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Help! My Cooling System Isn’t Cooling

help-cooling-system-isnt-coolingFor the most part, modern homeowners have things pretty good. There are so many appliances and systems to make our lives more convenient and comfortable, right at our disposal—and thus, it can be hard to imagine living without them. But alas, no such system is going to be 100% reliable all the time. So sometimes, we are faced with the reminder of what it would be like to live without them. Take your AC for example—have you ever been stuck in the middle of summer with a malfunctioning cooling system?

One of the most obvious indications of AC trouble is a system that’s not blowing cold air. Next to a complete breakdown, this is just about the clearest signal there is that your air conditioner has a problem. There are a number of potential causes, but whatever the case may be, it’s important that you reach out to a professional for your Katy, TX air conditioning services.

Why Is This Happening?

Obviously, warm air blowing from your air conditioning system is a pretty alarming concern. That being said, there is a silver lining to this. In most cases, there’s a simple explanation for the problem that may not even require professional services. So although we’re happy to help—before you give us a call, check on a couple items first.

Is your thermostat set correctly? This may sound pretty obvious, but you might be surprised by how often homeowners are unduly alarmed due to an improperly set thermostat. If it is set too high, is in “fan only” mode, you use a heat pump and it’s still in heating mode, or if someone in your household turned it up a few degrees without your knowing, then you’ll notice warm air coming from your vents.

Did you check the circuit breaker? Let’s face it, you use your air conditioner a lot during periods of hot weather, and it uses a lot of energy. Therefore, it could very well trip the circuit breaker to which it’s attached. If this is the case, you can reset the circuit breaker to get your system back up and running. If this still doesn’t resolve the issue, then it can certainly be time to give our pros a call.

Other Possible Causes

Of course, while you probably hope for the best case scenario, sometimes warm air really is an indication that something is wrong with your air conditioner. For example, you might have a refrigerant leak, which is restricting the air conditioner’s heat transfer process.

If this is the case, you need a professional HVAC technician to locate the source of the leak, and fix it. Leaky refrigerant can cause a number of problems for your air conditioner in addition to blowing out warm air—such as causing ice to develop on the evaporator coil and prevent the heat transfer process more, so if you suspect this is the case then the sooner you have it checked out, the better!

Contact Fresh Air, L.P. today for quality air conditioning services.

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