When the heat and humidity strike full force, the indoors become a welcomed retreat. If your air conditioner is inefficient or not working properly, it can be almost as uncomfortable inside as it is outside. Your air conditioner might not be cooling effectively for several reasons, and the following troubleshooting tips can will help you to identify problems, and achieve fresh indoor comfort.
Check Your Thermostat
The first thing you should do if your air conditioner is not cooling your home enough is to make certain your thermostat is set to the right temperature and setting. Although this may be AC 101, it is very easy to overlook this, especially in the early days of summer when you are making the transition from cool weather to warm.
Check for Dirt and Debris
Once you’ve determined that your thermostat is correctly set, next on your troubleshooting list is to check the condenser and evaporator coils. Dirty or clogged coils prevent your air conditioner from moving the amount of air that is required to cool your home effectively; this not only results in inefficient cooling, but it also leads to higher cooling costs.
Check Refrigerant Level
When refrigerant levels are low, not enough heat is absorbed from the indoor air and released outside. Low levels also indicate you may have a leak in your system, which is why this is a job best left to professionals such as the NATE-certified technicians at Ful-Bro.
Check Your Ductwork
Leaky air ducts are the cause of inefficient cooling in many structures. As the cooled air moves through the ductwork, some of it escapes through holes in the ductwork and results in uneven cooling throughout your home or business.
Our service technicians at Ful-Bro Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. are troubleshooting experts when it comes to leaky ductwork, malfunctioning thermostats and recharging refrigerant levels. To learn more about staying cool in the Atlanta heat, check out our AC solutions or call 678-369-0500.