Why is my AC running but not cooling?

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As the temperature starts climbing high in summers, every house needs a working air conditioner. It is not wrong to get your AC tuned up and fueled to work well fighting the heat. But sometimes, your AC may run and not provide any cooling, which is common in many households. So, if you want to troubleshoot this problem without causing additional damage, contact air conditioning repair in Carrollton, TX.

 There can be several reasons why your AC is not cooling your home. Here are some of the troubleshooting tips you can try before calling a professional. 

  • Check the thermostat

Whenever your air conditioner is running but not cooling, you should first check the thermostat. Ensure that it is set to cool and check the temperature. If it is off, switch it to heat before changing it to cool. Wait a few minutes, and the cold air will start blowing. If not, call a professional.

  • Check the air filter.

It is necessary to check your filters regularly. Otherwise, it can significantly affect your air conditioner and your health. Your filter will not be able to perform its job of trapping dirt, dust, and other particles if it is clogged. It also saves your system by preventing debris from entering the components.  

  • Check the condenser

Leaves of dust and debris can enter your condenser, resulting in a clogged condenser coil, which can be why your AC is not cooling. So, examine the condenser and remove any debris. You can use a vacuum with a brush or a hose to clean away all the dirt and debris. If nothing happens, call a professional.

  • Leakage of refrigerant

Refrigerant is a chemical present in both indoor and outdoor systems to remove heat and humidity from the indoor air. Your air conditioner needs a proper level of refrigerant to work properly. A refrigerant leak can cause your system not to function properly or cause a total shutdown. It may sound easy, but you will need a professional to check and fix the refrigerant issue in your AC

  • Leaky ducts

Air travels via the ductwork throughout your home. And if a leak is present in the ductwork, it can disturb the whole air distribution. For repairing leaky ducts, you need professional help as it is not a simple task and requires experience and knowledge to avoid further problems.  

  • Frozen evaporator coil

The evaporator coil inside your AC removes the heat and humidity from the warm air when it passes through it. And in return, cool air is pumped back inside your home. But sometimes, this coil can freeze, leading to the absence of cool air. To solve this problem, you will need a professional hand.  

 From installation to air conditioning repair if you need any help, call us at  972-846-9389. And we’ll reach out to you as soon as possible. Our certified professionals are ready to answer your queries and help your requests, email at info@lifetimezair.com. If you need immediate solutions or discussions on financing and service estimates, visit our website and submit your inquiries. We’ll make sure to serve you with the best quality and precision. 

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