There are several reasons that your air conditioner could be running and not cooling your home. We don’t have room to list all of them, but we can provide you with a few answers. The following are common reasons that your air conditioner could be running but not cooling.

Clog in the Condenser Unit

Your air conditioning system comes with a condenser unit. It is a device that cools the refrigerant so that your home is cool inside. The condenser unit has a coil that wraps around your air conditioner. If this coil is blocked or clogged, it can prevent your air conditioner from cooling your home. The coil has several thin, metal fins, and when grass or dirt becomes stuck within these fins, it clogs the coil. If this is the case, a professional must clean and service the system.

Refrigerant Leak

When refrigerant leaks, the air conditioner can still run, but it cannot cool your home. It may even cause your home to be warmer than usual. This occurs because refrigerant is the substance that removes warm air from your home and banishes it outside. If you have very little refrigerant, your air conditioner will not do its job. You can tell that refrigerant is leaking if your device is hissing and not cooling your home. This requires professionals to fix it. The technicians at Variable Comfort Solutions in Huntington have the training and the equipment they need to do this job.

Wrong Size AC

The air conditioner must be the proper size to cool your home. If it is too big or too small, the device works inefficiently. Choosing the wrong size air conditioner is a mistake that homeowners often make when they do this job themselves. Our technicians know how to select the right size air conditioner for your home. They also know how to install all units correctly so that the air conditioner cools the home effectively.

Dirty Air Filter

If your air conditioner has an air filter, it may be dirty. The air filter is a useful part of your air conditioning system because it traps dust, dirt, and other particles before they can enter the device. This is necessary to keep the components clean and able to perform their jobs well. If the air filter is dirty, the air cannot flow freely through the device, and it stops the device from cooling. This can also cause the air conditioner breaks down completely.

Mechanical Issue

The compressor or the fan may be malfunctioning, and it prevents your air conditioner from doing its job. Regular AC maintenance with Variable Comfort Solutions allows our technicians to find issues such as these early.

Tripped AC Breaker

If your air conditioning unit is not running at all, it may be because of a tripped breaker. A tripped breaker stops the electricity from flowing to your cooling system. If you reset the breaker and your AC still does not come on, it’s time to call for repairs.

Aging Air Conditioning Unit

Air conditioning units start to lose their ability to cool after about 10 years. Besides not cooling your home, it is likely to need more energy to run than it used to. A new air conditioning unit will cool your home and do it efficiently so your energy bills go down. This is a win-win situation.

Faulty Thermostat

This problem does not necessarily have to be anything serious. It could be as simple as setting the thermostat to “cool” and seeing if that solves your issue. The thermostat’s wiring may also be faulty. Thermostats often fail long before the rest of the cooling system does. Whatever the issue, our technicians will find it for you and fix it.

Our technicians at Variable Comfort Solutions in Huntington, WV can install a new air conditioning unit or service your current unit to get your air conditioning device working again. Ask us about our maintenance plans to keep your system in top shape. We can also improve the air quality in your home by installing dehumidifiers, humidifiers, and air purification equipment. We also provide repair, installation, and maintenance services for heating systems.

Contact Variable Comfort Solutions with your concerns about your air conditioning today.

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