The last thing you want on a hot summer day in Monterey is for your air conditioner not to work. If your AC is not cooling your home, there are several possible causes and issues associated with that problem. You might be able to diagnose the problem yourself, or you might need to call a professional for help.
Condenser Is Not Running
If the condenser is not running, first make sure it is plugged in. If it is, check to see if a fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has been tripped. If so, correct the problem and see if the AC works.
The condenser might also not be working because the thermostat is not set correctly. Lower the thermostat by five degrees. If it does not kick on, there is probably a problem with a motor or compressor. You will need to hire a professional to repair it.
AC Is Not Cooling the House
If your AC is not doing a good enough job of cooling your house, lower the thermostat by five degrees. If it still doesn’t work, the evaporator may be dirty. Hire a professional to clean it.
If your AC unit is running but is not cooling, check the thermostat. Then check the condenser to see if it is dirty or blocked. If it is dirty, hire a professional to clean it. The problem could also be a faulty compressor or not enough refrigerant. A professional will need to diagnose and correct the problem.
Your air conditioner might not be doing a good job of cooling if it is very hot outside. It might not be able to keep your house as cool as you would like if the temperature is 100 degrees outside, even if the air conditioner is working properly and you run it all day. Think twice about replacing your AC if it is not doing a good job of cooling when it is unusually hot.
AC Turns On and Off
If the air conditioner turns on and off repeatedly, this could be caused by a blocked or dirty condenser or a dirty evaporator. Cleaning the unit and removing any obstructions can usually correct the problem.
Call Preferred Hood & Duct to Have Your AC Cleaned
If you are having a problem with your air conditioner unit and you cannot pinpoint the cause, it is probably because one or more of the components are dirty or blocked. A thorough cleaning of your HVAC ducts or evaporator coils may be able to eliminate the problem so your air conditioner will work properly. Preferred Hood & Duct in Monterey has a team of trained technicians who can identify and correct air conditioning problems. Call us today to schedule an appointment for service.