Reasons Why Your Air Conditioning Isn’t Cooling You Down Anymore

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There may come a day in your life when the air produced by your AC is less refreshing ocean breeze and more dust-choked desert belch, a skin-shriveling exhalation of hot air. This is when you may start looking for AC repair and installation in Coatesville PA.

We sincerely hope that this day never comes for you. However, if it does it is important to know where to start your investigation into the AC’s lack of chill. For more complex diagnostics, remember that friendly expert advice is just a phone call away. Even better, yes we do AC repair and installation in Coatesville PA.

Any cooling unit’s primary mechanism of action is to remove heat from the outside air and deposit the cool air in your home. It does this by turning a liquid called a coolant or refrigerant into a gas. This refrigerant undergoes a chemical reaction, which has the effect of absorbing heat from the air.

That’s a highly simplified version, of course. In reality, the entire process is a lot more complex and involves a plethora of parts that work together to achieve the desired effect, i.e. cold air.

If there’s a break in the chain of command, your air conditioner will let you know in the most obvious way possible: by not blowing cold air. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common reasons for an air conditioner failing to do what it was designed for.

Leaking refrigerant

The refrigerant is an integral part of an air conditioner’s functioning and, if it isn’t kept at an optimal level, problems may ensue.

If you find yourself having to recharge the refrigerant more often than normal, it probably means that there’s a leak somewhere. You can also check for water or moisture around the base of the AC or on the floor.

Our skilled technicians will help you find and repair the source of a leak with AC repair and installation in Coatesville PA.

Faulty or dislodged sensor

The vast majority of air conditioning systems feature a thermostat sensor, which is used to measure the temperature of the incoming air and adjust the temperature of the air going out.

If the sensor has a short- or open-circuit, or it has become dislodged from its housing, the AC will not perform reliably.

Clogged evaporator drain

Much like a refrigerator, some air conditioning units have an evaporation drain where excess moisture can be dissipated.

Sometimes this drain becomes clogged with debris allowing moisture to build up around the drain and often it freezes completely shut. When this happens, your AC will run at reduced levels of efficiency and may also leak.

Dirty air filters

You’re likely to find this usual suspect in virtually any blog article about common AC problems and with good reason.

An air filter that has become clogged with dust, bird feathers, insects, leaves, etc., will dramatically reduce the system’s efficiency, restrict airflow, and hinder the unit’s ability to cool the air.

Clean Or Replace Filters On A Monthly Basis.

We are experts in AC repair and installation in Coatesville PA. Give us a call today at (610) 285-1813 for all your AC diagnostic, maintenance, and repair requirements. Calling doesn’t tickle your fancy? Then head on over to the Contact Us page for other ways to get in touch.

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