfort needs of Eastern North Carolina for more than four decades.