Imagine this: It’s a sunny afternoon and temperatures are scorching hot. Your phone is blowing up with weather alerts about a heatwave but you feel confident that your home’s air conditioning is in good working order. That is–until the temperature starts to rise. You check the thermostat, but nothing looks correct. You’ve set the temperature at a mild 75, but it’s nearing 85 and shows no signs of stopping.
This can be a very stressful situation, especially for our customers with busy schedules or who work from home. It’s right in that zone where you might be able to make it through the day, but you’re wondering whether you need to call for air conditioning service in Tallahassee, FL.
Whether it’s lukewarm air coming from the vents or no air at all, we’ll get to the bottom of it. Keep reading to learn about a few clues as to what could be happening.
Lukewarm Air Coming From the Vents
If lukewarm air is coming from the vents, then you know two things.
- There is air coming from the vents, being blown from the blower fan.
- The air is not cool.
This might seem obvious, but it’s information that you can use to help a professional HVAC technician diagnose the problem.
If air is coming from the vents but the air is not cool, then you might have a problem with the compressor or refrigerant line. Refrigerant leaks can sometimes lead to lukewarm air since the blower fan will still propel the air through your ducts but it won’t be cool enough.
No Air At All
If you don’t have any air coming from the vents but the AC is on, then you might have a problem with the blower fan. There’s a fan system that’s designed to push air through the ducts in your home. This blower fan is required in order for your air conditioner to function properly, and without it, the AC will still cool air but it won’t be able to get the cooled air to where you can feel it.
First, replace your air filter since this might also be contributing to the problem. But then, we advise our customers to call for help since this problem can be diagnosed and fixed. Blower fan problems can usually be easy to repair and boil down to simple electrical components.
Some Cool Air But Not Enough
Let’s say you notice that your air conditioner is actually managing to send cool air through the vents to the rooms in your house, but it’s just not enough. It’s caught in between. Do you call for help?
Well, first things first, the best thing you can do is to replace the air filter in the system so that you can ensure it’s not clogged up with dirt and dust. Sometimes, a clogged air filter can inhibit the power of the system, causing it to struggle when otherwise it would be working fine.
If it still runs into problems, we recommend calling for repairs, since there could be something else happening under the hood.
With Parker Services Inc, comfort’s just a call away! Contact us today.