There are a wide variety of reasons why you may find your air conditioner running, but not lowering the temperature in the house. When you notice your home getting a little hotter than normal, first check the thermostat settings. Be sure it is set to cool. If the thermostat is set to cool, check the temperature setting to be sure someone hasn’t changed it. If it is off, set to heat, or set for constant fan (sometimes simply labeled “on”), switch it back to cooling operation. After the system kicks on, wait a few minutes, then check for cold air blowing from the registers. If it’s cold, problem solved! If not, move on to the next troubleshooting tip – checking the air filter. Your AC system may include an air filter located in or around the indoor air handler unit. The filter catches dirt, dust and other airborne particles as they enter the air handler unit. It keeps the components inside the system cleaner and operating more efficiently and can help keep the air in your home cleaner as well. A dirty air filter can block airflow and reduce cooling to your home. In more extreme cases it can cause the system to shut down completely. If your thermostat checks out and you still don’t have cool air, locate your system’s air filter, turn the system off, remove the filter and inspect. If, after you are satisfied that you have a clean air filter and your central air conditioner does not cool your home, you’ll have to dig a little deeper to locate the problem. In some cases, your outdoor unit might be a heat pump. A heat pump looks just like an AC unit, with some different components inside that allow it to both cool and heat your home. In cooling operation, it operates just like an air conditioner system’s condenser unit and is subject to the same issues – dirty, clogged coil, frozen coil, refrigerant leaks, compressor malfunctions, etc. If your heat pump system isn’t cooling, check thermostat settings, the air filter, and the condenser unit for previously described issues. If everything checks out and you’re still sweating inside, call your local HVAC repair experts.
November 25, 2022
How to Drain a clogged line in Goodman AC Unit?
Before you start calling a contractor to come and see your unit, we should tell you it’s normal for your air conditioner to create some condensation. In fact, your condenser likely has a drain pan underneath to collect droplets.