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My Air Conditioner Is Running, But My Home Never Cools Off. What Should I Do?
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
hand checking to see if AC is functioning

What do safety and prevention have to do with my air conditioner not functioning properly? If your house is warm but the AC is on, safety and prevention comes in the form of troubleshooting. Here’s what to look at if your air conditioner is running but your home never cools off.

Check the Thermostat

The thermostat is a great place to start your troubleshooting when the cooling system isn’t keeping up with demand. Check the temperature setting first. Is it set where you want it? Is it set below the room temperature? It’s easy for a thermostat to get set incorrectly, either with a bump or by someone who isn’t familiar with the programming and setting of a digital device. Reset the temperature and see if the AC starts cooling.

Check the Air Filter

Seems hard to believe, but a dirty filter can prevent the air conditioner from functioning properly. Dirt and dust can block proper airflow, preventing the unit from circulating cool air throughout your home. Check and change the air filter and see if that fixes the problem.

Check the Condenser

Where is the condenser, you ask? It’s located on the unit outside of your home. Check for dirt and debris on and around the condenser. If it’s blocking the cooling function, it could be the reason your house is warm instead of cool. Clean off the area you can safely see and access, but call in a technician for any other cleaning to prevent injury.

When it’s hot outside, you want it to be cool inside. If your air conditioner is running but your home isn’t getting cool, there could be some simple reasons why. If you’ve tried troubleshooting and you’re still not feeling the cool, it’s time to call for service. For all of your safety and prevention needs, including air conditioner troubleshooting, service, and repair, contact our team at All City Heat and Air now.

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